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…
Italian in Perpignan

Le France

On the fringes of the old town, in a building once used as Perpignan’s stock exchange, this buzzy bistro is ideal for a quick, no-fuss meal. Pastas and wood-fired pizzas are the mainstays.
Seafood in Perpignan

La Passerelle

This family-run restaurant is an old favourite for fish-lovers. It’s quite formal: bone-china plates, crisp white tablecloths, and upmarket plates of oysters, turbot, lobster and saffron-infused sole. Try for a tabl…
Cafe in Perpignan


Multicoloured macarons, tempting pastries and handmade chocs along with savoury dishes such as quiches and salads are sold at this cafe-boulangerie, which has terrace seating overlooking the canal.
Traditional French in Perpignan

Les Frères Mossés

Warm colours, tinkling jazz and walls covered in vintage signs give this cosy place the air of an old-time Parisian bistro. It’s a great bet for French favourites (confit de canard; steak-frites) and you can watch t…
Bistro in Perpignan

Le Grain de Folie

On up-and-coming av du Général Leclerc, this is one of Perpignan’s best-value bistros, run with care by a husband-and-wife team. It’s classic in style and strong on southern French flavours: tuck into rib-eye fillet…
Market in Perpignan

Marché République

Held on the old town's main square, this lively food market is especially popular on Saturday, when its filled with stalls selling organic produce.
Burgers in Perpignan

Big Buddy

Reservations are essential at this burger bar, which is the hottest ticket in town. Burgers such as Mont d'Or (beef and bacon with mushroom sauce), Triple Cheese (cheddar, Mimosette and Tomme de Brebis, with Jack Da…
Italian in Perpignan

Spaghetteri Aldo

International rugby stars fuel up on the ultrafresh homemade pasta dishes (incorporating 15 pasta styles) at this authentic wood-beamed Italian restaurant. Favourites include langoustine ravioli, gnocchi Gorgonzola,…