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Bistrot a huitres Chez Jean-Mi

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Marche des Capucins | Place des Capucins, 33800 Bordeaux, France
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7:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 1:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Really good seafood in a market atmosphere

One of our reasons for visiting the Capuchins. Lunch here is fabulous. Oysters are great. Seafood platter is really fine. In the cooler days, try the fish soup. Always add a nice dry white wine to complete the meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
mitch w
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Bordeaux, France
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Bordeaux, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

One of our reasons for visiting the Capuchins. Lunch here is fabulous. Oysters are great. Seafood platter is really fine. In the cooler days, try the fish soup. Always add a nice dry white wine to complete the meal.

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Newcastle-upon-Tyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We visited this fantastic seafood "Bistrot" for the third time in July and once again were massively impressed, set in a market it's not the most conventional of settings but it incorporates the most amazing atmosphere - up there at the top for us, and we've had some fab meals! Sea food platters, side orders of even more sea food... More 

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Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

For a small price the best seafood. In a authentic environment, market hall, next to a tapas bar. Not to be missed.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Summary: top choice for informal lunch after looking at the market. The GOOD: - The fresh sea food is great and tastes fantastic - Prices are very reasonable (e.g. sea food platter for 1 for €11 for 3 oysters, lots of crabs, shrimps and sea snails) - It's very informal with tables squashed against each other, but the bustling sea... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

you want to feel local experience in Bordeaux? have a breakfast the way Bordeaux people have theirs? go to Marche des Capucins as early as possible and enjoy this authentic french cafe. the service is simply excellent and friendly. Oysters, local wine, food bread and people you love with you. that's good enough for a great start. that's also certainly... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Great atmosphere of a busy market, fresh seafood is coming straight from the seafood stall opposite the bar. Freshest oysters, prawns, crabs, whelks - all at good prices. We opted for seafood only and were every bit satisfied. It was a bit chilly so their hot fish soup with Gruyère was very welcome. On Saturdays and Sundays and around lunchtime... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

Chez Jean Mi is in a jostling market so there's a really great atmosphere. You can get cheap wine (2 euros a glass) and then plates with charcuterie or cheese or a seafood boat filled with oysters, mussels, crab etc. The food is very good value and very fresh, they get it from the stalls surrounding the cafe/bar. The service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

We missed eating lunch at the market on Sunday along the river, but were delighted by the atmosphere of Jean Mi, as well as the excellent seafood (cockles and mussels) and friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

This cafe/bar is located in the middle of the Marche Capucins and has a dozen or so mismatched tables and chairs. For the whole time we were there, the tables were full and everytime one became vacant, it was quickly snapped up. It was full of locals eating oysters and drinking local wine and we were happy to join them... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Marche des Capucins | Place des Capucins, 33800 Bordeaux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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