A former farmhouse in a picturesque country setting just above Joucas. Built around an outdoor swimming pool and with exceptional views the Mas des Herbes Blanches is a typical Provencal house turned into a luxurious small hotel, with an excellent gastronomic restaurant.
A great and very modern restaurant next to the river. The entrance, through a rather nondescript residential area, is a bit off-putting, but once you get inside the restaurant, it’s all well worth-while. 1 Star Michelin, with great service!
A truly Provencal experience! You enter through a beautiful Provencal garden. The restaurant inside in very traditional and full of Provencal charm. If you can get a table outside in the walled garden, surrounded by lanterns, you’ll not regret it. Outstanding food and friendly service.
A hidden treasure, off the beaten track, in the beautiful village of Goult. Very few tables so booking well in advance is essential. The menu is relatively small, but always delicious. Service is attentive and they speak English. Good wine list. Only for dinner.
Le Fournil is a chic restaurant built into the side of the rock in Bonnieux. It’s a great setting, especially outside in the summer where you can eat on the beautiful terrace surrounded by trees and an old stone fountain. The food is modern, mixing Provence with outside influences.
A great, if slightly bizarre, location in a beautiful house near the train station in Isle Sur La Sorgue. Eat outside in the summer in the lush garden surrounded by wisteria, box plants, fountains, and large vases. It’s a restful and elegant setting.
A sophisticated and friendly restaurant run by friendly Flemish couple, Niels and Virgine. The terrace, with views of the old village of Les Taillades, is a charming venue for lunch in the summer. The restaurant inside is decorated in warm shades of brown and grey. The food is excellent.
Perched above the village of Bonnieux, La Bergerie is an unusual shabby industrial- chic bistro, linked to the much larger Domain De La Capelongue restaurant and hotel. The main restaurant has 2 Michelin stars, but our firm favourite is the bistro. You can sit out on the terrace, overlooking the spectacular swimming pool and grounds, enjoying good wine and tapas.
L’Estellan has very good food and is less expensive than comparable places nearby. The menu is also more interesting. It’s a good place for vegetarians, with an emphasis on vegetables and fish. The ambience is Provencal, and the setting is very pleasant, both inside and out where there is a nice terrace.