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Dining out with kids in France can be a delightful experience when you choose the right spots! French restaurants are known for their delicious food and sometimes even offer special kids’ menus, but the real challenge is keeping the little ones entertained while waiting for their meals. To help, I’ve compiled a list of the most family-friendly restaurants in Bordeaux, ensuring both great food and a fun atmosphere for the whole family.

For more kids-related places and activities check out my article about the best things to do with kids in Bordeaux.

Kid-friendly restaurants in Bordeaux 

Max a table 

Situated in the heart of Bordeaux, Max à Table stands out as a great family-friendly option in Bordeaux.  What sets this restaurant apart is its interactive touch tables that allow children to order and play games while you wait! Alongside this unique concept, Max a table offers a gluten-free and 100% homemade menu, so it’s a perfect choice for eating outside! 

Max a table - a kids friendly restaurant in Bordeaux
Max a Table – Lost in Bordeaux

Address: 2, Place St Pierre, 33000 Bordeaux/ Open from Tuesday to Saturday between 12:00-14:30/19:00 – 22:30 and Sunday between 12:00-14h30. You can make a reservation right here.

Backyard Brick House 

Located in Place de Quinconces, Backyard Brick House is a vibrant hub where flavors and fun meet. Inspired by US pop culture, it offers generous dishes and craft beers in a lively 90’s atmosphere. Perfect for kids and adults, it features table football, games, and a colorful, spacious layout that welcomes families with open arms. You can book a place here

Address: 40 Allées d’Orléans, 33000 Bordeaux/ Open from Monday to Wednesday between 09:00 – 00:00, Thursday to Saturday between 09:00-01:30, and Sunday between 09:00 – 23:00.

Monzu 

Pasta and coloring pages 🙂 What more do you need?

If your kids love Italian food like mine, this is the perfect place for you. Specializing in Neapolitan pizzas and Franco-Italian cuisine, Monzù brings the flavors of Italy to your table with a touch of French gastronomic influence. Warmly welcomes families, each table in Monzùis set with coloring pages and a small pencil box, ensuring that little ones are entertained throughout the meal. With two convenient locations in Bordeaux – Monzù des Grands Hommes and Monzù Promenade Ste-Catherine – you’re never far from a delicious Italian meal. 

Monzu  - a great kids friendly Italian restaurant in Bordeaux
Coloring pages in Monzu – by Lost in Bordeaux

See all the details on their website. Open every day between 12:00 and 22:30.

Darwin 

Nestled on the right side of the Garron River in Bordeaux, Darwin is not your typical restaurant, but an entire eco-conscious urban space, surrounded by vibrant street art adorning the buildings, and offering families sustainable meals made from locally sourced ingredients. Le Magasin Général is the main eating area at Darwin, with plenty of dining options, including a pizzeria and a boulangerie, a cozy Café-Pub, and a delicious chocolate shop.

Darwin is so accessible for kids, as it is spacious, with big sofas, long wooden tables, a beautiful corner of wooden games for children to play, a skate park, and some big games outside for the older kids. Perfect in every season, Darwin is also one of the best places for rainy days in Bordeaux.

Darwin in Bordeaux with its kids area
The playing area in Darwin – by Lost in Bordeaux

Address: 87 Quai des Queyries, 33100 Bordeaux/ For info on the Opening hours of Darwin click here.

Les Chantiers de la Garonne

Nestled on the board of the Garonne River, Les Chantiers de la Garonne is an old hangar turned into a sailing club and a restaurant with amazing summer vibes. Perfect for families it offers a beach-like outdoor space, complete with low wooden tables scattered across fine white sand. Children can play freely in this relaxed setting while parents enjoy fresh seafood, cold white wine, and organic beers from the on-site LALUNE Brewery. 

The restaurant’s focus on local, seasonal, and homemade dishes ensures a flavorful experience for everyone. While reservations aren’t taken, families can drop by during opening hours to enjoy a leisurely meal or sip drinks while watching the sunset over the river. Les Chantiers de la Garonne Is one of The best outdoor bars in Bordeaux.

Les Chantiers de la Garonne - beach like restaurant
Les Chantiers de la Garonne – by Lost in Bordeaux

Address: 21 Quai de Queyries, 33100 Bordeaux/ Open from Wednesday to Sunday between 17:00- 22:30, more info here.

La Piscine 

Previously known as Nature et des Courgettes, La Piscine in Bègles is a charming and quirky restaurant set in a beautifully restored 1930s Art Deco swimming pool. In the heart of the restaurant, there’s a large play area, ensuring that children can play around safely while parents relax and enjoy their meal. The menu features organic, local, and seasonal products, served buffet-style by weight which can be easier with kids as you can take just the amount they’ll actually eat! 

