The Bistro of Gabriel is right in the centre of Place de la Bourse in Bourdeaux. It’s named after the Architect of the 18th century. There are two restaurants in one building, the bistro and the gastronomic.
I ate in the Bistro restaurant. To start, if the weather accords, you can have a drink on the terrace which I think is probably one of the most picturesque terraces of the city. I had a Claret which is refreshing on a sunny day. The Bistro is upstairs and I’d recommend you book before going.
The menu is very reasonably priced considering the quality throughout and the service was very good and welcoming. There was a wide selection of wines for all prices and the dessert was very yummy hence why I forgot to take a photo of it.
Menus change frequently as their produce is fresh. Their menus range from 18-24€ at midday depending on which courses you take. In the evening it’s 31-44.50€ depending on the menu you choose.
Menu price: 44.50€
Mise en bouche
Starter: Foie Gras in Bordeaux wine, granny apple and rhubarb soaked in red Lillet.
Main: Fillet of sturgeon with artichoke and an Asiatic vinaigrette.
Cheese: Selection from Jean d’Alos (extremely good cheese ageing shop in Bordeaux)
Dessert: From the trolley or a gourmet coffee.
For more info and reservation: www.bordeaux-gabriel.fr