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US$7 - US$48
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Dinner, After-hours
French, European, Healthy
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews mashed potatoes duck gazpacho champagne cocktail warm ambience baked camembert to start background music thoroughly recommend this restaurant an aperitif intimate restaurant set menu attentive service no reservation a great evening courses dessert magnifique
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Reviewed 4 April 2022 via mobile

We would thoroughly recommend this restaurant. It is small and cosy, each table lit by a candle therefore lots of atmosphere. The waiter was very attentive and knew exactly what each table needed. The food was excellent. We had the set price menu which included...a cocktail, 3 courses of our choice , a bottle of wine and coffee (€49!) fantastic value. My husband had the duck as his main and says it was the best duck he has ever eaten.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 23 January 2022

When you enter the heavy drawn curtains and enter into the most romantic candle lit intimate restaurant you sense that the evening is going to be something special! We were not disappointed. We were welcomed by the owner and the menu was explained. We opted...for the set menu and my goodness it was incredible! Confit of beef and baked Camembert to start, followed by us both opting for the duck, simply the best duck either of us has ever eaten. We were given time between courses and not rushed at all for dessert. It was late by the time we left but we were made to feel very welcome and time was of no issue. There are so many superb restaurants in Bordeaux but this place is something very special. You won’t be disappointed! If you are lucky enough to find a table, don’t hesitate! One final point, the owner is absolutely fabulous and someone you’d love to call your friend!More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 21 December 2021

A truly romantic experience. Dark and mysterious, candles everywhere. Perfect music. Like eating in a scene from a gothic movie. The owner/manager greeted us from the moment we stepped in and treated us like regulars. How he managed to handle every table on his own...and make it all look effortless was amazing! The food was delicious and elegantly presented (we both loved the duck). The value was also incredible. Highly recommend doing the set menu for €99 with wine and a lovely champagne apéritif!More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 31 October 2021

I can totally understand why couples find this restaurant romantic. Slightly off the main thoroughfares of Bordeaux in the midst of where the younger population like to gather. Subdued lighting. Background music. Attentive service by staff keen to offer advice. BUT one candle per table...for those of more mature years can be just a little too dim and the music just a little too intrusive. It is now 4 weeks since our visit. I remember a very very rich gaspacho, which I found most pleasant. The mashed potato detailed as a speciality of the restaurant was certainly living up to its reputation served with the duck, and apparently most mains.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Arnaud-Olivier, Propriétaire at Tante Charlotte, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2021
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Reviewed 10 September 2021 via mobile

Magnifique! We managed to get a cancellation on the night; locals at the next table told us it is often booked weeks ahead so plan early! We had the tasting menu which was the best of all worlds, all á la carte dishes available for...the tasting, plus an aperitif and a bottle of excellent wine. € 99 for 2, servis compris. How do they manage it? The food was extremely tasty, adult size portions and a lot of information from the small host team if you want to ask anything. Finally my wife had pink duck perfectly cooked; the brown UK version has meant I’ve avoided it for years. A veal stew was so soft to eat but so many different tastes within it. A warm ambience and very attentive staff. If I am ever near Bordeaux again, I will look this restaurant out. Please try it.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 28 August 2021 via mobile

Tante Charlotte was an amazing experience from the time we walked up to the door. We had no reservation, and there were 6 empty tables for 2 (it was pretty much exclusively couples). The discussion between the two very congenial ‘front’ people was almost like...a piece of theatre as they discussed whether they could seat us. They decided yes…and we’re so glad they did (though I’m still not sure there was really an issue). We chose the menu, which includes a champagne cocktail, an appetizer, a main and dessert—and a bottle of wine for 2. Romantic setting, incredibly personable—and personal—service, and delicious food. Fir all that you get, it’s a true bargain, to be honest. I could share what we ate, but I’m sure it changes. Highlights across our two sets of selections were gazpacho, duck and creme brûlée. The real highlight, though, was the experience, starting from that greeting, then moving to delivery of the cocktail and asking if we’d like our appetizers right away, or if we’d like some time to enjoy the cocktail first. Never rushed, never hovered over, and never ignored or waiting around (he said ‘just wave to me when you want anything). What a great evening!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 8 September 2020 via mobile

I’ve just had diner at Tante Charlotte with my wife and could not wait to write this review, so I’m doing it before going to bed. What an amazing time! So romantic... for my wife and I, and for our taste buds. They metaphorically made...love with the food. But it’s not just about love (it’s everywhere in France in anyway), it’s mainly about the experience. From the time you say “ J’ai une réservation au nom de... “ until the moment you step out. We were served by (can someone please tell me his name. I was too shy to ask) with a super friendly smile and an energy that made me feel like “can we please be friends?”. Diner is not just about the food. It’s about the moment of your day you dedicate to please your senses, and this is the perfect place for that. Also love reading the Tripadvisor comments 😆More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 15 August 2020 via mobile

Where to begin? The decor is quirky and cool. The playlist is awesome. The owner runs the front of house and is so passionate and loves glitter! The welcome was warm and friendly. The menu is simple and yet so so so yummy! We chose...the all inclusive menu at €49 which was great value. Champagne cocktail Starter, main, dessert, coffee or tea and a bottle of wine. My partner is a veggie and for once, in France, I had food envy!! I started with an egg/soup combo whilst G had gazpacho. Main I chose a chicken supreme whilst G had the vegetarian platter. See the photos as his plate has about five different dishes. The Tarte Charlotte for dessert is a must!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 14 August 2020 via mobile

We had an excellent dinner here. We had seen good reviews and were lucky to arrive early to get the last table. The host was super welcoming and attentive al night and helped us with the French menu, wine choices and even a taxi at...the end of our evening. The egg starter was exceptional and the canard main course delicious. We went for the set menu which was excellent value for apero, 3 courses, wine and coffee. Don’t hesitate to go here if you’re in the area but best to book as it’s very small. Thank you - we had a wonderful evening.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 20 February 2020 via mobile

The best meal we had in Bordeaux. Really nice atmosphere. The host (also the owner) was amazing. He explained the menu to us non French speakers and his glasses of wine are HUGE! He even gave us suggestions where to to after our meal. This...is a must if your visiting Bordeaux.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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22 February 2020|
Response from sydneytheturtle | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately the only way to make a reservation seems to be to pop in when you are in town and book in person
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Response from Julia M | Reviewed this property |
My daughter is vegetarian and they did her the most beautiful plate of food. Just make sure you let them know when you arrive.
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Tante Charlotte is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5