In La Cité
Tel: +33 468 715 200
Le Marquiere is one of our favourites and offers a high standard of cuisine with some interesting choices. We ate the beef Filet which had been pan-fried and served with an escalope of foie gras and a delicious house sauce. We recommend you book in advance.
Restaurant Adelaide, rue Adelaide de Toulouse, La Cité
Tel: +33 468 47 66 61
Restaurant Adelaide can be found just off the busy Place de Grand Puits inLa Cité. Not named after the famous Australian city but in fact named after the wife of Viscount Trencavel and was the daughter of the Count of Toulouse. The menu offers typical Languedocian fare and is good value. If you can get a table on the terrace you have a great view of Chateau Comtal.
Tel: +33 468 72 34 07
Tucked away in a small street not far from the Saint-Nazaire church is this pretty auberge offering local cuisine including some dishes with truffles.
Tel: +33 468 11 93 40
Le Comte Roger is a stylish restaurant with a top class chef and interesting menu and have a good reputation for a fine cassoulet. The chef uses local and seasonal products to produce delicious dishes including some interesting desserts such as homemade violet puff crackers with violet sorbet.
In the Bastide St Louis
Bistrot d’Alice, 26 Rue Chartran, Carcassonne
Tel: +33 468 47 25 51
Located in the Bastide St Louis and next door to the fabulous La Ferme delicatessen. If you like classic French cooking, look no further. The menu is compact – around 6 entrées, 6 main courses and 6 desserts; but it is supplemented with a ‘plat du jour’ and some daily specials. The menu is both traditional and seasonal and is one of our favourites. I ate home cured salmon to start followed by guinea fowl and finished off with a thé gourmand. There were two of us eating lunch and the bill came to €50 including wine and coffees.
The Bistrot d’Augustin, 2 Avenue du Maréchal Joffre, Carcassonne
Tel: 04 68 25 14 24
Its situated in the Bastide St Louis right next door to the Hotel Terminus in Carcassonne is just a stone’s throw from the main railway station and near the Canal du Midi. The restaurant has a classic menu, printed on the place settings which offers great French bistro dishes like slow cooked lamb shanks, entrecote & frites, and confit de canard; as well as their ‘Menu Express’ which at less than €15 for 3 courses is a bargain – particularly if you like classics like Moules Mariniere.
Maison Bor, 19 Place Carnot, Carcassonne 19 Place Carnot, Carcassonne. Tel: 09 66 82 61 91
Its situated in the central square of the Bastide St Louis and ideal for a quick, tasty bite to eat. I ate lunch from menu du jour menu which was 3-courses for just €10 each! I plumped for the soup of the day which was courgette, carrot and spinach and followed that with manchons de canard, basically the bottom of the leg – with bitter orange, and tiny little noodles in a broth the mousse aux chocolate.
Brasserie A 4 Temps, 2 Boulevard Barbès, Carcassonne
Tel: 04 68 11 44 44
Situated by the Porte des Jacobins in the Bastide St Louis and is owned by Franck Putelat, the 2* Michelin chef at Le Parc. This place has a great buzz about it, it’s always busy, the staff are conscientious, and attentive. It’s probably got around 50 covers but it’s lively! The fixed price lunch was €16 and consisted of Garbure – cabbage soup, generously garnished with duck confit, followed by steak accompanied by roasted polenta, and finished with a super light waffle with a chocolate/caramel sauce. I’m not a huge fan of cabbage, and I don’t often eat dessert, so I opted for a green salad and a paleron steak with chestnut purée. Its also got a great wine list.