Traditional authentic flavors with a contemporary twist, full of taste and heady smells can be found in the heart of Limoges. Limoges is not only a French city full of history and tradition, but also offers a variety of gastronomical experiences and gustatory emotions to its locals and guests. Restaurants devoted to their history, restaurants dedicated to authentic French cuisine and restaurants which love taking a stand complete the culinary map of Limoges.
If you love walking around the old town of Limoges, Les Petits Ventres is the ideal place to enjoy lunch or dinner. You will find it at the heart of the Rue de la Boucherie, one of the most ancient and historic roads of Limoges and you will taste traditional local specialities of Limoges, such as pork caul with a warm shallot vinaigrette as a starter and calf sweetbread glazed with soy, slices of potatoes flavored with soft spices as a main course.
20 rue Boucherie, Limoges, Limoges, France, +33 05 55 34 22 90
L’ Escapade du Gourmet is a gourmet institution in Limoges. Its Belle Epoque inspired interior and furnishings will take you back to the 1900s. Luxurious wallpapers in earth tones, heavy wooden panels on the walls and ceiling, and imposing interior doors with stained glass and art deco style decorations. Located near the Cathedral, you have the chance to taste traditional well-cooked French cuisine while you get a true picture of French history in 1920s. One of their specialities is foie grois, so dive in if you fancy tasting your favorite dish in a whole new light.
5, rue du 71eme Mobiles, Limoges, France, +33 05 55 32 40 26
Housed in an ancient half-timbered house, L’ Amphitryon is a magical place to enjoy your lunch or dinner with friends in the heart of the historic center of Limoges. The chef Olivier Polla will make this experience unforgettable, serving an exquisite mixture of traditional and contemporary inspired French cuisine. Innovative seasonal dishes prepared with the finest locally cultivated products create an a la carte menu which is a true institution. Roasted veal sweetbreads with tangy juice and capers, muslin artichoke and beetroot young ice, mille-feuille with vanilla Bourbon and raspberries to peppermint oil create new and powerful flavor combinations into something truly wonderful.
26, Rue Boucherie, Limoges, France, +33 05 55 33 36 39