Changing Scene of Bordeaux Restaurants

Bordeaux is bursting with restaurants but you must book in advance to get into the popular ones. The scene is changing as Bordeaux is being infused with Parisians (only 2 hours from paris on the TGV train). Here are a mix of some of the traditional and newer ones from a local.


Fine Cuisine

Miles (dégustation only, modern fusion, small)
Le Davoli (Italian traditional)
GaroPapilles (1 star)
Le Pavillion de Boulevard (traditional formal french)
Croc Loup (traditional french)
Cent 33 (new in Chartrons)
Point Rouge (especially for those staying near train station) French fine dining great wine/spirit selection
Restaurant Influences (keep hearing great things but have not been myself) contemporary french/european
La Tupina – heavy authentic cooking from the southwest –  classic and they are always open! south of city on quay
Symboise I wouldnt call it fine dining though “bistronomique” perhaps (degustation dinners tue/wed only, lunch weekdays)
Pastel – bistronomique (next door to Symboise on quay)
Madame Pang (modern dim sum/dumplings, trendy, great cocktails/wine list and fit out) saint pierre

Mampuku (fusion style, sharing plates, atmospherique)

On other side or river Bastide and very kid friendly the following
 La Belle Saison (just opened, offer picnics and dining)
 Les chantiers de la garonne (massive sand pit for kids)


Centre Ville

Le Noailles (very traditional!)

La Brasserie Bordelaise (Institute)

L’entrecote (great for kids, steak and chips, no bookings but queues)

Le Bouchon Bordelaise (need reservation)

 Le Carreau (brasserie saint pierre)


L’Air de Famille (hidden gem off tourist beat)

Le Carrée – place du marche de chartrons
Mirabelle brasserie with great happy hour drinks! (off tourist route in Chartrons)

If you are at the Gare St Jean

Le Cafè du Levant


Restaurant Osteria de Luigi (loved by Italians in Bordeaux)

Elio’s – Sardinian food


Dan (up market)

Bonheur du Palais

L’Hirondelle (authentic chinese, simple decor, on quai de richelieu)

Fish & Seafood

Le Petit Commerce

Chez Boulan (chartrons) oysters

Vegetarian and Vegetarian Friendly


Kitchen Garden

Greedy (organic food)

Tante Charlotte*

*also non-vegetarian


La Pelle Cafe (chartrons)
Cafe Piha (near pey berland)
L’alchemiste (l’intendence)
Cofete B (saint pierre)
SIP Coffee (pey berland)

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