The Best Restaurants In Montpellier, France

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French cuisine is famous for its elegant flavours and distinct ingredients. Montpellier‘s dining scene certainly lives up to this reputation. Covering everything from beloved French classics to burgers and Argentinian empanadas, Montpellier has no shortage of must-visit restaurants. Here we list 10 of the most unmissable restaurants in the city.

Burger et Blanquette

Located in the Esplanade Charles de Gaulle, Burger et Blanquette is the ideal restaurant for tourists who are tired from sightseeing in the nearby Musée Fabre or Place de la Comedie. They serve refreshing salads and mouthwatering burgers that will help revive anyone after a long day in the southern French heat. The atmosphere is fun and relaxed, so it is the perfect place for a lunch break, and since its location is central, visitors will be able to continue discovering Montpellier by foot after a satisfying meal.

Le Petit Jardin

Nestled away in one of the cobbled streets in Montpellier’s historic center, Le Petit Jardin has a lovely secret garden, with views of the city’s 14th-century cathedral’s stone walls. The shade and fresh air will help tourists decompress and after a sip of the delicious wine and a bite of the scrumptious food, they will be enchanted by the magical setting and atmosphere of the place. This bistro also has a dining room for those wishing to eat in a more formal setting.

Le Jardin des Sens

Le Jardin des Sens is a Michelin Star restaurant located a short walk away from Louis Blanc in a fashionable and contemporary four-star hotel. Its setting is spectacular: a glass room with views to a typical Mediterranean garden. Their menu changes seasonally, guaranteeing the freshness of their ingredients. Their sophisticated dishes include a fusion of flavors like this combination of Mediterranean flavors and textures: tuna tartar with crustacean cannelloni, nuts in a pasta salad with squid-ink sauce, and a grilled red mullet over a quinoa tabbouleh with shrimp and ceviche.

Empanadas Club

Argentinian food in Montpellier might sound like an unusual mix of cultures, but the chefs at this Empanadas Club have worked wonders in fusing these two cuisines. They have even created a special empanada that intertwines both gastronomies: a Nutella and banana empanada (which is as delicious as it sounds). The place oozes charm and is covered with mementos brought all the way from Argentina. Visitors will sit at one of their long, wooden tables, but it gets busy so reservations are recommended.

La Diligence

A classic French brasserie with a cozy and inviting ambiance, La Diligence is a popular spot for enjoying traditional French cuisine. From sea food to hearty meat dishes, the restaurant offers a variety of options to suit different tastes.
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