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Fernand

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7 quai de la Douane, 33000 Bordeaux, France
05 56 81 23 40
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 67
    Average
  • 59
    Poor
  • 38
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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At short notice we called in at Fernand Restaurant on the river front in Bordeaux. On arrival we were greeted with open arms. Then we asked for the plate of the day, which was advertised outside at 16.90 euros a head and then it went down hill. The staffs attitude changed, probably because we... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
Tony S
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We were looking to find respite from an untimely gale and found this restaurant by the Garonne riverside ! Nice cozy place and a lovely diner type decor. Food was delicious however a tad pricey. My partner and I had a nice time though! Cheers,

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

At short notice we called in at Fernand Restaurant on the river front in Bordeaux. On arrival we were greeted with open arms. Then we asked for the plate of the day, which was advertised outside at 16.90 euros a head and then it went down hill. The staffs attitude changed, probably because we weren't ordering from the expensive menu... More 

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Switzerland
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108 reviews 108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We went to Fernand for dinner. The food was pleasant but no more; oysters (which appear to be a speciality of the place) were decent, but those you can for example sample at the Sunday market in the Chartrons area are better. Service was a little sketchy - our table was attended to by two different waiters. Prices are a... More 

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We had supper there. Oysters seem to be specialty as we noticed every table ordered them, minus us. I had the sea bass and hubby had the lamb. Food was good with typical pricing for a higher end restaurant. Service for okay but we didn't order bottles of wine so water refills never happened. Crieme brûlée was great and topped... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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58 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We had great company, great wine (Chateau Siran Margaux 2004) and large appetites. We were also a large group of 16 with varied expectations, children and many many questions. The staff was baffled but they adjusted quickly to our needs. Some confusion with orders but nothing that wasn't quickly fixed. Pricey... we ended up paying close to 90€ per head.... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Fernand used to be better but the last time a was a bit disappointed. The food is a bit average as is the service. It still is nice when you can sit outside on the terrace.

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Visiting this beautiful city for the first time. Thought we would take advantage of the weather and the views by the river, and have a meal at this well presented restaurant. What a mistake!! Asked for a table for 6 (no one else in the place) and was rudely asked by an individual in a grubby t shirt, if we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We were recomanded by locals, who are my parents. They are French and so am I. I live now in the USA and I was visiting with my husband and mother in law after all the great thing we heard we had great hopes... But unfortunately this was a poor experience!!! Service was awfull and far from what it should... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We were recommended to visit this restaurant but were extremely disappointed. The seafood platter was good but took almost an hour to arrive, no real problem as we sat enjoying the evening. However, we had both ordered sole for the main course, when they arrived the skin and the meat was tough as old boots, in our opinion it had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Used to come here a few years ago, but this time found it very average, not great food, my fish course looked and tasted as if it had been hanging around at the pass for along time. The cafe fernand desert course was the best part of the meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 quai de la Douane, 33000 Bordeaux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux
  • Phone Number: 05 56 81 23 40

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 58
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?