Barbakoa

Restaurant Barbakoa in BiarritzBarbakoa (Biarritz) - © Barbakoa

Barbakoa? It’s Basque for barbecue! But it’s also the latest spot from Jules Dupouy-Duhesme (ex-Le Sissinou and Le Sin), tucked away in an equestrian clubhouse in Biarritz. Once night falls at this cool, rustic, vintage spot, the barbecue’s glowing embers tickle Galician prime rib dry-aged for 62 days (€45 a kilo), monkfish marinated in satay (€47 a kilo), or meagre grilled with thyme and olive oil (€50 a kilo). They’re all served with thick-cut fries (€4), chanterelle mushrooms from the Mouriscot woods (€13) and slow-cooked Cévennes onions (€8). There are no grilled meats at lunch, but there are plenty of other good things: tasty Chalosse rabbit rillettes (€9); excellent herb-crusted red mullet fillets, served with broccoli and a carrot and ginger purée (€19); before a heavenly dessert of lemony shortbread with coconut whipped cream and dulce de leche (€7). To wash it all down, there are wines for all budgets, from a glass of white Rueda, Four Lines for €4, to a bottle of Vega-Sicilia Valbuena (€270). For a chilled alternative, there’s blonde Kippett, a craft Basque beer (€4 for 330 ml). Set lunch menus €15-19, à la carte €27-39, kid’s menu €9. // Philippe Lafon

Getting there

Restaurant Barbakoa
Rue de Palassie
Biarritz
(64200)
France
43.459722
-1.5655870000000505
TEL: +33 5 59 85 42 72