This is a good quality restaurant which will not break the bank and should be checked out at least once. It's a little difficult to find, being at the top of a long flight of stairs off the busy Rue de la République. A smart restaurant with an array of traditional gourmet dishes including terrine d'aubergines et poivrons fondants (aubergine and pepper paté), morue à l'huile d'olive (eel in olive oil) and pintade aux pêches (guinea-fowl with peaches). They offer an excellent cheese platter and simple yet excellent desserts like baba au rhum a light pastry with a syrupy liqueur. Service is good, friendly and discreet. A reminder that there is heaven on earth...
This is the place to go if you love eating fish: a real treat! The menu varies according to what has been caught and the wonderfully fresh dishes can include bass, fried squid and octopus risotto. Both sea and freshwater fish are served in a blue and white, maritime decor with stone walls. It's a friendly place run by a pleasant family and there is an excellent wine list.
Come and discover this delightful oasis on the other side of the Rhône. Just cross Daladier bridge and you're there! This little corner of paradise situated on Barthelasse island has an enchanting riverbank terrace, shaded by hundred-year-old plane trees, and an unrestricted view over Avignon, the Rocher des Doms and St Bénezet bridge. From the menu you can try pieds et paquets de veau (calf's feet and tender veal), char-grilled pizza, different sorts of pasta or the pierrade (strips of meat grilled on a heated stone slab). Superb cuisine, and something to suit everyone!
An exquisite and quite unique medieval square, lined with houses featuring balconies and paved with old cobbles, sets the scene for this restaurant whose terrace looks onto a priceless example of Gothic architecture: the very beautiful facade of St Pierre church. Sheltered from the festival crowds, the restaurant is a big favorite with diners who enjoy wonderfully tasty, finely prepared cuisine such as terrine de foie de volaille avec confiture d'oignons (chicken liver terrine with onion chutney), tapenade (pureed olives), pissaladière (pizza with onions) and tarte aux pommes tiède avec glace à la cannelle (warm apple and cinnamon tart with ice cream): everything is delicious. You're not likely to forget this place in a hurry! Open daily.
Nestled in a picturesque hamlet in Provence, L'Oustau de Baumanière is an elegant culinary haven. Organic produce grown in the backyard of the restaurant is used in the delectable preparations here. Traditional recipes with just the right amount of contemporary tweaks grace the plates of diners. While scrumptious dishes such as Red Mullet in Farmhouse Cream and Blue Lobster on Baby Leeks are simply unmissable, the fine selection of wines housed in the expansive wine cellar is equally famed. The discreet service, coupled with the breathtaking views of the Alpilles here, is known to attract celebrities, politicians and global artists too.
Best ingredients, refined recipes, rounded out by a good selection of CÙtes-du-Rhone wines.