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 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…
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…
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…
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…
French in Avignon

Le Marmiton

Le Marmiton, the super-formal restaurant of Hôtel La Mirande, offers cooking classes (from €90) and a twice-weekly chef’s table (reservations essential). Afternoon tea is served (albeit slowly) in the glittering lob…