This corner of the world is renowned for producing some of the finest cuisine around. Given this there are endless possibilities when it comes to eating out. To name just a few…
Cabane à Huitres
Ultra casual seafood bar which has become the epicentre of the Biarritz social scene – sea snails, urchins, oysters, razor clams…..it’s brilliant (www.xn--cabane-a-hutres-vpb.com).
Les Cent Marches (great for sundowners).
Amazing cliff-top venue in a park, with pétanque pitches and Parisian posing.
Bar Jean (great for an apéro).
Traditional Basque cuisine in the heart of the market district. Pintxos on the bar. Ambience. Not to be missed (www.barjean-biarritz.fr).
L’ArtNoa (great for an apéro) – www.lartnoa.com
Bar du Marché (great for evening drinks).
Tantina de Burgos
Traditional Basque tapas and dining. Black pudding a highlight, as well as Iberico ham on tomato bread.
Sidreria Hernani (traditional Basque).
Harotzen Kosta, Guethary.
The freshest of fish most unusually prepared, with stunning sea views from the port jetty (www.harotzencosta.com).
Seafood restaurant on the beach. Great views.
Ostalapia, Ahetze (great for traditional farm style).
The farm’s local specialities jostle on the slate plates and guests delight in the simple dishes featuring fresh ingredients of the day (www.ostalapia.fr)
Best sundown in Europe. Kooky, home-made little swill stop.
Bar du Fronton (great for late evening drinks).
Arzak (for the dining experience of a lifetime!)
(San Sebastian) – www.arzak.es – World’s 50 Best Restaurants
The philosophy of father and daughter chefs Juan Mari and Elena is simple: take good, honest Spanish food and raise it to new heights of flavour and texture, and transform eating it into a multisensory experience. Veuve Cliquot Best Female Chef – Elena Arzak
(Errenteria) – www.mugaritz.com – World’s 5 Best Restaurants
Mugaritz is a place where diners go to have their preconceptions of food smashed to pieces. Its dishes are designed to tell a story, evoke an emotion, and bring some magic to the dining experience. The Chef’s Choice Award 2012
Bar Nestor (great for steak).