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La Plancha

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Avenue Ilbarritz, 64210 Bidart, France
+33 5 59 23 44 95
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Moscow, Russia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Restaurant is located on the Atlantic coast. It has perfect view on Atlantic Ocean, very romantic. You can watch the sunset drinking nice vine, and eating perfect fresh food. The food is perfect. I have visited La Plancha many times and the quality of food remains perfect! Menu is not big, but only fresh local products and is very tasty.... More 

Thank Braginskaya
Paris, France
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Went to La Plancha by myself on a busy August evening. Not only there were friendly and welcoming but they also did their best to accommodate in a timely manner in a nice spot - despite being busy with large tables. Food and service is always great there either you're 1 or 12. Thanks

Thank FroggieC
Puymiclan, Aquitaine, France
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Eaten here loads of times and the food is always great. Simple menu, mainly fresh fish and accompanied by a baked potato. Location is amazing right on the beach. Unlike the fabulous Blue Cargo next door, this place is a little more modestly priced, especially the wine, and a lot smaller. Also unlike its neighbour, it stays open all year... More 

Thank AndyFrazierBooks
London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Fish shack-style beach bar and restaurant. Informal and friendly during the week (closed Sun night and Mondays ). Rammed with the gold card set at weekends in good weather when your only chance of a table is to be a friend of the patron or be very, very patient at the expensive cocktail bar. The position on the beach is... More 

Thank mhallcool
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Service, atmosphere and dishes were excellent. Dorade one of the best I have ever had. Take the Rose from Ott! Also great are the crevette in garlic as a starter. Riz au lait as desert. Yummie!

Thank rue2704
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was beachside, nice to watch the sunset and surfers until dark. Food was great, rib of beef to share and had the mixed salad to start. Good seating area for al fresco dinning.

Thank Flying red B
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice place with beautiful view, no reservation, you can wait at the bar outside ~ for an hour. Little bit cold after sunset. But amazing view! We got our food very fast, nice peppers, sole, Gambas and very good coquilles Saint-Jacques! Best I ever tried! Attentive staff! I can recommend this place! Really good!

Thank Anna T
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This restaurant doesn't take bookings and has a system of waiting until is your turn, there is a nice bar where you can sit and have an aperitif. We waited for around an hour, we hoped it was worth it. It was! The sardines to start and the hake for mains were both excellent, simply done allowing the flavours and... More 

Thank Alyson_B_123
Poole, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this little beach restaurant which is set in a beautiful location by the sea. We ate here for both lunch and dinner and the food was perfect each time. After arriving in Biarritz around lunch time my husband and I decided to stop at the beach in Bidart to see if there was any surf. Disappointingly there was... More 

Thank CFerre18
Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Great food. Great setting. Garlic prawns and Cote de boeuf. Washed down with some decent red wine. First trip was in 2012. So good we went twice. Went back in 2013 and it remains wonderful still.

Thank Hewerr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$36 - US$144
French, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue Ilbarritz, 64210 Bidart, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Bidart
  • Phone Number: +33 5 59 23 44 95

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