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Restaurant La Balette

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route de Port Vendres, 66190 Collioure, France
+33 4 68 82 05 07
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
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United Kingdom
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287 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

All front of house staff were superb and food is obviously cooked to Michelin star standards but I think the lunch selection could have a bit more choice. Location and views over Collioure are superb, but parking may be a problem. Overall it deserves its star but I would suggest a slightly larger menu choice. Wifi is dreadful!!

Thank MichelinTom
Greater Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, one of the most beautiful sightseing of the Meditteranean coast: Collioure Bay in the French Catalan country. Second: , a quiet and large terrace with the exact amount of sunshine or shadow you desire. The waiters do permanently adjust the sun sail to your wishes. Third: A constant and caring service not too formal, not too loose.... More 

Thank Henri S
Fairfax, Virginia
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201 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant earns its reputation online. It is fabulous and the food and service are impeccable. It is a very limited menu but does have unique specialties of the town. It was very expensive though. We hoped to eat outside but they would only allow us to take the aperitif on the balcony and then we moved in for the... More 

Thank CindySanzotta
Naussac, France
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Fish fresh from the sea, an excellent wine list and impeccable service makes this Michelin starred restaurant a must. Climb the hill towards Port-Vendres, and pull into the tiny drop-off bay, your car will be parked for you as you descend the steps to the shoreline restaurant. The 4 course lunch menu is a tastebud treat and all for the... More 

1 Thank Kathryn W
London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

One of the reasons we had booked this restaurant was to enjoy good food on a terrace overlooking the sea, but the dreadful weather conspired to make us eat indoors. This did not spoil the evening one jot. We opted for the tasting menu and, not knowing the local wines well, decided to hand the selection task to the sommelier.... More 

Thank AndrewJMS
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely view from this restaurant and we brought our 6 month old baby and they were very welcoming excellent service food is stunning also we wanted to try some wines from the region so got some really lovely local wines by the glass which were great really enjoyed our meal

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Lafayeffe, La
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126 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

La Balette has a wonderful location facing the port of Collioure. The outdoor tables are very romantic at night, and the view is superb. The service is very attentive, anticipating all your needs. The staff offers to help with the menu, and I believe you can view either the French or English versions. My husband tried a new choice in... More 

Thank southernbelle007
Basel, Switzerland
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

As we stayed a few days in Collioure, we enjoyed different fish and meat dishes in this pleasant restaurant with a terrace on the small port. Staff is very friendly and they can cope with food allergies. My wife is gluten and lactose intolerant, she was asked to say what she wanted from the menu, the chief would prepare it... More 

Thank Hans Rudolf H
Corrèze, Limousin, France
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92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

A breathe of fresh air amongst all the generic gaffs in Collioure. This is at the top of that pyramid. Don't be frightened away cos some folk suggest it's Michelin starred and all posh like! It isn't scary. It's simply wonderful. A place to relax and enjoy decent grub in a lovely lovely seaside village of merit. Wear yer baseball... More 

2 Thank Andy D
Vignol, France
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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely faultless. So comfortable , smiley friendly staff and food to die for. I pick fruit for a living - we live in France. Not rich nor from a silver spoon background. For a treat on our annual holiday this was simply superb. Worth every penny. Thank you for a lovely memory.

1 Thank Wendy D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 52 - USD 113
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: route de Port Vendres, 66190 Collioure, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Occitanie  >  Pyrenees-Orientales  >  Collioure
  • Phone Number: +33 4 68 82 05 07
Chef Frédéric Bacquié, Restaurant Manager, invites you to enjoy a fine cuisine made with fresh local seasonal products.The terrace overlooking the bay and the Restaurant refurbished in 2014 offers you an amazing view on Collioure and the Church

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