Quality Hotel Bordeaux Pessac
Avenue de l'Europe
Gradignan, Bordeaux, 33170
Phone: (33) 5 56 75 20 00
Fax: (33) 5 56 75 20 01
In a magnificent setting in the middle of a park, this property is one of the high points of Bordeaux gastronomy. Since the 50's, La Réserve has attracted the greatest names to his table. The menu is varied and consists of sophisticated dishes: a blend of the traditional dishes and new flavors to complement it. There is an impressive list of desserts and wines to choose from. The service is attentive in this peaceful establishment with its privileged clientèle.
Unusual as its name sounds, Le Two Much is one of the better restaurants and pubs in Bordeaux that entices patrons time and again with its signature cocktails and exotic French delicacies prepared from fresh produce. The ambiance is decidedly retro and the DJ belts out disco hits from the 70's, all of which builds up a superb atmosphere. Private events and conferences can also be accommodated so call ahead for details on those.
This Irish pub is a real institution in Bordeaux. Every evening the place is packed with Irishmen, Englishmen and locals, who love the warm atmosphere and traditional decor. The two house specials are beef stew cooked in Guinness and the Atlantic special, a salad based on smoked wild salmon. The Irish bread is baked in house and a tasty range of hot pies are available. A pint of imported Irish beer or stout makes a perfect accompaniment. A full menu runs around EUR20.
This restaurant lies opposite the Meriadeck ice-skating rink and seems a little lost in this very large square. The house specialty is beef, prepared in all kinds of different ways: filet steak, tartare (raw minced beef flavored with herbs and condiments), minced or simply salted. There are also simple and regional dishes such as andouillettes (large chitterling sausages from Lyon). All desserts are homemade and the cheeses come from a local supplier. The warm reception and décor lend a family atmosphere to this simple little place.
This restaurant, which specializes in superbly created Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine, is unique in Bordeaux: the dishes served here are original, straight from the chef's imagination. The menu at Au Bonheur du Palais varies with the chef's mood and the seasons. The decor is simple, in contrast with the kitchen, which seems to burst with bizarre but delectable flavors. The service is efficient, friendly and quick, even when the restaurant is full.
With its decidedly modern architecture, this restaurant claims to be one of the most popular in town. Le Bistro du Sommelier is usually full with the working class from neighboring quarters and locales. The dishes are prepared the typical Bordeaux way with a unique presentation style. A special feature is the choice of some thirty different cigars: the restaurant is host to the Bordeaux Havana Club.
Cassolette Café is an original restaurant in the center of the students' district. You choose your meal by ticking off items from the list you are given. The dishes are served straight from the oven in little clay bowls, not on a plate, and you can order as many bowls as you wish. The waiters bring your order on masons' trowels so as not to burn themselves. Among the varied choice are eggplant gratin, omelette with two sweet peppers and all kinds of desserts. An interesting dining spot that is usually crowded with students, Cassolette promises tasty meals at reasonable prices.
The Saint Aubin pub is situated in the heart of Bordeaux at Place de la Victoire, a generally well-animated square. The pub offers a large variety of different Belgian and French beers and a diverse menu of regional plates for smaller and larger appetites. The pub is a special place for soccer fans,and they sure get their money's worth – all important matches are broadcast on several large screens. Others are probably more interested in the waiters wearing kilts! The Saint Aubin is definitely a more stylish pub than the others. As it gets warmer, the Saint Aubin sets up its large terrace in the middle of the square, where you can enjoy the happy hour on warm summer evenings.
This is a favorite haunt for students from the nearby medical school, who give this place legendary status. Young crowds gather on Thursday nights especially, when it's virtually impossible to get to the bar or even to squeeze in through the front doors. By day you can take a break on its shady terrace and get to know this famous bar that hasn't changed in years. The simply decorated hangout is definitely worth knowing about and is even more fun on theme nights that are organized almost every week.
La Cave Belge is a popular hub of entertainment. Youngsters as well as the post-work crowd head here for the great combination of good food and music offered here. Concerts are the forte for La Cave Belge but various other performing arts are also held here. A delicious platter of tapas and a glass of chilled beer are great accompaniments to enjoy these enthralling live performances. Call them to know more about the upcoming events.
La Patte Casset is a little restaurant is centered around an courtyard with an old olive tree in the middle. They serve delicious French fare and have an impressive wine list on their menu. Enjoy your lunch under the sun as you sip on some fine Bordeaux.
In the heart of the students area, this small restaurant has a calming atmosphere: pastel decor, soft background music and other soothing touches. The menu features traditional and regional dishes. The choice is vast and includes a few original recipes such as calf sweetbreads with crayfish, oysters and other sea food. There are often celebrations and offers on fixed menus which serve to be a great deal for your money. Open daily.