A Taste of Bordeaux 🍷✨
As someone who spends a lot of time in Bordeaux, here, in my opinion, are some of the best places to eat in the city! Here you will find all of my recommendations for places to eat organized by what vibe you might be going for (ie amazing cocktails or the popular dinner destination etc). I will update this list every time I visit a restaurant that really blew me away so be sure to save it for any future updates! ✨
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The rooftop bar experience:

Mama Shelter
@czphoneshome
At the very top of this hotel, there is a rooftop bar with a gorgeous space with a wonderful view of Bordeaux! It is the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail!🍹
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The popular dinner destination:

L'Entrecôte
@czphoneshome
Every time I pass this restaurant, there is a HUGE line! They are one of the go-to restaurants in Bordeaux! Tip: they do not take reservations, which is why there’s always a line! So be prepared to wait in line, but don’t worry, they try and seat people as fast as they can! We noticed they try and seat 10-20 tables at a time! ⏱️ NOTE: they only serve one thing at this restaurant, salad, fries and meat! Everyone in the restaurant has the same meal except for drinks and desserts!
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If you want something fancy:

Le 7 Restaurant
@czphoneshome
Right at the top of the Wine Museum (Cité du Vin), there’s a FANTASTIC restaurant! It is definitely more on the pricey side but the food is amazing and it has a great panoramic view of the city! 🍷 I don't believe you necessarily need to visit the museum in order to access the restaurant but the museum is really interesting. When I visited, we spend the morning in the museum and then popped up to the restaurant for lunch!
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The best canelés:

La Toque Cuivrée
@czphoneshome
Bordeaux is known for a sweet called canelé. I’ve heard from locals that the ones sold by this particular brand are the best, most traditional and cheapest compared to other shops! The Toque Cuivrée is a brand, you can even find them in other areas of France! In Bordeaux, you can find many shops around so keep your eyes peeled! 🥮
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A HUGE ice cream selection:

La Maison du Glacier
@czphoneshome
This is probably one of my favourite discoveries in Bordeaux! It’s super small, in Place Saint Pierre but has the most original flavours of ice cream I’ve seen to date (I even saw beer flavour ice cream)! 😱 They have a TONNE of flavours, I personally tried the canalé and macaron flavours!
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A unique experience:

Café UTOPIA
@czphoneshome
I haven't actually eaten here but I have heard about this hidden gem from a few different locals. This café is unique because it’s located in an old church that is now being used as a cinema! They have a terrace and a little shop in the front as their cafe but the main interior is an old french cinema! How cool is that! 🎬
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Some amazing cocktails:

La Comtesse
@czphoneshome
This bar is super eclectic with fantastic original cocktails! It’s filled with recycled, antique furniture and they up-cycled old books for their menus! ♻️ Tip: our server was amazing, a pro of drinks! He asked us questions about what type of drinks we like and gave us personalized recommendations! So helpful! If this bar is packed, this entire street in Bordeaux has a tonne of other bars! Its the food and drink area of the city!
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A delicious dinner:

Berthus
@czphoneshome
We had a great dining experience here! It almost felt like fine dining but at a reasonable price! So delish! 😋 I always opt for the prefixed menu because I usually find its a better deal and you can try a few things! I did the same here and had a really original, seasonal entrée, an amazing plat and a really tasty dessert!
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Some tasty cookies:

Be my Cookie
@czphoneshome
This place is described as a ‘bar but for cookies’! It’s an ethical, organic, cookie bar that has amazing flavours and huge portion sizes! You can even buy some cookie dough! 🍪 Its the perfect place to grab a snack and go, there is no seating available so keep this in mind!
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The typical Sunday market:

Marché des Capucins
@czphoneshome
France is known for their weekend markets, and this one is the perfect example! They have everything you could ever need from fresh herbs to fresh pasta! A really great local shopping experience! 🛒 Here is a really great place to buy groceries rather than pre-made food, there are a few places to eat inside but its mainly a place to find fresh produce and local products!
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Some amazing pizza: 

Pizzeria Mirabella
@czphoneshome
This pizza was AMAZING! They have a great selection of tomato, cream, and even spinach-based pizzas! My personal faves are the PIERRETTE and the MAURICETTE
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Tapas from Pays Basque:

TOPA Comptoir Basque
@czphoneshome
If you want to try some traditional basque (this is a region in France that shares the border with Spain) cuisine, be sure to stop by TOPA! They also sell some local products from Pays Basque if that’s up your alley! 🥘 This is a tapas experience, so you'll get a lot of little things to share with your family and friends. Their drinks were also really tasty as well! Tip: I personally love Gateaux Basque - a traditional dessert from the region!
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Great prices:

Le Carré
@czphoneshome
This place has realllyyyyy great food for a really great price! When I visited, the plat du jour (daily special) only cost €14 and it was amazing quality! Highly recommend!
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Laptop Friendly Cafe:

Juliena
@czphoneshome
Juliena is a great laptop-friendly cafe a bit away from the city centre! I personally spent an entire afternoon there accompanied by some delicious cookies! The wifi is pretty good, not the best but not bad either! I managed well for an entire afternoon working away!
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Food from Corsica:

A Cantina Comptoir Corse
@czphoneshome
Corsica is an island off the coast of France and Italy (where Napoleon is from). And they are known for their dried meats and charcuterie! Here you can order a planche of different meats and cheeses (which are incredible) or other plat/dessert options! The burger is amazing!
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Hopefully, you found enough options to eat for your next visit to Bordeaux! If you liked this list be sure to save it, share it and leave a tip if you're feeling generous! 

