L’Observatoire was created for very special moments.

Unique Michelin-starred experiences at L'Observatoire du Gabriel in Bordeaux, France

Le Gabriel, founded in 2009, was acquired at the beginning of 2019 by Château Angélus. It has passed then into the hands of a family who are deeply attached to the region and its prestige –the de Boüard de Laforest.

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Set within an elegant XVIIIth century building with an unobstructed view over the famous Place de la Bourse as well as Bordeaux’s emblematic “water mirror”, Le Gabriel, directed by Chef Alexandre Baumard, offers, on three floors, a bar that serves pastries and creative cocktails, a bistro featuring regional, enticing and generous cuisine, as well as a gastronomic restaurant called «L’Observatoire».

One Star Michelin Restaurant

L’Observatoire was created for very special moments. Lovers of fine dining can enjoy here the inventive, refined cuisine of Michelin-starred Chef Alexandre Baumard.

The core aspects of his cuisine style are showcased here:

the finest, seasonal produce selected from top local suppliers. A gastronomic approach that combines respect for tradition and creativity, attention to detail and a sense of harmony.

The private room, with a capacity for 6 seated guests and a view into the gastronomic restaurant’s kitchen, allows the chef’s delicacies to be savored in complete privacy. The wine list, the enthusiastic creation of Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal, completes this gourmet experience. In its selection of regions, grape varieties and vintages, the list reflects an inquisitive and open-minded choice of references.

An ambitious policy of purchasing and laying down wines will enable Gabriel’s wine list to fill out and thus strengthen the establishment’s aim to become an ambassador for wines not just from Bordeaux, but from the rest of France and the world, too.

Key features

  • Sommelier on-site
  • International wines available
  • Local wines available
  • Fine wines available
  • Organic wines available
  • Wine by the glass available
  • Gluten free menu available
  • Vegetarian menu available
  • Wine pairing available
  • Kids menu available
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