The 8 Best Restaurants In Toulon, France
Dining in Toulon, South of France | © jean-louis Zimmermann / Flickr
Toulon has a fantastic mix of restaurants to delight all tastes. With its big harbour front and historic old town, you can choose to dine with port-side views or in one of the restaurants that adorn its pretty, cobbled streets. Here are eight best restaurants in Toulon for you to try.
Le Bistrot du Boucan
Restaurant, French, Mediterranean, $$$
A lovely traditional bistrot in Toulon’s old town creating delicious, colourful dishes. They have a great brunch menu for €21, which is the perfect way to start your day of exploring with all the classic French treats. The lunch menu of €18 (including a coffee to finish) changes daily and comprises of three courses and fresh, regional produce.
Restaurant, American, $$$
A fantastic burger joint in the heart of Toulon serving up classic American dishes but with a touch of French flavour (meaning plenty of meats and cheeses). This is a small restaurant that’s so cosy in the evenings and there’s usually music later on if you want to hang around for a full night out.
Pizzeria, Italian, Mediterranean, $$$
Arguably the best pizza in town. Simple and good value with a few chairs outside for enjoying your al fresco meal. Choose between a tomato or creme fraiche base, plus salad or pasta.
Restaurant Les Artistes
Restaurant, French, Mediterranean, European, $$$
An intimate restaurant in Toulon’s old quarter, this joint is perfect for whiling away the hours in the Mediterranean climate at one of their outdoor tables that wrap around the venue. For lunch, you can choose the dish of the day for €12.50 or a set menu of a starter plus dessert and main for €16.50, or a three-course meal for a reasonable €20. The evening menu’s main dishes start around €15.
Restaurant, French, $$$
L’Aromate Provencal is not far from Toulon train station, so it’s perfect for those who are just arriving and in search of a delicious meal. As the name suggests, the dishes served here are French with a Provencal/Mediterranean twist and not only look amazing but don’t disappoint on taste either. Like a lot of the other Toulon eateries, L’Aromate Provencal is quite small so make sure to book ahead of time, especially if in high season or at the weekend. Menus start at €17 (lunch).
Le Saint Gabriel
Restaurant, Seafood, Mediterranean, $$$
A favourite haunt with locals and visitors alike. On the edge of Toulon’s famous port, Le Saint Gabriel offers up harbour views whilst serving you some of the best seafood you’ll have ever tasted. The octopus, apparently, is hard to beat. Make sure to book early, as even at lunch time this venue is teeming with diners all through serving hours.
Tables et Comptoir
Restaurant, European, French, $$$
If you’re keen to explore more than the center of Toulon, then the Tables et Comptoir makes for a tasty change. A quick 15-minute walk from the city center, this small restaurant serves up gourmet dishes that look almost too good to eat. If the price is a little overwhelming, then make a booking for lunchtime where the set menu is very reasonable for the quality of dishes.
La Maison du Rotisseur
Brasserie, French, European, $$$
La Maison du Rotisseur is perfect for a taste of local Toulon. They serve hearty, traditional French dishes, their tables are decked in the red and white checkered table cloths, and their wine list is reasonable. Located centrally in Toulon, just past the main shopping streets, it’s the best place for a lunchtime pause before an afternoon of more exploring.