Our Favorite Restaurants in Nimes

If a good restaurant in Nimes is what you seek, you don’t have to search far. Here’s 3 of our favorites that we’re sure not to miss when we’re in town.

 

Alexandre

This restaurant is run by chef Michel Kayser, owner of 2 Michelin stars. You’ll adore this elegant, yet rustic, restaurant that’s located right outside the city center. The menu consists of classic French cuisine, with hints of chef Kayser’s subtle improvements. You’ll pay a pretty penny per person, about 44€-66€, but when you taste the dishes you’ll know why it’s worth it. We recommend the roasted pigeon breast with fresh seasonal baby vegetables, or the courgette flowers with truffle mousse. You also can’t go wrong with chef Kayser’s version of the popular dish “Brandade de Morue”, which consists of salted, pureed, and poached cod.

Tendances Lisita Restaurant

This restaurant is located just outside the Roman ampitheatre, and is run by Michelin starred chef Olivier Douet. There’s a giant covered terrace you can dine under, or a beautiful dining room indoors. There are a lot of restaurants in this area, but this one we’ve singled out as one of our favorites – one of the reasons being their scalloped risotto. You can’t go wrong with the filet of bull on garlic sauce, however. The prices here are medium to high, about 22€-29€ per person.

La Bodéguita

Nestled in the Royal Hotel sits the La Bodeguita restaurant – a Spanish restaurant with a whole lot of flair, and a whole lot of tapas. Located in a great spot right on the place d’Assas, this restaurant attracts people from all over the city who crave some of their famous tapas. Tapas favorites include: octopus salad and Greek meatballs, organic bull steaks, and Nimois brandade de morue. The price is medium to high, but very worth it, at about 22€-34€ per guest.

Michelin Star Restaurants in Nice

When a restaurant is awarded the coveted Michelin star by one of its critics, it says a lot about that restaurant. It says the food is phenomenal, creative, and perfectly cooked. It says the staff is attentive, timely, and pleasant. It says the chefs are well trained, gourmet, and inventive with their menus. Nice happens to have several Michelin starred restaurants – that’s how loaded with gourmet cuisine this beautiful French city is. Today, we’d like to show you a couple of our favorites.

L’Aromate

LAromate

Michelin Star: 1

This restaurant is small, quaint, and run by a couple that really knows food. The chef/owner was trained in some of the best restaurants in the world, and it shows in his cooking. You won’t walk out of there without spending about 70 Euros per person, but it’s well worth it. Try the citrus sea bass, or perhaps the stunning pea soup (not as simple as it sounds). Very creative cuisine.

Flaveur

flaveur restaurant

Michelin Star: 1

This charming restaurant is run by 3 friends – 2 are brothers and 1 a family friend. Here you can enjoy no frill classic French cuisine at its best – finding a hint of exotic hidden within every meal. One big key to this restaurant’s success is their strict use of only the freshest ingredients. With this restaurant as well you won’t walk out of there without spending at least 70 euros per person, but again it’s well worth it. Try the fish cooked in duck sauce, or the Croustillant Rose-Litchis for dessert.

L’Univers-Christian Plumail

L'Univers-Christian Plumail

Michelin Stars: 1

This restaurant is far renowned for its delicious Nicoise type cuisine. You’ll definitely need to pre-book your meal, as people come from far and wide just to sample a dish. It’s known to creatively tease the palate with its smoked salmon, or anchovy mousse, or smoked eel filled with sea urchin. The prices are about 15 euros less than the previous two restaurants we’ve listed, but it seems as if it should be more. Book a table, dress nice, and enjoy a delicious evening at L’Univers-Christian Plumail.