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Le Balafon

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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31 rue de la Vallee, 35800 Dinard, France
+33 2 99 46 14 81
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Paris, France
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We went there with a couple of friends and enjoyed. The food is french traditionnal, made with only fresh products as it seems. It is tasty, will fill your stomach. The pièce de boeuf was perfectly cooked, which is not always the case when we speek about meat. It's a small place and you will feel like you are dining... More 

Thank SLLD25
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176 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Tucked alongside the market area, this restaurant gives you the opportunity to eat inside, in a inner courtyard or out on a terrace by the road. The food is flavoursome,well presented and good value. Service is good and very friendly. Well worth seeking out as its away from the main restaurants of Dinard.

Thank frankafile
Scotland, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

My fiancè and I ate here on our first night in Dinard and had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and fresh and the staff was really helpful in suggesting what wine and entrees we should get. Must try when you're in Dinard.

Thank Mika_Men
Andover, Massachusetts
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167 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Great little restaurant near the market. The food was delicious and fresh as well as the cocktails. Really loved it. A must try.

Thank Smilemilie
Manche, France
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We ate here on our 1 night stay in Dinard. It is in a quiet location, & was highly recommended by the proprietors of our hotel. It is well worth leaving the restaurants in the busy areas to find this little gem. This is an upmarket restaurant very tastefully decorated, with a nice atmosphere. The 4 of us had an... More 

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Wexford, Ireland
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126 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Restaurant is a little off the beaten track but is well worth the effort to find. We were served two amuse bouches and both the starters and mains excellent. Wine list is really well well chosen and fairly priced. Staff very friendly and background music jazz created great atmosphere. Overall great night and would love to return.

Thank JamesS6523TS
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Have you ever looked for a vegetarian meal in France? At worst you meet with hostility, at best with incomprehension. Very frustrating when you are with a vegetarian partner but could eat in any restaurant yourself. Le Balafon is, therefore, an exceptional discovery. Vegetarians catered for without any problem and delicious, imaginative food for everyone. Every detail is delicious. Three... More 

Thank Aderynbach
Sydney and Dinard
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We have eaten at the Balafon several times this year. Always very good. We were there with our daughter and grand-children (11 and 7) and the restaurant managed thir presence very well.

Thank dcb99
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Flavours delicious, the staff paid attention to detail and made good recommendations. Wine list short, but spot on We had a lovely evening

Thank Samantha W
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Lunch on our last day was amazing- three courses with drinks and coffee for 75 euros. Just wish we had gone sooner for dinner- there will always be next time!


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 rue de la Vallee, 35800 Dinard, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Ille-et-Vilaine  >  Dinard
  • Phone Number: +33 2 99 46 14 81

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?