Montpellier - Eating
The cuisine of the Languedoc region has much in common with Mediterranean cooking, including sumptious ingredients from the best that land and sea have to offer. In Montpellier, the ties to Catalonia on the other side of the Spanish border are apparent in the size of the portions served. The city has the full range of dining options from luxury restaurants to rustic neighbourhood eateries.
Le Jardin Des Sens
Twin brothers, and chefs, Jacques and Laurent Pourcel joined up with Olivier Château to open gourmet restaurant Le Jardins des Sens in an old building in northern Montpellier in 1988. Ten years later, it was awarded three stars in the Michelin Guide. Since then, Le Jardins des Sens has maintained its status as the premier restaurant in Languedoc.
La Compagnie De Comptoirs
After the success of Le Jardins de Sens, the owners went on to establish restaurants in several other French cities, and in London. Many of them are called La Compagnie de Comptoirs, decorated in the French colonial style, and serve French Mediterranean fare. The La Compagnie de Comptoirs in Montpellier is sometimes described as the cheaper companion of Le Jardin de Sens. That is somewhat misleading considering its first-rate interiors, food, and prices.
La Maison De La Lozère
The city’s gourmet crowd also frequents the slightly less expensive La Maison de la Lozère on rue Aiguillerie. The rustic cooking has its roots in the Lozère area, an upland and scarcely populated part of Languedoc. The sampling menu is recommended for those with a good appetite.
Le Vieux Four
This intimate Old Town neighbourhood restaurant is popular with couples, and anyone who likes large portions of beef, lamb or pork. The chargrilled dishes, in particular, stand out from the rest. Very good value for money. Make reservations for weekend visits.
A small and intimate restaurant serving French, vegetarian and fusion food. The concept is that you can choose from a wide variety of pre-cooked meals which is served in small glasses; this means that you can try lots of different dishes. Offering a different food expereince where you can enjoy the inventive combination of flavors and textures.
Ristorante Pizzeria Sicilia
It opened its doors in 1980, a cosy restaurant where you can eat pizza and homemade pasta, a true Italian restaurant. The friendly waitress is serving food with tasty flavours and all made with fresh ingredients.
Restaurant Thai - Les Petits Siamois
The food is prepared with mouth-watering herbs and spices like lemongrass, ginger, coriander, garlic, holy basil and star anise. This is a restaurant serving contemporary Thai cuisine in a cosy atmosphere and with friendly staff.
This American-inspired restaurant is a great place to visit if you like juicy burgers. Sit down on one of the benches inside the restaurant and listen to the great classic rock'n'roll music which is played in the background. All burgers are prepared with fresh ingredients and with love to get that amazing taste.
La Coquille is a charming French restaurant located in the old part of the town in a romantic square, not far from the cathedral. Usually packed with locals which is a good sign. If the weather permits why not enjoy your food on the outside terrace with a small flower garden.
Take a trip to Africa's culinary world by visiting this small restaurant, only two minutes from the station. With your exotic food try African beer or wine. On the menu you will definitely find something exciting to eat.
Nestled in the city of Montpellier, in the district of Arches, this French restaurant offers gourmet food in a sophisticated but yet a warm atmosphere. The decor is modern with dark brown and white colours. The food is well presented and you will definitely eat with your eyes.
Indulge yourself with mouth-watering tapas and drink good Sangria. This inexpensive Spanish / Portuguese restaurant serves only fresh prepared food, a place where you can choose from a wide selection of tasty tapas.
The restaurant Le Gargantua is located in the heart of the historic centre of Montpellier and invites you to a gourmet getaway in an elegant setting. Serving traditional French cuisine with high quality that will satisfy your palate.
Le Castel Ronceray
This French restaurant is serving inventive and well-portioned dishes in a warm and romantic setting, a restaurant where you can enjoy well-prepared traditional cuisine. There is also a good selection of fine wines.
Sicilia Beach is a family run restaurant, a hidden gem in Montpellier. On the menu you will find excellent Italian food and if you are feeling very hungry, you have come to the right place, the portions are extremely generous. All the food and wine is reasonably priced, a great place to go with friends, your partner or family.