Visiting Bordeaux in the summer is great with the stunning 18th century city, local sandy beaches and vineyards to visit! A lot of Bordeaux goes on holiday in August as well, so here are a list of some of the restaurants open that I’d recommend. I’ll update as the restaurants respond so keep checking in. Most have online reservations through their website. Enjoy your summer trip and meals in Bordeaux!
Bordeaux Restaurants Open in August that I Love
Les Recoltants is a family owned restaurant and epicerie selling local products and cooking dishes with products from their own local farm! Great if you feel like you need some healthy, home cooked food after a lot of rich dining out! Terrace seating available / Closed 1st of August, Wednesday and Sunday / Les Récoltants (lesrecoltants.fr) / 18 Rue Sainte Calombe, 33000 Bordeaux / 05 56 38 16 47
SON is a chef owned restaurant by a local chef from the Bassin d’Arcachon with lovely local and seasonal plates. SON ‘ofSon is a sister restaurant run by an incredibly talented young chef, also open this summer / Closed Sunday and Monday / Son’ Restaurant – Bordeaux (son-restaurant.fr) / 14 Rue Paul Louis Lande, 33000 Bordeaux / 05 57 67 10 46
Bo-tannique is open all of August, a wonderful play of modern French cuisine located in the center of Bordeaux / Closed Sunday and Monday / Bo-Tannique – Restaurant Bordeaux / 2 Rue Tustal, 33000 Bordeaux / 05 56 81 34 92
Modjo is a more modern and refined restaurant, one with amuse bouche and mignardise / Closed Wednesday and Thursday in the summer / Homepage – Modjo restaurant à Bordeaux / 5 Rue des Herbes, 33000 Bordeaux / 05 56 30 92 91
La Chicoula is a chef owned restaurant with fun plates of seasonal produce in a stylish setting / Closed Sunday and Monday / Restaurant Le Chicoula / Restaurant Gastronomique / Bordeaux / 22 Rue du Cursol, 33000 Bordeaux / 06 52 40 64 54
Lauza is on the famous Rue du Ha known for incredible restaurants. This chef owned location has charming owners and creates some wonderful seasonal plates. Outdoor seating available / Closed Sunday and Monday / Lauza / Bistronomie / Bordeaux / 5 Rue du Ha, 33000 Bordeaux / 05 56 52 76 59
Atelier des Faures is chef owned by a wonderful chef that you might even see in the Marche des Capucins, so you know the products are fresh and seasonal! / Closed Sunday and Monday, and August 14-15 / Le petit Atelier des Faures / Bar à manger / Bordeaux / 48 Rue des Faures, 33000 Bordeaux / 06 83 35 98 79
La Fine Bouche is open until August 12, then closed until September 4. Closed Sunday and Monday weekly / https://www.lafinebouche33.com / 30 Rue du Hâ, 33000 Bordeaux / +33 5 56 38 75 23
Casa Gaia is wonderfully healthy, organic cuisine with lots of vegetables and great texture! Locavore style. Open all summer daily / https://www.casagaia.fr / 16 bus rue Latour, 33000 Bordeaux / 05 56 52 87 21
Le Gabriel, Mes Mots, Sens are all closed until end of August (around 23rd).
Bordeaux Restaurants on my List to Try
lil’Home is a chef-owner making some beautiful plates I can’t wait to try! / Closed Monday and Tuesday / https://lilhome-restaurant.fr/fr / 27 Quai des Chartrons, 33000 Bordeaux / +33 5 57 59 92 82
Mazal is one place I haven’t made it to yet but so many people who I trust love the Mediterranean food and lively, spirited environment! / Open daily / Mazal Restaurant Bordeaux – Contact (lemazal.fr) / Rue du Puits Descujols, 33000 Bordeaux / 05 57 83 45 32
Restaurant Influences is open most of August, closing from August 21 – September 8 / Closed Tuesday-Thursday / Influences – Bordeaux | Restaurant Gastronomique (restaurant-influences.com) / 38 Rue Saint Sernin, 33000 Bordeaux / 05 56 81 01 05
Please note that I will be on holidays as well starting August 15, so I’ll see all of you in September for tours!