Restaurants

Top Choice Gastronomy in Aix-en-Provence

La Table de Pierre Reboul

Pierre Reboul’s renowned restaurant has moved from central Aix to the aristocratic Château de la Pioline, a suitably smart location for his high-class cuisine. The rich, indulgent French fare meets flavours and ingr…
Top Choice French in Ventabren

La Table de Ventabren

Many restaurants with stunning views rest on their laurels in the kitchen: not so La Table de Ventabren. This Michelin-starred restaurant – with a canvas-canopied terrace that's nothing short of magical on summer ev…
Top Choice Bakery in Aix-en-Provence

Farinoman Fou

To appeal to bread connoisseurs, in Aix as in any part of France, you need to know your dough. Judging by the lines typically spilling out of this shop onto place des Prêcheurs, artisanal boulanger Benoît Fradette c…
Top Choice Provencal in Aix-en-Provence

Le Petit Verdot

It’s all about hearty, honest dining here, with tabletops made out of old wine crates, and a lively chef-patron who runs the place with huge enthusiasm, happily showing how good Provençal food and wine can be. Expec…
Cafe in Aix-en-Provence

Maison Nosh

Branching out from its original menu of posh hot dogs and gourmet English muffins, this breezy, youthful cafe now offers healthier breakfast, brunch and lunch options, and it's a pleasant place to linger over excell…
French in Aix-en-Provence

Jardin Mazarin

This elegant restaurant is set perfectly on the ground floor of a handsome 18th-century hôtel particulier in the Quartier Mazarin. Two salons sit beneath splendid beamed ceilings, but the real gem is the verdant fou…
Bistro in Aix-en-Provence

Le Bistrot

Locals pack into the tiny vaulted dining room of this hard-to-find place for the superb-value lunch menus. All the bistro boxes are ticked: red-and-white tablecloths, friendly old-school service, a chuffing coffee m…
Bistro in Aix-en-Provence

La Bidule

Places come and go around the Forum des Cardeurs, but ‘The Thingy’ is an enduring, cheap and cheerful favourite, with flowery PVC tablecloths, a vast blackboard menu and a fairy-light-lit terrace presided over by a …
Bistro in Aix-en-Provence

Chez Charlotte

It’s all very cosy at Charlotte, where everyone knows everyone. French classics like veal escalope and grilled entrecôte steak are mainstays, and there is always a vegetarian dish and a couple of imaginative plats d…
Provencal in Aix-en-Provence

Jacquou Le Croquant

Smack bang in the centre of old Aix, this jolly little restaurant specialises in southwestern cuisine, which means copious amounts of duck, rabbit and foie gras on the menu (with almost nothing for vegetarians and a…