Restaurants

Top Choice French in Avignon

Restaurant L'Essentiel

In the top tier of Avignon's restaurants for many a year, this elegant restaurant remains (as its name suggests) as essential as ever. First there's the setting: a lovely, honey-stoned hôtel particulier (mansion) wi…
Top Choice 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…
Top Choice French in Avignon

Christian Etienne

If it's the full-blown, fine-dining French experience you're after, then Monsieur Etienne's much-vaunted (and Michelin-starred) restaurant is the place to go. It's the real deal: truffles and foie gras galore, and t…
Gastronomy in Avignon

Les 5 Sens

This gastronomic temple is a great option for a très Français fine-dining experience. Overseen by chef supremo Thierry Baucher, it's particularly known for its mix of Provençal and southwestern flavours – so expect …
Cafe in Avignon

Hygge

Having worked at a smorgasbord of high-flying restaurants (including Copenhagen's Noma and Avignon's La Mirande), Jacques Pampiri opened his own place in Avignon, and it's a big hit with the locals. Hearty, wholesom…
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…
Bistro in Avignon

Bar à Manger du Coin Caché

This place is pure charm. On cobbled-stone place des Chataignes ('Chestnut Tree Square') it spills across to its ancient stone neighbour (Cloître St-Pierre). More bistro than bar, it cooks up seasonal dishes with a …
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…
French in Avignon

Au Jardin des Carmes

There's one standout reason to lunch at this homely restaurant, and that's the delightful courtyard garden, shaded by sails, tall bamboo and climbing plants. À la carte starters are €11, mains €21, desserts €9, plus…