Restaurants

Top Choice International in Bordeaux

Magasin Général

Follow the hip crowd across the river to this huge industrial hangar on the right bank, France's biggest and best organic restaurant with gargantuan terrace complete with vintage sofa seating, ping-pong table and ta…
Top Choice International in Bordeaux

Seasons

This retro food truck – a French-manufactured Citroën HY no less – is worth tracking down; the week's planning is on its website. Sydney chef Tristan and savvy sous-chef Margot cook up a homemade health-busting cuis…
Top Choice Seafood in Bordeaux

Le Petit Commerce

This iconic bistro, with dining rooms both sides of a narrow pedestrian street and former Michelin-starred chef Stéphane Carrade in the kitchen, is the star turn of the trendy St-Pierre quarter. It's best known for …
Top Choice Modern French in Bordeaux

Potato Head

With its eclectic mix of seating (bar stool, bistro and armchair), moss-clad vegetal wall and industrial-style lighting, this trendy bistro is a fabulous space to dine in. Throw in a creative kitchen known for surpr…
Top Choice French in Bordeaux

La Tupina

Filled with the aroma of soup simmering inside a tupina ('kettle' in Basque) over an open fire, this iconic bistro is feted for its seasonal southwestern French fare: think foie gras and egg cassoullette (mini casse…
Mexican in Bordeaux

La Copa Rota

This tiny but colourful taquería on trendy rue Notre Dame in the Chartrons district heaves with students feasting on its excellent-value, seriously authentic tacos, quesadillas and other Mexican dishes – washed down…
Italian in Bordeaux

Bocca a bocca

Locals can't get enough of this candlelit trattoria with summer terrace on Chartron's trendiest foodie street. Meal-sized salads bursting with grilled aubergines, creamy mozzarella, San Daniele cured meat and other …
Bistro in Bordeaux

Le Cheverus Café

There's never a dull moment at this buzzing neighbourhood bistro with quintessential retro interior and obligatory line-up of grass-green metal chairs squeezed onto the pavement in front. Food is home-cooked and mix…
French in Bordeaux

Plume

For super-food salads bursting with veggies, homemade soups, creative sandwiches (hot or cold) and completely irresistible cakes, look no further than this hip coffee shop and bistro. Eating is pretty much all day, …
Modern French in Bordeaux

Miles

This contemporary oyster-grey space is the creation of four young chefs from France and Vietnam, Israel, Japan and New Caledonia, whose innovative, creative and wholly seasonal kitchen reflects their mixed roots. Th…