You’ll find a great selection of restaurants throughout Bordeaux, whether you’re looking for the best in French cuisine, a more internationally flavoured meal, or simply a light snack.
A decent smattering of restaurants can be found all over the city. The area around Les Quais is a particularly good area to try when you want something to eat. Gambetta Square and its surrounding area is another part of the city filled with restaurants and cafés. Then, of course, there's the city's historic centre, which is also home to a great choice of top restaurants.
Some local specialities to look out for on menus in Bordeaux include foie gras and wood-pigeon stew. The delicious dishes can be washed down with a huge selection of different locally-produced wines.
27 rue Buhan, Bordeaux, France
This restaurant serves French cuisine including foie gras, roasted sea bass and pigeon dishes. Fixed price lunch and dinner menus are available. The restaurant closes for parts of February and August.
Open Tues-Sat 12pm-2pm & 8pm-10.30pm.
5 rue de l’Hâ, Bordeaux, France
Serving French and international dishes, this restaurant is fashionable and popular. The menu includes dishes like Dover sole, crabmeat lasagne and much more. Each night from Thursday to Sunday there’s a resident DJ who plays music for the restaurant.
Open Tues-Sat 12pm-2pm, Tues-Thurs 8pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 8pm-11.30pm.
12 rue Mably, Bordeaux, France
Here you’ll find many different dishes on the menu. Other offerings include beef, veal and fresh fish. All of this is complimented by a comprehensive wine list. A fixed price menu is available. The restaurant is closed for three weeks in August and reservations are recommended.
Open Tues-Sat 12pm-2.30pm & 7.30pm-11pm.
80 quai des Chatrons, Bordeaux, France
Housed in a 200-year-old building, this restaurant has two different dining rooms. French and Spanish dishes fill the menu here, including things like gazpacho, foie gras and more. There’s a wide selection of desserts too.
Open daily 12pm-1.30pm & 7.45pm-11pm.