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La Boite a Huitres

#107 of 1,709 Restaurants in Bordeaux
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36, cours du chapeau rouge, 33000 Bordeaux, France
+33 (0)5 56 81 64 97
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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
Oyster heaven.

Simple, unpretentious and friendly restaurant in the centre of Bordeaux. We shared an Oyster tasting plate which was excellent, as was the pate we shared as a starter. Service is quick but unhurried.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Brian1954
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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  • Late Night
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Simple, unpretentious and friendly restaurant in the centre of Bordeaux. We shared an Oyster tasting plate which was excellent, as was the pate we shared as a starter. Service is quick but unhurried.

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Riga
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

If you like oysters, this is the place to go. But don't expect any meat or fish...a great variety of oysters and a waiters that can explain well. Small choice of wine but very adequate considering the oysters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The place is visited by the true oyster lovers. You have amazing selection of fresh oysters. The atmosphere is also divine as you see lovely couples and friends of all ages. Specially sweet to see an 80 year old couple sharing their large plate of oysters :). Of course they also serve all other nice seafood, but unfortunately didn't have... More 

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Rome, Italy
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Not a normal place, lot of oysters, lot of variety, From All over "le bassin d'Arcachon", not bad choice of Wine and foie gras.. Tourists come here And taste New flavors

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Boston
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The title says it all. Fresh local and a variety of oysters along with great Foie Gras....This is a must if you are fans of both

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I have been to Bordeaux 5 times and every time I have to come ... Staff is friendly and oyster are always at it best , my highlight of coming to Bordeaux

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Västra Götaland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

When in France it's a must to try some oysters and we were very pleased with the experience at La Boite a Huitres. Everything was top notch and we tried a variety of oyesters. It was delicious! They don't have a big menu for other food besides the oysters but we only came to eat oysters so for us it... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A great place in the very center of Bordeaux to taste oysters. You can choose a degustation menu. The oysters are fresh and you can get info on their origin. Recommended)

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Auburn, Pennsylvania
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Amazing fresh oysters from the area. Kind service (they suffered through my French but with smiles!).

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Minneapolis
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Was recommended by someone we met on the Viking Cruise. Went one afternoon and had a dozen #2 oysters, bread, and a bottle of the house white. It doesn't get any better. The oysters were fresh. fresh, fresh and ice cold. I got to eat the entire dozen because my wife doesn't care for oysters on the half shell. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36, 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: Seafood

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