Make the most of your stay in le Sud to enjoy some fine wining & dining in the South of France! Discover our top 10 restaurant picks for a gastronomic voyage to remember in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur!
Treat yourself to Le Numéro 9 in Lourmarin
If you’re visiting Lourmarin, enjoy a gourmet stop-off at Le Numéro 9 – a must for every discerning palate! Nestled inside a pretty stone building, the restaurant invites guests to enjoy a culinary adventure combining tradition and modernity, with delicacies such as sea bass ceviche, fish soup and mushroom & parmesan risotto served in a delightful vintage setting. Bon appétit!
Le numéro 9
Rue du Temple, 84160 Lourmarin
Enjoy a romantic dinner in Aix-en-Provence
If you’re seeking a refined and elegant eatery, Côté Cour is the perfect choice. Instilled with an intimate atmosphere and boasting a pretty winter garden, the restaurant serves a tempting choice of semi-gastronomic dishes. Chef Ronan Kernen (who took part in Top Chef 2011) concocts inventive and original recipes for a demanding clientele. Simply delicious!
19 cours Mirabeau 13100 Aix-en-Provence
Savour the moment at Côté Sud in Uchaux
The recently-opened Côté Sud in Uchaux is an ideal address if you’re seeking a unique eating experience with your partner or friends. The restaurant serves delicate, seasonal and generous cuisine in a refined decor. The terrace is set against a delightfully-countrified backdrop, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the gourmet dishes. A tip? Don’t miss the selection of goats’ cheeses, they are all made by local producers!
3395 Route d’Orange, 84100 Uchaux
Relish truffles in every shape and form
Push open the door to the Restaurant Bruno for a full immersion in the temple of the truffle! Opt for a table at the fireside or on the pretty terrace lined with greenery and let the menu work its magic. Truffle caviar, potatoes with truffle cream, truffled foie gras, or chestnut & foie gras velouté with truffles – this mesmerizing mushroom turns even the simplest dishes to gold. The restaurant also offers a vegetarian menu to cater to every taste.
2350 route des arcs, Le Plan Campagne Mariette,
Lunch at L’Ami Provençal in Fontvieille
Enjoy making the acquaintance of adorable man and wife duo Fanny and Yoann in the typical Provencal decor of L’Ami Provençal. This friendly and welcoming eatery boasts an authentic, brasserie-style atmosphere. If you’re stopping for lunch, opt for the dishes and desserts of the day, such as the delicious goat cheese salad or Mediterranean-style apricots.
35 place de l’Eglise, 13990 Fontvieille
Recharge your batteries at Le Val des Sources
Nestling among the mountain peaks of Valgaudemar, Le Val des Sources pampers guests with local, flavourful cuisine. Chef Colette is committed to concocting her dishes with fresh, local ingredients and promoting organic producers: authenticity rules here! Don’t miss the “oreilles d’anes” (donkey’s ears, aka wild spinach lasagne!) – a house speciality and absolute treat proudly presented by Colette in person.
Le Val des Sources
Famille Gueydan, 05800 St Maurice en Valgaudemar
Discover Chez Acchiardo in Nice
A genuine institution since 1927, lunch at Chez Acchiardo is a definite must while you’re visiting Nice. Guests are truly made to feel at home here and tradition rules… So don’t be surprised if you hear the staff speaking “Nissart” (dialect of the Nice region)! Feel free to ask the waiters for advice: they will be delighted to present the town’s must-taste specialities such as “tripes à la niçoise”, gnocchi and “farcis niçois” (stuffed local vegetables). The restaurant is the proud holder of the “Cuisine Nissarde” label.
38 rue Droite 06300 Nice
Pamper yourself at Le Relais des Moines
If you’re a fan of delicate, refined dishes, head to the Relais des Moines, a gastronomic restaurant set inside a 16th-century bastide. And if you’re charmed by the atmosphere, you’ll be enchanted by the menu: opt for the house specialities such as the succulent “Pigeon du Pays de Racan” and wind up with the subtle and delicious Coconut Sphere.
Le Relais des Moines
77 Chemin des Valises, 83460 Les Arcs
Delight in local delicacies at Les Tables de Gaspard
Set inside ancient stables in the French Southern Alps, Les Tables de Gaspard is a meeting place for foodies seeking exciting new gourmet experiences. Chef Sébastien Corniau‘s cuisine cleverly combines family recipes and gastronomic technical prowess. A genuine culinary voyage in the plate…but remember to book ahead, the restaurant is always chock-a-block!
Les Tables de Gaspard
rue principale/Le Village
05600 Saint Crépin
Dine in a Troglodyte Dwelling at La Grotte
Fancy dining in a one-of-a-kind decor? La Grotte wears its name well: the restaurant is set inside an ancient Troglodyte cave! Settle down under the dining room’s impressive crystal chandelier and pore over the tempting menu. Ideal for a romantic dinner for two, La Grotte also offers children’s menus if you’re with your tribe. This unique address is best enjoyed in the evening, when you can revel in the cave’s magical atmosphere.
Place Moulins, 83720 Trans-en-Provence