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8 Quais des Douanes, 33000, Bordeaux, France
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

If you wanna try the food of Bordeaux and region - this is definitely the right place to go. Canard confit, huge crabs, mussels, escargots, sea snails, clams, fish soup, but also a good steak - they have it all, the servings are big and the prices more than reasonable. Of course - a nice wine list to add spice... More 

Thank LittleMato
Stroud Glos UK
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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Very good restaurant that serves after nine which great for as our flight got in late on a Sunday evening Apparently the second oldest restaurant in Bordeaux and in a great location

Thank Jackothefirst
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2015

the lady at the reception of my hotel recommend me to go to this restaurant with a group of 10 people. I was disappointed, the restaurant is pricey and offers poor value for money. first, the server was very average and the server a bit messy. In terms of quality and quantity of food, small portions that did not have... More 

Thank Raffaele F
Little Rock, Arkansas
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118 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2015

You are far from the too much simple meal you find in most brasseries.the house is very old , along Quay de la douane, the dishes really refined.

Thank Pascale C
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

We roamed into it without planning but the staff was really friendly and nice, bantering with the three kids we had in towed in our group of 6 adults. Food was fantastic, plus ambience next to river all add to an awesome dinner experience.

Thank Ong T
New York City, New York
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2015

This restaurant came recommended from I think Frommer's and proved to be our best dining experience in Bordeaux. The ingredients were fresh and creatively combined, the oysters fabulous, the service helpful and skilled. I'm not sure why Fernand's isn't ranked higher--it deserves it. The fresh sturgeon is especially delicious.

Thank epodwill
Brussels, Belgium
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner at Fernand the evening we arrived (late) in Bordeaux. The restaurant has a big covered terrace with a view on the river. Although we were afraid the restaurant would be a tourist trap, the food was quite nice and the waiters were friendly. The 'tartare de boeuf' we ordered was prepared in front of us.

Thank BernardZalm
Corona, California
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48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2015

We enjoyed a truly French lunch experience at Fernand next to the quai in Bordeaux. The prices were reasonable, but the menu only in French. We viewed an employee make steak hache table side. We had octopus pasta for a main dish, and sherbet with expresso for dessert. It would have been better if the wait staff spoke some English,... More 

Thank Donna T
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2015

We had a lovely meal here, the house white wine is superb! Staff all speak English and ask them for recommendations for your food.

Thank bhjgyu
Cluj County, Romania
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015

I was invited by some friends to have dinner in the down-town of Bordeaux. They choose this restaurant and it was the best choice for that evening. We were seated quickly and with great charm, and the waiters were very friendly. I had a plate with oysters and Magret de canard. We had a good red Bordeaux wine and a... More 

Thank R21M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $43
French, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Quais des Douanes, 33000, Bordeaux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux
  • Phone Number: 0556812340

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