The 10 Best Restaurants In Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, France

Chicken Tagine with Olives
Chicken Tagine with Olives | © Pete Jelliffe/Flickr
Sophia Mills Francis

In the south of France, the commune of Villeneuve-les-Avignon is a great place to go holidaying. If you get hungry on your excursions, though, you might like to check out these top 10 restaurants.

1. La Java des Papilles

Restaurant, French, Italian

Olive oil
© stevepb/pixabay
Dine in this very beautiful, breezy restaurant and you wont be disappointed. Sit outside in the square and enjoy the atmosphere. Sample from the menu the cuttlefish – a Provençal speciality, or try the chicken tagine, and you will leave the restaurant satiated. There is also the mussels dish, as well as a typical Italian salad. All of the ingredients and the dishes are excellent and fresh, and will wake up your taste buds a treat.

2. Le Bistrot du Moulin

Bistro, Restaurant, French, Mediterranean, European

Le Bistrot du Moulin is located in an olive oil mill and shop that sells so many different kinds of things. Items to buy range from truffle and olive oil to fig jam and chocolate spreads. It is well worth the slight walk away from the main restaurants in Villeneuve. With a beautiful courtyard for dining as well as being pretty inside, you cannot go wrong in this restaurant. Sample from the menu the fish dishes. These are served beautifully soft and fresh with plenty of vegetables. Come hungry and prepare to leave full.

3. Les Jardins de la Livree

Boutique Hotel Restaurant, French

Pumpkin soup
© Boca Dorad/WikiCommons
For a fantastic restaurant in Villeneuve-Les-Avignon, go to Les Jardins De La Livree. The food and the service is wonderful. You will be greeted by a very friendly couple and dine in one of best places. There is an exceptional wine list. You will be delighted at the atmosphere if you sit outside under a canopy of nearly ripe grape vines. The food is absolutely delicious and well presented as well as being a reasonable price.

4. Naturabsolu

Cafe, Restaurant, Vegan, Vegetarian, French, Gluten-free

Naturabsolu Vegan and Vegetarian restaurant is the perfect place to dine if you are looking for meat-free, delectable food, often a difficult task in France. The menu offers three or four choices for starter, main and desert, changing every two-three days. Sample from the menu the delicious tasting pumpkin soup or the freshly prepared goat cheese salad. Opt for a portion of the delicious spelt bread. In this organic, vegetarian-friendly cafe you can be sure to eat healthy options that still taste restaurant-standard.

5. Rita Piccola Pizzeria Romana

Bar, Restaurant, Pizzeria, Italian, Fast Food, Vegetarian

For a really lovely little setting in a beautiful square, and for wonderful fresh pizza or your choice of a fresh and crisp salad, go to Rita Piccola Pizzeria Romana. Be treated to a nice little selection of artisan beers too. And, have the difficult choice of sampling a delicious wine from their really good wine list. This restaurant is well worth a visit, just for the friendly service – not to mention the high quality of the food. It has the sweetest vine tomatoes, the lightest, fluffiest crust, the freshest mozzarella… even the most basic Margherita here tastes phenomenal. Plus, it’s a great place to take the kids.

6. Le Prieure

Restaurant, Hotel Restaurant, French

Canadian lobster
© Benson Kua/Flickr
Go to Le Prieure for delectable food. Located in the lavish hotel of the same name, the food here is fresh, flavorful and amazingly presented. Start with either the amuse bouche, the mackerel, the crunchy mussels, the salmon-sea bass, or the veal and you will not be disappointed. Don’t forget to sample a cheese plate, and a very creative grapefruit delicious dessert. Everything is so creative and delicious, you will want to come back for more food.

7. L’Enclos de Saveurs Salines

Restaurant, Seafood, Canadian, French

For delectable seafood, go to L’Enclos de Saveurs Salines. The seafood at this spot is totally fresh, the service is excellent and the price is more than reasonable. Order the platter; the amount and the variety of the food definitely won’t disappoint you. One of the best dishes is the Homard Canadien, Canadian lobster, so be sure to sample it. With great service, this restaurant is a hidden gem with a very nice terrace. You will not be disappointed by the food or the atmosphere.

8. Cave Saint Marc

Cave Saint Marc

Go to Cave Saint Marc for truly delicious food. The starters are absolutely fantastic. Sample the squid and the mackerel from the list of starters and you won’t be disappointed. The staff will recommend excellent local wines for you too so you can wash it all down and give your tastebuds a treat. The mains are also delicious with a bit of a twist from traditional French cuisine. You can sample the spicy dips and rice with hugely portioned steak and great quality sea bass.

7 Place Saint Pons, Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France

Stuffed Courgette Flowers © Ewan Munro/Flickr

9. La Table des Saveurs

Restaurant, Italian

The menu at La Table Des Saveurs is creative and exciting, their service diligent but not intrusive, and the ambience absolutely inviting. For these reasons, you should really consider visiting this restaurant if you are in the Avignon area. The outdoor tables are laid out in a delightful little courtyard, dressed in shades of pink. The food melts in the mouth: sample from the menu the stuffed courgette flowers or the succulent pork belly. Or, perhaps the swordfish steak dish served in a bed of Provençal vegetables.

10. La Salamandre

Restaurant, French

La Salamandre is the perfect restaurant in which to fill your stomach in on your excursions around Villeneuve-les-Avignon. Select from the menu the red fish with rice or with pomme frites (fried potatoes). Appetizers will not disappoint either: choose from goat cheese toasts or eggplant cake from the wider range of starters. All ingredients are fresh and the flavors are exceptional. The service is difficult to fault, with always amiable staff. The restaurant itself has an intimate interior decor with outdoor seating in the square.

Culture Trips launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes places and communities so special.

Our immersive trips, led by Local Insiders, are once-in-a-lifetime experiences and an invitation to travel the world with like-minded explorers. Our Travel Experts are on hand to help you make perfect memories. All our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.?>

All our travel guides are curated by the Culture Trip team working in tandem with local experts. From unique experiences to essential tips on how to make the most of your future travels, we’ve got you covered.

Culture Trip Spring Sale

Save up to $1,656 on our unique small-group trips! Limited spots.

Edit article