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Place du Fronton, 64250 Ainhoa, France
+33 5 59 29 92 11
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bread” (3 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (5 reviews)
“michelin star” (4 reviews)
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Place du Fronton, 64250 Ainhoa, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you are looking for a classic french restaurant in the area this is the place. Pretty formal, good service, excellent food, extensive wine list. They make their own bread which is absolutely fantastic. The restaurant is at the hotel so if you are not...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is a pretty formal restaurant where they take dining seriously. Service and food were both terrific. Highly recommend.

Thank EJG4
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We were in Biarritz and 2 locals told us about this gem. They said if you only have 24 hours in the area, GO HERE! It was an easy 30 drive from town and we were transported to the local charm. The hotel is lovely...More

Thank kgvad
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We had a lovely meal here. It is worth it. It had lots of the things I like: local produce, vegetarian options and on request a vegetarian main course, great dessert, amuse bouches, petit fours, breads, well timed service, good wine, an explanation of what...More

Thank brianandjillian
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I made a reservation online and received a confirmation. However five hours later I was sent a cancellation via text without an explanation. This is poor customer service.

Thank Katherine C
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel while hiking the gr10 route. The hotel is very nice with a very friendly and welcoming staff. They did not even ask for a passport or anything and where very friendly. The town Ainhoa is very pretty and I think...More

Thank Ramon d
Reviewed 8 October 2015

If you are looking for well cooked typical basque food at sensible prices this is the place for you. The Bistro is the well priced option to the main Michelin restaurant at the Ithurria hotel.The food is hearty and you need to have a good...More

Thank part0ut
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

First impressions are lasting ones and my impression of the place suffered when, as we were discussing our wine selection, the waiter or sommelier felt it was more important to break away from our table to fuss over other guests, leaving us gaping at mid...More

2  Thank jauntering
Reviewed 18 June 2015

It took our 4th visit to the Pays Basque to discover this gastronomic gem. It's ambience is Old World with a rustic feel quite typical of Switzerland. It offers a lack of pretence not characteristic of Switzerland or of most restaurants that boast a Michelin...More

Thank davidgoldberg1
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Went for dinner with Spanish friends on a Saturday night; quiet dining room, spacious, in an old building with modern furnishings. Perfect service, attentive and unobtrusive. One of the top chefs in the Basque world, and the food shows it! Exceptional wine list, featuring regional...More

Thank 101coastie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place du Fronton, 64250 Ainhoa, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Ainhoa
  • Phone Number: +33 5 59 29 92 11
"The Ithurria Isabal family have been welcoming guests to the Ithurria Hotel in Aïnhou, France, for three generations. Set in the Basque countryside, the hotel has a warm, rustic ambience and is located close to the coast and the Spanish border. The dining room is the heart of the hotel, and with its terra cotta tiled floors, beamed ceilings and antique furniture the restaurant is ideal for cosy, romantic meals. Head Chef Xavier Isabal cooks up superb family recipes, and we love the Ithurria's signature foie gras pie cooked with ceps and fillets of wood pigeon served with a salad dressed with walnut oil and wild cherries in vinegar; and the Stephane cup – Bourbon vanilla ice cream with chantilly cream,grilled almonds and hot chocolate sauce. "
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