Where to eat "à la française" in Bordeaux?
As a visitor in the capital of wine, going to a local restaurant to eat some French Cuisine is definitely a must-do! Meats in sauce, roasted vegetables, delicious pâtés and other succulent dishes will delight your tastebuds and immerse yourself in the atmosphere. And since in France, cuisine is like fashion, there’s always a new trend cropping up, especially in a city like Bordeaux, we have selected some of the best addresses in town to eat “à la française” ! So as we say here: bon appétit!
Le Bistro du Sommelier
From the classic duck confit, to the dozen of oysters from the Bay of Arcachon, the traditional cuisine from the South-West of France has the place of honor here! And as its name indicates, le Bistro du Sommelier is also an excellent choice to sip a glass of Bordeaux wine, since its owner used to be a sommelier.
Le Bouchon Bordelais
Quite modern, the Bouchon Bordelais offers a totally reinvented traditional French cuisine, with products straight from the farmer’s market. Its cook call it a “creative bistro” with a cuisine in motion, but the very convivial atmosphere and the decoration will keep you right in France.
La Brasserie Bordelaise
Real institution in the hearts of the locals, la Brasserie Bordelaise is worth a look just by its incredible design with bottles of wine all over the place. But once you look at the menu: Jambon Serrano, Espelette pepper shrimps, foie gras,... There’s no way of escape, the generous dishes of the restaurant are calling you!
Just a few steps away from the Saint André’s cathedral, Bistrot Glouton offers an authentic and local cuisine, in a very cosy atmosphere. And just by looking through its bay window, you’ll feel quite hungry: veggies and other succulent products are sitting on top of an old and charming table, in the middle of the restaurant.
Whenever you step in La Tupina, you feel like at home! Not only the restaurant has made a name for itself thanks to its delicious dishes, but also because of its conviviality and design: right in the middle of the restaurant, there’s always an open fire with roasted chickens, simmered soup, or braised beef on!
Located along the river on the right bank, Chez Alriq is an open-air cafe and dance-hall. Open during summertime only, you can rather eat some antipastis, or enjoy bigger dishes, such as mussels, beef with fries, etc. And the best part: there always bands that come along!
Red leather sofa and huge mirrors, welcome to one of the most popular brasserie of the city!
Very chic, l’Orléans serves local dishes, such as reinvented duck confit, foie gras, oysters and fresh fish from the ocean. And if you get lucky enough, maybe you’ll get the chance to visit the wine cellar!
Recently opened, le Bordeaux is the new trendy brasserie in the hands of Gordon Ramsay. And as French, if we assure you that the famous Scottish chef knows what he’s doing with our local products and dishes, you can believe us and head to Le Bordeaux straight away! Of course, you’ll still be able to savour a wonderful beef Wellington or a fish and chips, but what about a tarte au citron, or local strawberries for desert? Bon appétit!
La Belle Epoque
Located along the Garonne, the Belle Epoque used to be a hotel for traders and merchants during the 19th century. But nowadays, the hotel has become an elegant and traditional brasserie that serves refined and contemporary dishes, but always with the products from the region!
Situated just a few steps away from the Saint Pierre’s Church, since its opening Tante Charlotte has made a lot of taste buds quite happy. Refined and delectable, dishes are served into a very baroque dining room, with a subdued lighting, comfy chairs and period portraits.