Where to eat
L’Authentic at Lunel
Tucked away, this restaurant’s dining room is quietly intimate with meticulous service. Traditional Aveyron dishes (aligot, cold meats). Excellent list of local wines.
- Tel: + 33 (0)4 67 83 91 12
- Midday menu: 17,50 € - Evening menu from 27,50 € to 59 €
Le Clos des Oliviers at Saint Gély du Fesc
It’s not always easy to get a table here, that’s the price of success. The atmosphere is warm and intimate, the team go out of their way to satisfy your every wish. It’s a real pleasure to discover the menu, or re-discover it as seasons change. The pleasure extends well into the wine list.
- Tel: + 33 (0)4 67 84 36 36
- Menu from 38€ to 59€
L’Art du Feu at Castries
The cuisine here reflects the many quality products of the terroir. Quality based on tradition. A friendly atmosphere in which you will be truly cosseted in this charming village. A good selection of Grès de Montpellier wines.
- L'Art du Feu - 34160 Castries
- Menu from 21€ to 33€
- Tel: + 33 (0)4 67 70 05 97
L’Authentic at Saint Christol
Right in the middle of the wine tourism centre of Viavino, local products are at the absolute heart of this restaurant. The chef, Jérome Fanguin, produces simple, tasty dishes based on fresh Languedoc-Roussillon products. Close to the restaurant, the aromatic garden allows the chef to prepare the food from fresh, in season organic products. There’s also a wine bar which specializes in the region’s best vintages.
- L'authentic - 34400 Saint-Christol
- Menu from 26€
- Tel: + 33 (0)4 67 83 91 12
L’Auberge du Pont Romain at Sommières
Absolutely not to miss is the regional cuisine that head chef Thierry Michel and Frédéric Michel, the pastry cook, prepare with such enthusiasm. Brothers and colleagues, these two welcome you to their ‘auberge’ which occupies a 19th century carpet factory in the heart of a shady garden in the village of Sommières. The chef’s specialties are distinctly flavoursome and original. On the menu : scallops, cuttlefish, prawns in squid ink sauce, Rossini beef with Cairanne sauce and skimmed morello mushrooms. For desserts : Pina Colada, brioche pudding, pineapple and coconut sorbet … Not to miss the delicate chocolates, smooth and fruity or full bodied, mostly conceived from Frédéric Michel’s savoir faire.
- L’Auberge du Pont Romain
- Tel: + 33 (0)4 66 80 00 58
- Menu from 39€ to 60€
La Rose Blanche at Boisseron
Backing onto the ramparts, this charming restaurant greets clients in an old 12th century guard room. The cuisine here is based on fresh local products transformed into great dishes by the Catalan chef, Jean-Michel Salcedo. Occasionally there’s a touch of perfume from the sea … Some of the chef’s specialities : caramelized roast piglet, bass fillet on a bed of sweet potatoes and balsamic peppers. It features in many guides and you’ll taste the region’s best wines.
- La Rose Blanche
- Tel: + 33 (0)4 67 86 60 76
- Menu from 27€ to 37€
Le château de Salinelles
It’s in the outstanding setting of the 17th century Château de Salinelle that young Cyril Ginestier and Aurélie Piaget in the dining room will offer you a classy meal based on local products. In the main courtyard, the calm, shaded terrace is just the place to enliven all your senses. The dishes combine exotic blends, summer savours and Mediterranean aromas. A delightful selection of wines from the Sommières terroir.
- Le Château de Salinelles
- Tel: +33(0)4 66 80 34 00
- Menu from 23,50€ to 29,50€. Midday menu from 15€ to 19€
Le bec à vin at Sommières
You must not miss out on the Bec à Vin in the historic centre of Sommières. It’s a splendid wine bar with great tapas. Cendrine Rivaux-Dreano has hand picked her absolute favourites – wines and producers. As she says : ‘mine, my darlings, my friends. These are people whose only aim in life is to get the best out of their art, a delicious, precious wine. It needs talent, spirit and dedication to make such splendid things’.
- Le bec à Vin
- Tel: + 33 (0)4 66 35 03 68