Quality Hotel Bordeaux Centre
27 rue du Parlement
Phone: (33) 5 56819512
Fax: (33) 5 56445051
This large Indian restaurant features an elegant, airy décor, creating a fairly grandiose dining room. The menu offers choices from across the range of Indian cuisine: chicken, lamb and vegetable curries, 100 percent vegetarian dishes and tandoori chicken, with rose or mango lassi drinks and semolina and cardamom-based puddings for dessert. Dishes are well presented and perfectly spiced. The service can be a tad haughty, but the food remains a local favorite.
Lou Magret provides a menu composed principally of foie gras and duck breast, for those who wish to be initiated to the regional fare. Among the plates offered you can find the house half-cooked foie gras, the house duck, or a gizzard salad. Numerous plates of grilled fish also contribute to the spirit of the place: simple, copious and well-crafted. A professional demeanor and fast service make this restaurant a favorite among locals and tourists alike.
Right in the center of the restaurant district, this the Parlement des Graves offers a simple décor of white stone and gentle colors. It opened in 1994 and quickly developed into one of the most popular in town. Its menu displays regional dishes such as veal sweetbreads and prawns fried in olive oil with lime, or the platter of mixed grilled fish dressed with lemon and oil, all prepared in the chef's inimitable style. The wine list contains such prestigious names as a 1982 Pape Clément and a 1987 Yquem Sauternes.
One of the oyster and seafood specialists in Bordeaux, this establishment is located in the heart of the restaurant area and serves meals based on the produce from the Bay of Arcachon. In a restaurant decorated with pictures and ornaments with a maritime flavor, chef Joël Dupuch invites you to try various types of oysters from all over France (Fine de Claire, Marennes Spéciales, Bretagne) as well as other dishes such as fish soup or salmon. There are also oysters opened and prettily packaged to buy and enjoy at home. It is open on Sunday, a rarity for Bordeaux.
Don't try to get in here on Thursday night, because that's when this tapas bar really draws in the crowds of night revelers of all kinds, looking for a snack and a flavor of Spain. It has pictures of bullfights on the walls, a bull's head, sawdust on the floor and big tables with stools for you and your friends to try out the assorted tapas made from squid, olives and anchovies. The system for ordering involves changing money for tokens and these can be used to choose your favorite snacks. Strong colors and flavors make this a place where lots of locals like to start off their evening.
Located in the restaurant district, close to Place de la Bourse, this establishment occupies two stories and offers an elegant setting. The long and varied menu features many fish dishes (e.g. salmon steaks in béarnaise sauce, pan-cooked eels) but deals mainly with meat, including such specialities as acacia-flavored duck breast and fillet of beef with foie gras. The service is speedy, despite the number of clients, and you need to get there early to be sure of a place. Service is efficient.
Would you like breakfast, lunch or coffee and cookies in the afternoon? Karl is an exclusive address, a mix between a restaurant, a cafe and a bakery at one of the most beautiful locations in Bordeaux. The interior is minimalist with light colors and wood. The variety of the menu is overwhelming. The small terrace in front is often overrun by tourists and the stylish people of the neighborhood. Nevertheless it is it worth to have a breakfast in the sunlight of the animated place. After all the restaurant does claim it has the "finest food in town." - Hélène Walland
In a quintessential bistro-style decor with wood paneling and festooned with photographs, Bistrot de l'Embarcadère serves various seafood and meat dishes. There are many sizes of seafood platters available with oysters, crabs, shrimps, snails, gambas prawns, lobster and other treats from the Bay of Arcachon. The carefully chosen wine list features many appropriate vintages, and several choices by the glass. The pleasant ambiance adds to the overall dining experience.
A pleasant welcome awaits you amid this restaurant's simple and warm décor: white stone walls, candles and soft lighting complement a selection of lamb-based dishes that includes kebabs, legs and chops. This specialty is not the only one on the menu—there are duck breasts and many different types of seafood from the Bay of Arcachon. The cellar is full of great Bordeaux vintages as well as more affordable choices. Quality combined with quantity makes this place one of the most popular in town.
Café Japonais is one of the best Japanese restaurants in Bordeaux. It is located in the heart of the Saint-Pierre neighborhood, next to the Utopia movie theater. The interior conserves its image of Japanese simplicity, surfaces dominated with a dark wood. The small terrace, frequently filled, offers a nice view of the well-animated street. Café Japonais offers delicious traditional Japanese food, such as: sushi, maki, bento boxes and much more. The plates are very well prepared and served by Japanese waiters. Another option for people who prefer to eat at home - almost every plate can be ordered as take-away.
Step in this café for a break while you're in the area to catch a movie at the nearby Utopia theater or to just window shop in the St Pierre neighborhood. Stéphane will fix you a bruschetta (toasted bread slice) with a choice of roasted pepper, goat cheese, Bayonne ham or lox. Or you could indulge in a half Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread bruchetta for desert or as a snack. At night a young international crowd gathers to have a glass of the many french and imported wines and a few tapas brought to you on the Nomade Zone signature wood board, in a cozy laid back ambience.
This is undoubtedly the most cheerful pizzeria in town, and the mistress of the house is known throughout Bordeaux for her frank manner and infectious laugh. She welcomes her customers like friends to the warm and noisy atmosphere of this simply decorated little restaurant. Enjoy some simple, hearty and typically Italian dishes served at small tables covered with waxed tablecloths. There are many different pizzas with a number of fillings: cheese, cured ham, eggplant and copious helpings of pasta such as tagliatelle with basil and eggplant.