Where to eat
Le Pressoir à St. Saturnin
Simple home cooking using local produce, where you will get a warm welcome. You can see why this inn is so popular with the region's food lovers. Isabelle and Vincent recently took over Le Pressoir, situated in an old village house in St Saturnin. Under the shade of the plane trees, or in a cozy dining room with a crackling fire, they prepare plates of charcuterie, grilled meats and fish cooked over vine wood, sausages, etc.. The wines are sold at cellar prices, plus a corkage fee of 9€, allowing guests to taste a good range of local wines. Every third Thursday evening of the month, a food and wine pairing event is held.
- 17, Place de la Fontaine, 34725 St Saturnin de Lucian
- Tel: 04 67 96 70 59
- Menus 19,50€ and 24,50€, weekday menu 13,50€ except weekends and bank holidays
The Terrasse du Mimosa at Montpeyroux
At the heart of Montpeyroux, only 40 kilometres from Montpelier, this restaurant-wine bar’s bistro atmosphere is truly welcoming. Apart from a choice of some 200 wines from the Terrasses du Larzac area, meals are largely made from local, organic produce. Tradition and modernity come together in unusual dishes which you won’t but be able to enjoy. And adding a great touch, the team organise cultural activities such as evening concerts on the terrace by the fountain on summer evenings.
- 23 Place de l'Horloge, 34150 Montpeyroux
- Tel: 04 67 44 49 80
- Prix moyen à la carte 25€
La Pourpre et les Oliviers à Saint-Jean-de-Fos
On the Aniane road, La Pourpre et les Oliviers, run by chef Calixte and his team, is hidden away in one of the modern houses recently built at the entrance to the village. The huge dining room, which is tastefully decorated in a classic style, is well-lit by large French windows which give onto the garden. The cuisine is varied and smacks of the Mediterranean garrigue and local produce. To start, a creamy mussel soup with saffron or an exotic gaspacho with crayfish. Continue with a roulade of pork with pistou (the French version of Italian pesto) or pan-fried fresh crayfish. The just as tempting desserts include warm almond cake with ginger ice-cream or chocolate soufflé with pistachio ice-cream. The wine list features a good selection of local wines.
- 135 route d'Aniane, 34150 St Jean de Fos
- Tel: 04 67 57 27 50
- Menu from 16€ to 44€
Le Jardin aux Sources à Brissac
Surounded by vines and greenery, this former stagecoach post has been transformed into a restaurant. The chef, Jerôme Villod-Morel, proposes a gastronomic and creative style of cuisine, based on local produce. In the vaulted dining room, decorated in Mediterranean colours, or out on the terrace opposite the vines, you can taste inventive seasonal recipes designed to titillate the palate : roast squid with duck and seasonal herbs, lightly pan-fried foie gras with girolles mushrooms, fresh nougat of dark chocolate with a grape charlotte… The wine list offers a very interesting selection, with over 50 Languedoc wines.
- 30 avenue du Parc, 34190 Brissac
- Tel: 04 67 73 31 16
- Menus from 23€ to 94€
La Table d’Aurore à Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert
The restaurant of the Hotel Guilhaume d’Orange is famous for its menus featuring market produce and its specialties which include pepper and aubergine millefeuille and freshwater crayfish and trout.
- 2, avenue Guillaume d'Orange, 34150 St Guilhem-le-désert
- Tel: 04 67 57 24 53
- Menus from 20€ to 28€
This green and wooded open-air space which spreads down a gentle slope to the banks of the Herault river, is an unmissable place, which is known for its surprise concerts, both lunchtime and evening, of Cuban, Brazillian and jazz music.
- Tel: 06 09 22 25 38
La Paix at Lodève
Food lovers are seriously enthusiastic about this well known restaurant with its wine list featuring 280 regional wines.
- 11 boulevard Montalangue, 34700 Lodève
- Tel: 04 67 44 07 46
- Menus from 25€ to 50€
La Palombe at Octon
A tasty and varied cuisine using seasonal, regional products which lend themselves to delicious menus which are more tan a bit exclusive. All in a lovely country setting.
- Hammeau de Basse, 34800 Octon
- Tel: 04 67 95 40 07 - 35 € le menu