We had a late lunch here on our last day of a 12 day trip to the Bay of Biscay Region, finishing in Biarritz.
The restaurant is located close to the tourist office and not far from the sea front. Our first impressions were very good as the décor looked fresh and bright using a mixture of pink and blue and pictures of 1950s American cars and adverts.
Indeed the menu looked promising as it contained a variety of burgers, bagels, milk shakes etc. I chose a chicken bagel and my husband opted for a smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel. We both asked for “old fashioned” lemonade.
The service was friendly and the meals arrived very quickly but oh how disappointing they were. The bagels looked as if they had been flattened in a sandwich maker or some device as they were only about half the usual thickness but much broader. My chicken was burnt black on the outside. There were lots of chips but they were very hard. The whole appearance of the meal was singularly unappetising. Our French was not good enough to complain (although the waitress had spoken English we thought things might get difficult in this situation).
The clientele seemed to be mostly school students and young surfing types so may be they have different expectations. Perhaps this is how bagels are served in France but somehow I don’t think so – it certainly was not typically American in my opinion. The place seemed to be either newly opened (or recently refurbished) judging by the décor and menus etc but I think they have a lot to learn.
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