A city full of historical and cultural depth, with its brilliantly well-preserved Roman Arena and stunning Maison Carré, Nîmes is certainly worth a visit. Yet as well as its historical monuments, Nîmes also boasts an array of good restaurants. Whether you’re looking to eat within view of the magnificent Arena itself or would prefer a more understated location, we have selected10 of the best restaurants that Nîmes has to offer.
Situated in the tranquil Place des Esclafidous, enjoy a peaceful meal at the delightful Les Magnolias, set under actual magnolia trees. Though the menus are relatively simple, the ingredients are fresh and each dish is beautifully presented. Try the delicious beef tartare or one of the splendid desserts, accompanied by a good selection of very reasonably priced wines.
Address & telephone number: Place des Esclafidous, Nîmes, France
Nestled in the intimate Place des Esclafidous, L’Escale des Saveurs boasts a wide range of delectable dishes, both regional and exotic. The regularly changing, seasonal menu offers delights as an inventive foie gras crème brûlée and the Roma St Jacques lasagne.
Address & telephone number: Place des Esclafidous, Nîmes, France +33 04 66 36 25 80
In the heart of the picturesque Old Town, hidden through a little passageway, sits Le Belcour. Enjoy a sumptuous meal in this one’s wonderfully historic vaulted stone interior, dating back to the 13th century. Menu options include perfectly cooked lamb and sumptuous linguine, served with fresh, seasonal vegetables.
Address & telephone number: 7 Rue des Marchands, Nîmes, France +33 04 66 21 05 11