Here are a few of our favourite places to eat in Carcassonne
Bistrot d’Alice, 26 Rue Chartran, Carcassonne
Tel: 04 68 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.