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Restaurants in Bordeaux

Bordeaux's restaurant scene has experienced the same rejuvenation as the rest of the city. Restaurateurs have wholeheartedly embraced the concept of "bistronomie" which celebrates bistro-style gastronomy. Wander round the squares and streets of the historic centre and you won't go hungry – the choice is dizzying.

The Bordeaux restaurants below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Expensive (over €50)
Moderate (€25 to €50)
Cheap (up to €25)
These Bordeaux restaurant prices are for a three-course meal per person, including half a bottle of wine or equivalent, tax and service.


Côté Rue

Cuisine: French

Picky eaters might have to think again – or just get used to have one course after another of exquisitely produced dishes laid in front of them. There's only one six-course dinner – it changes regularly and combines creative flavours that don't get lost amid the presentation.

Address: , 14 rue Paul Louis Lande, Bordeaux,
Telephone: +33 5 56 49 06 49

La Grande Maison

Cuisine: French

Joël Robuchon co-founded the Michelin-starred restaurant in La Grande Maison hotel with Bernard Magrez, but left in 2016. Now equally celebrated chef Pierre Gagnaire is in charge, maintaining the same stratospheric level of haute cuisine in elegant surroundings. The menu changes with the seasons but the innovative cooking is consistently excellent.

Address: , 10 rue Labottière, Bordeaux,
Telephone: +33 5 35 38 16 16

La Tupina

Cuisine: French

The interior is rustic but the quality is sky high in this intimate restaurant in the self-styled "Gourmet Street" – really a cluster of streets around rue Porte de la Monnaie. At its heart is the large fireplace, where the best meats of the South West are grilled to perfection.

Address: , 6 rue Porte de la Monnaie, Bordeaux,
Telephone: +33 5 56 91 56 37


Belle Campagne

Cuisine: French

If you want finger food, stay on the ground floor. But for a richer experience, head upstairs for creative cooking that uses ingredients that come within a 250km radius of Bordeaux. It's all seasonal, but the fish comes from local boats and you can assume duck will appear in some form.

Address: , 15 rue des Bahutiers, Bordeaux,
Telephone: +33 5 56 81 16 51

Brasserie Le Noailles

Cuisine: French

You'll think you've landed in Paris when you step inside the 1930s interior of Brasserie Le Noailles. The atmosphere might be pure Parisian but the food is firmly from the south west of France, with plenty of bordelaise touches and rich flavours. As expected, the wine list is superb.

Address: , 12 allée de Tourny, Bordeaux,
Telephone: + 33 5 56 81 94 45


Cuisine: French

Scottish chef Daniel Gallacher wanted to put down roots in Bordeaux, which he has with Racines – which translates as roots. He's deliberately kept the menu short, with only two choices for each course. Whatever you get is what Gallacher picks up at the market, but it will be cleverly and deliciously French.

Address: , 59 rue Georges Bonnac, Bordeaux,
Telephone: +33 5 56 98 43 08


Potato Head

Cuisine: French

You might wonder at the odd name (inspired by a beach café in Bali chanced upon by the owners). But this cute little restaurant with an equally cute courtyard garden is the place for a hearty lunch of slow-cooked meat dishes, pastas and generous salads. They also do a mean Sunday brunch.

Address: , 27-29 rue Buhan, Bordeaux,
Telephone: +33 5 57 99 28 44

Restaurant Mélodie

Cuisine: French

The set menu in this friendly restaurant is astounding value for the quality of cooking you get, and the ambience within its stone interior is wonderfully cocooning. It's classic south-west French fare – plenty of duck and goose, plus hearty steaks and traditional desserts.

Address: , 6 rue des Faussets, Bordeaux,
Telephone: +33 5 56 52 47 25

Very Table

Cuisine: French

The owners like to keep things simple: seasonal organic dishes – one vegetarian, one for carnivores – in equally simple but homey surroundings. There's also a food shop and a cookery school. Come for lunch or an aperitif from Monday to Thursday, as Friday is the only night when dinner is served.

Address: , 51 rue Judaïque, Bordeaux,
Telephone: +33 5 56 01 26 97
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Hotel SeeKo'o

As trendy as its name suggests, and housed in a striking white building, this boutique hotel on Bordeaux's riverside offers 45 open-plan suites with swanky modern furniture. Floor-to-ceiling windows give fantastic views of the river, and some rooms have round beds straight out of a 1960s film.

Hotel Yndo

This new addition to Bordeaux's roster of five-star hotels is a riot of innovative design – but done very discreetly so that comfort isn't sacrificed on the altar of style. It's in a classy 18th-century townhouse close to the Golden Triangle, and the courtyard garden is a tranquil place for breakfast.

Hotel de Tourny

There's a pleasing mix of traditional and modern in this stylish hotel, where streamlined rooms are enlivened by marble fireplaces and ornate gilt-framed mirrors. Housed in a handsome 18th-century townhouse, the hotel is in a prime location a few steps away from the Golden Triangle.

Hotel Continental

Set in an elegant 18th-century townhouse this classic hotel is in a pedestrianised street in the centre of Bordeaux. It offers a selection of spacious and comfortable rooms at good value for the location and the family room has its own terrace. Breakfast is included in the price.

Mama Shelter

Philippe Starck's budget hotels are packed full of style, and his Bordeaux outpost is no exception. Airy rooms include iMac TVs and free Wi-Fi, and the downstairs bar and restaurant are seriously funky. The star feature is the rooftop restaurant with great city views.

Le Boutique Hotel

You can't beat the location of this sophisticated hotel in an 18th-century townhouse just off the Golden Triangle. Individually designed rooms combine innovative decor with traditional touches. As a bonus, the hotel has one of the most sought-after wine bars in the city, with delicious tapas served in the courtyard garden.