Address: 2 Rue Carnot, 33130 Bègles/ open during lunch time only, see info here.

Arkose Cantine

Situated in the Tatry Gallery in the Chartrons district, Arkose is a great restaurant with a twist, as it is also an urban climbing wall! Arkose offers a warm and inviting atmosphere, perfect for kids to run around, and explore the climbing wall in the special “kids-zone”.

Address: Galerie Tatry, 170 cours du Médoc, 33300 Bordeaux/ Open daily from lunch and dinner, see info.

POF 

POF, short for Poffertjes, which are delicious Dutch Mini Pancakes, brings the charm of Amsterdam to Bordeaux. As the name suggests, you’ll find these tasty pancakes alongside original Amsterdam flavors on the menu. Meanwhile, the ambiance, crafted by TV set decorators Laurence and Frédéric Cerato, exudes the cozy atmosphere of a modern Dutch tavern.

POF has a Kid-Friendly Atmosphere, offering a dedicated children’s play area, where little ones aged 3 to 12 can enjoy interactive games. While parents eat and drink cocktails kids can enjoy a super cool Interactive playground! For reservations tap here

The virtual games roon in POF, Bordeaux
The virtual games room in POF – by Lost in Bordeaux

Address: 36 Quai Virginie Hériot, 33300 Bordeaux / Open daily

La Boca Foodcourt 

Perfect for families seeking variety and a lively atmosphere, La Boca Food Court offers plenty of food choices in a spacious and family-friendly environment. With 13 local restaurants serving everything from seafood to Asian cuisine, there’s something to satisfy every palate. The place is big and spacy, and the tables are comfortable for a family meal in a convivial setting. Also, kids can enjoy running around in the outdoor terraces, equipped with games like pétanque and vintage pinball machines. 

Address: 190 Quai de Paludate, 33 800 Bordeaux/ Open daily, see all the info and opening hours here.

La Ferme de Bruges

Located within a few minutes walk from Bordeaux’s Lac, La Ferme de Bruges offers a picturesque dining experience suitable for families. The tranquil rural setting, complete with fountains, ponds, and friendly farm animals, makes it perfect when arriving with kids. Serving delicious traditional cuisine, La Ferme gives a magical feeling of natural and countryside vibes, mere minutes away from Bordeaux’s city center. The space is big and unique, and you’ll easily find children’s favorite dishes on the menu, so it is a truly memorable experience! 
Address: 9 Avenue de Chavailles, 33520 Bruges / Open daily, see opening hours here.

Family Friendly bars and coffee places 

Moxy 

Located near Les Halles and the Cité du Vin, Moxy is a dynamic hotel bar that offers an ideal spot where locals and visitors come together to enjoy the lively atmosphere. Open 24/7, Moxy offers local street food and industrial-inspired decor. It’s a real child-friendly place: in the heart of the bar are shelves full of children’s books, various games from dolls to board games, and even a swing hanging from the ceiling. Kids can also join in on the fun with games like ping-pong or table football, while adults can have a coffee or a beer. 

Address: 25 Quai du Maroc, 33000 Bordeaux/ Open 24/7

Jabot Bordeaux 

Jabot’s is not just a coffee place or a bar, but an innovative space that combines an eco-responsible grocery store, a charming tea room, and a venue for various events. Spearheaded by Karim Ouerdi, a former digital executive turned eco-entrepreneur, Jabot’s embodies social and ecological values, with a kid-friendly ambiance. A slide, a wooden house, and a mini kitchen stand in the heart of the space, making it a welcoming spot for children of all ages. 

Jabot's - a perfect spot of little ones in Bordeaux
Jabot’s playing area in Bordeaux

Address:193 Rue Fondaudège, Bordeaux/ Open Tuesday to Friday, see info here.

Kfe des Familles 

Located in Bacalan, the northern district of Bordeaux, Kfé des Familles is more than just a café; it’s a community hub created by and for locals. Since 2012, it has been a beacon of intercultural and intergenerational conviviality, where friends can mingle over coffee, games, and books for all ages. Volunteers prepare a delightful monthly menu with fresh seasonal ingredients, and when the weather permits, the café extends its services to Place Buscaillet, transforming the public space into a vibrant gathering spot with games and relaxation areas.

Address: 46 Rue de New York, Bordeaux/ Open every second Friday between 12:30-14:00, see info here.

Here are a few more kids-related articles you might find useful when visiting Bordeaux:
Best things to do with kids in Bordeaux
Kids-friendly hotels in Bordeaux
Family-friendly wineries in Bordeaux
Hiking with kids around Bordeaux
What to do in Arcachon with kids
The best theme and amusement parks

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