Restaurants

Top Choice French in St-Émilion

La Terrasse Rouge

Knowing foodies adore this spectacular vineyard restaurant, born out of Jean Nouvel's designer revamp of Château La Dominique's wine cellars, 5km north of St-Émilion. Chefs work with small local producers to source …
Top Choice Seafood in Pyla-sur-Mer

La Co(o)rniche

There's no more glamorous address on the Atlantic Coast than this 1930s hunting lodge, reinvented by French designer Philippe Starck. Perfectly placed for a meal or tapas-fuelled drink after a sandy walk on Dune du …
Top Choice Cafe in Saint-Pierre, Saint-Paul & the Triangle d'Or

Brasserie Le Bordeaux

To dine à la Gordon Ramsay without breaking the bank, reserve a table at his elegant belle époque brasserie with an interesting, Anglo-French hybrid cuisine – local Arcachon oysters, fish 'n' chips, Gascon pork pie …
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 a gargantuan terrace complete with vintage sofa seating, ping-pong table and …
Top Choice French in The Medoc

Café Lavinal

With Michelin-starred chef Julien Lefebvre from Château Cordeillan-Bages overseeing the menu and 120 wines on the carte de vin, a brilliant dining experience is guaranteed at this village bistro near Pauillac. Retro…
Top Choice French in Saint-Michel & Capucins-Victoire

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: calf kidneys with fries cooked in goose fat, mil…
Top Choice French in St-Émilion

L’Envers du Decors

A few doors down from the tourist office, this wine bar with fire-engine-red facade is one of the finest places to eat – and inevitably drink – in this tasteful wine town. The kitchen cooks up fabulous local classic…
Top Choice French in Saint-Pierre, Saint-Paul & the Triangle d'Or

Le Bouchon Bordelais

Seasonal market produce and a generous pinch of creativity form the backbone of this bistrot coloré (colourful bistro), tucked down a backstreet lane between place de la Bourse and place de la Comédie. With its expo…
Top Choice French in Saint-Seurin & Fondaudège

Garopapilles

Reservations are essential at this Michelin-starred restaurant and wine cellar where vins d'auteur (carefully curated wines by small regional wine producers) accompany chef Tanguy Laviale's market-driven cuisine à l…
Top Choice Bistro in Saint-Seurin & Fondaudège

Mets Mots

Talented young chef Léo Forget is turning heads in foodie Bordeaux with his striking new locavore neobistro, with stylish zinc bar, mix of rough chip-wood and retro geometric-tile flooring and a back wall plastered …