Restaurants

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Entrez les Artistes

Chef Pascale Suc pours heart, soul and lovingly selected local ingredients into the meals at this small, simple restaurant. The atmosphere is jolly, Le Puy lentils are seasoned to perfection, portions are ample from…
Top Choice French in Le Puy-en-Velay

Restaurant Tournayre

One of Le Puy's best addresses for food and form. Its atmospheric setting, within a 12th- to 16th-century hôtel particulier (townhouse), sets the tone, but the food will dominate conversation. Citrus cod and chicken…
Crêpes in Le Puy-en-Velay

Crêperie La Maison de Flo

A rare healthy-eating gem in the heart of one of France's major cheese regions, Florence's crêperie delights with friendly, personalised service and a nourishing menu of thoughtfully sourced organic produce. Platter…
French in Le Puy-en-Velay

Bambou et Basilic

Smart service and a light gourmet touch bring locals flocking for tables at Bambou et Basilic. Monochrome decor seems designed not to distract from the eating: pork chops with chestnut cream, zander on artichoke pur…
Cheese in Le Puy-en-Velay

Fromagerie Coulaud

An essential stop for hyper-local Auvergnat cheese, this periwinkle-blue crémerie has been running since 1925 and its produce is mercifully unchanged since then. Antique milk jugs and farming tools bedeck the interi…
Japanese in Le Puy-en-Velay

Maki Nova

This self-styled ‘AuvergnAponais’ restaurant (Auvergnat meets ‘Japonais’) places an emphasis on organic and local ingredients wherever possible, while neon lighting and ice-cold cocktails bestow an upmarket, trendy …
French in Le Puy-en-Velay

L'Âme des Poètes

Chef Corinne Moreau is evangelical about nutrition, so vegetarian proteins and organic fruits are the bedrock of the menu. The house speciality, lentil lasagne with fennel, deserves top billing, though spring rolls …
French in Le Puy-en-Velay

La Table du Plot

This reliable spot on the market square serves upmarket bistro fare like steak with nostril-singeing Gorgonzola sauce, duck tartare with scallops and a superb, smoky cassoulet (slow-cooked duck and bean stew). There…
Bakery in Le Puy-en-Velay

Maison Marion

This humble bakery is the place to try the pavé de Pannessac, a sugar-rush-inducing local delicacy where verveine- or chocolate-flavoured cream is sandwiched into a meringue and dipped in chocolate. Trust us, you ca…
French in Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Chamarlenc

Crowned world master of pâté en croûte cookery in 2009, chef Florian Oriol serves his speciality pâté-and-mushroom pies (€11) alongside an ever-changing chalkboard menu built around fresh local produce.