Biarritz has a great range of restaurants, from fine dining to beachfront cafes, as well as a cracking tapas culture – check out the area around Les Halles.

Tapas in Biarritz

Like Bayonne, tapas (or pintxos as they're known in Basque Country) is an ever-popular way to eat in Biarritz. Whether it's a quick snack over drinks or a slap-up feast, there are plenty of places to indulge, especially around the covered market.

Les Contrebandiers This fashionable spot is attached to a wine shop and offers creative small plates.

Le Comptoir du Foie Gras Foie gras specialist by day, tapas hang-out by night, on a corner next to the covered market. The tapas tends to be heavy on foie gras, but there are other options too.

Bar du Marché Established in 1938, this sunny yellow bar is as good for its sit-down meals as for its late-night tapas selection.

Puig & Daro Take a seat on the wooden patio and dine on a comprehensive tapas selection, from local cheeses to Cantabrian anchovies and sardines in olive oil.

Bar Jean One of the oldest tapas venues in town, Bar Jean is traditional and in summer spills onto the street.