The 10 Best Restaurants in Avignon Town Center

Le petit gourmand (far right) © Cyril Vallée/Flickr
Le petit gourmand (far right) © Cyril Vallée/Flickr
Photo of Sophia Mills Francis
9 February 2017

A commune in the South of France, Avignon is a great place to visit if you are looking for medieval type history. This town is absolutely amazing and well worth a visit. If you get hungry on your travels, be sure to check out some of these great restaurants and eateries. We present the top 10 restaurants in Avignon, France.

Le petit gourmand (far right) | © Cyril Vallée/Flickr

Le Petit Gourmand

Restaurant, French, $$$
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If you are in the Avignon area, be sure to check out Le Petit Gourmand restaurant for its flavors and delectable dishes. Sample from the menu the pate foie gras starter with four pieces of various tasty French bread: it will make your mouth water. For the main, try the dried beef speciality which comes topped with parmesan cheese, a baked potato and melted cheese too, with a salad of vegetables.


For a must visit restaurant, go to O’Petitapetit. The service is fantastic and the food is absolutely delectable at a reasonable price. Sample from the menu the salmon spinach lasagne for a filling main dish. Alternatively try the beef tartar with fried garlic potatoes and lettuce. These dishes will wake up your taste buds a treat.

Tarte tatin | © wikipedia

Le Coude a Coude

This spot has excellent food for a good value, a great atmosphere and excellent service. Be sure to visit Le Coude a Coude in Avignon if you are holidaying in the area. Choose from one starter, one main and two desserts. Sample the pork fillet with mashed potato and sauce for the main. For the dessert, try the apple tarte tatin, which will make your mouth water.

Christian Etienne

Restaurant, French, $$$
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terrasse restaurant Christian Etienne avignon
The sun-filled terrace of Restaurant Christian Etienne | © Clement Puig

Go to Christian Etienne for a special service and for great food. There is a historic ambiance in the restaurant due to the décor, and a combination of old and new will transport you to another world whilst you eat. Try from the menu the exceptional, delectable lobster and follow up with a cheese course at the end of your meal.

Restaurant L’Essentiel

Restaurant, French, $$$
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For a tasty dish which will wake up your taste buds a treat you should go to Restaurant L’Essential, Avignon. Either go for the flaky, moist tender fish and partridge, or sample from the menu the butternut squash soup. This restaurant has excellent service and will not disappoint in terms of quality of food. Be sure to get a reservation.

Estaminet Aromes et Tentation

Restaurant, Cafe, French, Mediterranean, European, $$$
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This restaurant serves up some treats to eat, and the staff at Estaminet Aromes et Tentation (or EAT) are welcoming, kind and friendly. Sample from the menu the delectable, moist salmon en croute with mashed potatoes, the fresh pasta with olives, or the quail and crispy salad. The atmosphere at this place is as good as its dishes and you can sit back and relax whilst you eat your delicious food.

Restaurant Avenio

Restaurant, French, Mediterranean, European, $$$
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Go to Restaurant Avenio for delectable food and friendly service if you are in the Avignon area. You’ll want the crab starter and monkfish main if you decide to eat here. The wine list is excellent value and the prices are really reasonable. The décor at this restaurant is modern and will make you feel welcomed and comfortable as you dine, matching the quality of the food and the service too.

Restaurant Des Teinturiers

Restaurant, Contemporary, French, European
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Fou de Fafa
Fou de Fafa | © Graham Hills/Flickr
For good service and even greater quality food, be sure to visit Restaurant Des Teinuriers, Avignon. Start with the fois gras or the crab roll as both of these dishes are delectable. For the main, sample the veal or the ravioli which are absolutely delicious. Staff are very amiable and attentive as they serve you and the atmosphere is fantastic.

Fou de Fafa

The food at Fou de Fafa is magnificent, and the service as good as the food. Sample from the menu the gnocchi with calamari and chorizo, which is absolutely delicious. The décor at this simple, family eatery perfectly compliments the feel, with charming artwork and vases full of fairy lights festooning the walls and tables.

Caesar salad | © wikipedia

Cuisine Chic

Restaurant, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
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Bagel | © Jessica Spengler/Flickr
For a cosy and smart restaurant with heaps of vintage chic, go to Cuisine Chic. This spot has a great menu with exceptional food. Sample from the menu the Caesar salad for the starter. For the main, choose from a wide range of dishes: the fish and chicken are absolutely delicious. You should also sample the lobster, which tastes fantastic.

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