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Top Provence Restaurants

Friends, couples, or solo travellers who love a good meal, discover these tasty tables that honour the flavours of the South. Get your forks ready and dig into our top 10 Provence restaurants!

Treat Yourself

To La Table de Pablo

In search of authentic and tasty cooking that highlights Provençal flavours? Go to La Table de Pablo, in Villars, to enjoy the best of the terroir, available in five -or six- course menus. In an elegant, designer setting, you will savour ultra-refined dishes, as beautiful as they are delicious. Follow the advice of Thomas, the chef, to best appreciate his semi-gastronomic creations that are often organic, always local. Succumb to his celeriac cream or sabayon with chocolate. A delight!

La Table de Pablo
Les Petits Cléments
84400 Villars

Escape

To L’Escapade

Do truffles thrill your tastebuds? In Provence, head to the village of Richerenches to discover the refined cuisine of L’Escapade. Here, truffles star in delicate dishes to the great pleasure of gourmets and lovers of terroir-driven cooking ​​​​​. Chef Nicolas Pailhes makes it a point of honour to make great Provençal produce even more sublime in beautiful semi-gastronomic dishes. A piece of advice: try the “l’oeuf parfait” (the perfect egg), a dish of the highest quality that you will remember for a long time…

L’Escapade
247, avenue de la Rabasse​​​
84600 Richerenches

Journey

To L’Épuisette

Welcome to the crossroads of the land, sea and sky. In Marseille, L’Épuisette, a Michelin-starred restaurant that floats above the water in the enchanting setting of Vallon des Auffes, needs no introduction. Take a seat behind the huge windows and let your gaze wander into the blue of the Mediterranean. At L’Épuisette, the show also plays out on your plate. Chef Guillaume Sourrieu combines art and gastronomy in creative and ultra-visual cuisine using seafood and fish caught locally. Menu Fanny? Menu Marius? Menu César? Make your choice!

L’Épuisette
158, rue du Vallon des Auffes
13007 Marseille

An Intimate Setting

At La Presqu’île

Notice to romantics: La Presqu’île is above all an idyllic setting, a natural jewel between the bay of Cassis and the Calanques. Here, time stands still. From the terrace, enjoy a clear view of Cap Canaille. On the menu, the modern, creative cuisine is adorned with delicious combinations that are a voyage of the senses. Above all, let yourself be tempted by the magnificent desserts of chef Tara Auer!

La Presqu’île
Quartier Port Miou
13260 Cassis

Indulge

At La Terrasse de Lurs

A quintessential Provençal perched village, Lurs is known for its olive trees, its stone houses and … its Terrasse. At La Terrasse de Lurs, chef David Arcos concocts gourmet plates using local and seasonal organic produce. In short, he likes to take care of his dishes and his customers! The desserts are also worth the detour. The icing on the cake: from the first days of summer, dine on the terrace to enjoy a magnificent view of the Durance valley.

La Terrasse de Lurs
Rue de la Mairie
04700

Have Good Times

At Cuisine Centr’Halles

With the build of a rugby player, a Californian accent, and a magnetic smile, chef Jonathan Chiri is hard to miss. Located in les Halles d’Avignon – a huge Provençal market – his restaurant, Cuisine Centr’Halles, is a hub of conviviality. After you have filled up with tasty produce at the market, sit down, make your choice from the blackboard, and admire the chef cooking in front of you. Good times, freshness, flavours and local produce are guaranteed! To share his passion for good things, Jon Chiri gives cooking classes on Tuesdays. From the market stalls to the stovetop, let yourself be guided and learn how to make Provence’s delicious produce even more sublime.

Centr’Halles
Les Halles d’Avignon
Place Pie
84000 Avignon

Fill Up on Flavours

At Le Garage

Want an unusual culinary experience? Head to Le Garage, in Martigues! Fabien Morreale, a former contestant on Top Chef, runs this restaurant. In a modern, graphic setting, you will enjoy his refined and creative cuisine in which he preaches bold associations and goes off the beaten path. The menu is short and changes every fortnight, a guarantee of quality. A particularity of the place: an open kitchen. From the room, you can watch the team in full action. When you add friendly service at reasonable prices, you get an excellent address to share in Provence.

Enjoy the Moment

At Le Refuge de l’Estrop

Try out a unique and authentic experience: lunch in a chalet perched at an altitude of 2,050 metres after a great hike. Clinging to the mountainside, Le Refuge de l’Estrop is housed in a beautiful ancient building. Here, the setting is as surprising as the kitchen. Olivier, at the stovetop, offers simple and tasty cuisine using wild herbs. From nettle soup to wild spinach, your taste buds will be surprised depending on the day’s harvest! You can spend the night on site to enjoy the view of the Val d’Allos in the morning. Book in advance.

Le refuge de l’Estrop
Lieu-dit Refuge de L’estrop
04420 Prads-Haute-Bléone

Get a Taste of Luxury

Chez Bruno

Want a bit of class? Book a table at the heart of Provence, in Lorgues, at the magnificent Restaurant Chez Bruno. A warm setting, elegant decor, attention to detail, and impeccable service: Bruno has everything that a grand restaurant requires. Let yourself be charmed by an exceptional menu where the truffle is queen and makes every dish more superb with generosity and panache. With noble flavours and exceptional service, you will leave Chez Bruno as if you emerged from a dream.

Restaurant Bruno
2350, route des Arcs
Le Plan Campagne Mariette
83510 Lorgues

Awake Your Senses

At Le Castellet

Welcome to the temple of excellence. With three Michelin stars, Christophe Bacquié at l’Hôtel et Spa du Castellet highlights the Provençal terroir in inventive and bold dishes conceived by the star chef. The restaurant also has an extraordinary cheese cellar. The setting is as exceptional as the menu: contemporary art and design are married in a refined and attentive decor. Dive into the profound blue of the canvas by Martin Berger, brush the sensual curves of the tables, and enjoy the understated harmony of the materials. More than a meal, the Christophe Bacquié restaurant is an elegant, multi-sensory experience.