Where to Eat in Bayonne: The Best Restaurants and Bars

February 1, 2018 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Bayonne in France, from Europe region, is best know for Outdoor Seating. Discover best restaurants in Bayonne with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Things to do in Bayonne

1. Auberge Du Cheval Blanc

68, rue Bourgneuf, 64100, Bayonne, France Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$243 - HK$816 +33 5 59 59 01 33
Excellent
66%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 296 reviews

Auberge Du Cheval Blanc

Restaurant gastronomique avec des produits locaux et typiques de Pays Basque, le Chef, Jean-Claude TELLECHEA, vous invite à parcourir son site internet.

Reviewed By plsathome - New York City, New York

Somehow this restaurant was Bayonne's one Michelin starred restaurant, yet not on the list Trip Advisor provided when I reviewed our hotel. A real puzzle, because this intimate restaurant just behind the Musee Basque was a real treat. My wife still thinks the amuse bouche, a mushroom bisque, is the best dish she's yet tasted in France or Spain. The chef comes into the dining room to explain the menu, suggest courses, take your order; we saw only two other workers in the place. Everything we ordered was delicious; Reading the other reviews appearing to the right, I have to imagine that any negative comments were made by jealous competitors.

2. Le Belzunce

6 Rue Salie | Pyrénées Atlantique, 64100, Bayonne, France Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch HK$212 - HK$330 +33 5 59 25 66 50
Excellent
56%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 205 reviews

Le Belzunce

Reviewed By Maria M - Bordeaux, France

If you're in the rush of the city centre and need a peaceful place for a good meal, don't hesitate to push the door. I tried the burger, generous and tasty, with local cheese and potatoes well-cocked. My friend had a risotto aux chipirons...delicious!
Reasonable list of choices that ensures a good quality products. I didn't tried desserts...maybe for the next time ?

3. Le Bistrot Itsaski

43 Quai Amiral Jaureguiberry, 64100, Bayonne, France Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$243 - HK$494 +33 5 59 46 13 96
Excellent
58%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 566 reviews

Le Bistrot Itsaski

Reviewed By Jon B - Amboise, France

Followed trip Advisor to find a reasonably priced restaurant with excellent cuisine.
The entrée coq d'œuf? was fabulous with truffe and fois gras. A must try!
The fish for main course also excellent.
Service very good. Punch nice and only €3 a glass
However the bill came to €46 for one so a memorable meal but acceptably priced.
The only negative was a man I thought was there for service, but he talked and did not work with the waiter. Suddenly he placed locally made sauces on the table for me taste. I thought it was part of the restaurant service, but then he started to try to sell them! A mustard with natural rose was €22!! Haha. His selling approach was soft but then he tried to close the deal. I did not like this.
So a message for the restaurant;
5 stars for the cuisine and service
-1 star for a salesman trying to sell and close a deal of overpriced condiments under the guise of the restaurant.
Am afraid I will not come back because of this. A shame.
It is a good restaurant but they should not do this. I am English but work inFrance. Tourists should not be sold to In this subversive manner.
It is a restaurant, not a direct sales venue.

4. La Rotisserie du Roy Leon

8 Rue Coursic Corsaire du Roy, 64100, Bayonne, France Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Spanish, French, Grill Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$235 - HK$471 +33 5 59 59 55 84
Excellent
58%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 254 reviews

La Rotisserie du Roy Leon

Reviewed By kakistoc - Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Had supper here with four adults and two fairly adventurous older children. It was an excellent experience. The owners speak only French (or at least they spoke only French to us) and there are no written menus but they were extremely friendly and helpful in making sure we understood all the dishes. The atmosphere and decoration were both excellent. The room has a fairly rustic feel but was also lively and cosy. The food was outstanding - typical of the region and quite highly flavoured. If you order the cote de boeuf for two, be aware that there is a HUGE amount of meat served. It would easily have served four people.
The only choice for puddings was a selection plate. I thought this was quite weak compared with the rest of the meal. The entree and main more than made up for it, though.

5. Chiloa Gourments

7, Rue des Tonneliers, 64100, Bayonne, France Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Lunch, Dinner +33 6 62 01 48 20
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 148 reviews

Chiloa Gourments

Reviewed By Morrie - Weymouth, United Kingdom

Dined here purely by chance. What a stroke of luck. The restaurant serves traditional local food. It is run by a lady with a huge personality, who speaks very little English, but whose enthusiasm to serve you with great traditional food is simply wonderful. When we arrived, the place had a few customers, but was still very quiet. She showed us to a table and offerred us an aperitif. We then waited a while, whilst she served the other customers and began to be come a little concerned as to whether or not we had chosen the wrong restaurant. The problem was she was doing everything - meeting customers, providing drinks, cooking and serving food. She was becoming a little flustered, but everything was done with a huge smile. We were expecting a menu, but one was not forthcoming. She suggested we tried the local rustic menu, which we did. She showed us a framed review in English of the food, which was very encouraging, but we did have some Reservations. When the soup came arrived, it was presented in a huge bowl, which could have served several people, but it was just for us. It was so tasty and quite filling. The next course was minced veal over vegetables. Again piping hot and beautifully cooked, followed finally a local gateaux.
This place should not be missed in any visit to Bayonne. The atmosphere and the food was great, but the star attraction is the lady who runs the restaurant.

