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.
La Table d’Alais, 32 Rue du Plo, La cité
Tel: +33 468 71 60 63
It’s been a few years since the chef Jeremy Thomann and his wife Melanie, took over the reins of this restaurant. From the front, you can not imagine how cosy the dining room and terrace are. The well made food will take you to the land of flavours plus they have a vegetarian choice too. Its a good value, so treat yourself !
L’escargot, 7 Rue Viollet le Duc, La Cité
+33 468 47 12 55
This is one of our favourites and is the perfect spot for a glass of wine and a great selection of region choices produced by the young and dynamic owner, Thomas. You can also buy homemade tapas to enjoy in the La Cité atmosphere.
Ville Basse de Carcassonne
Au Lard et au Cochon, 2 Rue Denisse, La Cité
Tel: +33 983 73 09 02
This charming restaurant, in the heart of Ville Basse de Carcassonne, serves traditional French cuisine using excellent local produces. One of our favourite dishes is griddled pork with honey sauce, a pleasure for the taste buds !
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: +33 468 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: +33 966 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: +33 468 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.
Le clos des framboisiers, 8 Rue des Framboisiers, Carcassonne
Tel: +33 468 47 41 17
Patricia, Luc and their son, Adrien welcome you in their house which is in walking distance of Carcassonne town centre. They offer you a warm atmosphere in the dining room or around their swimming pool. Patricia’s sparkling creativity is everywhere to be seen. The dishes are dressed like works of art with a good blend of flavours. We strongly recommended you book at this popular restaurant.
La table de Norbert, 74 Allée d’Iéna, Carcassonne
Tel: +33 468 47 86 60
Norbert, an emblematic figure in Carcassonne was the top butcher in the town before he took over this restaurant. The meat is tasty and incredibly tender and the tatin is delicious ! Its a very popular address for Carcassonne’s inhabitant so a great place to dine amongst locals and to meet this special man and be seated at his table like a friend.