Favorite Restaurants


Brasserie les Variétiés

This is one of those restaurants where everything is good. The menu is full of local favorites like soupe de poisson (Provençal fish soup) and warm goat cheese salad, as well as a wide selection of reasonably priced wines.

L’Aile ou la Cuisse

The beautiful desserts displayed out front will attract you. Equally good are the starters and main courses. Reasonably priced, and there is a nice little terrace in the back.

Bistrot Découverte

Charming bistro with outdoor dining. Tasty food from a changing list of seasonal selections, plus a good value 3-course menu.

Le Marilyn

Delicious food made from seasonal, fresh ingredients. Reasonably priced.

Café de la Place

Nice spot for breakfast (coffee and tartine), reading the paper and people watching. Also serves lunch and dinner. Relatively small menu but high quality.

Chez Fanny

Just outside the ring road and tucked in a charming and quiet corner. Unusual and copious salads. Tapas also served in the evenings.

La Medina

Where to go for Moroccan cuisine. Tasty tagines and a nice outdoor terrace.

Les Terrasses de L’Image

A fine-dining spot. Fresh ingredients, well prepared. Portions are on the smaller side. Peaceful terrace.

Ô Caprices de Mathias

Located in the surrounding countryside, offers one of the best outdoor terraces with a view on the Alpilles. Excellent food with good value menus. Worth the effort to find it


Le Clos St. Roch

Delicious mediterranean cuisine, prepared and served with care. A delightful terrace for warm weather and a cozy room with a fireplace for cool days.

La Fleur de Thym

Tasty and creative food and excellent and friendly service. Reasonably priced menus or a la carte.


Traditional cuisine, delicious food, kind and helpful service.  Outside tables in the square and a cozy dining room.


Chez Paulette

A comfortable place on the main road with good food at reasonable prices. Plan to visit the town’s Friday morning market and stay for lunch–it’s a great way to start the day.

Sous les Micocouliers

Creative Provençal cuisine served in a tree-shaded terrace or a comfortable dining room that feels like someone’s home.


Les Baux: Benvengudo

This is a luxury hotel with a restaurant to match. The grounds are delightful, with little gardens here and there and rocky crags all around. Come for a meal or just a drink on the outdoor terrace.

Ansouis: La Cloiserie (Michelin one star)

Fresh ingredients and creative preparation.  Definitely a splurge kind of place.

Arles:  L’Atelier de Jean-Luc Rabanel   (Michelin two star)

For a special event!  One “menu” with 7 dishes or 13. Each are small plates and are a work of art, not to mention healthy and delicious. Chef Jean-Luc Rabanel uses a lot of vegetables and brings out the essence of each ingredient. Each meal is a memorable experience.

Bistro A Côté

The sister restaurant to L’Atelier and located next door. Excellent food, a more traditional menu and more moderate price point.

Eyragues: Un Bouchon en Provence

Very good Provençal food. Good value lunch menu. Very friendly service.

Maillane: L’Oustalet Maianen

Traditional and well prepared dishes. Good value menu. Located in a small village near the home of Frederic Mistral.