Here are a few more of our favourite places…
For brunch or a little break
Our usual haunt on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. There’s a lovely little terrace overlooking the pedestrian street “des ramparts”. Teas, Coffees, creamy hot chocolates, and a superb assortment cakes and the scones…
This charming Tea room is at the end of Passage Sarget, and sitting at the table, you can enjoy the calm and cosy atmosphere of the Passage and the magnificent view over the Place du Chapelet, if it’s nice day sit on the terrace. It’s close to the Baroque Notre Dame church and Mably court.
Situated on Parlament Square, it does brunches and great sharing platters. It’s bright and good for people watching.
Good for brunch or lunch, on Rue de Cheverus. Its modern and inventive!
See also : Chez ALRICQ (tavern), le Pavillon Garonne (on the banks of the Garonne in Rives d’Arcins. There’s a beautiful terrace with little lanterns hanging wisteria. Take the taxi boat to Rives d’Arcins)
A hidden gem on the corner of rue de “pont aux mouches” (rue pont de la Mousque) between the Grand Theatre and Parliament Square. We love it, the cellar setting, the kindness of the staff and the superb menu with a modern taken on french classics. The whole place is about the size of our dining room with no more than 20 tables, so book!
See also : Le bistrot du Sommelier, Le boeuf sur la Place ( Pessac), Chez Peponne and les Ragazzi da Peponne : Italians , Le soufflet :Go there in Autumn for fresh mushrooms! (Mérignac Arlac)
Just beside L’invitation au Voyage going down towards la Victoire you’ll find it on Rue Sainte Catherine in a little square. The food is good, the staff are attentive and the prices are reasonable. We love it!
Pair that with a night at the theatre: just nearby is the Theatre Victoire (Rue des augustins)
See also : CPP (an italian just next to L’invitation,between Platinum and CPP. Great for lunch ), L’orangerie (in the Public Gardens),Glouton (rue des Frères Bonnie in front of l’hôtel de justice), Café Opéra (in Grand Théatre), le caillou in the Botanic Gardens (organic and also does live concerts!)
Right in the centre of St Pierre, its a fish restaurant and wine bar in the style of a 1950’s bistro. Open 7 days a week, Fish is the specialty. It’s a safe bet: fresh catches every day and plenty of atmosphere.
Bistrot: three friends as chefs and a welcome change a well filled belly.
Bring back Canelés ( a sweet local speciality) from
chez BAILLARDRAN – they’re to die for!
Get introduced to wine tasting at
The fois gras, it’s something else! Very close to Hotel de ville, its a small place, so booking is recommended. Closed Monndays, Wednesdays and Sundays.
Popular restaurant in Bordeaux. There is a “bistro” and a “gourmet” menu. The bistro has a great quality to price ratio making it one of our absolute favourites. Booking is essential, especially if you want a table with a romantic view of Place de la Bourse. Open 7 days a week.
See also : L’oiseau bleu, Gravelier, Solena, C Yusha, Davoli, Comptoir Cuisine, le Raviolon, Le Miles,Garopapilles
If you want to eat “like a local”
Eat like the locals in this cafe brasserie where you’re sure to find businessmen and traders sipping coffees and having lunch. Family friendly and affordable.
LA BRASSERIE DU PASSAGE ST MICHEL
Perfect for Sunday afternoons, after the market. Brasserie food, and a setting where you feel both at the market and at a parisien brasserie with white tablecloths and classic décor.
Rub shoulders with the property moguls and those who work at the designer Galeries Lafayette. It’s been our lunch spot on shopping days for the last 15 years. Its quiet and relaxing and the food is just the way we like it.
Try oysters and sea food at this food stand Capucins Market. Great atmosphere at the week ends.
Taste all different types of cheese at this stand in Capucines market.
A great video from Geoffroy Grould
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