Favorite Restaurants


Chapeau de Paille

This is the place to go for authentic Provençal dishes, like le grand aïoli, anchoïade, and hearty local lamb. The service is friendly and efficient and the wine list is well-chosen. My favorite place in St-Rémy. Click to learn more

À la Table de Nicolas

Excellent food from a master restauranteur. The chef’s daughter can’t eat gluten so he really understands food intolerances and preferences (vegan, etc.) Click to learn more

Bar-Tabac des Alpilles

This is the beating heart of St-Rémy, popular with locals and tourists alike. It’s the place to go for breakfast, lunch, dinner, a coffee, a drink, you name it.  Click to learn more

Le Marilyn

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

Bistrot Découverte

Charming bistro with outdoor dining. Tasty food from a changing list of seasonal selections.

Château des Alpilles

Excellent food in a magnificent setting. Go on a warm day so you can sit outside. A special occasion place.

L’Aile ou la Cuisse

The beautiful dessert display will attract you. Equally good are the starters and main courses. Now in a new location. Click to learn more

Le Bistrot de St-Rémy

A sister restaurant to the legendary Bistrot du Paradou, it has a good-value fixed price menu for dinner. Bring your appetite!

Chez les Frangins

This is a rotisserie with everything you need for a dinner at home or a stylish picnic–main courses, side dishes, drinks, the works. Click to learn more

Café de la Place

A nice spot for breakfast, reading the paper and people watching. Also serves lunch and dinner. A relatively small menu but high quality.

Les Terrasses de L’Image

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


St-Rémy is home to the best chocolate-maker in Provence. Definitely not to be missed! Click to learn more



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. Click to learn more


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.


Maillane: L’Oustalet Maianen

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

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. Click to learn more

Lourmarin: l’Auberge de Fenière (Micheline one star)

Just outside of Lourmarin is a small hotel with a great restaurant that just happens to be entirely gluten free, making it the best GF restaurant in the world. The food is delicious and the grounds are beautiful, a definite special-occasion place. There is also a casual bistro next door. Click to learn more

Ansouis: La Cloiserie (Michelin one star)

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

Eyragues: Un Bouchon en Provence

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