Foodie tips for St Jean de Luz
Will be visiting St Jean for 4 nights pre-Easter, self catering. Would greatly appreciate any tips on the good local eating spots in St Jean/Biarritz/Bordeaux and where to get the best patisserie/boulangerie, etc in these places. Noted La Tupina is rec for Bordeaux.
Couple of thoughts for Biarritz. We had a really good meal at Sissinou last summer (5, av. du Maréchal-Foch), it had a Michelin star which it lost a few years ago, but still features in LeFooding.com which I take to be a good sign. Good food, really nice atmosphere (mainly well to do locals - lots of kissing the owners on arrival).
There is also a really good bar/charcuterie on the corner by the market, which is nice for an early evening aperitif and plate of ham, especially as you can stand outside chatting around a large barrel. It is at the end of a road full of quite poor restaurants so beware.
TimeOut has quite a good write up of bars etc: http://www.timeout.com/travel/biarrit...
Of course you are also only a short train ride/drive (30 mins) from San Sebastian in Spain which has amazing food across all price points - from the many Michelin starred 3 starred restaurants to numerous Tapas bars (which are probably some of the best in Spain).