So, you’ve just moved into your beautiful new property, purchased with the help of your friendly neighbourhood South of France surveyor and, after the stressful relocation process is complete, you’re likely to have worked up quite the appetite.

However, with the saucepans and plates hidden in an incomprehensible pile of cardboard, newspaper and bubble wrap, not to mention nobody having a clue where the nearest supermarket is, cooking just doesn’t seem on the cards today.

You’ll need a restaurant recommendation in that case and here are four of the very finest in the region.

1 Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse à l’Hôtel de Paris

Not actually located in Paris as the name suggests, but rather in the French sovereign state of Monaco, lies this stunning hotel, complete with the delectable three Michelin starred Le Louis XV fine dining experience. Renowned culinary expert Alain Ducasse is the brains behind the operation and will dazzle your senses with stunning dishes enjoyed in a neo-Baroque dining room.

A la carte prices start at €200, with the gourmet menu rising to €360. A special Rivera lunch is available for €165, or €195 with two glasses of wine.

2 Auberge du Vieux Puit

Nestled away in the tiny village of Fontjoncouse in the Corbières Hills, you’ll find the stunning twice Michelin starred restaurant of Auberge du Vieux Puit. A relaxing and rustic dining room will be the setting for one of several inventive and creative set menus for you to enjoy, each dish having been lovingly crafted by master head chef Gilles Goujon.

Three set menus are priced at €115, €175, and €205 respectively, with a la carte entrees at between €70-84. A children’s menu is available for €25.

3 Mirazur Restaurant

If contemporary twists on Italian cuisine are up your culinary street, then you should head down to the Menton bay and enjoy the breath-taking food and views of the Mirazur Restaurant. With two Michelin stars, the Mirazur will delight your senses in every way. The perfect mix of traditional cooking and modern flair, this is not one to be missed.

Set menus are priced at €110, €160 (dinner only), and €210, with wine pairings available for a further €90.

4 L’Atelier de Jean Luc Rabanel

There’s no a la carte menu for you here, but if fresh vibrant flavours are your thing then L’Atelier de Jean Luc Rabanel is for you. There’s an amazing customisable fixed menu which must be tasted to be believed. Jean Luc Rabanel has two well-earned Michelin stars to his name and the proof is in the pudding… and every other course.

You can mix and match your courses, tapas style, with an appetiser for €14, main for €26, and a dessert for €12. Three courses earn you a discount at just €32.

Final Thoughts

With so much amazing food available, you may never get around to unpacking those saucepans.

If all this has your mouth watering then South of France surveyor, Charles Mackintosh is ready to help you start your journey in this amazing and delicious region.

Please get in touch today.