6. Au bouchon basque

2 Rue Paul Pras, 64100, Bayonne, France Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards French, European Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +33 5 59 57 75 18
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 110 reviews

Au bouchon basque

Reviewed By M G - Torino

Was already one of my favorite restaurants of Bayonne, but now changed the management and probably also the owner is different.
No big change inside.... Was already a nice place, so I don't see needs of changes for the moment.
Service is good even if not 100% perfect.
Please change the decanter: design is good but is really uncomfortable to be used.
Food were good but now I see also innovation on the dish preparation and the experience was really impressive.
This kind of quality and innovation for 30 euro are a good deal. Menu is really limited and this is a clear choice of style. If they will change often the menu is a perfect place!
Five star needed
Keep up good work
I'll come back for sure

7. Auberge Du Petit Bayonne

23 Rue des Cordeliers, 64100, Bayonne, France Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards French, European Lunch, Dinner HK$118 - HK$196 +33 5 59 59 83 44
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 877 reviews

Auberge Du Petit Bayonne

Reviewed By unionjack2015 - Hampshire, United Kingdom

Great basque cuisine. Very engaging and convivial owner. Very popular so worth booking. Three 'cartes' available with three choices of starter and main. Carte de jour includes a glass of wine.

8. Xurasko

16 Rue Poissonnerie, 64100, Bayonne, France Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +33 5 59 59 21 77
Excellent
54%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 223 reviews

Xurasko

Reviewed By Umur_133 - Istanbul, Turkey

Visited in september 2015, we ordered two entrecotes and enjoyed them. The service is also good and the place offers free wifi. Watch out for the pigeons though, they're very demanding! :)

9. Bakera

15, Rue des Tonneliers, 64100, Bayonne, France Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi French Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$337 +33 5 59 25 51 68
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 638 reviews

Bakera

Un petit restaurant tres convivial ou notre Chef ANTOINE SOURRUE propose une cuisine locale avec des produits frais et de saison. Le chef prepare lui meme son foie gras. Tous les desserts sont fait maison du debut a la fin de leur preparation. Nous avons envie de faire plaisir a notre clientele. La cuisine est un metier quand on sait la travailler. . Mangez mieux, manger bon.FERME LE DIMANCHE et LUNDI<br><br>Des produits frais demandent parfois un peu d&apos;attente. Merci de votre comprehension<br><br>Vendredi soir et samedi soir service jusqu&apos;a 23h30

Reviewed By al g - Seville

Hello, Im new in Bayonne and use this site to find the good stuff, as I've done everywhere I go.
We choosed Bakera for lunch (12th august) and I will not be back again. This is the 1st time the reviews were very far from what I found the place to be.
We were seated on the large table by the kitchen, and the service was terrible, after 10 minutes I decided to take a picture of the menu board outside because the waiter didnt bring us the menus, courtesy water came about 10 minutes later (20 total) and the food almost 50 minutes since we seated.
While we wait for ages, we could see the kitchen stuff drinking (dunno but maybe it was whiskey) , eating and leaving almost outside (he was by the back door but he was still inside the restaurant) for a smoke and not cleaning hands after the very quick break.
The only waiter was busy but also got the time for talk and chat with other clients.
The food was ok but just ok, prices were correct.
I have been to places in Bayonne much much better than Bakera...

10. La Bottega di Mario

52 rue Bourgneuf, 64100, Bayonne, France Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Pizza, Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$424 +33 5 59 52 15 07
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 262 reviews

La Bottega di Mario

Reviewed By cassyclaire - Aberdeen, United Kingdom

So extremely helpful for us non-french speaking novices, the chef both translating the menu and him and the owner going that extra mile to make sure we enjoyed our meal to the full.
The food was very tasty, we particularly enjoyed the Bayonne Ham with a very generous serving of French Cheese as a shared starter, my husband then tucked in to a scummy meat pizza, which was light, fresh and appetizing and I ate a deliciously rich and sumptuous Lasagne, a shared Lemon cheesecake-like dessert and we were full to the brim. reasonably priced food albeit a little expensive for the wine but pretty perfect all in all. Great charming little Italian

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