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Anglet, between Land and Sea, at Maison Lekua...
Bidart, the Ocean, at Villa Ttipia...
Magescq, between Forest and Sea, at Airial Landriou...

Three ideal destinations to cultivate the art of seizing the moment.

Eat out by the ocean in Bidart: set sail for Bela Gorri

Bela Gorri means red sail in Basque. And it is also the name of this restaurant, a must-visit on the coast. Located by Uhabia beach in Bidart, it's the perfect place to go if you want to eat out by the ocean.

At Bela Gorri, expect comfy sofas, large colourful cushions and soft lighting completing the large wood terrace facing the ocean... From the kitchen, a diverse and inspired menu features terroir cuisine along with modern-inspired dishes with an international twist... With the live preparation of sushi and sashimi and classic Basque recipes, there is something for everyone. If you're in the process of planning your trip, Bela Gorri is a superb seaside restaurant in Bidart to add to your address book.

Eat out by the ocean in Bidart...
Tel: +33 (0) 559 477 973
Open from noon to 2.30pm and 8pm to 11.30pm.
Everyday from end of June to beginning of Septembre.
Closed Sunday evening and Monday during low-season.

Basque gastronomy offers a meditative-like experience

In the Basque Country, gastronomy is of course a matter of taste, but also of values, passed down from one generation to the next. Welcome to La Table des Frères Ibarboure that has been a Michelin-starred restaurant for 25 years now. A family affair, today carried by the 3rd generation, Xabi and Patrice Ibarboure. Together, they are at the helm of this unique restaurant where they explore their craft with creativity and freedom and offer an original, multi-sensory cuisine.

La Table des Frères Ibarboure is not only a prestigious restaurant but also a 4-star hotel. Experience Basque gastronomy in the bucolic atmosphere of a 5-acre park.
Tel: +33 (0) 559 475 830

Only a 20-minute drive from Maison Lekua.

Bidart bakery: scrumptious baguettes and pastry indulgences

On of the best, local sweet indulgences is the gâteau basque. Among the many adresses to recommend, here would be the perfect place to start. This Bidart bakery, a traditional boulangerie, offers scrumptious baguettes and a delectable pastry selection. All with flawless quality and the passion of craftsmanship.

Boulanger, pâtissier as well as caterer, Au Fournil la Licorne (literally: the unicorn bakerhouse) offers sweet and savoury options for all types of events. One thing's for sure, its legendary gâteau basque is an indulgence not to be missed!

Au Fournil de la Licorne, Bidart bakery with baguettes and pastry selection, open Monday to Friday from 6am to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday from 5am to 8pm. Tel: +33 (0) 559 477 991

Local farm shop: La Ferme Elizaldia in Bidart

Among the locavore options in Bidart, the local farm shop La Ferme Elizaldia is the perfect stop if you are looking for really fresh, sustainable local food. This Basque cooperative offers produce supplied by farmers whose commitment to quality is a prime obsession.

Ham, saucisson and cheese specialists, these farmers - or should we say craftsmen - supply sustainable produce that is naturally organic and of the highest quality. Their standard-setting know-how in making the tastiest Jambon de Bayonne is the result of years of experience : great care is given to the pigs's diet composed of cereals, oil cakes and minerals. Ethically raised, they live under optimal conditions on the farm. Pay this local farm shop a visit to find out more, you won't be disappointed!

Local food and family-friendly restaurant in Bidart

The Cucaracha in Bidart is the perfect family-friendly restaurant whose classic menu, local food and cantina-style ambience draw in both locals and destination-seeking visitors looking to enjoy a relaxed, fun and lively atmosphere. Good news: the chipirons, a staple of Basque cuisine, live up to their reputation. It's the perfect place for a no-fuss, high-quality meal and to discover the fundamentals of our food culture.
Everyday from noon to 3pm and 7pm to 11pm.
Tel: +33 (0) 559 549 289

Restaurant L’Antre: locally-sourced produce & creativity

This restaurant allows for a fine-dining experience where dishes are crafted with locally-sourced produce and creativity. "Here, everything is home-made with raw, seasonal food from carefully selected local producers."

In the heart of the village, L'Antre is an eco-friendly gourmet restaurant. Its "Freestyle" tasting menu is an 8-course meal underpinned by organic, locally-sourced produce and a wide array of techniques. Marti Buckley, author of the book Basque Country, a Culinary Journey Through a Food Lover's Paradise, talks about it beautifully.

Tel: 00 33 (0) 559 477 892.
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Autumn/Winter opening times
: evenings Friday to Tuesday, from 7.30pm to 10pm (bookings only). Closed Wednesday and Thursday.