Tourism in Bordeaux


Le Gabriel, a must-see restaurant

An emblematic address in Bordeaux, the Gabriel changes hands for those of a great name from Saint-Émilion: the de Boüards, a renowned family from Gironde living on the Château Angélus estate.

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The renewal of an emblematic restaurant on the Place de la Bourse

An event in the middle of Bordeaux gastronomy, the Gabriel was taken over in 2020 by the de Boüard de Laforest family: this emblematic family of Saint-Émilion, owner of Château Angélus but also of the starred restaurant of the Logis de la Cadène and the suites prestigious properties of the Maison de la Cadène, devotes its energy to enhancing and promoting the Bordeaux region and its excellent culinary traditions. Le Gabriel is an address founded in 2009 on the sumptuous Place de la Bourse, whose name pays tribute to the architect Jacques Gabriel. President of Angélus and of Logis de la Cadène, Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal was seduced by the potential of the establishment and the prestige of its address. Le Gabriel inspired it with exceptional embellishments and total modernization, with the ambition of making the place an essential table on the Bordeaux gastronomic scene. Now closely linked to Château Angélus, the Gabriel is intended to embody excellence, finesse and gluttony. On several levels, the establishment has a tea room on the ground floor and a chic bistro on the first floor, while its gourmet restaurant can be found on the second floor.

A gourmet restaurant, but not only!

The Gabriel Observatory is the gourmet restaurant that invites you to discover the subtle cuisine of starred chef Alexandre Baumard. A private lounge is also available for small groups of up to 8 people to sit down in an intimate atmosphere with a view of the Observatory's kitchen. On the bistro side, we come to taste a regional and generous cuisine, in an atmosphere of great conviviality in which the cuts in the dining room, the dishes to share and the food carts participate. An exceptional view of the vast listed square and a decor of wood, gold and leather make the Gabriel's bistro a chic and warm meeting place in the heart of Bordeaux. Finally, the Gabriel Bar has a tea room, a cocktail bar and a wine bar. It entertains in its cozy interiors or on its magnificent terrace at Place de la Bourse, facing the reflecting pool and the quays on the Garonne. There are also side dishes and pastries from chef Damien Amilien. In a magnificent 18th century building, the Gabriel is thus much more than a Bordeaux restaurant to be discovered occasionally: its cozy bar will spoil you with teas from around the world, subtle cocktails and fine wines by the glass facing the Port de la Lune; its bistro offers daily tempting formulas to taste products from the Southwest with a breathtaking view of the square. Have you just moved into your rental in Bordeaux and are you looking for the right addresses? Here is one of the favorites of the Barnes Bordeaux agency!

An explosion of flavors on the plate as in the glass

The gastronomic restaurant L’Observatoire du Gabriel offers various menus available in food and wine pairings. The saturn menu in 11 stages includes sea urchins with foie gras cream, langoustines from Brittany coasts, Aquitaine caviar, mackerel iced with red wine, smoked eel, Saint-Jacques, ray, or even the cheeses of Pierre Rollet. The experience is completed by a wine list selected with passion and expertise by Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal: the offer of vintages is varied, with the ambition to make the Observatory a true ambassador of Bordeaux wines, but also of the best wines from France and the world. The bistro offers advantageous formulas whose dishes vary according to the market. You can taste cocotte eggs with chestnuts and truffle oil, seared prawns, cod cannelloni, brioche perdue, fine summer truffle tarts, octopus carpaccio, oysters from the Ferme des Aubains, a hake en papillote, or even a skate wing in Grenoble. On Sundays, the all-you-can-eat brunch formula allows you to savor a farandole of noble dishes and local products. The tea room welcomes you for gourmet breakfasts, but also for chic snacking at noon or fine pastries at tea time. Finally, on the bar side, discover a menu of inventive cocktails with or without alcohol, a wide choice of aperitifs and liqueurs, a sublime champagne menu and a selection of wines by the glass.