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15, quai Maurice-Ravel, 64500 Ciboure, France
+33 5 59 47 29 16
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West Byfleet, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

L'Ephemere looks simple from the outside but the cuisine inside is delicious. It is not excessively complicated but it is creative and innovative, with simple substantial dishes given an interesting modern touch. Excellent seafood and desserts in particular. The service is also attentive and friendly.

Thank Matthew S
London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We booked in here, being one of the (very) few restaurants open on a Monday evening, on the recommendation of Laurent (owner of Chateau d'Urtubie, where we were staying). It lived up to his recommendations. Welcome and service were excellent, food really tasty, and the wine as good as you would expect in France. It's not one of the cheapest... More 

Thank Rob W
Ciboure, France
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The food and its presentation is superb and innovative. Menus give just the right amount of choice and change each season. Fresh fish from the port 50m away, great Basque produce. Special occasions or relaxing lunches on the terrace. Our apartment overlooks the kitchen. We'll be back soon.

Thank amccracken2016
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic welcome, service and food. We arrived after our hotel booked our table the same evening in the holiday season. Excellent advice, and our foodie kids were treated with respect and interest. Champagne by the glass and even demi-bouteilles of good Bourgogne ensures a pleasant evening. Yes prices, but not your after beach pizza joint anyway. Pictures will come.

Thank Thenri1
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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83 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by a local. Food authentic, delicious, and reasonably priced. Staff spoke English. Hi end atmosphere.

Thank piscesgirl001
Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2015

I went to l'Ephemere just after Christmas for lunch with my mom. From outside nothing special however once we've entered, the restaurant is nicely designed but also not overwhelming. The staff is very helpful and pleasant, always smiling and trying to meet our expectations at any time. We took the 3 courses menu. We were welcome with some amuse-bouche very... More 

Thank MSDM2014
Oceanside CA
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Found it just opening on a rainy Sunday evening. At 19h30, they had not yet set tables, but were very welcoming. Amuse bouche was a trio of STALE sushi, peanut cream and delicious sliver of raw sardine with olive. Long, long wait for next part even though there were only two other tables & they had arrived after us, but... More 

Thank travelclick
new york, NY
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2012

Judging from the chef's more than considerable talent, this place should have a michellin star... Just sitting down and looking at the flatware, and serving dishes you know this lunch ( in our case) or dinner experience is going to be good .. But surprise! It's better!. My husband and I took the menu of two different choices of three... More 

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Bayonne, France
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2012

Had a fab dinner here with some friends on friday night. The service was hospitable and fast. The food was excellent and abundant. Sometimes these types of restaurants can be a but stingy with quantity but its nbot the case here. Their website is good as well because you can see the menus in advance. I would not recommend this... More 

Thank LyndaParis_France
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2011

Local friends took us here for lunch. Restautant overlooks the harbor between St. Jean de Luz and Ciboure. Really creative food, beautifully plated, great service.

Thank JimsBuddy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$73 - US$219
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15, quai Maurice-Ravel, 64500 Ciboure, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Ciboure
  • Phone Number: +33 5 59 47 29 16

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?