Dined here purely by chance. What a stroke of luck. The restaurant serves traditional local food. It is run by a lady with a huge personality, who speaks very little English, but whose enthusiasm to serve you with great traditional food is simply wonderful. When we arrived, the place had a few customers, but was still very quiet. She showed us to a table and offerred us an aperitif. We then waited a while, whilst she served the other customers and began to be come a little concerned as to whether or not we had chosen the wrong restaurant. The problem was she was doing everything - meeting customers, providing drinks, cooking and serving food. She was becoming a little flustered, but everything was done with a huge smile. We were expecting a menu, but one was not forthcoming. She suggested we tried the local rustic menu, which we did. She showed us a framed review in English of the food, which was very encouraging, but we did have some reservations. When the soup came arrived, it was presented in a huge bowl, which could have served several people, but it was just for us. It was so tasty and quite filling. The next course was minced veal over vegetables. Again piping hot and beautifully cooked, followed finally a local gateaux.
This place should not be missed in any visit to Bayonne. The atmosphere and the food was great, but the star attraction is the lady who runs the restaurant.
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