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Les Papilles Insolites

#9 of 257 Restaurants in Pau
Certificate of Excellence
French, European, Wine Bar
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5 rue Alexander Taylor, 64000 Pau, Communaute d'Agglomeration Pau-Pyrenees, France
+33 5 59 71 43 79
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Pau, France
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is my go-to restaurant for lunch with the ladies (we ALL always choose the menu of the day - fabulous food, beautifully presented at good value -usually 23 euros for entree/plat/dessert). I booked for dinner with friends visiting from Paris and wasn't sure what to expect for the evening. After over a year of flawless service I needn't have... More 

Thank PaigeWCR
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Wonderful food, beautifully prepared, with great wines to accompany it and all at a very reasonable price The staff are also excellent. This would be a top restaurant anywhere! The best meal of our holiday.

Thank SandyDave
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Only a short stay in Pau, I was thankfully taken here for lunch by a friend (thank you Cindy:)... First, you will be seduced by the thoughtful, very creative interior decor. It's a restaurant that could fit beautifully in London, Paris or New York and would make people talk. Not pretentious, just stylish. Secondly, you dine with space around you.... More 

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208 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

A really interesting restaurant with excellent food, a big choice of wine and really friendly service. Definitely worth going to but go early or make a booking - we were there on a Monday evening and it was full by eight o'clock.

Thank ClaireofDelft
Lasseube, France
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Everything about this restaurant is special...the look and feel of the place, the menu, the quality of the food, the service and the amazing wine cellar! We had a lovely meal with an excellent Syrah recommended by the host.

Thank Clare S
Pau, France
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

One of the best restaurants in Pau! High quality dishes and a huge variety of wines from the "apero" to dessert! Possibilty to buy wine to bring home! You must reserve a few weeks in advance.

Thank Jon M
Oloron-Sainte-Marie, Aquitaine, France
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2014

Excellent place for lunch or dinner - make sure you book as it is small. Fun eating in the wine shop.

Thank mistyjack64
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2014

Nothing bad to report! Its a very nice restaurant. Staff very friendly. if you want to spend a good moment with friends, with no worries, good food and a cup of nice wine., this is the right spot while in Pau!

Thank dilmalima
Sydney, Australia
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318 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2014

This is a wine bar that serves food, which seems to me putting the priorities the right way around. Having said that, the food here is really, really, good. I spent a very memorable evening here, enjoying the wine, the food, the service, and the ambience of the place as a whole. I think one of the differentiating factors of... More 

Thank TheGumnuts
Pau, France
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89 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2014

This is a great little address for lunch. We both had the lunch time menu (21 euros) but the starter was boudin (black pudding) which neither of us are very keen on, so the very kind waiter suggested that we pick starters from the menu (at a small supplement). We chose squid on a bed of quinoa and quacamole and... More 

Thank Ellen B

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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 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 rue Alexander Taylor, 64000 Pau, Communaute d'Agglomeration Pau-Pyrenees, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Bearn-Basque Country  >  Communaute d'Agglomeration Pau-Pyrenees  >  Pau
  • Phone Number: +33 5 59 71 43 79
This is a new (3 months old) restaurant / natural wine cave, shop in the city centre of pau. They focus on locally produced ingredients for the menu.

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