Restaurants

Top Choice French in Avignon

Restaurant L'Essentiel

Snug in an elegant, caramel-stone hôtel particulier, the Essential is one of the finest places to eat in town – inside or in the wonderful courtyard garden. Begin with courgette flowers poached in a crayfish and tru…
Top Choice French in Avignon

Christian Etienne

One of Avignon’s top tables, this much-vaunted restaurant occupies a 12th-century palace with a leafy outdoor terrace, adjacent to Palais des Papes. Interiors feel slightly dated, but the refined Provençal cuisine r…
Bakery in Avignon

Maison Violette

We simply defy you not to walk into this bakery and not instantly be tempted by the stacks of baguettes, ficelles and pains de campagnes loaded up on the counter, not to mention the orderly ranks of eclairs, millefe…
French in Avignon

Au Jardin des Carmes

There's one standout reason to lunch at this lovely little restaurant, and that's the delightful courtyard garden, shaded by sails, tall bamboo and climbing plants. Starters are €10, mains €20, desserts €9, plus the…
Gastronomy in Avignon

Les 5 Sens

Chef Thierry Baucher, one of France's meilleurs ouvriers (top chefs), reveals his southwestern origins in specialities such as cassoulet and foie gras but skews contemporary-Mediterranean in gastronomic dishes such …
Modern French in Avignon

Numéro 75

The chic dining room, in the former mansion of absinthe inventor Jules Pernod, is a fitting backdrop to the stylised Mediterranean cooking. Menus change nightly and include just a handful of mains, but brevity guara…
Cafe in Avignon

Ginette et Marcel

Set on one of Avignon's most happening plane-tree-shaded squares, this vintage cafe styled like a 1950s grocery is a charming spot to hang out and people-watch over a tartine (open-face sandwich), tart, salad or oth…
Bistro in Avignon

Fou de Fafa

A typical French bistro, Fou de Fafa's strength lies in simplicity – fresh ingredients, bright flavours, convivial surroundings (and a notably early opening time handy for families with young children). Dining is be…
Modern French in Avignon

83.Vernet

Forget flowery French descriptions. The menu is straightforward and to the point at this bistro-bar, where the stark white furniture and studiously minimal decor counterpoints the heritage architecture of a medieval…
Burgers in Avignon

Le Potard

Gourmet brioche-based burgers in a multitude of guises, loaded with tempting goodies from smoked bacon and St-Nectaire cheese to caramelised onions, crunchy rocket and sundried tomato caviar. There's also a range of…