Eating

  • Brasserie Le Bordeaux Belle époque brasserie with an Anglo-Franco cuisine in Bordeaux's landmark hotel.
  • Au Bistrot A timeless ode to traditional market cuisine and seasonal produce.
  • Chez Jean-Mi Oysters and decadent seafood platters at the Capucins food market.
  • Mets Mets Sharp, locavore neobistro with talented young chef Léo Forget at the helm in St-Seurin.
  • Le Bouchon Bordelais Inventive bistro cooking on a backstreet near place de la Comédie.
  • Garopapilles Exceptional market cuisine by Parisian chef Tanguy Laviale.

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  • Les Halles de Bacalan Gleaming state-of-the-art market hall with on-site dining.
  • Chez Jean-Mi Affordable seafood dining at the central food market.
  • La Boulangerie Bespoke, made-to-measure sandwiches at a staunchly local bakery in Saint-Michel.
  • Jean Pince Hipster seafood canteen in Saint-Pierre, inspired by a US shack diner.
  • Woof Gourmet hot dogs in Saint-Pierre, to eat in or to go.

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  • Au Bistrot Down-to-earth bistro dining down a Saint-Pierre backstreet.
  • Horace Speciality coffee roasts and outstanding international fare in a cool coffee shop designed for all-day lounging.
  • Belle Campagne Tasting plates to share or the Full Monty menu in a Bordelais neobistro.
  • The Meat Pack Barbecued meats in an upcycled blacksmith’s workshop in Saint-Pierre.
  • Le Petit Commerce Around for ions, this quality seafood and fish restaurant never gets old.
  • Brasserie Le Bordeaux Traditional brasserie dining, just as it was in glitzy belle-époque Bordeaux.

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  • Le Pressoir d’Argent Michelin two-starred gastronomic dining (and an awful lot of lobster) inside the 18th-century Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux.
  • La Grande Maison Stylish chateau dining with sensational wine pairings courtesy of a Bordeaux wine magnate.
  • La Tupina Top-notch Bordelais cuisine in a rustic, farmhouse-styled dining room in St-Michel.

By Cuisine: Traditional French

  • La Tupina Outstanding Bordelais cuisine, with many dishes cooked above an open fire.
  • Au Bistrot As locavore, seasonal and as hardcore traditional as you get near Capucins market.
  • Le Bouchon Bordelais Snail stew is among the regional treats at this traditional bistro.
  • Le Petit Commerce Fish and seafood restaurant, serving all the classics.
  • La Boîte à Huîtres Is there anything more traditional than a dozen oysters?

By Cuisine: Modern French

  • Mets Mets Creative, seasonal cuisine by talented young chef Léo Forget in a stylsih neobistro in Saint-Seurin.
  • Garopapilles Michelin-starred restaurant and wine cellar with summertime courtyard garden.
  • Belle Campagne Tasting plates to share and full-blown dining on local produce at a fantastic neobistro in Saint-Pierre.
  • Le Davoli Stand-out, gourmet dining with chef David Grangier in Saint-Pierre.
  • Miles A firm, modern French favourite that has lost none of its flavour.

Weekend Brunch

  • Horace Veg-packed, uber-healthy brunches and specialist coffee in a stylish lounge near Saint-Pierre.
  • Au Couvent Backstreet address in Chartrons, oozing vintage charm and creativity.
  • Le Monologue The urban-cool brunch address in fashionable Saint-Seurin.
  • Magasin Général The original brunch address, still going strong, on the edgy Rive Droite.
  • Contrast Indulgent all-day breakfast and brunches, served in an elegant all-white space near the cathedral.
  • La Grande Poste Sensational Sunday brunch in a former art-deco post office.