While Bordeaux may be known worldwide for its acclaimed wines, it has undergone a gastronomical revolution, attracting the attention of many celebrity chefs and boasting numerous chic bistros and restaurants. With so many delicious options, Bordeaux guided tours can assist in organizing the perfect culinary experience, custom-designed to the taste of every guest.
Some of Bordeaux’s top restaurants include Restaurant Pressoir d'Argent, a concept designed by Chef Gordon Ramsay. The gourmet restaurant of the InterContinental Bordeaux - Le Grand Hotel holds 2 Michelin stars and takes its name from the dining room’s centerpiece of a rare Christofle solid silver lobster press. One of only five in the world, this signature piece in action embodies the restaurant’s creative cooking and attention to detail.
Equally elegant is Restaurant Pierre Gagnaire within La Grande Maison de Bernard Magrez. Earning 2 Michelin stars, the culinary team exclusively sources fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. Elaborate menus of genuine and sincere cuisine are crafted from the best products of the region, making the dining experience uniquely Bordelaise.
The extensive culinary scene in Bordeaux offers many options for memorable dining experiences. Among the top establishments are Restaurant Le Chapon Fin, Le Quatrième Mur Philippe Etchebest, Restaurant le Pavillon des Boulevards, Le Restaurant Davoli, Restaurant Le Prince Noir, La Tupina, Le Gabriel, and Restaurant Saint-James. Many of these boast impressive wine lists where guests can discover some of Bordeaux’s finest wines paired with a gourmet dish. Those interested in Bordeaux’s food and wine scene are encouraged to experience a Bordeaux wine tour, followed by a gourmet meal at one of Bordeaux’s many fashionable restaurants. Wine lovers will appreciate the menu at Restaurant Le Sept within Cité du Vin, as well as La Grand'Vigne, the restaurant of the hotel Les Sources de Caudalie, which holds 2 Michelin stars.
Culinary experiences outside of the city center are also available. In the Médoc region, Restaurant du Chateau Cordeillan Bages in Pauillac holds 2 Michelin stars, as does Hostellerie de Plaisance Restaurant in Saint Émilion. Guests can also enjoy the creative dishes at Restaurant Table d'Agassac, Café Lavinal, Relais Margaux, La Terrasse Rouge, Logis de la Cadène, and Le Tertre.
Bordeaux tours can also include dining adventures, allowing guests to relax while appreciating the region’s new identity as a creative kitchen.