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La grillerie de sardines

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Avenue pierre Larramendy | Port de Peche, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
+33 5 59 51 18 29
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Sancerre, France
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151 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Encouraged by other reviews we gave this restaurant a try -- glad we did! Very reasonably priced fish meals prepared by students from restaurant / cooking school. What the servers make lack in experience they more than make up in enthusiasm! Come early -- it's a popular place.

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Bruno P, Gérant at La grillerie de sardines, responded to this review

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Northumberland
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278 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This restaurant is run by the tourist office and student catering trainees carry out the service (I think they cook as well probably under supervision). As others have said you order and pay before sitting down (menu is outside so I would recommend choosing before going in) and it is very popular and can get very busy. Sardines are obviously... More 

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Bruno P, Gérant at La grillerie de sardines, responded to this review

The whole team of the restaurant thank you for your passage and your opinion. bruno More 

Australia
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218 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

The manager kindly advised us to sit and ponder the menu. Unfortunately a large group arrived in the next few minutes so that we had to go to the back of the queue, waiting to order in the hot sun. Not only was the same person taking the orders and money, but he filled pitchers of beer or cider, and... More 

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Bruno P, Gérant at La grillerie de sardines, responded to this review

The whole team thanks you for your visit and your opinion. Sorry but you could have passed through the front of the line, since you were already installed, but you have not been notified .. my english is very bad More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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82 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

I stopped here for lunch with my family one day and was impressed. The seafood tasted fresh and the beer on tap, Eki, was great as well. I had a grilled tuna steak and grilled sardines. Both were great. Overall, with the location and friendly staff, I would come here again.

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Sydney, Australia
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143 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

This is bustling restaurant with excellent fresh seafood. Order from the limited menu and pay as you enter and then you are taken to your table to be served. The signature dish is the grilled sardines and they are as good as you will get anywhere. The accompanying salad was simple, rustic and fresh. The house Rose is served in... More 

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Milan, Italy
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

This is a touristic restaurant for a typical and informal dinner in the harbour of St Jean de Luz. Fresh fish coming straight from the piers outside, cooked with no particular style and elegance. the location is very basical, do not expect much, is always full booked and there is a very simple service at the table.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 413 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

This is right by the port. Service starts at midday and the queue starts a good few minutes before then and continues throughout lunch time. You need to know what you would like to eat before you go in because you pay as you place your order and go into the restaurant, then find your table.Limited menu again, They serve... More 

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Bergerac, Aquitaine, France
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Found this busy restaurant overlooking the port. Not a wide selection but the quality of food was excellent. Very fast service, no frills. Appeared popular with the locals as well as the tourists. Worth getting there before 8.00 pm otherwise you will find yourself in a queue.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Order as you go in. Short menu in basic but lovely setting. Tuna and mussels are superb. Enjoyed a glass of genuine basque cider to wash it all down with

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Somerset
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2014

We always eat here on trips to St Jean de Luz! It is excellent value in a no-frills environment, the atmosphere next to the fishing port is excellent though. Word if advice to "les Anglais" tourists; don't ask for fish and chips or demand items which aren't in the menu displayed outside!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 21
Cuisine
French, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue pierre Larramendy | Port de Peche, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  • Phone Number: +33 5 59 51 18 29

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?