La Tupina, 6 Rue Porte de la Monnaie, 33800 Bordeaux, France
Visit: 15 August 2017, table for four – a long lunch with good friends.
Review: “La Tupina” means cauldron or pot in Basque. It is the emblem of the restaurant, and it sits imposingly in the fireplace and is used during winter to simmer soups. If you like steaks or wood pigeons cooked over an open fire, chips cooked in goose fat, foie gras and great wine, then this is the place for you. It is simple, but amazing food.
The service is excellent, with very friendly staff.
Rick Stein visited in his LONG WEEKENDS series, episode 1, and in his earlier French Odyssey series. He stayed in a small B&B opposite the restaurant that looked very nice.
This is not a restaurant for vegetarians! Watch the toilets – one guest locked himself in, probably after too much vino.
If you visit Bordeaux, you must visit La Tupina.
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