Top 5 romantic restaurants in Bordeaux

As capital of the vibrant Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, Bordeaux presents many attractions, one of which is its gastronomy. Planning a romantic weekend and want to book a table for two? Here are my top recommendations to help you choose.

  • Sandrine David

    Author

    Rédactrice

  • Updated on

    18/01/2019

  • Destination

    Bordeaux

You have chosen Bordeaux as your destination for a special one-on-one weekend. It’s a great choice. The city enchants right from the get go with its architecture, energy and culinary culture. To complete your stay, you are looking for the ideal restaurant for a romantic dinner for two. To follow are a selection of venues sure to help you find what best suits you. One more thing: don’t forget to book.

The top 5 romantic restaurants in Bordeaux:

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The elegant: Clos d'Augusta

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A little away from the city centre, Clos d’Augusta offers an elegant setting with soft tones and a cosy atmosphere. In nice weather, the garden and the terrace provide a romantic setting which allows you to forget the city. The presentation of the dishes is both aesthetic and delicate, which adds to the originality of the contents.

Everything is homemade, bread and ice cream included. The local cuisine is revisited with convincing and unique enthusiasm. For a starter bursting with flavour, choose the langoustine ravioli with vanilla corn and pistachio. Follow this with the Marie Le Guen squab, served with pumpkin pulp and its hulls as well as a spicy peanut buckwheat coating. It’s a culinary delight.

  • Le clos d'Augusta
  • 339 Georges Bonnac
  • 33000
  • Bordeaux
  • France
  • +33 556963251
  • Opening hours: Every day except Saturday lunch, Sunday all day and Monday lunch.

The theatrical: K Baroque

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Want to add an element of surprise with an unpredictable restaurant? The magnificence of opera? Some Baroque theatre? A bit of cabaret? K baroque has it all. Soft lighting, red velvet, heavy draperies, golden mirrors, here the show is in the room. Your eyes will not tire of discovering the details of the decor and how it transforms over the course of the evening.

In this atmospheric restaurant (you did ask for atmosphere), the menu showcases traditional French cuisine. For starters, choose the Shrimp Tempura with chestnut honey, followed by a slow-cooked lamb shank confit and lemon thyme sweet sauce for mains. To finish, share an assortment of desserts for two.

Even with all its grandeur, this restaurant provides a relaxed atmosphere with extremely attentive staff.

  • Le K Baroque
  • 1 quai des Chartrons
  • 33000
  • Bordeaux
  • France
  • +33 556523120
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday, lunch and dinner. Saturday, only dinner.

The understated: C’yusha

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The chef here demonstrates his own changing creative instincts, which evolve with his experiences and his emotions. He regularly meets and works with the suppliers with whom he collaborates. And it is our taste buds which reap the benefits. Hake fished off the coast of Gascogne, blood orange shellfish sauce and sweet cabbage from the Landes, flavoured with galanga and shimeji. Attention is paid to every detail, right down to the bread which is kneaded, shaped and baked on-site. Inspiration comes not only from France, but from all over the world.

And what about the setting? The decor is kept plain and simple, with key features including a delivery tricycle and some paintings on the walls. The place itself, a beautiful vaulted stone room, creates an intimate setting. The open kitchen displays the skills of the chef to his guests. The only downside is that there are few tables to preserve intimacy and make your meal a special moment.

  • C’yusha
  • 12 rue Ausone
  • 33000
  • Bordeaux
  • France
  • +33 556698970
  • Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday for lunch and Tuesday to Saturday for dinner.

The original: Point Rouge

Profitez aussi du bar à cocktails - © Istock - Milan_Jovic

Not far from the station, this restaurant doesn’t look like much from the outside. It is part of a former castle (Descas) and has a blackened facade. While Point Rouge is first and foremost a cocktail bar, it is also an atypical and romantic place to dine. The large room has plenty of seats and is a true wine cellar. It has stone walls and brick ceilings, a modern design and sofas that are so comfortable you’ll never want to leave!  You will be impressed by the collections of bottles displayed at the entrance and the works of art exhibited here and there.

In regard to food, the venue offers a small but tasty menu. On the menu: a choice of hot or cold tapas to share and some dishes inspired by the Basque fusion food trend: Iberico pork pluma, black garlic cream, carrot, ginger and coconut sauce, and artichoke confit.

You can start or finish your evening with one of the 100 cocktails and sip it upstairs in front of the blue glass wall. Daydreaming guaranteed.

 

  • Le point rouge
  • 1 quai Paludate
  • 33800
  • Bordeaux
  • France
  • +33 556949440
  • Opening hours: Monday - Saturday, 6 pm - 2 am

The historical: Chapon fin

La salle du Chapon Fin - © Photononstop - Danièle Schneider

Chapon Fin is a high-end restaurant and a veritable institution in Bordeaux. Its history begins in 1825 in the heart of Bordeaux. The restaurant quickly became a point of reference and a popular spot. At the beginning of the 20th century, a new owner redesigned the room. A Rococo decor and an impressive faux rock dress the room, with a glass roof adding the perfect finishing touch.

It is an incredible historic place. And the food? Dishes are gourmet, classic and inventive: scallops with caviar and nori butter, creamy sous-bois sauce or sweetbreads, delicious juice and smoked coco de Paimpol beans. The room is quiet without being heavy. The tables are well separated from each other, allowing for privacy. A 15th-century cellar with hundreds of vintage wines is definitely worth a visit!

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  • Le chapon fin
  • 5 rue Montesquieu
  • 33000
  • Bordeaux
  • France
  • +33 556791010
  • Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday.

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