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Mar 29, 2009 07:51 AM

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.

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  1. Saint Jean de Luz and Biarritz are among the pastry capitals of France. I like chocolate at Dodin, for instance. Miremont was also very awesome (see for instance

    1. 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 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:

      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).