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Les Freres Ibarboure

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Chemin de Ttlienea, 64210 Bidart, France
+33 5 59 54 81 64
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Toronto, Canada
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Food, presentation, ambience, and service were amazing. We decided to g for A la carte! I would frankly suggest to go for the tasting menu, though! The pork tasting was outstanding. We had the chance to meet the young brothers Xabi and Patrice. They were super nice and offered us a tour in the Kitchen.

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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Family dinner was superb. Starting with a glass on the terrasse during a warm evening. Dinner inside was held in a beautiful atmosphere. The food was good of course but surprising and that's what I expect when going to such restaurants, a mix of various flavors and inspirations, never too much of it, just the right proportion. Price is decent... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

While visiting Biarritz, we invited our hosts to dinner. They suggested this restaurant hidden in the foot hills of the Pyrenees. Ooh la la! What a dinner! Save room for dessert!

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Epinay-sur-Orge, France
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150 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is a top restaurant. What makes it shine is that it's not just the food that is perfect. The perfection comes through in all kinds of details, e.g. we were a bit early and arriving when the restaurant was still closed. Yet, there was someone opening the door and welcoming us, unlocking it so quickly that it was hardly... More 

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Coulsdon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The very best possible food, atmosphere and service. It is as good as anything that the most exclusive restaurants in London provide, and is less expensive. The building itself and the grounds are exquisite. The staff are impeccable and the owners are delightful. What a treat it is to go there.

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Gentofte Municipality, Denmark
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The food is both an adventure for the eye and the pallet. Great that you're able to choose between different sizes of menus. The young sommelier knows all about the wines and tells a good story as well. What a pity that you're so far from DK, but We will be back for more!

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great food, inspired by local products. One star... Desserve two... Really a stop to make in the region !

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Israel
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306 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

After a few dissapointments lately with Michlin starred restaurants, Les Frere Ibarboure has restored my trust in the system. Yes, the table was ellegant and the service impeccable (except for a somewhat too long a wait for my Credit Card to be handled) but the main thing is the food. The food actualy was not only beautiful but had some... More 

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Monchique, Portugal
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Excellent dinner and perfect service, as expected from the best restaurant in the region. The staff could not have been more helpful, and we were even provided with an umbrella to walk back to the hotel as rain started...

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Reston, Virginia
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

I was at Freres Ibarbour for a private party last weekend. Champagne and canapés on the back patio were possible due to the gorgeous weather. A perfect start to a long and thoroughly enjoyable meal. The som did a great job pairing the wines and gave us an education on what we were drinking and what region it came from.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$116
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chemin de Ttlienea, 64210 Bidart, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Bidart
  • Phone Number: +33 5 59 54 81 64
Description
Welcome to Les Frères Ibarboure where culinary excellence and the art of hospitality run in the family. The new generation of brothers, Xabi and Patrice Ibarboure are now at the helm of this Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant on the Basque Coast. The 2 young brothers, who enjoy a close relationship and share the same sense of perfection, use local and exotic ingredients to create inventive menus that reveal influences from around the world while revisiting the family's time-honored recipes that have built the establishment's reputation.

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