Restaurants

Top Choice Gastronomy in Bayonne

Table de Pottoka

Run by renowned chef Sebastien Gravé (who also runs a place in Paris), this is Bayonne's hottest new table. It's committed to big Basque flavours, but explores them in all kinds of innovative ways. Inside things are…
Market in Bayonne

Les Halles

Bayonne's covered market is a beauty, standing right by the river and brimming with Basque Country goodies. After it closes, there are a couple of corner bars where you can try some pinxtos (Basque tapas) or tuck in…
Tapas in Bayonne

Xurasko

Rough and ready, and all the better for it, this atmospheric corner bar near the market is guaranteed to be packed with a mix of after-dinner drinkers, market-workers and tourists. Pull up a stool by the zinc bar or…
Modern French in Bayonne

À Table!

Watch your elbows! There's barely enough room to avoid knocking over your neighbour's pichet of wine at this quayside restaurant, but that doesn't seem to deter the diners. It's ever-popular for bistro staples, espe…
Basque in Bayonne

Restaurant Bakera

It might not look like much from the outside, but this is a great place to try classic bistro dishes shot through with some southwest flavours. It's in a slightly grubby area of town, so it's probably not the place …
Tapas in Bayonne

Ibaia

This is the place to come to join the Bayonnais for some authentic tapas – there's a huge selection, from chorizo sausage to spicy prawns, and loads of local wines by the glass. The riverfront patio is a super spot …
Basque in Bayonne

Bar-Restaurant du Marché

Run by a welcoming Basque-speaking family, this unpretentious cafe-brasserie is an absolute institution, where everyone knows everyone (which some people may find slightly intimidating, but don't worry, just dive ri…
Basque in Bayonne

Chiloa Gurmenta Restaurant

As Basque as a game of pelota, this simple and rustic little restaurant, located inside a former brothel, serves one thing and one thing only: axoa. A Basque farmers' dish, axoa originates from the nearby village of…
Cafe in Bayonne

Tarte Julie

Tartes salées (savoury tarts and quiches) and lunchtime salads are the order of the day at Julie's place, which is usually crammed at lunchtime with local shop-workers. It's great value and the choice of cakes in th…
Burgers in Bayonne

Burger-Bar des Remparts

In a tucked-away spot on the edge of the town's artisan quarter, this new burger-bar (BBR to the locals) has proved a popular addition to Bayonne's dining scene: generous juicy burgers, soft brioche buns, thick-cut …