Food guide to Bordeaux
The city of Bordeaux is home to one of Europe’s top interior and food stylists. Here Elodie Rambaud shares her favourite spots.
By Elodie Rambaud
The French port city of Bordeaux, flush with some of the oldest vineyards and most sought-after wines in the world, is so much more than an oenophile’s dream. It’s a watery maze of historic, cultural and artistic hotspots, where the tendrils of the Garonne River connect exemplary eateries and leading producers in France’s southwest pocket. Bordeaux resident Elodie Rambaud is one of Europe’s top interior and food stylists, and her keen eye has taken her from France to London and Sydney and beyond. She’s currently based in the Bordeaux region, where the surrounding agrarian communities and rich topography deliver fine wine and viticulture, Arcachon Bay oysters by the bucketful, and even France’s best bakery. Here, Elodie shares her favourite spots to dine and wine, which – thanks to a high-speed train system – are only a two-hour trip from downtown Paris.
Great coffee shop, where everything is house-made.
119 Rue Fondaudège
An elegant little bistro, featuring food from Southern France.
5 Rue du Hâ
Sit outside on sandy soil by the Garonne river to eat fresh oysters.
21 Quai de Queyrie
Modern French cuisine all about sharing, great wines and service.
133 Rue du Jardin public
Lebanese cuisine cooked at a private home for groups of six.
Viennoiseries, and pâtisseries, plus voted best bakery in France.
157 Rue Judaïque
Micheline et Paulette
A tiny bakery with pretty and delicious pâtisseries.
21 Rue Notre Dame
Le Cent 33 (top) and Fumette Cap Ferret.
Natural wine, traditional food - the brioche perdue au caramel (with vinaigre de vieux banyuls) is a must.
35 Rue du Cancera
Raisin et Copains
A wine cellar of artisan-winemakers, supporters of peasant wine, terroirs of France and elsewhere.
2 Rue de la Croix-de-Seguey
A selection of wines at Soif (top). Inside Darwin Écosystème.
A butcher with meat from local farms, such as Montbéliarde.
117 bis Cours Victor Hugo
Smoked wild fish that is sustainably caught.
13 Avenue du Grand Crohot
A beautiful space and great fashionable pieces.
46 Rue Lafaurie de Monbadon
Great selection of products designed in Morocco.
27 Rue Gaspard Philippe
A coffee roaster, outdoor space and shops with a skate park.
87 Quai des Queyries
Words By Elodie Rambaud. Additional words by Riley Wilson. Main shot of Bordeaux by Zdenek Klein, Unsplash. All other images from Instagram.