Restaurants

Top Choice Gastronomy in Alès & Around

L'Esprit des Mets

Industrial Alès – and especially its business park 3km south of the centre across the river – is the last place you'd expect to find a fine-dining diamond, but foodies flock here, so book ahead. In his open kitchen,…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Languedoc-Roussillon

Auberge du Vieux Puits

Gilles Goujon’s wonderfully relaxed Auberge du Vieux Puits is tucked away in the hilltop village of Fontjoncouse, between Narbonne and Perpignan. Goujon’s known for his fondness for humble ingredients such as Bigorr…
Top Choice Bistro in Uzès

Le Tracteur

A converted warehouse in Argilliers, 8km southeast of Uzès via the D981, is the setting for this offbeat, and brilliant, dining destination – part wine shop, part art gallery, part deli, part bistro, with a tree-sha…
Top Choice French in Florac

Les Tables de la Fontaine

Red-umbrella-shaded tables are scattered around a natural spring in the courtyard adjoining this ivy-clad restaurant. River trout with preserved lemon, Lozère lamb with potato gratin, vegetable tart with Cévennes go…
Top Choice French in Millau and Around

La Mangeoire

Fronted by a shady pavement terrace strung with fairy lights and opening to a romantic vaulted-stone dining room, Millau's best restaurant refines the rich flavours of the region: wood-fire-grilled Trénels sheep-sto…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Carcassonne

La Barbacane

Carcassonne's finest dining is inside the Hôtel de la Cité at chef Jérôme Ryon's Michelin-starred premises. Opulent carved woodwork and stained glass set the stage for unforgettable dishes utilising some of France's…
Top Choice Modern French in Narbonne & Around

À La Table du Marché

Inspired flavour combinations on the daily-changing menu, sourced from Les Halles directly opposite, might include duck with truffled polenta, merlot-braised beef cheeks with lentils and heirloom carrots, and lemon …
Top Choice Cheese in Montpellier

La Fine Mouche

Heavenly French cheeses star at this bar à fromage (cheese bar), whether in pungent Roquefort or runny St-Marcellin tartines (toasted open-faced sandwiches), rich dishes such as Camembert baked with Champagne, or as…
Top Choice Modern French in Perpignan

Le St-Jean

Atmospherically set in the shadow of its namesake cathedral, opening to a charming magnolia-shaded cobbled courtyard, Le St-Jean is Perpignan's top address for inventive French fare: red mullet with fennel cream; ra…
Top Choice Bistro in Nîmes

Le Cerf à Moustache

The Deer with the Moustache has established itself as one of Nîmes’ best bistros, with quirky decor (including reclaimed furniture and a wall of sketch-covered old books), matched by chef Julien Salem’s creative tak…