Bordeaux, the city of 1,600 restaurants!

  • La Tupina

    © La Tupina

    La Tupina

    © La Tupina

  • Canelés

    © Sophie DUBOSCQ


    © Sophie DUBOSCQ

Bordeaux, the city of 1,600 restaurants! bordeaux fr

Art of Living

stands as a dynamic symbol of the French “art of living.” Acclaimed for its
wine and vineyards, Bordeaux also boasts superb cuisine. The city is a playground
for haute cuisine chefs, having spawned a new generation that champions the specialties of southwest France.
There are now more than 1,600 restaurants: Bordeaux has become a hot
gastronomic destination
! The last couple of years has seen the arrival of
several top chefs with Philippe Etchebest at the Quatrième Mur in 2015, British
chef Gordon Ramsay at the Pressoir d'Argent (2 stars), and finally Pierre
Gagnaire at the luxurious Grande Maison (2 stars) in mid-2016. Michelin-starred
addresses mix with affordable, exciting restaurants
, such as the trendy
Symbiose on the Quai des Chartrons, which received Le Fooding’s 2017 Best Original
award, Racines led by the Scottish leader, Daniel Gallacher, or Côté Rue,
head by two young chefs.

At La Tupina and La Brasserie Bordelaise restaurants,
you can enjoy traditional cuisine and gourmet products from South West France:
foie gras, oysters, Grenier Médocain (a sliced tripe sausage) … with a glass of
wine! Another option: enjoy a meal by sailing the river, with Bordeaux River
Cruise. This gourmet cruise will lead you along the UNESCO heritage waterfront.

Enjoy the beautiful markets of
Bordeaux: Capucins Market, one of the largest of the city, where people meet
there on Sundays for brunch, graze or tapas or seafood platters. Head for the
outdoor Chartrons market on the waterfront and admire the view on the Garonne

Try a Sunday brunch: American-style at Plume
Small Kitchen, relaxed at Chez les Tontons, British at the Breakfast Club,
Scandinavian at Koeben, organic at the
Magasin Général in the Darwin complex, or local at La Cagette Cantine Fraiche.


The canelé, both
creamy and crunchy, is the most famous pastry of Bordeaux! Made with sugar, rhum,
vanilla … and love! But this is not the only specialty:  meat lovers will enjoy the Pauillac lamb or its
beef from the Bazas region whereas vegetarians can discover the famous lamprey
in bordelaise red wine sauce, the Blaye asparagus or cèpes mushrooms in a
garlic sauce.  


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