Bagneres-de-Bigorre Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Bagneres-de-Bigorre

August 5, 2017 Mikaela Didonna

Discover the best restaurant in Bagneres-de-Bigorre, France including Il Capitello, Le Jardin des Brouches, Biscuiterie Vedere, Cafe Des Thermes, L'Hippocampe, Auberge Chez Gabrielle, Restaurant Pic du Midi, L'Annexe, Nhu-Y, L'Assiette de Juliette
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1. Il Capitello

12 Place Achille Jubinal, 65200 Bagneres-de-Bigorre, France Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Italian, Pizza, European Lunch, Dinner +33 5 62 95 37 15
Excellent
48%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 122 reviews

Il Capitello

Reviewed By BiancaC - Berkshire, United Kingdom

A small and unassuming place tucked away off the round about. Obviously a favourite with the locals. Pizza was the order of the day; because on this day there was no meat available, nor white wine! However the pizza was superb, thin and crispy with great flavours. The waiter was positive and good fun. The whole evening was an enjoyable authentic treat.

2. Le Jardin des Brouches

1 boulevard de l Hyperon | 22 Boulevard Carnot, 65200 Bagneres-de-Bigorre, France Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, European Lunch, Dinner HK$204 - HK$628 +33 5 62 91 07 95
Excellent
64%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 269 reviews

Le Jardin des Brouches

Reviewed By Jonathan B - Gerde, France

Le Jardin des Brouches has moved a short distance to the building previously occupied by L'Auberge Gourmande (1 Boulevard de l"Hyperon) which closed a couple of years ago. This is a fine building in an excellent location near the Casino and the Thermes. Valérie and Benoît have completely transformed the interior and reopened last night. The food is of the same excellent quality as before - always fresh and imaginative but the ambience is much more stylish and elegant. Wisely they do not plan to increase the number of covers so will continue to look after clients as well as they always have. We ate often in their old home and intend to do so in their new premises. We have never been disappointed and their 31€ menu is excellent value. At lunchtime there is a €21 menu which is even better value though with less choice.

3. Biscuiterie Vedere

423 route de la Gare Montgaillard, 65200 Bagneres-de-Bigorre, France +33 5 62 91 63 33
Excellent
49%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 57 reviews

Biscuiterie Vedere

Reviewed By PeterHarvey - Norwich UK

This long-established biscuit and cake manufacturer has recently re-opened the old station next to their factory at Montgaillard along the old Bagneres to Tarbes road, and created a shop and tea-rooms. Part of the tearoom is a '60's era train carriage which extends outwards giving nice views of the Pic du Midi and Mont Aigue. Freshly homemade cakes accompany teas, coffees and tisanes of excellent quality, and good value. The shop carries the whole range of Vedere products along with other locally-sourced products. The only daft thing about it is that, typically of this region, they close at lunch time 1-2pm !!

4. Cafe Des Thermes

24 Place des Thermes, 65200 Bagneres-de-Bigorre, France Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French Lunch, Brunch HK$110 - HK$196 +33 5 62 95 33 95
Excellent
58%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 233 reviews

Cafe Des Thermes

A catering restaurant in Bagneres de Bigorre which welcomes you in a cozy atmosphere with lilac-pink trim. A generous and authentic cuisine awaits you, it is made ​​from vegetables and seasonal fruits . Sandra , Jeremy and Valerie hostess , form a dynamic and caring team. ILs are driven by a passion to please . The Terrace , ideally placed facing the Grands Thermes in Bagneres de Bigorre is a real place of relaxation . The cafe des Thermes is both a restaurant, a tea room and a catering service at your service on the Hautes Pyrenees department .

Reviewed By deaduncleted - Manchester, United Kingdom

We didn't eat, just had coffees each morning. The waitress remembered our orders from the first day, always a nice touch. The house dog is very friendly, but will leave people alone who don't appear to be dog people. A nice spot to relax.

5. L'Hippocampe

28 Place des Thermes, 65200 Bagneres-de-Bigorre, France Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards European Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night HK$94 - HK$251 +33 5 62 91 85 05
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 77 reviews

L'Hippocampe

Very cosy, English and Spain spoken. Very differents sorts of french cooking. Everybeef and duck meat are grilled at "Plancha" even for the fishes.Very well placed in front of the GRAND THERMES. Only French South-West wines and the "Owner Suggestions" to have a good time drinking a good wine.You are welcome to tastes our "cuisine" and our Wines. Bikers are welcome, possibilities to park your motobike in front of the restaurant.

