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“Very disappointing meal”
Review of bistrot des halles

bistrot des halles
Ranked #70 of 362 Restaurants in Biarritz
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 8, 2012 via mobile

We were staying very close to this restaurant and it looked like a typical French bistros so we were looking forward to going. The food was very poor. My starter was terrible - trio of hummus, caviar of aubergines and tomatoe tartar. Only good thing on the plate was the tomatoe tartar- the hummus was tasteless and and aubergines were also poor. I then had scallops with sweetbreads - tiny amount of scallops (not even whole ones but chopped up into little pieces) surrounding sweetbread all smothered with a kind of gravy with a quinelle of mashed potato. Desert was a shop bought lemon tartlet that they had put some meringue on top. Service was rushed. It is a very busy restaurant but the food is not good - better off going to the tapas bar on the corner - lovely tapas, great atmosphere.

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Reviewed July 4, 2012

We stumbled on this little bistro when we discovered the food markets at Biarritz, it's just around the corner. The atmosphere is typical French bistrot, delicious food and even an English translation of the menu which helped my very rusty French, and the whole family ordered something they wanted as opposed to guesswork in some places in Biarritz. Really enjoyable evening, good service and excellent food, highly recommended.

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Reviewed June 21, 2012

Went here on our last night and was very impressed indeed! Highly recommend, brilliant atmosphere, lovely staff and amazing food!

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Reviewed May 27, 2012

This is a great little restaurant which does very good local cuisine. Not very big, so you really need to reserve. Only criticism is that the service was so efficient that our meal (three courses) was over and done with very quickly. Could have done with a little more time in between courses. Otherwise very recomendable.

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Reviewed May 8, 2012

Delicious, priceworthy french cuisine with "the extra" that makes it a special experience. Genuine atmosphere and helpful service. Better book a table in advance, can be crowded in evenings.

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