Bordeaux Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Bordeaux

December 20, 2017 Christa Meece

After many years of hard work, the "Sleeping Beauty" has awoken from its slumber. The city is beautifully restored and has an ultra-modern public transport system. The “Port of the Moon” is also now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Stone Bridge, with its 17 arches, crosses the Garonne, offering pedestrians a lovely view over the docks and harbor. Take a stroll through old Bordeaux in the Triangle d'Or and stop at Place des Quinconces, France’s largest public square. The city of Bordeaux is an ideal base for exploring the greater wine region’s unforgettable sights and tastes.
Things to do in Bordeaux

1. Le Pressoir D'Argent

Entree 2 2 Place de la Comedie | At Grand Hotel de Bordeaux and Spa, 33000, Bordeaux, France Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +33 5 57 30 43 04
Excellent
87%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 412 reviews

Le Pressoir D'Argent

Reviewed By JacobFDC - Washington DC, District of Columbia

I have eaten at many top-notched and starred restaurants across the US and Europe but this by far is my favorite. It is an experience from when you arrive to when you leave. The service is excellent - friendly, professional, and talented in how the present the food. They are also very helpful - they even provided a wine pairing for each of the cheese we choice for the cheese course. And the food - the food was out of this world. And it was "precious" like a lot of the starred restaurants. I would go here again!

2. Tante Charlotte

7 rue des Bahutiers, 33000, Bordeaux, France Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Late Night HK$71 - HK$432 +33 9 82 60 13 12
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 787 reviews

Tante Charlotte

Reviewed By alfonske - Hasselt

It was quite a challenge to book a table. But it was worth trying. Once we had arrived, the tone was set. Candles on the table, very thin ones without holders, special interior decoration and the way we were welcomed. Plenty of information, the host's head at the height of the table and a lot of laughter.
The food was nice but the vegetarian main course was exquisite. We had to leave part of the dessert because it was too much. Even leaving the restaurant was an experience. Thank you, Tante Charlotte, for the pleasant evening.

3. Garopapilles

62 rue Abbe de l Epee, 33000, Bordeaux, France Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Diner, French, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$251 - HK$628 +33 9 72 45 55 36
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 472 reviews

Garopapilles

Open from Tuesday to Friday for lunch 12:00-14:00 Open on Thursday & Friday for dinner 19:30-21:30

Reviewed By TheMacphersons - Aberdeen, United Kingdom

What a fantastic lunch in a lovely room with friendly staff. 3 or 4 courses, 35/45€, wine prices OK. This is great value given the quality and originality of the food.
It's a set menu, and you don't know what you're getting until it's put in front of you. Slightly worried? Don't be! Everything was absolutely sensational, wonderful flavours.
This will be THE memorable meal of your trip to Bordeaux. Not to be missed. Thanks to all for great food and great memories.

4. Rest O

16 quai de Bacalan, 33300, Bordeaux, France Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +33 9 52 36 71 38
Excellent
91%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 222 reviews

Rest O

Reviewed By andrew r - Virginia Beach, Virginia

Was looking for vegetarian/vegan options during our visit to Bordeaux. Our research (and recommendation from several locals was Rest'O). Located close to Le Cite du Vin museum, it worked out perfect for us. Very small restaurant with fixed menus that change daily. The food and presentation were fantastic! The owners take such pride in their restaurant and creations. Recommend for vegetarians, vegans, and even omnivores! Best to make a reservation in advance.

5. Capperi- Pizzaioli Italiani

3 rue de la Cour des Aides, 33000, Bordeaux, France Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$78 - HK$133 +33 5 56 90 93 05
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 427 reviews

Capperi- Pizzaioli Italiani

Reviewed By Paul H

We were looking for a quick pizza dinner place in Bordeaux while there on vacation. Concierge at the hotel said this was one of the highest rated. There is only three or four tables in the entire place, which is why they recommend Reservations. The Pizza was one of the best we have ever had. Quick service and very friendly people. It is within walking distance from the main shopping area in town

6. Racines

59 rue Georges Bonnac, 33000, Bordeaux, France Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, European Lunch, Dinner +33 5 56 98 43 08
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 579 reviews

Racines

Reviewed By Lelan M - Bordeaux, France

My wife and I had lunch here recently and were delighted with the ambience and service, but especially with our meals: exceptionally creative, well prepared, and beautifully served. Indeed, we've never had a better meal in Bordeaux--and we have lived here for several years,

7. Cantine Gourmande

2 B rue Flornoy, 33000, Bordeaux, France Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Credit Cards French, Spanish, Street Food Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$47 - HK$196 +33 9 81 84 69 12
Excellent
84%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 99 reviews

Cantine Gourmande

Reviewed By G C - London, United Kingdom

Amazing burger at great value. You have to walk a bit to get there as the place is a bit outside the center but it is well worth it. The service was outstanding as well, the guy behind the counter was more than willing to explain and help us with our choice!

8. Lume

3 rue des Faussets, 33000, Bordeaux, France Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner HK$337 - HK$628 +33 5 47 79 47 56
Excellent
87%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 317 reviews

Lume

Reviewed By Wellywoman - Cork

We decided to choose an Italian restaurant for our last night in Bordeaux after 5 fantastic nights of eating superb French food. This little restaurant was a pure gem, from the warm welcome from the lovely smiling hostess and to her Italian husband who cooks such wonderful Italian food with a French twist. The menu is small 2 choices for each course but it is all fresh produce cooked fresh. Booking well in advance is essential as this restaurant is very small but beautiful inside.
This was a truly memorable meal from start to finish and washed down with some lovely glasses of a light red from near Venice very reasonably priced per glass at €4.50 and was recommended by the lovely hostess. The evening menu is very reasonably priced at around 25 euros for 2 courses and this restaurant was open on a Monday night as a lot of other restaurants are closed.
5 star service and food, Merci & Grazie for a wonderful dining experience one not to be missed when in this beautiful city if you fancy a change from the superb French food. We wish them both many years of success they truly deserve it and are a great Team and offer hospitality at its best and great food on the side !
Best wishes
Josephine & Paul
Ireland

9. BLISSS

98 avenue de Magudas, 33700 Merignac, Bordeaux, France Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner HK$432 - HK$965 +33 5 56 98 66 72
Excellent
89%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 654 reviews

BLISSS

Reviewed By Laura_Westley - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

We stopped here as part of our road trip across France, we visited many restaurants, including Michelin star rated restaurants - and BLISSS was by far our favourite!!!!
The food was absolutely delicious and so well presented.
The staff were wonderful and really helpful. We had a good laugh and really enjoyed our meal.
Honestly it's fine dining without the price tag!
We will definitely be back next time we're in the area!!

10. HA Restaurant

50 rue du Ha, 33000, Bordeaux, France Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$220 - HK$502 +33 5 57 83 77 10
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 293 reviews

HA Restaurant

Reviewed By Judy M - Portland, Oregon

Had an outstanding lunch with a friend while visiting Bordeaux. We ordered the 4 course menu which consisted of an appetizer, a fish course, a meat course and dessert. My friend is a pescatarian so the chef substituted a dish made with octopus for the meat. They serve only "surprise" menus so the only choice one needs to make is whether you are having 2 or 4 courses for lunch. I'm not sure about dinner. Each course was delicious and artfully presented. The wait staff was attentive and helpful. It was a perfect meal and I hope to have the opportunity to go back at another time.

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