Restaurants

Top Choice Gastronomy in Lorgues

Chez Bruno

If truffles are the most divine of ingredients, then Chez Bruno is their high temple. It's just 2.5km southeast of Lorgues; drive through giant truffle-sculptured gates to the grounds of an 18th-century estate that …
Top Choice Seafood in Cap de Carqueiranne

L’Oursinado

Dreams of perfect Provençal holidays centre around places like L’Oursinado, a secluded fantasy of a restaurant tucked amongst the pines on a cliff above the tiny port of Les Oursinières. The sea views are pure Med m…
Top Choice Seafood in Corniche de l’Estérel

Les Flots Bleus

Midway along the Corniche de l'Esterel, Les Flots Bleus fits the dream vision of a roadside Mediterranean eatery, with fine sea views from its terrace and a wide-ranging seafood menu. Favourites include oysters, cat…
Top Choice French in Les Arcs-sur-Argens

Logis du Guetteur

This serious restaurant perches at the summit of Les Arcs in a 12th-century château. In winter, dine in the renovated cave beneath paintings of white peacocks and cornucopia; in summer, sit on the terrace, with view…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Tourtour

Les Chênes Verts

On the road between Tourtour and the equally lovely Haut-Var village of Villecroze is a turn-off you might easily miss, unawares. Yet the 'The Green Oaks' holds a Michelin star, courtesy of chef Paul Bajade's way wi…
Top Choice International in Bargemon

La Pescalune

Presiding over one of the region's top kitchens, Virginie Martinelli ensures the menu is tailored to the best of what is seasonally available. Expect dishes inspired as much by world cuisines as her own upbringing i…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Bormes-les-Mimosas

La Rastègue

Jérôme Masson rules over the kitchen; his wife, Patricia, over the dining room – and they sure do excel. La Rastègue has earned a Michelin star with its ever-changing menu of superb Provençal fare, inviting dining r…
Top Choice French in Cotignac

Le Clos des Vignes

Seek out this farmhouse for the home-cooked cuisine (by husband Jean-Luc) and the warm welcome (by wife Dany). House-made foie gras features frequently, if that's your thing, as do veal and fresh seafood. It's at it…
Top Choice French in Collobrières

La Petite Fontaine

Locals travel from miles around to sit at a tree-shaded table on place de la République and feast on daube de boeuf (beef stew), forest mushrooms and house-made terrine at one of southern France’s most charming, rel…
Top Choice Provencal in Hyères

Le Béal

The Béal is the name of the 15th- to 16th-century canal that brought water 10km to Hyères, which still functions and can be seen at points around the old town. Its namesake restaurant also nourishes the citizens of …