The Starred Restaurants of the French Basque Country

Michelin-starred restaurant in the Basque Country

The Basque Country is home to a plethora of starred restaurants. The combination of know-how, service and product excellence make the Basque Country a mecca for unforgettable gastronomy.

Find below the starred restaurants of the French Basque Country:

 

Iturria | Ainhoa

La remarkably well-mastered kitchen de Xavier is faithful to the house tradition: the market being law, the products are always in season.

Fish from the coast rub shoulders with all the gourmet treasures of the Basque-Béarnais repertoire, all concluded with desserts of rare elegance. In the dining room, Stéphane testifies to the talented complicity that binds him to his brother when he comments on his menu and lets his passion for wine burst forth when he presents the treasures of his exceptional cellar, well stocked in Bordeaux, enriched with the best Crus of 'Irouleguy and the South-West without forgetting a fine selection of Armagnacs.

The menu and menus revolve around specialties such as piperade, eggs with truffles or pigeon and seasonal products such as asparagus from the Landes, porcini mushrooms, wood pigeon and lamb from the Basque country.

 

Briketenia | Guethary

The old coaching inn on the Chemin Napoléon which led to Biarritz. Briketenia – in reference to the stone quarry – has become a charming 4-star hotel and a gourmet restaurant 1 Michelin star. A house where the spirit and values ​​of the Ibarboure family flourish over the generations: attachment to the land, traditions, sense of work, hospitality and conviviality.

Family spirit in the kitchen with father-son four hands: Martin and David Ibarboure together explore a gourmet, inventive and modern gastronomic score that draws its inspiration from the regional repertoire. Fresh and seasonal products as well as local producers are given pride of place. Result, beautiful dishes to enjoy in the dining room or on the terrace with a view of the Basque mountains!

The Table of the Auberge Basque | Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle

The starred restaurant welcomes you at any time of the day to delight gourmands and gourmets. If in the evening, the chef and his team offer delicate and colorful gourmet cuisine, they bet at lunch, on “countryside” cuisine, cooked over a flame. A great defender of conscientious and local gastronomy, Cédric Béchade draws his inspiration from the culture of the Basque Country, whose terroir he expresses, keeping the sense of the product through dishes with precise associations that go straight to the point.

 

The Mill of Alotz | Arcangues

Chef Fabrice Idiart has made one of the benchmarks for gastronomy in this little corner of France.

Before becoming a restaurant, some sixty years ago, the mill…was a mill. It dates from the XNUMXth century and through the ages has been restored and rehabilitated. Today it is a small warm house whose initial and typical structure has been preserved.

Enter the heart of the Basque Country, obviously through the products, but sometimes also through the inspiration of a traditional recipe and an ancestral technique.

 

The Sassy | Biarritz

The cheeky ones Sarah and Fabian Feldmann share with you Fabian's cuisine, made with quality and seasonal products, in partnership with local producers.

L'impertinent was born in April 2012 in the Saint-Charles district of Biarritz and ten months later the Michelin Guide awarded the restaurant a star.

 

ekaitza | Ciboure

Sommelier by trade, Guillaume Roget began his career at the Château de Brindos before joining the two-starred restaurant “Chez Ruffet” as head sommelier. In 2006, at the age of 23, he set up his own restaurant with his best friend — La Cabane du Pêcheur — in the fishing port of Hendaye. He offers family cuisine that is already focused on seafood. This step is decisive in his career since it forges him as an entrepreneur. The adventure ends 7 years later.

In 2014 he joined the restaurant Le Brouillarta as a second before taking over the kitchen the following year and becoming the manager of the establishment. One thing leading to another, he let himself be tempted by more elaborate cuisine, supported by a loyal clientele until, in 2019, he obtained a star in the prestigious Michelin Guide. 2021 marks the opening of a new chapter with the creation of the table Ekaitza.

 

The Kaiku | Saint Jean de Luz

Restaurant Kaïku promises exquisite lunches and dinners with accents of Basque cuisine, gastronomy from the Atlantic coast but not only! An authentic and subtle menu, modern, iodized, earthy and traditional at the same time… a starred address conducive to the art of living, privileged moments, sharing and exchange.

 

The Table of the Ibarboure Brothers | Bidard

 The starred restaurant in the Michelin Guide is located in a privileged setting surrounded by nature in an XNUMXth century Basque house.

The chefs offer you an inventive, sensory cuisine, marked by freedom, where dishes from memory and creative cuisine come together. Discover a 4-handed kitchen, carried today by the 3rd generation, the brothers Xabi (salty side) Master Chef of France and Patrice Ibarboure (sweet side), recently elected Best worker in France pastry chef-confectioner 2019.

The Alexandre Bousquet Workshop | Biarritz

Isabella and Alexander welcome you to Biarritz in a beautiful 18th century Basque farmhouse, to offer you an authentic moment “like at home” in the heart of a privileged panorama. Dominated by the beauty of an exceptional landscape and by the chain of the Pyrenees, discover a unique natural setting where the fauna and flora are preserved. One of the most beautiful views of Biarritz.

Short circuit, seasonal products, this search for exceptional and local products begins above all within the Atelier.

 

The Roses | Biarritz

It is in the discreet setting of a relaxing town house that Andrée and Stéphane have chosen to make discover their cuisine, a mixture of simplicity and research, at the service of taste and pleasure.

First woman to receive the title of "One of the Best Workers of France" as a cook (MOF 2007), Andrée welcomes you with her husband Stéphane to share with you their love of gastronomy which magnifies the alliance of their Basque roots and the requirements of the highest gastronomy (1 Michelin star).

 

O'Plus Real Estate | Other real estate

The creation of'O'Plus Real Estate comes from the notoriety of the brand and the excellent reputation of Brocante O'Plus, present in Anglet for nearly 30 years and the desire to sweep up traditional real estate, to dust off methods and above all to refocus on human relations. Trust, respect and honesty are key values ​​that are all too often flouted in this profession.

So, let us trust each other and come and present your project to us!