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Place du Fronton, 64250 Ainhoa, France
+33 5 59 29 92 11
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mignardises” (2 reviews)
“bread” (4 reviews)
“galettes” (2 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Place du Fronton, 64250 Ainhoa, France
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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We were visiting Ainhoa and looked for a place to have lunch. I am embarrassed to admit that we walked into Ithurria not knowing this is a Michelin star restaurant. We were dressed very casual (shorts and T-shirts). The Maître D looked us up and...More

Thank Livewell67
ithurria, Responsable relations clients at Ithurria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

We are very happy you discovered the restaurant ITHURRIA and enjoyed all the dishes you describe with so much enthusiasm. Ithurria has been a one star Michelin.restaurant for 50 years now and is held by the same family since the beginning. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Just the visit to the village of Ainhoa is worth the trip. It must be easily one of the most beautiful and picturesque towns in the world. The restaurant itself is located in a magnificent old stone house from the XVII century, right in the...More

Thank aner g
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely worth a visit in this lovely restaurant. The owner and all the staff were very welcoming. We had the 6 plat menu and it was outstanding. The quality of the ingredients and the presentation was well worth the one Michelin star they have received....More

Thank Nikita0
ithurria, Responsable relations clients at Ithurria, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you so much for you lovely comment about your meal. We will go on on this path ...... A bientôt !

Reviewed 3 August 2018

Family run hotel in this tiny, adorable village boasts of Michelin Star chefs from father to son. Fine dining with classic French cuisine the helpings are generous and it's a real treat or rather a feast with little extra nibbles like tapas, gazpacho and sweet...More

Thank Chalindia
ithurria, Responsable relations clients at Ithurria, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Dear Chalindia, we thank you for sharing your positive experience about your dinner at Ithurria. Your lovely comments will be read by all the cooking team as well as the service team who do an admirable job every day. We are looking forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 23 June 2018

Nice hotel restaurant in a pretty Basque village. Very comfortable to sit in, friendly professional service. The food was generally good except for the suckling pig which we all thought was very dry and a bit disappointing, I usually love suckling pig. The deserts on...More

Thank multitrippers
ithurria, Responsable relations clients at Ithurria, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

We thank you for having taken the time to write a few words on the restaurant. Any comment is useful to improve. We, however, would be happy to welcome you another time to live the 'wow' impression that so many of our clients experience.

Reviewed 28 September 2017

if you are looking for a classic french restaurant in the area this is the place. Pretty formal, good service, excellent food, extensive wine list. They make their own bread which is absolutely fantastic. The restaurant is at the hotel so if you are not...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is a pretty formal restaurant where they take dining seriously. Service and food were both terrific. Highly recommend.

Thank EJG4
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We were in Biarritz and 2 locals told us about this gem. They said if you only have 24 hours in the area, GO HERE! It was an easy 30 drive from town and we were transported to the local charm. The hotel is lovely...More

Thank kgvad
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We had a lovely meal here. It is worth it. It had lots of the things I like: local produce, vegetarian options and on request a vegetarian main course, great dessert, amuse bouches, petit fours, breads, well timed service, good wine, an explanation of what...More

Thank brianandjillian
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I made a reservation online and received a confirmation. However five hours later I was sent a cancellation via text without an explanation. This is poor customer service.

Thank Katherine C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place du Fronton, 64250 Ainhoa, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Ainhoa
  • Phone Number: +33 5 59 29 92 11
"The Ithurria Isabal family have been welcoming guests to the Ithurria Hotel in Aïnhou, France, for three generations. Set in the Basque countryside, the hotel has a warm, rustic ambience and is located close to the coast and the Spanish border. The dining room is the heart of the hotel, and with its terra cotta tiled floors, beamed ceilings and antique furniture the restaurant is ideal for cosy, romantic meals. Head Chef Xavier Isabal cooks up superb family recipes, and we love the Ithurria's signature foie gras pie cooked with ceps and fillets of wood pigeon served with a salad dressed with walnut oil and wild cherries in vinegar; and the Stephane cup – Bourbon vanilla ice cream with chantilly cream,grilled almonds and hot chocolate sauce. "
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