This store offers the best cinnamon Baillardran (small cakes are caramelized), which is the specialty of Bordeaux, they also sell Nougatines baskets and cakes of all flavors (fruit, chocolate or coffee). There are other shops like this in the city center, including in Dijeaux street. There is a shop that opened a few years ago in the Montparnasse train station, linking Paris to Bordeaux.
A mixture of a bar, French restaurant and pizzeria. Steak tartar is 12 euros, with chips, quite a good price. Confit de canard, duck broth costs 12 euros too. International dishes, English wines, and a long list of pizzas. The decor is rock, there's an old bike, and various accessories that recall the legendary Road 66. To accompany the dishes, imported beers and pressure. The menu is quite surprising, from sauerkraut, a dish of cabbage and sausage of the Alsace region, to flammekueche, a pizza with cream found in Belgium and northern France. I stayed with the classics ...
A traditional restaurant in the center of Bordeaux. Situated inside an old house in central, and the restaurant has been open 150 years! The inner room is amazing with its painted wooden ceilings, and many details that take you on a journey through time. At noon there is a daily special menu at 11 euros, plus a first course or dessert is 16 euros. At night there is a quick menu of 26 euros, and another of 30 euros. Seasonal menu, the dishes are beautifully presented, and they do a spectacular confit. The desserts are also very rich.
If you like wine and one of the reasons you visit Bordeaux is so that you can try their wines, you must go to the Maison ... It is a bar serving the best wines, by the glass, from the Bordeaux region. It´s cheaper than in the city (taking into account the quality of what they serve, of course) because it depends on the Chartered Institute of Wine and advise if you give it a try, you will make great discoveries. You can also order a plate of sausages and cheeses (as a small side plate) to accompany the wines.
This cafe, located under the gate of Dijeaux, offers a pleasant terrace and has a large variety of wines. The coffee is always served with cinnamon, which is famous in Bordeaux. Unfortunately however, the price is a bit steep. I recommend going there to relax after a day exploring the pedestrian center of Bordeaux.
This cafe is a traditional restaurant Place Pey Berland in Bordeaux. Classic food in the region, seasonal market food. It has a large terrace overlooking the cathedral Saint André, Pey Berland tower and city hall. Inside is a cozy room with a warm décor. You can try the wine of the region, with a wine that changes each month, and various menus at 20, 30 and 35 euros. In good weather the place is really full, but you can book. Open every day until 10 pm, Sunday until eight. A la carte is around 30 euros per person. The square is pedestrian and tranquil.
The Taj Mahal is an Indian restaurant that has a good reputation in Bordeaux. This restaurant, near Sainte Catherine Street in the pedestrian city center, offers classic Indian cuisine (tandoori chicken, curry, etc..) That I find particularly good as is the chic décor. The Taj Mahal is spacious so go in groups to hold an event in a good environment, for example.
The red hat is a Basque restaurant, and you might think that refers to the Basque but it is in fact named after the street on which it is installed behind the Place de la Comédie. It is a typical local restaurant, where they serve axoa, bull meat marinated piquillo peppers, encornets to planxa, or black sauce ... Paired with a wide selection of Spanish wines. There is a friendly atmosphere with Basque music, sometimes there are parties and special events. Details of the region are etched into the decoration of stone and wood, and the feel is very convivial. A art gallery is situated below. 10 and 15 euros for a dish, there is a menu where a first and second course costs 19 euros for dinner and 16 for lunch (includes wine and dessert).
Rohan Coffee is a classic French cafe, located in the Plaza Rohan, near the town hall of Bordeaux. The spacious terrace gives you the best view of the historic buildings of the square, starting with Pey Berland tower and the city´s cathedral St. Andre. The place serves all kinds of hot and cold drinks, a lunch menu at noon and a dinner menu in the evening. The dish of the day, usually typical from the region, costs 10 euros. The lunch menu is served from midday until 14.50, and includes specials, plus a dessert and a glass of wine. They also make good ice cream. The service can be a bit slow if it is crowded, but apart from the two summer months, it´s fine. The cooking is normal, with market produce, with a good presentation and taste.
On my trip to the Aquitaine region I spent a few days in Périgueux, a magnificent city, looking for a special restaurant for a special dinner. We were recommended Le Clos Saint Front - an excellent choice. Traditional food mixed with nouvelle cuisine. Very pleasant staff and excellent atmosphere. I recommend it!
The Noailles not only is very well located, in the alleys of Tourny near the Grand Theatre, and the terrace is nice, but the food is delicious. The Noailles reminds me of Parisian brasseries in its atmosphere and food, often classics (the desserts are especially recommended). Even if it is a bit expensive, I think the food means it deserves a stop if you want to have fun.
The restaurant is situated near the beach in Biarritz, only a few minutes away. The specialties are obviously fresh seafood products. The fish and seafood selection is wide, but they also offer other foods for those who are not fans of the ocean. Prices are not low (we´re in France afterall), but the quality of their food is high. In my case, I chose mussels in marinara sauce and they were tasty. This particular dish I usually bring in a large kettle (although it is sold out in minutes). The atmosphere is nice and the service is alright also.
The Tupiña is a traditional restaurant in southwestern France, created in the 60s. A facility located in a beautiful eighteenth century building, on the street Porte de la Monnaie. It is a restaurant showcasing the gastronomic pride of Bordeaux. In winter it is customer friendly, with a fireplace, and in summer the terrace open. The place is open daily and serve food until 10, closing at 11pm. At noon there is a menu of 16 euros, with plate and special of the day, plus a coffee which is a little sweet. The most gastronomic menu with foie gras, duck or lamb roast, chocolate cake and three glasses of wine is 32 euros. At night it changes. Take the opportunity to know the wines of the region.
This small street restaurant on Du Ha street is one of the best in Bordeaux for Lebanese cuisine. The chef is a culinary personality of the region and prepares an assortment of mezze, small hot and cold dishes that are shared and generally just eaten with bread. There are various menus to try everything and it's the best choice accompanied by Lebanese wine which has an original flavor. The restaurant opens at noon, is open in the evening but closes between the two. It is usually full, even though it has a discreet facade and is in a small street, it's better if you call to book.
Do you know canelés? They are small cakes that are a specialty of Bordeaux. You can have them for breakfast, snack, with coffee, with a cocktail as they are desirable at any time and are really good! They can be found in many places but on my last trip I discovered the best so far: BAILLARDAN. This prestigious pastry / coffee shop make the best canelés in the city. You can not leave without trying them!
This is a really small coffee shop with a paradoxically large terrace, which occupies the area around the coffee shop, as well as part of the square in front. It's situated within walking distance of downtown, but its location makes it a much quieter place. Ideal for coffee and relaxation. It overlooks the beautiful market square and good prices, which is much appreciated.
We have to accept that your kitchen is a true "mussel factory", but it is really worth trying this traditional dish of Belgian origin. This is the signature dish: MOULES, very small mussels eaten like sunflower seeds. With Roquefort gratin, saffron sauce, mixed house specialty ... you find them in different sauces, all very rich (my favorite mixed) Open every day from 12:00 to 14:30 and 19 to 22:30 ration cost is about 10 € on average, staying full if you accompany them with a portion of chips (see photos to get an idea of the portion sizes). HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if you are visiting this area!
Guéthary is a small surfer village with a picturesque estate such as the town hall, the fishing port and the church of St. Nicholas from 12th century. The restaurant was a hit. It is a small place, which I cannot remember the name of, with an aesthetic which combines with some success dominant surfer styles. The waiter and owner (I think) was very friendly. Very fast service and great food. I recommend it!