Must see restaurants in Bordeaux

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Reservations are essential at this Michelin-starred restaurant and wine cellar where vins d'auteur (carefully curated wines by small regional wine…

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    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…

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    Au Bistrot

    There's nothing flashy or fancy about this hardcore French bistro, an ode to traditional market cuisine with charismatic François front of house and…

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    Le Pressoir d’Argent

    Dining at the Michelin two-starred, gastronomic restaurant of 18th-century Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux is staggering. Presided over by celebrity British chef…

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    Whatever the time of day, Horace can do no wrong. Outstanding speciality coffee roasts (including Oven Heaven beans roasted locally), sophisticated fruit-…

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    The Meat Pack

    An upcycled blacksmith’s workshop in the Saint-Pierre 'hood is the cool venue for this feisty 'n' fashionable restaurant specialising in meats (beef, lamb…

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    Chez Jean-Mi

    If there's one stall at the city's iconic food market that sums up the contagious joie de vivre of Les Capus (as locals call the market), it is this…

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    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…

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    This retro food truck – a French-manufactured Citroën HY – is worth tracking down; the week's schedule is on its website. Sydney chef Tristan and savvy…

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    Halle Boca

    As part of the ambitious Euratlantique development project that continues apace until 2020, derelict abattoirs on the riverfront have been transformed…

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    La Boulangerie

    St-Michel's legendary bakery has been in the biz for over a century. House specialities include moist bread loaves studded with dried fruit, escargots …

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    La Grande Maison

    Bordeaux winemaker Bernard Magrez is the creative clout behind this luxurious, five-star hotel restaurant, overseen by twin Michelin-starred chef Pierre…

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    This contemporary oyster-grey space is the creation of four young chefs from France and Vietnam, Israel, Japan and New Caledonia, whose innovative,…

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    Le Davoli

    When the urge for more refined dining strikes, reserve a table at this gourmet address in Saint-Pierre with talented chef David Grangier in the kitchen…

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    Les Halles de Bacalan

    At home in a waterfront hangar opposite La Cité du Vin, this gleaming state-of-the-art market hall is a fantastic spot to grab a quick gourmet bite. Some…

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    Bocca a bocca

    Locals can't get enough of this candlelit trattoria with summer terrace on Chartron's main street. Meal-sized salads bursting with grilled aubergines,…