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La Boite a Huitres

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38, Cours du Chapeau Rouge, 33000, Bordeaux, France
+33 (0)5 56 81 64 97
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just what the doctor ordered

Lunch today was exactly what was needed. After a visit to the Christmas Market we stumbled across this restaurant for lunch. We had the fish soup followed by oysters and ate our full. Should/when we revisit Bordeaux this is somewhere we would revisit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
Alison B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Lunch today was exactly what was needed. After a visit to the Christmas Market we stumbled across this restaurant for lunch. We had the fish soup followed by oysters and ate our full. Should/when we revisit Bordeaux this is somewhere we would revisit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for oysters just go there, €28 degustation oysters platter (14 pcs./4 qualities) Great deal,great wine,great oysters. Only concerns were the fish soup, not even close to be decent,they have to improve it alot. No English speaking staff 14 oysters,fish soup, water and half bottle of white wine from the region, €47 Reccomended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We went to this small restaurant for a romantic dinner, and it was a perfect choice! First of all, be aware that the menu offers some starters (smoked salmon, tuna mousse, fish soup...) and then oysters. If you are looking for other kind of sea food or fish you won't find them in here. We had the salmon (really good... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Excellent ! The best oysters in town ! Great ambiance ... Just a short walk down the hill from the main square. Well worth it !

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Tisvildeleje, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I ate my first meal in Bordeaux here. It's the place to go to try all kinds of oysters. I sat outside and consumed their "plateux degustation" with a selection of different oysters, which were some of the best oysters I've ever eaten. The waiter asked whether I wanted a saussise (a hot, spicy sausage) with the oysters (sort of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Went there in the beginning of Sept hoping to get some local huitres from Arachon. They said it was out of season and one could no longer get them locally. We believed them and had some mediocre oysters. The tuna pate they have is horrible, mostly mayo. The real insult was going to Arachon the next day and seeing tons... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

It is not for whole lunch but before lunch or dinner you can eat and taste different fresh oysters in Bordeaux.You can find good table wines too.One of the best spot in the city Bordeux.Don't miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Dined here twice in Sept 2014 and have returned Sept 2015 and "I'll be back"! Service is friendly and enough English understood to make ordering easy. Quality and choice of oysters is excellent and freshness is not a concern as you can watch your oysters being opened and they are fresh. Well worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Had 3 kinds of oysters and the seafood bisque. Both were excellent in quality and presentation. The waiter spoke English and taught us the right sequence to eat the oysters. Will come back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

While in Montreal I have been to this corner stall twice this summer. The place has over 20 different varities of oysters and shell fish. The oysters are all fresh and peeled in right in front of you. just sprinkle some fresh lime, hot vinegar or Tobasco and gulp / slurp it down. They are decently priced at $2.50 onwards.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38, Cours du Chapeau Rouge, 33000, Bordeaux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux
  • Phone Number: +33 (0)5 56 81 64 97

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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