Restaurants

Top Choice Bistro in Clermont-Ferrand

Le Sisisi

Just off cathedral square, this understated little restaurant has Clermont's most coveted tables. Le Sisisi's deft balance of sweet and savoury – spiced honey duck breast, ray fillet with vanilla potatoes – builds o…
Bistro in Clermont-Ferrand

Bistrot de la Butte

Defying the myth that restaurants on a main square are often tourist traps, this exceptional bistro pulls seasonal produce into dishes that feel unrushed, despite fast, friendly service. Whether melt-in-the-mouth be…
French in Clermont-Ferrand

La Table au Plafond

Chefs here seem to have enormous fun designing tapas-style nibbles like 'cappuccino' (vegetable stew with a ham foam), mini burgers with raclette cheese, and Japanese maki with cabbage and pâté. Sharer plates of che…
French in Clermont-Ferrand

Avenue

Avenue's ever-changing menu focuses on local market produce, lovingly plated with barely a pink peppercorn out of place. Original combinations range from cod on a bed of aubergine and dates to tuna and mango ceviche…
Burgers in Clermont-Ferrand

Bougnat Burger

Homemade burgers, spiked with cheeses like St-Nectaire and Bleu d'Auvergne, tower over plates of fries and salad at this simple but satisfying diner. Equally cheesy salads, a few wraps and several local beers (inclu…
French in Clermont-Ferrand

Le Bistrot des Dames

Expert takes on French classics like duck à l'orange, smoked Montbéliard sausage and rabbit in mustard rotate on the menu, along with house creations like hake on citrus-basil emulsion and burgers with Cantal and on…
Gastronomy in Clermont-Ferrand

L'Amphitryon Capucine

Wear your spiffiest suit for this restaurant gastronomique, 800m northwest of the cathedral. Its menus nod to Italian and Asian flavours (conchiglie pasta stuffed with slow-cooked lamb, coconut panna cotta) but its …
Italian in Clermont-Ferrand

Il Visconti

This is a sultry venue for a date, with voluptuous velvet chairs, subdued lighting and Italian dishes made from scratch. Twirl your fork in garlicky clam linguini or tuck into seared tuna, but the silky homemade rav…
Market in Clermont-Ferrand

Marché St-Pierre

The chunky building might bring to mind a jumble of Lego bricks, but this covered market is packed with fresh local produce and organic vegetables. Best buys include Auvergnat cheeses, the pâte de fruits (fruit jell…
Bistro in Clermont-Ferrand

Les Arcandiers

Globe-shaped lamps and model planes hang from vaulted ceilings, and jazz album covers plaster the walls at this retro bistro. Les Arcandiers doubles as a low-slung lunch spot and an alluring evening hangout for wine…