Dining Out

Dining Out in Blaye with Villa St Simon

Gateway to French Cuisine

Fine wine and fine food is of course what France is mostly about and where there is the one you will always find the other. Bordeaux is especially good in this regard. There is a wide range of restaurants to choose from within walking distance of Villa St Simon and more than you could possibly sample within a 15 minute drive.

And no need to stretch the budget – even the unpretentious eateries serve local specialties and cuisine with aromas and flavors that are distinctly French.

Gastronomic Calendar

Porcini (Cepes) season is September & October.
Atlantic black mussels are good all year but utterly outstanding in autumn.
Oysters are good all year.
White truffles – generally mid-October through the end of December.
Black winter truffles – early December through March
Foie gras – all year round.
Game – September to December

Restaurants in Blaye

Le Petit Port3 Cours du Port
Restaurant & Bar
Serves local specialities like Oysters, Seafood and Duck
Open all week, 12-2pm & 7.30-10.00pm

(You may bring wine from Villa St Simon at no corkage fee)

Le Gavroche14 Rue Neuve
Restaurant
Serves local specialities, artistically presented, with excellent service
Open Tues – Sunday lunch time, 12-2pm
Tuesday – Wednesday, Friday – Saturday 7.30-10.00pm
Closed on Thursday & Sunday evenings and Mondays

(You may bring wine from Villa St Simon at no corkage fee)

La Galerie – Art, tapas & wine
Tapas bar, coffee shop, and art gallery
Serves tapas & salads, afternoon coffees, wine and drinks
Open Tuesday – Saturday 12-8pm (or later on reservation)

La Casa – Pizzeria10 Rue Neuve
Restaurant
Serves Italian & local specialities
Open Tuesday – Sunday, 12-2pm & 7.30-10.00pm
Closed on Mondays

Le P’tit CanonCitadelle de Blaye
Restaurant & Bar
Serves local specialities & excellent wines
Open Monday – Sunday, 12-2pm & 7.30-10.00pm (closed Oct-March)

Auberge du Porche - 5 Rue Ernest Régnier
Restaurant
Serves excellent local specialities & wines
Open Monday, Tuesday & Thursday – Sunday Lunch time, 12-2pm & 7.30-10.00pm
Closed on Wednesday & Sunday evening

Le Dragon Bleu
Restaurant & Take-away
Serves Asian specialities
Open Tuesday – Sunday, 12-2pm & 7.30-10.00pm
Closed on Mondays

Le Bastion11 Avenue du 144E Régiment
Crêperie
Serves crêpes & salads
Open all week 12am-12pm (in summer)

L’Avant Scène

Restaurant & Bar of the Citadelle Hotel
Serves local specialities, ice cream & cocktails
Open all week, 12-2pm & 7.30-10.00pm