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La Boite a Huitres

#111 of 1,708 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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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Best lunch in Bordeaux

My bucket list for Bordeaux included a meal of oysters with entre-deux-mers and this was the perfect spot to realize that goal. It was a beautiful sunny day, hot enough that we chose to sit inside rather than the terrace but had a view out doors. The terraces filled up very quickly as did the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Kelowna, Canada
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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My bucket list for Bordeaux included a meal of oysters with entre-deux-mers and this was the perfect spot to realize that goal. It was a beautiful sunny day, hot enough that we chose to sit inside rather than the terrace but had a view out doors. The terraces filled up very quickly as did the main restaurant. Many customers seemed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Visited tonight at 20:30, having booked on the strength of the tripadvisor consensus. Expected it to be busy, was not at all. The owner seemed friendly enough, although my wife thought he went and shared a joke with his shucker at our expense. The oysters were ok, although not one of the 12 flinched at the application of lemon juice.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Had a really good selection of oysters including some I have not had before. Went here on a recommendation and I'm really glad we did.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Nice oyster as always been here four years everytime we come to Bordeaux... Unfortunately they don't speak much English

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were happy to be part of La Boite aux Huîtres's first ever edition of the "Merci pour les Huîtres" event ("Thank you for the Oysters" event) in collaboration with Virginia Seafood. Three kinds of oysters were part of the event: J&W Seafood from Lower Bay Western Shore, Massawadox Salts from Upper Bay Eastern Shore and Sewansecott from Seaside. A... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Recommended by our hotel, this is the place to learn about the fresh oysters from Bordeaux. The waiters give you more information than you can absorb, but we enjoyed a variety of types and a bottle of wine late one evening. They don't serve sauces to disguise the flavor (only slightly disappointing, since we are used to sauces, but we... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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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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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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Helsinki, Finland
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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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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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Additional Information about La Boite a Huitres

Address: 36, cours du chapeau rouge, 33000 Bordeaux, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)5 56 81 64 97
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux
Cuisine: Seafood

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  • Address: 36, cours du chapeau rouge, 33000 Bordeaux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux
  • Phone Number: +33 (0)5 56 81 64 97

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  • Cuisine: Seafood

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