Restaurants

Top Choice French in St-Émilion

La Terrasse Rouge

Knowing foodies adore this spectacular vineyard restaurant, borne out of Jean Nouvel's designer revamp of Château La Dominique's wine cellars, 5km north of St-Émilion. Chefs work with small local producers to source…
Top Choice Seafood in Pyla-sur-Mer

La Co(o)rniche

There's no more glamorous address on the Atlantic Coast than this 1930s hunting lodge, reinvented by French designer Philippe Starck. Perfectly placed for a meal or tapas-fuelled drink after a sandy walk on Dune du …
Top Choice Ice Cream in The Islands

Berthillon

Founded here in 1954, this esteemed glacier (ice-cream maker) is still run by the same family today. Its 70-plus all-natural, chemical-free flavours include fruit sorbets (pink grapefruit, raspberry and rose) and ri…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Bastille & Eastern Paris

Septime

The alchemists in Bertrand Grébaut's Michelin-starred kitchen produce truly beautiful creations, served by blue-aproned waitstaff. The menu reads like an obscure shopping list: each dish is a mere listing of three i…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Les Baux-de-Provence

L'Oustau de Baumanière

Twice Michelin-starred and luxurious with a capital L, this legendary hotel-restaurant is the most exclusive – and expensive – place to dine in this corner of Provence. Head chef Jean-André Charial revels in the ric…
Top Choice Pastries in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

Ladurée Picnic

The first of its kind, Ladurée Picnic specialises in just that – picnics, albeit exceedingly fine, gourmet picnics to take away in the famous patisserie's signature peppermint-green packaging. Luxury salads include …
Top Choice Cafe in Saint-Pierre, Saint-Paul & the Triangle d'Or

Brasserie Le Bordeaux

To dine à la Gordon Ramsay without breaking the bank, reserve a table at his elegant belle époque brasserie with an interesting, Anglo-Franco hybrid cuisine – local Arcachon oysters, fish 'n' chips, Gascon pork pie …
Top Choice Gastronomy in Moustiers Ste-Marie

La Bastide de Moustiers

A legendary table of Provence, founded by chef supremo Alain Ducasse. As you'd expect from this Michelin-starred, much-lauded restaurant, it's a temple to French cuisine – from the playful amuses bouches to the rich…
Top Choice Brasserie in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Bouillon Racine

Inconspicuously situated in a quiet street, this heritage-listed art nouveau ‘soup kitchen’, with mirrored walls, floral motifs and ceramic tiling, was built in 1906 to feed market workers. Despite the magnificent i…
Top Choice International in Bordeaux

Magasin Général

Follow the hip crowd across the river to this huge industrial hangar on the right bank, France's biggest and best organic restaurant with gargantuan terrace complete with vintage sofa seating, ping-pong table and ta…