Need more information for your trip to Bordeaux? I have put together a complete guide to one of the TOP day trips from Bordeaux - St. Émilion!

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Want help planning your trip to Bordeaux? 

I consider France to be my area of expertise. I've lived here for 2 years and have traveled around many times to many regions! I would love to help you with your trip planning - let's make the most out of your trip! 

How can we make your trip EVEN BETTER? 

Curated recs are great if:

you know where you want to go, but don’t have the time or energy to research where to eat, what to do, or where to stay!

Custom itinerary is great if: 

you know where you want to go but cannot commit the time to planning and researching the logistical details. You can choose whether you want an in-depth itinerary or a trip outline!

Consultation calls are great if:

you want to chat face-to-face with someone who has lived in Europe for 4 years and can give you advice, tips, or even feedback on your itinerary. We can talk about everything and anything you need help with!

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Hi, I'm Caity! I'm a Canadian ex-pat who is on her second working holiday visa in Europe! 🇨🇦🇫🇷 I specialize in France & UK travel! Both of these 2 countries I have lived in and traveled around extensively and I love helping travelers explore more underrated and unique sides of these great countries! **Travelling to France for the Olympics in 2024? I'd love to help make your trip memorable!** I am a foodie at heart! When traveling I love speaking with locals to find the best food recommendations and I'm always open to trying the local specialties and dishes! I come from a teaching background which means I am very detail-oriented & someone who is deeply motivated by being as helpful as possible - something I hope you see in every single one of my guides, itineraries, and consultations! Fast facts about me: ✨ I've lived in the UK, France, and (of course) Canada ✨ I've traveled to 30 countries ✨ I've taken 8 different cooking classes/food tours abroad ✨ I'm a history & geography teacher with a foodie alter ego How I can help you? 🌎 Browse through my pre-made France & UK travel guides ☎️ Book a consultation call with me 📝 Order a customized itinerary ✅ Order a personalized list of travel recommendations I hope I can help you plan your next adventure! ✨
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A Taste of Bordeaux 🍷✨
As someone who spends a lot of time in Bordeaux, here, in my opinion, are some of the best places to eat in the city! Here you will find all of my recommendations for places to eat organized by what vibe you might be going for (ie amazing cocktails or the popular dinner destination etc). I will update this list every time I visit a restaurant that really blew me away so be sure to save it for any future updates! ✨
15 Places • 17 Saves • ago
Free

The rooftop bar experience:

Mama Shelter
@czphoneshome
At the very top of this hotel, there is a rooftop bar with a gorgeous space with a wonderful view of Bordeaux! It is the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail!🍹
Add to
Details

The popular dinner destination:

L'Entrecôte
@czphoneshome
Every time I pass this restaurant, there is a HUGE line! They are one of the go-to restaurants in Bordeaux! Tip: they do not take reservations, which is why there’s always a line! So be prepared to wait in line, but don’t worry, they try and seat people as fast as they can! We noticed they try and seat 10-20 tables at a time! ⏱️ NOTE: they only serve one thing at this restaurant, salad, fries and meat! Everyone in the restaurant has the same meal except for drinks and desserts!
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If you want something fancy:

Le 7 Restaurant
@czphoneshome
Right at the top of the Wine Museum (Cité du Vin), there’s a FANTASTIC restaurant! It is definitely more on the pricey side but the food is amazing and it has a great panoramic view of the city! 🍷 I don't believe you necessarily need to visit the museum in order to access the restaurant but the museum is really interesting. When I visited, we spend the morning in the museum and then popped up to the restaurant for lunch!
Add to
Details

The best canelés:

La Toque Cuivrée
@czphoneshome
Bordeaux is known for a sweet called canelé. I’ve heard from locals that the ones sold by this particular brand are the best, most traditional and cheapest compared to other shops! The Toque Cuivrée is a brand, you can even find them in other areas of France! In Bordeaux, you can find many shops around so keep your eyes peeled! 🥮
Add to
Details

A HUGE ice cream selection:

La Maison du Glacier
@czphoneshome
This is probably one of my favourite discoveries in Bordeaux! It’s super small, in Place Saint Pierre but has the most original flavours of ice cream I’ve seen to date (I even saw beer flavour ice cream)! 😱 They have a TONNE of flavours, I personally tried the canalé and macaron flavours!
Add to
Details

A unique experience:

Café UTOPIA
@czphoneshome
I haven't actually eaten here but I have heard about this hidden gem from a few different locals. This café is unique because it’s located in an old church that is now being used as a cinema! They have a terrace and a little shop in the front as their cafe but the main interior is an old french cinema! How cool is that! 🎬
Add to
Details

Some amazing cocktails:

