Opinions on Restaurants in Beziers and Languedoc-Roussillon
- pane Mar 20, 2012 08:50 AM
I'm excited to start planning a trip to Languedoc; I stayed about a month in Aude a couple years ago, and love that region, its food and Occitan history.
For this trip, we rented a house in Beziers (in the Herault department) in May and will be there for a week. We also have a car for the drive up from Barcelona, but probably don't want to drive too far (maximum 30-45 minutes) or too regularly once we're settled in Beziers.
In the town of Beziers, I found recommendations for these restaurants (some of which have or had Michelin stars)
- La Compagnie des Comptoires
- La Raffinerie
- Le Cep d'Or
Has anyone eaten here, and can recommend some over others? We will probably plan 2-3 fancy-ish meals for dinner, then want good and solid neighborhood-type meals that feel more warm and homey than refined.
Also, any recommendations for "everyday" sorts of places--boulangeries, patisseries--in the area would be much appreciated.
Merci a tous!
That's weird (or I guess not weird, considering problems I've had with search in the past). Yes, the first thing I did was search Beziers, and got 0 results, but when I googled it this morning I found your recommendation for La Compagnie des Comptoires.
Have you been to either of the Michelin places there? I would guess that 4-5 of our dinners will be in Beziers itself, where work will pin me down most days, hence my interest in that Beziers list more than the region at large--though I hope to sneak in 1-2 dinners outside town.
No I haven't, and pretty much all I know, or would want to recommend, is in that thread you found. Let us know what you find - I would be particularly interested to know about cheaper cafe/bistro type places - I'm sure there are loads.
We've had decent lunches a couple of times in the cafes on the main street where the outdoor markets are held, the Allee Paul Riquet - no particular recommendations, but you probably wouldn't get a bad meal along there (away from massively touristy towns/cites, France is still pretty reliable for "everyday" places). There are also some nice little restaurants in the streets leadng up to the cathedral and around les halles.
I have lived not far from Beziers for the past 11 years and love l'Ambassade. It is fantastic! Since you have a car I highly recommend that you try Auberge du Vieux Puits in Fontjoncouse, France.
3 Michelin Star Restaurant and well worth the 40 minute ride. The chef owner Gilles Goujon is amazing and just the ride to get there is lovely.
This is a beautiful area full of history and the largest wine producing region in France and most years the world.
Bon voyage !!!