Reviewed By deaduncleted - Manchester, United Kingdom

We both went for the Porc Noir cooked a la plancha. The sides were kept simple, but with good reason - nothing should take away from the greatest piece of pork we've both ever eaten. The owner spoke to us in English when she realised...MoreThanks a lot for your very kind advice about our restaurant. W'ill be very pleased to see you again if you come back in BAGNERES. Friendly yours The owner

6. Auberge Chez Gabrielle

349 Place de l Eglise | Lesponne, 65710 Bagneres-de-Bigorre, France Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff French, European Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +33 5 62 91 28 81
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 78 reviews

Auberge Chez Gabrielle

Reviewed By Michael G - Gers, France

As others have reported, what's on offer here is authentic regional cooking of organic local produce - and served at beautifully long refectory tables in the cool, dark interior of this rustic auberge. When we first arrived, having booked a lunchtime meal for three vegetarians and me, I thought the menu was pricey by local standards - €15 for a main dish, €20 for two courses and €25 for three, with drinks extra. (Pricey, I mean, compared to the normal menu du jour at your average local restaurant in SW France, which usually offers 4 courses and wine for a total of €12-14.) Nor did the main-course menu item Assiette Vegetarienne seem especially promising: I imagined it would be the usual hopeless splodge of overcooked veg, despite our having been told by an acquaintance that vegetarians did well here compared to elsewhere in the region.
How wrong I was - it wasn't overpriced and it was nothing like a hopeless splodge. Very large plates arrived, on which sat a portion of each of the following: spanakopita, dauphinoise potatoes, potimarron gratin, cauliflower beignet (fritter), cheese croustillants and salad - plus little pots of mango chutney, chopped almonds and vinaigrette. All three people agreed that it was exceptional - beautifully created and cooked by someone who really knew what they were doing. And when my wife spoke to the chef, it turned out that she is a vegetarian herself (a very rare thing in a French kitchen).
But you certainly don't have to be a vegetarian to eat well here. My own plate of lamb chops was perfectly cooked, and came with well above average side vegetables.
None of us needed more than the main course, though the menu offered as starters: rillettes of rabbit, warm goats' cheese, cold duck or a chiffonade of ham; other main courses besides ours were garbure (big soup) or duck confit, plus accompanying vegetables/salad; the desserts were tiramisu, chocolate fondant cake, nougat ice-cream or one scoop of each of three ice cream flavours of your choice. The menu changes from time to time - always a good sign in itself. So too is the warmth and straightforwardness of the couple whose auberge it is.
Chez Gabrielle is in a beautiful village - Lesponne - on the road that leads up to the Blue Lake. From the village you can also walk down into the very pretty valley, where mountain meltwater rushes down a wide stream between meadows of wild flowers and vivid green grass. Oh, and you get a particularly fine view of all this from the charmingly decorated lavatory at the restaurant itself.
Altogether the best kind of local cuisine in a terrific, tranquil place.

7. Restaurant Pic du Midi

Pic du Midi, 65200 Bagneres-de-Bigorre, France Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible French Lunch, Dinner +33 825 00 28 77
Excellent
28%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 135 reviews

Restaurant Pic du Midi

Reviewed By Rosemary P - Sydney, Australia

This restaurant has virtually a captive audience in summer if people do not understand that the cable car does not operate between about 12.45 and 2 p.m. However, they are very fussy about the separation between restaurant and coffee place, stopping people taking their plastic cups of luke warm coffee into the restaurant tables even if the weather outside is cold and windy. Because the people can't go anyway, the service is extremely slow both for getting a table, then receiving a menu, taking the order and the final Delivery. Today the coffee machine had not warmed up and several people had coffee that tasted like a warm bath in terms of temperature.

8. L'Annexe

14 rue Frederic Soutras, 65200 Bagneres-de-Bigorre, France Wheelchair Accessible French Lunch +33 5 62 91 76 94
Excellent
43%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

L'Annexe

Reviewed By Steve B - Bagneres-de-Bigorre, France

This small café is opposite the indoor market in Bagnéres-de-Bigorre. Initially we went in for a glass of wine on market day and ended up having a main course and dessert. It was simple, freshly cooked and tasty. The staff were friendly, the price was excellent and it was enjoyable. Well worth a visit if you're passing.....

9. Nhu-Y

18 Place Lafayette, 65200 Bagneres-de-Bigorre, France Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +33 5 62 95 25 60
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 155 reviews

Nhu-Y

Reviewed By Paula T - Bilbao, Spain

Went twice to the restaurant. In the winter there are few choices in Bagneres. Good food, family atmosphere, and the only hard working people to open its doors to tourists on the 1st day of the year!! After Reading some of the comments I would resume the good points: excellent quality/price, good service, very central. Low point: they dont accept credit cards, only cash. One the first night we had 14€, 17€ menus available, on Jan 1st they removed them so as to hike prices. Not so cool.

10. L'Assiette de Juliette

22 boulevard Carnot | Near to Aquensis and Casino, 65200 Bagneres-de-Bigorre, France Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, Contemporary Lunch, Dinner HK$141 - HK$385 +33 5 62 91 97 16
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 340 reviews

L'Assiette de Juliette

Reviewed By PeterHarvey - Norwich UK

Maybe the elevated status for this resto is a resting on of its laurels; the business has changed hands quite recently. We had a pleasant enough lunch here and it just about scrapes in with 4 blobs; on account of the friendly accommodating welcome and service, nice wine list with acceptably low mark-ups, and a pleasing ambiance all-in-all. Yes the food was pleasant enough but not the best you can find in Bagneres by any means, and if we were honest, somewhat expensive for what it was; the midi formule with 2 or 3 choices per course (3) was €24. Check out the Jardin des Bruches, for example, which is no more expensive but offers a higher level of refinement and gastronomic enjoyment and is inexplicably under-rated by TA.

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