La Comtesse
@czphoneshome
This bar is super eclectic with fantastic original cocktails! It’s filled with recycled, antique furniture and they up-cycled old books for their menus! ♻️ Tip: our server was amazing, a pro of drinks! He asked us questions about what type of drinks we like and gave us personalized recommendations! So helpful! If this bar is packed, this entire street in Bordeaux has a tonne of other bars! Its the food and drink area of the city!
Add to
Details

A delicious dinner:

Berthus
@czphoneshome
We had a great dining experience here! It almost felt like fine dining but at a reasonable price! So delish! 😋 I always opt for the prefixed menu because I usually find its a better deal and you can try a few things! I did the same here and had a really original, seasonal entrée, an amazing plat and a really tasty dessert!
Add to
Details

Some tasty cookies:

Be my Cookie
@czphoneshome
This place is described as a ‘bar but for cookies’! It’s an ethical, organic, cookie bar that has amazing flavours and huge portion sizes! You can even buy some cookie dough! 🍪 Its the perfect place to grab a snack and go, there is no seating available so keep this in mind!
Add to
Details

The typical Sunday market:

Marché des Capucins
@czphoneshome
France is known for their weekend markets, and this one is the perfect example! They have everything you could ever need from fresh herbs to fresh pasta! A really great local shopping experience! 🛒 Here is a really great place to buy groceries rather than pre-made food, there are a few places to eat inside but its mainly a place to find fresh produce and local products!
Add to
Details

Some amazing pizza: 

Pizzeria Mirabella
@czphoneshome
This pizza was AMAZING! They have a great selection of tomato, cream, and even spinach-based pizzas! My personal faves are the PIERRETTE and the MAURICETTE
Add to
Details

Tapas from Pays Basque:

TOPA Comptoir Basque
@czphoneshome
If you want to try some traditional basque (this is a region in France that shares the border with Spain) cuisine, be sure to stop by TOPA! They also sell some local products from Pays Basque if that’s up your alley! 🥘 This is a tapas experience, so you'll get a lot of little things to share with your family and friends. Their drinks were also really tasty as well! Tip: I personally love Gateaux Basque - a traditional dessert from the region!
Add to
Details

Great prices:

Le Carré
@czphoneshome
This place has realllyyyyy great food for a really great price! When I visited, the plat du jour (daily special) only cost €14 and it was amazing quality! Highly recommend!
Add to
Details

Laptop Friendly Cafe:

Juliena
@czphoneshome
Juliena is a great laptop-friendly cafe a bit away from the city centre! I personally spent an entire afternoon there accompanied by some delicious cookies! The wifi is pretty good, not the best but not bad either! I managed well for an entire afternoon working away!
Add to
Details

Food from Corsica:

A Cantina Comptoir Corse
@czphoneshome
Corsica is an island off the coast of France and Italy (where Napoleon is from). And they are known for their dried meats and charcuterie! Here you can order a planche of different meats and cheeses (which are incredible) or other plat/dessert options! The burger is amazing!
Add to
Details

Hopefully, you found enough options to eat for your next visit to Bordeaux! If you liked this list be sure to save it, share it and leave a tip if you're feeling generous! 

Need more information for your trip to Bordeaux? I have put together a complete guide to one of the TOP day trips from Bordeaux - St. Émilion!

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Want help planning your trip to Bordeaux? 

I consider France to be my area of expertise. I've lived here for 2 years and have traveled around many times to many regions! I would love to help you with your trip planning - let's make the most out of your trip! 

How can we make your trip EVEN BETTER? 

Curated recs are great if:

you know where you want to go, but don’t have the time or energy to research where to eat, what to do, or where to stay!

Custom itinerary is great if: 

you know where you want to go but cannot commit the time to planning and researching the logistical details. You can choose whether you want an in-depth itinerary or a trip outline!

Consultation calls are great if:

you want to chat face-to-face with someone who has lived in Europe for 4 years and can give you advice, tips, or even feedback on your itinerary. We can talk about everything and anything you need help with!

* * *
CURATED BY
Hi, I'm Caity! I'm a Canadian ex-pat who is on her second working holiday visa in Europe! 🇨🇦🇫🇷 I specialize in France & UK travel! Both of these 2 countries I have lived in and traveled around extensively and I love helping travelers explore more underrated and unique sides of these great countries! **Travelling to France for the Olympics in 2024? I'd love to help make your trip memorable!** I am a foodie at heart! When traveling I love speaking with locals to find the best food recommendations and I'm always open to trying the local specialties and dishes! I come from a teaching background which means I am very detail-oriented & someone who is deeply motivated by being as helpful as possible - something I hope you see in every single one of my guides, itineraries, and consultations! Fast facts about me: ✨ I've lived in the UK, France, and (of course) Canada ✨ I've traveled to 30 countries ✨ I've taken 8 different cooking classes/food tours abroad ✨ I'm a history & geography teacher with a foodie alter ego How I can help you? 🌎 Browse through my pre-made France & UK travel guides ☎️ Book a consultation call with me 📝 Order a customized itinerary ✅ Order a personalized list of travel recommendations I hope I can help you plan your next adventure! ✨
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