Gastronomic cuisine with a casual atmosphere – some of the best restaurants here do not have Michelin stars. Fleur de Sel could easily be awarded one though – their food is certainly good enough. Grimaud on its own is a village worth a detour. It’s one of the prettiest old-walled-castle-villages in the Var. Take a morning walk around in the nice weather then stop off here for a seriously satisfying French cuisine experience under a big olive tree on their terrace. You might get a little visit from their cat too, but he’s tame and sweet. Menus start at 36 euros but well worth it.
Authentic and tasty Provençale dishes with a little twist; this restaurant is not fancy but it’s got a talented chef that knows how to satisfy even the most fussy diners. Their baked crab ravioli (Ravioli de tourteaux) is my favourite dish there and their salads are amazing too. Fresh fish, a wonderful duck-breast with fennel dish plus yummy vegetable accompaniments and a great lunch menu. Add to that friendly service and good wine choices – what’s not to like? Worth a visit!
La Crémaillère (just 14 mins drive from Cotignac towards Bri
23, rue Nationale
83143 Le Val
Tel : 04 94 86 40 00
At the bottom of Le Cours Gambetta, closest to the fountain (that is just butting against the old lavatoire) is Le Trois Marches restaurant, our favourite for grilled meats (like duck with honey), pizza, and fresh home made fries that’ll make any child or adult very happy. In fact, I go there just to eat these frites because they are next to extraordinary just by themselves! Continue reading Les Trois Marches Restaurant
VERY UNFORTUNATELY this restaurant has closed in 2015. Stay tuned for news on what’s/who’s taking it over in Autumn of 2015!!
In Cotignac, one of the best restaurants (mid to high range prices) affectionately called Chez Loli’s, can be found on the Cours Gambetta, just across the street from the Hotel de Cours. It’s probably the only place for now that offers Lobster for lunch or dinner and the best Prawn ravioli I’ve tried since living in California!
Continue reading Chez Loli, a.k.a. La Table de la Fontaine
I really like this joint – it’s casual and it’s reasonably priced and the dishes are copious and satisfying. It’s not fine dining, mind you – more like home-style cooking but always tasty and comforting. You can bring your kids and even they’ll be treated very well (with a treat at the end!). Weekday lunch specials (a choice of main and dessert) are as low as 12 euros per person! Continue reading Pile Poêle restaurant in Carces