Le Chapon Fin


More than a century of gastronomy at Le Chapon Fin
Founded in 1825, the Chapon Fin was one of the first ever three-star restaurants (it was one of the first 33 establishments to be awarded three stars by Michelin in 1933). In the early twentieth century 5 rue Montesquieu was a destination for the cream of society: wealthy Bordeaux merchants, passengers from transatlantic liners, or the glamorous clientele of the Café Anglais in Paris on their way to holiday resorts on the Basque coast...anyone who was anyone would be sure to dine at the Chapon Fin.

The chef

Born in Médoc, close to Bordeaux, Younesse Bouakkaoui cooperated with two of France's greatest chefs, Thierry Marx and Jean-Luc Rocha at Château Cordeillan Bages in Pauillac. He went on to work in several of Bordeaux's top restaurants, before taking over the reins at the Table de Montaigne, where he established himself as one of Bordeaux's finest restaurants.
Younesse will take over the kitchens at Le Chapon Fin at the end of 2023, with the aim of following in the footsteps of the great chefs who have succeeded there, and bringing our fine institution back to the highest level.

Wine cellar

The Chapon Fin's magnificent cellar is well-stocked with great wines (from Bordeaux, naturally, but also from other regions), such as 1928 Château d’Yquem, 1986 Pétrus, 1955 Lascombes, 1985 Dom Perignon and 16 vintages of Château Mouton Rothschild... Our Head Sommelier is always looking for accessible wines both in terms of price and enjoyment. Wines that express the character of a particular region or grape variety. Our Head Sommelier invites you to share his passion for wine with a guided tour of the almost two hundred year old cellar before or after your meal.