Pau restaurants

Middle Eastern in Pau

La Fiancée du Desert

Colourful tapestries, fairy lights and Moroccan lamps set the scene at this rustically chic spot that seems to be everyone's favourite eatery du jour. The small plates are best – order a platter with tabouli, hummus…
French in Pau

Le Majestic

This smart restaurant serves top-notch French cuisine. It’s formal inside – ice-white tablecloths, razor-sharp napkins, twisted willow – but it suits the sophisticated food, heavy on premium ingredients such as turb…
French in Pau

Chez Canaille

Hidden down on atmospheric rue de Hédas, Chez Canaille has old-fashioned charm, with burgundy banquettes, red-checked tablecloths and unfussy wooden furniture. The small menu has some fine standouts, including a dec…
Fusion in Pau

Café du Passage

This festive, colourfully decked-out space fits the bill when you seek a bit more joie de vivre with your dining experience. Amid low-playing grooves and whimsical murals, diners tuck into juicy burgers, fish and ch…
French in Pau

Les Papilles Insolites

Run by a former Parisian sommelier, this cosy wine bar serves beautifully prepared small plates like Galician-style octopus, scallops with leeks or lamb with cumin. Complete the experience with the owner’s choice of…
Gastronomy in Pau

Au Fin Gourmet

For old-school fine French dining, this restaurant gastronomique is Pau’s premier address. It’s run by the Ithurriague brothers, Patrick and Laurent, known for their Michelin-style food and fondness for sauces, crea…
Vegetarian in Pau

Les Amants du Marché

Vegetarians have much to celebrate at this delightful little eatery across from the organic market. The chalkboard menu changes regularly and showcases ingredients often overlooked in traditional French cooking. You…
French in Pau

Le Poulet à Trois Pattes

Despite the whimsical name, the 'Three-Legged Chicken' has an elegant Scandinavian-esque design with blonde woods and artfully minimalist furnishings. The menu features mouth-watering dishes like roast cod with crea…
Brasserie in Pau

La Brasserie Royale

This busy brasserie on place Royale is ideal for an early-evening beer and a satisfying plate of magret de canard (duck breast), a grilled fish of the day, or risotto with prawns.
Market in Pau

Halles de Pau

Pau’s once unsightly produce market will soon be housed in a new, beautifully designed, light-filled building adjoining its previous location. Look for the opening in late 2019.