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The Absolute BEST Restaurants in Bordeaux 2023

Wondering where to eat in Bordeaux, France? Look no further! These are the best Bordeaux restaurants you need to try:

1. Restaurant Son’

Restaurant Son’ is the best restaurant in Bordeaux.

Offering an innovative take on French dishes & ingredients, expect an interesting and intimate dining experience for a reasonable price.

The lunchtime menu costs around €28 for 3 courses, whilst the evening menu costs €65 for 5 courses.

The price point really is remarkable considering the fine dining experience on offer.

Restaurant Son’ is also the best restaurant in Bordeaux city centre according to Tripadvisor.

2. Le Prévert


You need to check out this Bordeaux hidden gem… Le Prévert is one of the best Bordeaux restaurants and it’s SO cheap. The food is homemade & authentic, served with fresh crusty bread. 🥖 If you want a glass of Bordeaux wine, you won’t be disappointed (and it’s just €3 a glass). 🍷 The homemade Crème Brûlée was unreal. 🙌🏻 As was the espresso served with a cute chocolate bear!☕️ Total bill was €16! Don’t miss this epic Bordeaux food spot. 🔒Save for later🔒 📍Bordeaux, France #bordeauxfoodie #bordeauxfood #bordeauxitinerary #bordeauxtravel #bordeauxthingstodo #bordeauxbestplaces

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Le Prévert is an absolute Bordeaux hidden gem, offering a home-cooked menu du jour for just €12.

Located down a charming little street in the centre of Bordeaux, Le Prévert is run by a lovely old gentleman who ensures you have the perfect meal.

The menu du jour is made up of a main course and a dessert (there are usually 2 or 3 main choices and one dessert option).

I had the pork fillets in white wine with tagliatelle, which was amazing, followed by homemade crème brulée with rum.

Along with a glass of local Bordeaux red wine and an espresso (served with a chocolate bear), the whole bill came to €16.

Le Prêvert is undoubtedly one of the top restaurants in Bordeaux, and definitely the best value for money.

3. La Cour de Nana

La Cour de Nana is a fantastic Syrian restaurant just by the Grosse Cloche bell tower.

Specialising in brunch & lunch, expect authentic Syrian and Middle Eastern food with a warm and friendly service.

La Cour de Nana also offers some of Bordeaux’s best vegetarian friendly food, and the prices are really reasonable.

Eating is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Bordeaux, and you’re sure to have a wonderful dining experience here.

4. Le Bouchon Bordelais

If you want to try the best Bordeaux regional food, you need to check out Le Bouchon Bordelais.

The cosy bistro with wood and brass features offers meat-oriented dishes that celebrate the regional ingredients available.

If you would like to gain a better understanding of what food Bordeaux is famous for, you’ll find out here.

If you’re wondering ‘Why is Bordeaux Wine the Best?’, then you need only visit Le Bouchon Bordelais, where all of the dishes can be paired with excellent local wines.

Found just round the corner from the National Opera, this spot is definitely one of the best restaurants in Bordeaux city centre.

5. L’Arepa

L’Arepa is an authentic Venezuelan canteen and it’s one of the best cheap restaurants in Bordeaux.

Located in the lively Capucins neighbourhood, the highly rated restaurant specialises in ‘arepas’ (a South American dish made of ground maize dough stuffed with a filling).

From meat to fish and veggie/ vegan options, this place caters to hungry locals & tourists alike.

Arepas only cost between €7-€9 and are served with beer, wine or soft drinks.

If you’re looking for a local’s take on the best restaurants in Bordeaux, you can’t miss L’Arepa.

6. Le Pressoir d’Argent – Gordon Ramsay

If you’re considering where to eat out in Bordeaux city for a really special occasion, you should choose Le Pressoir d’Argent.

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is well known for curating fine dining restaurants, and Le Pressoir d’Argent is the only two Michelin-starred restaurant in Bordeaux.

Located in the trendy InterContinental Hotel, Le Pressoir d’Argent offers modern cuisine made using innovative culinary techniques.

The restaurant menu takes you on a journey over seven courses paired with wine.

For the best Bordeaux wine food pairings, you can’t miss Le Pressoir d’Argent.

7. Mifan

Mifan is the best Asian restaurant in the city and in the top 10 of the best restaurants in Bordeaux.

Showcasing a variety of tasty dishes from around Asia, the stylish restaurant is highly popular and always busy.

For Thai food lovers visiting Bordeaux, Mifan does excellent Pad Thai and Khao Pad.

Other great choices include the Vietnamese crispy bao buns and spring rolls, whilst the cocktails always hit the spot.

If you’re looking for a Bordeaux restaurant menu with vegetarian/ vegan dishes, Mifan is a great choice too.

8. Petit Mignon

Petit Mignon is a highly rated and very popular Bordeaux restaurant in the heart of the Old Town.

The restaurant offers tartare & burgers, served on huge wooden chopping boards with french fries and salad.

Many tourists say that Petit Mignon does the best burgers in Bordeaux.

The concept is simple, yet the flavours are perfect.

If you’re looking for a cheap French restaurant in Bordeaux, you should choose Petit Mignon.

It would be difficult to get a table with no reservations, as this is one of the best restaurants in Bordeaux Old Town, so book your table here.

9. Goupil

Goupil is a brilliant French restaurant in Bordeaux, offering refined takes on classic French fare made with seasonal produce from the Bordeaux region.

The small rotating menu is made up of 3 starters, 3 mains and 3 desserts, displayed on a chalkboard.

Expect oven baked razor clams to start, followed by caramelised pork belly with risotto or roasted butternut squash with pine nuts, finished with a homemade tarte tatin.

The cheese and charcuterie boards are also very popular, making Goupil one of the truly great restaurants in Bordeaux.


BOCCACCIA is the best Italian restaurant in Bordeaux, and very highly rated.

As the name would suggest, BOCCACCIA is famous for its homemade focaccia.

They also do an amazing octopus dish, as well as buffalo mozzarella bombs, pasta, risotto and steak.

For dessert, don’t miss the house made tiramisu or the hazelnut panna cotta.

If you’re looking for non-French places to eat in Bordeaux, you can’t miss BOCCACCIA.

11. Le Clandestin

Le Clandestin is a laid back French restaurant showcasing the best of the Bordeaux region.

It’s also one of the most trendy restaurants in Bordeaux, with quirky features and low hanging lights to create an intimate atmosphere.

Refined dishes are served with exclusively seasonal and local ingredients and the prices are great value for the quality (the lunchtime menu is €30 for three courses).

If you want to know which Bordeaux wine is the best match for your chosen dish, the enthusiastic waiting staff will recommend something delicious.

Found in Bordeaux centre, Le Clandestin is a great addition to your travel itinerary.

I hope you enjoyed my guide to the best restaurants in Bordeaux, France. Don’t miss my guide to the Best Things to Do in Bordeaux here.