Top Choice French in Limoges

La Table du Couvent

This modish restaurant in a former Carmelite convent is one of the city’s most popular eateries, with tables set among rough brick walls. Sit at the open kitchen counter to watch meals being prepared, including loca…
Top Choice French in Limoges

Philippe Redon

Book ahead for a spot at this romantic modern restaurant that serves some of the best food in the region. Dishes incorporate fresh seasonal produce from truffles to Limousin beef, and service is snappy and welcoming…
Market in Limoges

Halles Centrales

Limoges’ central market runs the gourmet gamut from local cheese to Limousin beef.
Sandwiches in Limoges


You’ll never think about grilled cheese in the same way after a visit to this clever croque monsieur bar. Eight different varieties (think chicken with cantal cheese, pancetta with Saint-Nectaire and potatoes, or du…
French in Limoges

Le 27

A contemporary bistro with quirky decor to match the inventive cuisine. Teardrop lanterns cast moody lighting, and one wall is taken up by wine. Dishes are French classics with a contemporary spin. A vegan meal is s…
French in Limoges

Chez Alphonse

Checked tablecloths, laughing locals and blackboards stuffed with regional dishes: what more could you want from a Limoges bistro? Reserve ahead.
Bistro in Limoges

Be Bop

This lively magnet for the Limoges student set is decorated with old records and musical instruments, and is also a hot spot to take a tipple. Menus are an ever-changing array of small plates like bruschetta, to cre…
French in Limoges

Les Petits Ventres

The hearty provincial cooking here might not be amazing, but the staff sure are friendly. Head upstairs to the timbered dining rooms to feast on a carnivore's delight of local beef, veal and poultry dishes. Don't sk…
French in Limoges

Le Bistrot d’Olivier

For an authentic lunch, you can’t do much better than this chaotic little place inside the market, where folks sit at communal wooden tables and share hearty, no-fuss portions of French food chosen straight from the…
French in Limoges


One of Limoges’ fancier dining rooms, L’Amphitryon is in a delightful medieval timbered building and serves classically rich French cuisine, created by head chef Olivier Polla.