Top Choice French in Biarritz

Restaurant Le Pim'pi

A small and resolutely old-fashioned place unfazed by all the razzamatazz around it. The daily specials are chalked up on a blackboard – most are of the classic French bistro style but are produced with such unusual…
Basque in Biarritz

Bistrot des Halles

One of a cluster of restaurants along rue du Centre that get their produce directly from the nearby covered market, this bustling place stands out from the pack for serving excellent fish and other market fare from …
Basque in Biarritz

Le Clos Basque

One of Biarritz' more traditional tables, with a sweet front patio sheltered by climbing plants and an awning. The menu is proudly Basque, so expect classic dishes such as axoa (mashed veal, onions and tomatoes spic…
Seafood in Biarritz

Casa Juan Pedro

A cute fishing-shack restaurant by the port, good for tuna, sardines or squid, with plenty of friendly banter from both the staff and other customers.
Tapas in Biarritz

Bar Jean

One of the oldest tapas venues in town (in business since the '30s), traditional and full of atmosphere – from the flamenco soundtrack to the Andalucian murals. Try the calamari rings wrapped around a stack of lardo…
Tapas in Biarritz

Le Comptoir du Foie Gras/Maison Pujol

This quirky place morphs from a shop selling jars of outstanding foie gras in the day to a tapas bar in the evening. Needless to say the tapas are foie gras–heavy, but it also has more vegetarian-suitable options. I…
Market in Biarritz

Les Halles

Biarritz' lovely covered market is the place to come for picnic ingredients.
Tapas in Biarritz

Bar du Marché

First opening its doors in 1938, this is an authentic and high quality tapas bar beside the market. It also does full meals, which can be eaten out on the sunny terrace.
Basque in Biarritz


This is one of those places, hidden down an alley and in a cave-like building, that's so discreet that only a local could have pointed it out to you. Despite the less-than-obvious look to the place, it has a stellar…
French in Biarritz

Café du Commerce

A classic corner bistro, just as good for an evening aperitif as for a faux filet steak cooked on a sizzling plancha (metal hot plate). Don't expect any bells and whistles, but do expect lots of Gallic atmosphere.