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Restaurant La Balette

route de Port Vendres, 66190 Collioure, France
+33 4 68 82 05 07
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (11 reviews)
“fish” (11 reviews)
“sorbet” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 1:30 PMAll hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
route de Port Vendres, 66190 Collioure, France
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1 - 10 of 128 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the medium-sized tasting menu, a pretty meal, plenty of little things to delight and tantalize (or at least amuse) between courses. I believe the menu changes seasonally. It was a leisurely meal, time to watch the evening soften and the sun set.

Thank ojerio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an expensive high class restaurant, but the food and service warrant the price, and the service is just what you expect at a top end restaurant. My wife had a mushroom starter that fortunately she allowed me to taste and it was stunning!...More

Thank Robin L
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We enjoyed every aspect of our meals here. Yes we liked it so much we persuaded them to let us come back the following evening, even though they were fully booked. The staff were both friendly and proffesional. The food deserved the accolade of a...More

Thank robertwZ8384SQ
Reviewed 6 October 2017

The service here is top-notch, the maître d' and waiting staff are absolutely fantastic, very professional and full of panache, and the dishes were in the most part exquisite but there were some misses that jarred with my palate.I opted for one of the tasting...More

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We had a meal here on Friday evening and we decided to have the tasting menu. Beautiful dishes mainly fish courses. The view from the restaurant is breathtaking. The restaurant has 1 Michelin star and it is well deserved. What is does better anywhere I've...More

Thank Maurice H
Reviewed 17 September 2017

we had our anniversary here. it was excellent. the service is world class, and the food is very good. The only bad thing was that it is not cheap, and if you dont love seafood, there aren't many options. So, if you love seafood, and...More

Thank Liam C
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This was our favourite restaurant in France 5 years ago and happy to report, it still is! Although updated in décor, the restaurant staff is as welcoming and gracious as ever, the location as beautiful and the food - still sublime. Ridiculously good value for...More

Thank AAOz
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We have visited this restaurant seven times over the last few years. It never disappoints. The location is fantastic, with incredible views across the bay to Collioure from the terrace, where it's normal to eat unless the weather is inclement. The staff are wonderful and...More

1  Thank Rosemary E
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We booked for dinner here in advance for our first night in Collioure and were not disappointed. Given its Michelin rating we decided to go all out and had the full degustation menu, and chose our own wines. As it was a balmy night we...More

1  Thank Suzistella
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We were here for a lunch. We opened with a glass of sparkling and enjoyed the view and the good atmosphere. We chose the lunch menu and had great expectations. The appetizer disappointed. The soup had hardly any taste. However, the main course of octopus...More

Thank K T
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27 October 2017|
Response from Kate T | Reviewed this property |
I would email them direct if I were you.
21 August 2017|
Response from Suzistella | Reviewed this property |
I asked about the dress code when we went and they said that casual was fine - ie dress jeans and a shirt for my partner was ok, no need for a suit. I didn't ask about shorts but yours sound quite smart and would probably... More
21 August 2017|
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Response from MichelinTom | Reviewed this property |
Honestly I don't know but I think in summer it's probably ok
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$56 - US$123
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
Chef Frédéric Bacquié, Restaurant Manager, invites you to enjoy a fine cuisine made with fresh local seasonal products.The terrace overlooking the bay and the Restaurant refurbished in 2014 offers you an amazing view on Collioure and the Church
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