Local Restaurants

 

LOCAL RESTAURANTS

MEURSAULT

One of the beauties of staying in this village is that there are 4 restaurants within easy walking distance.  We list them in order of preference.

  1. 1.       Hotel Du Chevreuil – 4, Place de L’Hotel De Ville – 03 80 21 23 25

Lechevreuil.fr

Closed Thursday lunchtimes, Sunday evenings and Wednesdays

A friendly, relaxed family restaurant which is our favourite Meursault night out!  The food offers a sophisticated ‘haute’ take on traditional Burgundian cuisine but prices are very good value for this quality of cooking.

 

  1. 2.        Le Bouchon – 1, Place D’Hotel de Ville – 03 80 21 29 56

Restaurant-le-bouchon.com

Closed Saturday lunchtimes, Sunday evenings and Mondays

Described as ‘trendy’ in a recent guide, it’s hardly that.  Its decor is that of a slightly modernised rustic bistro.  The food seeks to go slightly upscale, whilst retaining the hearty portions of the more traditional Burgundian meal.  The set menus are especially good value and the quality of food is excellent.  Service is really efficient too.

 

  1. 3.        Hotel Du Centre – 4, Rue de Lattre de Tassigny – 03 80 21 20 75

Closed Sundays and Mondays

Basic, lower cost but excellent food in traditional ‘inn’ style surroundings.

 

  1. 4.        Hotel Des Arts – Place de L’Hotel de Ville – 03 80 21 20 28

Closed Monday evenings and Tuesdays

The terrace out the back offers a great place for a hearty, rustic lunch on a warm day.  The prix fixe lunches are great value and they have an excellent wine list too.

 

BEAUNE RESTAURANTS

Just a small selection of our favourites…

L’Ecusson – 2 Rue de Lieutenant Dupuis – 03 80 24 03 82

Closed Wednesdays and Sundays

For food alone, this is one of our favourites of the area.  A smart, expensive restaurant serving a modern take on French cuisine.  This is a real treat with excellent service.

 

 Le P’tit Paradis – 26 Rue du Paradis  – 03 80 24 91 00

Closed Sunday and Monday

Down a quiet narrow street that opens slightly to a tiny, secluded square, you have the option of a nice outside terrace  or a cosy small interior with warm colours and low beamed ceiling, this is the perfect place for a romantic meal with a sense of medieval Beaune all around you.  The warmth extends to the service of the all female cooking and waiting staff and the food lives up to the rest of the experience, though its a contemporary seasonal approach, with a number of lighter fish options, which make it a refreshing change from the plethora of trad Burgundian places that proliferate in the regions capital.

 

Le Bistrot Bourgignon – 8, Rue Monge – 03 80 22 23 24

A cosy little wine bar bistrot with good local food and a great selection of wines by the glass.  Its a nice place to start the evening or to go if you want a light supper or some cheese and charcuterie.

 

Ma Cuisine – Passage Sainte-Helene – 03 80 22 30 22

Only open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings

Tucked away in a little passage just off the main square, this is the choice of many locals, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones (a picture of their visit adorns the wall)!  Its small (a renovated 15th century stable) and almost always packed, with people waiting at the tiny bar too.  This creates a bustling atmosphere for a place that serves up great value local cuisine.

 

Caves Madeleine – 8 Rue Faubourg Madeleine – 03 80 22 93 30

Closed Thursday, Sunday and Friday lunch

This is the winemaker’s wine bar, a real favourite of the local vignerati.  It’s a shop too and you dine surrounded by the bottles on the shelves.  You basically pick one to go with your meal and pay a small corkage fee, which makes it really good value.  The food is simple home-cooking and doesn’t let you down, but the casual surrounds and the buzz of the locals create the setting for a lively atmosphere which is the place’s best asset.  As a bonus, you can take your bottle of wine home with you if you haven’t finished it too!

 

AND IN THE SURROUNDING VILLAGES…

 

POMMARD

Aupres Du Clocher – 1 Rue Nackenheim – 03 80 22 21 79 – aupresduchlocher.com

5 minutes drive from Meursault is the great red wine village of Pommard and this restaurant has a lovely location just opposite the old church in the central square.  Its the hot new gourmet experience in the area too and chef, Jean-Christophe Moutet has been wowing locals, tourists and critics too, winning a two forks rating in the Michelin guide in its first year of opening.  Expensive, but a genuine gastronomic experience, Moutet uses local Burgundian ingredients and to produce classic local dishes with a modern twist and beautiful presentation.

 

PULIGNY-MONTRACHET

Puligny is another beautiful village and is just a few minutes drive down the road.  Its also walkable in about an hour in daylight from Mersault and is lovely stroll through Meursault’s Premier Cru vineyards, so you can check out the terroir before tasting the wine.

La Table d’Olivier Leflaive – 10 Place Du Monument – 03 80 21 95 – maison@olivierleflaive.com

Closed Sunday

Leflaive is arguably the greatest white wine domaine in the Cote and his empire has now extended to a chic hotel and this table d’hote restaurant which offers one of the best wine tasting experiences you’ll ever have!  Lunch or dinner offers a set menu of tasting plates that are basically there to accompany the ten wines you will be given to taste in sequence, with the emphasis very much on the whites.  The excellent waiting staff give you explanations and insights to enhance the experience and its a lovely relaxed dining room with not a hint of stuffiness in sight.  Its the perfect place to being your wine education and the food, by the way, is very good indeed.

 

 

Le Montrachet – 10 Place Du Marroniers – 03 80 21 30 06 – le-montrachet.com

A smart dining room and a top class meal await at this swishhotel restaurant.  Chef Thierry Berger has worked at top restaurants in Paris, Cannes and Biaritz,  won Burgundy’s Chef of the Year in 2008 he’s just earned his first Michelin star here in Puligny.   You’ll pay big prices here, but you will have a grand dining experience.  There is also a wine bar thats open from 11amto 7pm, but it only serves snacks.

 

L’Estaminet des Meix – Place des Marronniers – 03 80 21 33 01 – lestaminet-puligny.fr

Great for a casual lunch or dinner, especially when you can sit outside during the Summer.  Lovely comfort food and a great wine list.

 

CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET

This village is just along from Puligny and has an outstanding restaurant.

Le Chassagne – 4 imp. Chenevottes F – 03 80 21 94 94 

Closed Monday and Wednesday and Sunday evenings

Stephane Leger has a Michelin star at this long popular stalwart of the region.  A simple room but contemporary seasonal food make this a lovely gourmet experience.

 

BOUZE-LES-BEAUNE

This is a twenty minute drive on the far side of Beaune, but worth the trip for…

La Bouzerotte – 21200 Bouze-Les-Beaune – 03 80 26 01 37 – labouzerotte.com

Closed Monday, Tuesday

Its a country inn, but the chef shops himself at the market and there’s light, fresh feeling to the food here.  Its another place where you can take an unfinished bottle of wine home with you too.  Its one of our favourites.

 

BLIGNY-SUR-OUCHE

La Ruchotte – 21360 Bligny Sur Ouche – 03 80 20 04 79 – laruchotte.com

A farm inn on the far side of Beaune that only serves small parties on Saturday and Sunday lunch, this is a wonderful foodie experience.    Home made produce are the source of many of the ingredients in the daily set menu and you get a real feast.  Experienced chef Frederic Menager is very much an ingredients man and his cooking makes the best of the biodynamic produce.  Theres a great list of biodynamic wines too.  Its a beautiful little farming area with a lush, green landscape and rolling hills, so go for a walk afterwards and make a day of it!  Magical.