5 places to eat well in Bordeaux this spring

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Finally they are back! After long gray months, the sun and light are coming to Bordeaux again! Whether it’s outside, in an atypical setting, in a restaurant, on the terrace or to take away, all you want is to eat with them. Spring is also synonymous with renewal on the plate with lots of good products that we missed so much! Un Air de Bordeaux is here to share with you its best addresses that combine cordiality, good humor and seasonal products. Eat well in Bordeaux? It goes this way!

from the Bordeaux Food Club

published on March 22, 2022


you know the song Pickles, mustard, pearl onions… but above all real chef sandwiches !! On the menu 4 sandwich proposals where everything is homemade : breads, sauces, side dishes…

In that pretty local glass you used to know table runner, still run by Juliette and Charly, you can try on the spot or take away generous open-flavored sandwiches inspired from all four corners of the world. Vegetarian bao, hot dog, fish kebab or even tsukune, a brioche bread with coated chicken meatballs, white cabbage with miso, sesame sauce and ginger pickles.

In addition, there are some original “side dishes” such as polenta fries with Cajun sauce or the deliciously spicy roasted KFC cauliflower.

to hydrate, delicious Bordeaux lemonades by Monkey’s Joke and co. For dessert, a pistachio jasmine lemon fondant cake, a comforting peanut cookie or even a yogurt ice cream with your choice of topping to accompany the first rays of sunshine this spring.

16 rue Jean Burguet
33000 Bordeaux
Menus & card 10€ – 20€

Eat well in Bordeaux: pickles ©anisha_patelita

Matsa coffee

Finally something new on the right bank ! On Avenue Thiers, Sarah and Mathieu, a young Franco-Italian couple, have just found Matsa, a vegetarian canteen with Italian accents more than thought through.

A cheerful and understated vintage vibe reigns in this small, light-filled café-restaurant.

Here you can enjoy delicious morning coffee with pastries or have lunch there from Monday to Friday.

Small seasonal salads based on crisp fennel or beetroot, vegetarian foccacia, melt-in-your-mouth lasagna with butternut and gorgonzola are prepared by Sarah. Behind the bar, Mathieu shakes up delicious fresh cocktails to accompany your lunch.

The restaurant has one Terrace for sunny days. For example, you can also take a nice picnic in the botanical garden or in the Parc aux Angéliques. You won’t hesitate to cross the bridge!

Good to know: The couple organizes in the restaurant Workshops to learn how to make your own pasta and Mixology class to improve your cooking skills!

Matsa Cafe
16 avenue Thiers
33100 Bordeaux
Menus & Map 10€ – 20€

Matsa Cafe Bordeaux ©Lucile Arnaud

The Grand Atelier des Faures

And here is the big brother of the owl Petit Faures workshop from the rue des Menuts.

Located directly opposite the Palais de Justice, this pretty bistro welcomes you for lunch and dinner Bistronomic proposals for all tastes : gluten-free, vegetarian and even vegan on request.

Roman Winickiloyal to his kitchen, always working with his Capuchin Producers and New Aquitaine. The lunch menu is perfect for a lunch break in the sun on the terrace or in the light-flooded room. At lunchtime, you can treat yourself to a tasty onion soup and black garlic toast for a €20 note, followed by quail with celery puree and watercress, for example. In the evening the team offers in addition to the menu tasting menus in 4 or 5 times.

The Faures workshop
15 Bonie Brothers Street
33000 Bordeaux
Menus & Map – 20€ – 60€

Eat well in Bordeaux - Faures workshop ©Lucile Arnaud


This is a quay that night owls know well. A restaurant with a neat decor has recently tucked away in this emblematic place of Bordeaux musicatypical environment. Sail away with your feet under the table accompanied by the chef Florent Loubensamong others former member of Pierre Gagnaire.

Aboard this motionless cruise, iodized foods Mainly and vegetarian proposals in the midday formula the week from Tuesday to Friday from 15 to 23 euros.

The selection of wines is varied: from gargle wine to grands crus for every budget.

Good to know that the bar also offers small snacks to share with the aperitif while admiring the sea through the portholes Sunset over Submarine Base and Wet Docks. Happy Hour from 6pm to 8pm with DJ set on Friday and Saturday.

The restaurant is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

Fashion (I am boat)
Pool #1
Court Henri Brunet
33300 Bordeaux
Menus & Map – 15€ – 50€

fashionable interior ©Vogue

Deus cafe

This temple to fans of custom bikes and fashion houses a bar and restaurant that he runs Boss Lorenzo. Industrial atmosphere, open kitchen and careful selection of music are the decor of this new address of the Australian brand.

On the plate, street food in the world based on very good organic, sensible and above all local products.

The spot is real place of life Open from morning to evening: delicious Piha coffee to start the day, quick menus for a quality lunch, homemade ice cream in the afternoon, snacks and aperitifs in the evening. “All day long”, a bar with local soft drinks, beers and spirits.

Deus also organizes every Thursday evening Free taco nights. The concept is simple: you buy a drink, Deus offers you tacos (while supplies last!)

The real + of this address: The terrace of course overlooks the Garonnewithout a car to end the day in style and the music program to have fun until midnight on Thursdays and Fridays!

Deus Ex Machina – The Hangar of Tenacity
Chartrons Quay – Shed 16
33300 Bordeaux
Menus & Map – 10€ – 30€

tacos ©Deus

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