Restaurants

Top Choice French in St-Saturnin-Lès-Apt & Around

La Coquillade

Overnighting at this luxurious hilltop estate won’t suit everyone’s budget, but everyone should try to fork out for the great-value Bistrot lunch menu. Michelin-starred and run by renowned chef Christophe Renaud, it…
Top Choice Modern French in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Maison Drouot

Stuck on where to head for lunch? Stop fretting and head five minutes out of town to this 19th-century oil mill, now a charming country bistro where nearly every dish is based on ingredients sourced from local suppl…
Top Choice Provencal in Nice

Olive et Artichaut

There’s barely enough room to swing a pan in this tiny street bistro, especially when it’s full of diners (as it often is), but it doesn’t seem to faze young Niçois chef Thomas Hubert and his friendly team. He sourc…
Top Choice Modern French in Ventabren

La Table de Ventabren

Reason enough to visit medieval Ventabren, a hilltop village 16km west of Aix-en-Provence, is this Michelin-starred restaurant with canvas-canopied terrace, magical on summer evenings. Inside find exposed stone and …
Top Choice Modern French in Le Grand Luberon

Le Sanglier Paresseux

There’s one reason to make a detour to hilltop Caseneuve, 10km east of Saignon, and that’s to eat at this stellar restaurant. Run by Brazilian chef Fabricio Delgaudio, it’s one of the Luberon’s most talked about tab…
Top Choice Modern French in St-Paul de Vence

Le Tilleul

Considering its location on the remparts, this place could have easily plumbed the depths of a typical tourist trap. But it hasn’t. Instead, divine and beautifully presented dishes grace your table at Le Tilleul and…
Top Choice Modern French in Marseille

L’Arome

The current hot tip in the trendy area around cours Julien is this tiny bistro, on a graffiti-clad street flanked by ethnic restaurants. The no-frills decor, relaxed service and focused menu of French market classic…
Top Choice Modern French in Grande Corniche

Café de la Fontaine

Those not in the know wouldn’t give this inconspicuous village bistro a second glance. What they don’t know is that it is Michelin-starred chef Bruno Cirino’s baby – somewhere for him to go back to his culinary root…
Top Choice Provencal in Moustiers Ste-Marie & Around

La Grignotière

Hidden behind the soft pink facade of Moustiers' Musée de la Faïence is this utterly gorgeous, blissfully peaceful garden restaurant. Tables sit between olive trees and the colourful, eye-catching decor – including …
Top Choice Modern French in Marseille

Le Café des Épices

One of Marseille’s best chefs, Arnaud de Grammont, infuses his cooking with a panoply of flavours: squid-ink spaghetti with sesame and perfectly cooked scallops, or coriander- and citrus-spiced potatoes topped with …