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“Can always be relied on for a good meal.”
Review of Le Bistrot du Haou

Le Bistrot du Haou
Ranked #116 of 349 Restaurants in Biarritz
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $50
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Bath, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Can always be relied on for a good meal.”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

We've been here lots of times since Jerome and Michelle have been running it and we've always found them to be enormously friendly, welcoming and helpful. They don't have a huge kitchen and there's often only one person working front of house, so service can be a little slow if they're really busy. However that's the way things are in France, so just look on it as an opportunity to have another glass of wine! And I'd rather wait and know that the chef - who's very good - didn't rush mine! Quite a varied and good-sized menu, with meat and fish specials most days. Good wine list too, and always on the mark with their recommendations for something to suit a particular dish. Basic English spoken, and they have a French-English specialist food directory (which I've never seen before!). We will go again. And again!

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Aquitaine, France
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231 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Good value local bistro”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

We arrived just before 2pm - normal closing time - but the welcome was warm and they offered us the menu del jour which was just 15 euros per person and enjoyable. Service was efficient and so we had eaten our lunch within 30 minutes

Visited January 2013
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Saw the reviews on Tripadvisor and thought we would try Le Bistrot de haou. Glad we did the food was excellent all the way through. We had pork filet mignon with coffee sauce (unusual but good) and caramelised carrots, and Bass with red pepper and zucchini with bacon. The sabayon for dessert was wonderful. Impressed by the service- one waiter serving a busy restaurant working his socks off, never felt had to wait long, absolutely spot on. Puts restaurants with more staff to shame where it seems to be diffiicult to attract their attention, impressed with the way this guy remembered my request for a glass of wine in the middle of serving 4 other tables!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Andygord
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Panama City, Panama
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excelent plat du jour”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Thé ingrédients for thé "plat du jour" were so fresh! The presentation of the dishes were that of a "grand cuisine", Although this is considered a bistrot with market cuisine. If you go for the menu, the prices go up considerably. This a small restaurant, all the customers were locals. Excellent overall experience.

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Thank 507Jose2000
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Galway
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice food and service”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Large menu, good service and reasonable value! Tables close together and busy place. You need to book in the season and hard enough to find even though it's only 200m from main street.

Visited September 2012
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Thank TPOC
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