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Le Balthazar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French, Grill, Wine Bar, Gastropub
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26 rue des 8 Patriotes, 22500, Paimpol, France
+33 2 96 20 08 85
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for quick lunch and enjoyed jacket potatoes with cheese and also charcuterie. Both excellent with a bottle of local cider. He has a baked potato oven and also a coal stove where the brochettes and meat is cooked all in full view in the restaurant. We will return to the friendly couples small restaurant.

Thank wayzgoose110
Directionfred, Gérant at Le Balthazar, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We will be happy to welcome you during your next visit. More 

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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We went here last night, by chance. We liked the cozy atmosphere and the meals were a very nice surprise. Firstly we asked for the fish soup, dense and flavorful. We also had the pularde (clams) and the faux-fillet. All excellent, the same as the moules. They have a farmer cider that is very tasty. The service is extremely friendly... More 

Thank Citizen V
Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Le Balthazar is a wine bar and first thing to say is that the wine is... Excellent! We tried the "Balthazar" special wines that were great (for a very fair price) and ended up with a good champaign, that came perfectly along with the strawberry (from Brittany) desert. But unlike other wine bars, the place not only serves "planche" but... More 

Thank Aurelet75
Directionfred, Propriétaire at Le Balthazar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. We are happy to welcome you again during your next stay in Paimpo More 

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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

The restaurant is a bit out of the centre of Paimpol but worth finding. It is small and the choice is limited which means that the ingredients are always fresh. The managers are very friendly and will make a small chat with you. During our short stay in Paimpol we went twice over there and want to recommended this restaurant... More 

Thank Peter R
Directionfred, Gérant at Le Balthazar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for these compliments which are pleasant to read More 

London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

Le Balthazar is a quirky little wine bar in the old town of Paimpol which serves food. There is a good selection of wines, and some nice platters. The hot food is rustic and excellent value for money, all locally sourced. We had a huge plate of belly pork with sautéed potatoes and salad. Absolutely gorgeous and very filling! The... More 

Thank Amanda K
Grenoble, France
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

We had "palourde au chorizo" and a "salade de Bretagne". The palourde were very tasty and the salade was big. Nice and quick service. Good souvenir from britany

Thank Arnaud F
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013 via mobile

We went in this restaurant because we red many good reviews, but I'm very disappointed: the food is very scadent and the prices are too high for this level of restaurant. I think that there is something wrong. I like to taste everything, tipical, sofistcated, but with quality. However, this is the worst meal I did in France!

1 Thank Bartolau
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

With a very charming attitude, la madame de maison explained the short, yet exquisite menu of the day in detail and recommended the perfect wine matches to go with our choices. Each one of our main courses and deserts were delicious, and the wines... Wow! Very relaxed atmosphere and absolutely worth the value.

Thank MonaIisa
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013

Just had a great meal here. It was the owners' first day back after their holiday and the menu was extremely limited but this did not matter, the food was excellent! We shared a Planche followed by the Popotte, both very very good. Welcome and engagement with the owner were wonderful, shame we are not in town tomorrow night otherwise... More 

Thank dessire_luvals
Paimpol, France
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

The choice of dishes is not big, but it shows that the owner only picks regional products in season. I live in Paimpol and been there many times, and I have never been disapointed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$27
French, Grill, Wine Bar, Gastropub
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 rue des 8 Patriotes, 22500, Paimpol, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Cotes-d'Armor  >  Paimpol
  • Phone Number: +33 2 96 20 08 85
Le Balthazar est un Restaurant - Bar à vin dans lequel règne une ambiance chaleureuse et conviviale au milieu des vieilles pierres et d'une majestueuse cheminée. On s'y sent comme à la maison, autour d'une bonne table avec une cuisine faite maison à base de produits frais, locaux , de saison et bio. La sélection de vin français et de bières bretonnes (incluant une gamme de vin et de bière bio) se déguste également au comptoir accompagnée d'une bonne assiette de charcuterie ou de fromages! Des concerts et animations musicales sont proposées durant l'année.

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