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. Chefs work exclusively with small local producers to source the seasonal…
Top Choice Gastronomy in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Restaurant Guy Savoy

If you're considering visiting a three-Michelin-star temple of gastronomy, this should certainly be on your list. The world-famous chef needs no introduction (he trained Gordon Ramsay, among others) but now his flag…
Top Choice Seafood in Dune du Pilat

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 Bistro in Ajaccio

L’Altru Versu

A phoenix rising from the ashes, this perennial favourite reopened in 2015 on Ajaccio's western waterfront after suffering two devastating winter storms and a fire. Magnificent sea views complement the exquisite gas…
Top Choice Modern French in Bastille & Eastern Paris

Septime

The alchemists in Bertrand Grébaut's Michelin-starred kitchen produce truly beautiful creations, while blue-aproned waitstaff ensure culinary surprises are all pleasant. Each dish on the menu is a mere listing of th…
Top Choice Gastronomy in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Restaurant David Toutain

Prepare to be wowed: David Toutain pushes the envelope at his eponymous Michelin-starred restaurant with some of the most creative high-end cooking in Paris. Mystery degustation courses include unlikely combinations…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Eiffel Tower & Western Paris

Bustronome

A true moveable feast, Bustronome is a voyage into French gastronomy aboard a glass-roofed bus, with Paris' famous monuments – the Arc de Triomphe, Grand Palais, Palais Garnier, Notre Dame and Eiffel Tower – gliding…
Top Choice Cafe in Latin Quarter

Shakespeare & Company Café

Instant history was made when this light-filled, literary-inspired cafe opened in 2015 adjacent to magical bookshop Shakespeare & Company, designed from long-lost sketches to fulfil a dream of late bookshop foun…
Top Choice Brasserie in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Bouillon Racine

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

L'Esprit des Mets

Industrial Alès – and especially its business park 3km south of the centre across the river – is the last place you'd expect to find a fine-dining diamond, but foodies flock here, so book ahead. In his open kitchen,…