Where To Eat In Toulouse, France: 12 Best Restaurants - Updated 2022

Where To Eat In Toulouse, France
Andreia
Andreia 
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France is known for its beautiful cities, extravagant culture, and, of course, for its food. In fact, French gastronomy has been added to UNESCO’s lists of the world’s “intangible cultural heritage” - that’s how amazing it is. So, if you’re visiting France, there is no excuse! You can’t just go to a McDonald’s and grab some burgers because ‘you don’t have time to search for restaurants’.

We’re here to help make all your trips easier. That’s why we’ve made a delicious list of the best places to eat in Toulouse. All you have to do is choose one (or several) to try each day and we promise it will be worth it: the food, the calories, everything. Bon appetit!

1. Les Jardins de l'Opéra - Stéphane Tournié

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Stéphane Tournié - Les Jardins de l'Opéra on Tuesday, August 17, 2021

As the name suggests, Les Jardins de l'Opéra - Stéphane Tournié is a garden restaurant located in the inner courtyard of the elegant Grand Hôtel de l'Opéra. This means it offers not just great food but a completely amazing dining experience in the heart of Toulouse, France.

Helmed by master chef Stéphane Tournié, the restaurant only serves artfully crafted dishes that are made from the freshest organic ingredients. As with most top-notch French restaurants, you can also have a taste of the finest wines from the restaurant’s renowned wine cellar.

Les Jardins de l'Opéra - Stéphane Tournié

Address: 1 Pl. du Capitole, 31000 Toulouse, France

Website: Les Jardins de l'Opéra - Stéphane Tournié

Opening hours: Tue: 8pm - 11pm; Wed - Sat: 12pm - 11pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

2. Le Van Gogh

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Entrée du jour: Millefeuille crevette et mousse d'avocat Bon appétit

Posted by Le Van Gogh on Saturday, April 30, 2016

Le Van Gogh is the ideal spot to enjoy some of the best-tasting French dishes you’ll ever experience without breaking the bank. The restaurant is located in a nice spot along Pl. Saint-Georges, boasting cozy indoor and outdoor dining areas. All dishes are freshly cooked and prepared upon ordering—from starters and main course to the desserts and drinks—to ensure the best quality. The kitchen also ensures that all the ingredients used in making these terrific dishes are fresh.

Le Van Gogh

Address: 21 Pl. Saint-Georges, 31000 Toulouse, France

Website: Le Van Gogh

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 12pm - 11pm (closed on Mon)

3. Le Cantou

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Le Cantou on Sunday, October 3, 2021

Le Cantou is a gorgeous restaurant, located in a beautiful setting, surrounded by a beautiful garden. At Le Cantou, you’ll get beautifully plated food that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is tasty. The restaurant also has an excellent wine selection, perfect to combine with a delicious meal. This is a special place for a special romantic dinner, so if you’re visiting Toulouse with your other half, you have to try it!

Le Cantou

Address: 98 Rue Velasquez, 31300 Toulouse

Website: Le Cantou

Price: High

4. Michel Sarran

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Michel Sarran Restaurant on Monday, July 20, 2020

Michel Sarran is another gem in Toulouse. This classy restaurant serves dishes created by chef Michel Sarran and has been awarded two Michelin stars. The food is inventive, scrumptious, and artistically presented. You’re going to want to snap some pictures before you eat it but as soon as you try it, you’ll forget everything, including Instagram likes. If you can afford it, treat yourself!

Michel Sarran

Address: 21 Boulevard Armand Duportal, 31000 Toulouse, France

Website: Michel Sarran

Price: High

5. L’aubrac

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Chers amis, Voici un exemple de la fameuse ardoise de charcuterie qui remplace provisoirement le panier de charcuterie...

Posted by Restaurant L'Aubrac on Friday, June 5, 2020

Vegetarians, look away! L'aubrac is the kind of restaurant a meat lover can’t resist. Locals love it, tourists love it… what can we say, c'est magnifique! The meat is cooked over an open fire by chefs who understand meat as no one else does. The menu consists of a large basket of around 12 different saucissons secs (dried sausages), from which you can cut as much as you like. Then you get a plate of ham and foie gras.

Only after that do you get either duck, steak or lamb. Of course, you can also eat a salad if this is too much meat for you. However, you should definitely try the duck with sliced fried potatoes and enjoy every bite of L'aubrac’s excellent dishes.

L’aubrac

Address: 7 Bis Rue de la Colombette, 31000 Toulouse

Website: L’aubrac

Price: Average

6. Le Colombier

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Nos propositions du jour : - Saumon fumé en salade - Assiette de crudités - Oeufs mimosa - Travers de porc grillés -...

Posted by Restaurant Le Colombier on Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Best known for its delicious cassoulet (a stew made with meat and beans), Le Colombier is the perfect place to eat true comfort food. The desserts are to die for: ris de veau (sweetbreads), chocolate fondant, apple pie… anything you’re craving, this restaurant has it. It may be pricey, but Le Colombier will make sure you remember Toulouse for its amazing taste.

Le Colombier

Address: 14 rue Bayard, 31000 Toulouse, France

Website: Le Colombier

Price: High

7. Chez Vicente

Ce midi en plat confits nés Conjugaison de Brandade de Morue, Écrevisses Câlin sucré autorisé avec la Flan...

Posted by Bodega Chez Vicente on Monday, November 9, 2020

This friendly tapas bar is located in the center of Toulouse and is a great place to go for snacks and drinks. The food is excellent and fresh, ideal for a summer evening. As it is one of the most popular restaurants in the city, (even though it serves Spanish food, not French), Chez Vicente is always full, so if you’d like to have a more relaxing meal experience, we don’t recommend it. However, if you don’t mind a packed restaurant, you should definitely try it and figure out why it’s so popular.

Chez Vicente

Address: 3 Rue Henri de Gorsse, 31000 Toulouse

Facebook: Chez Vicente

Average: Average

8. La Faim des Haricots

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

This vegetarian restaurant is already special for the fact that it exists in a meat-loving city. La Faim des Haricots is the best place in Toulouse to go for a vegan buffet. Its delicious quiches and tarts are a treat for anyone who needs a lighter, healthier meal that is still tasty. If you want to try it, make a reservation first, as it can get very crowded. Your body, mind, and soul will thank you!

La Faim des Haricots

Address: 3 Rue du Puits Vert, 31000 Toulouse, France

Website: La Faim Des Haricots

Price: Low

9. Le Grenier de Pépé

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

La salade composée de l’été chez Pépé : Mozzarella Di Bufala 150g, Jambon sec AB Aveyron, Tomates cerise, Batavia, Pesto et noix…vinaigrette à l’huile d’olive

Posted by Le Grenier de Pépé on Friday, May 13, 2022

Ignore the creepy name (‘Grandpa’s Attic’), this small, family-run restaurant specializes in fondues and we swear you won’t find any better anywhere in Toulouse, than here! You can have a full meal, entirely made of crepes: a filling dinner crepe and a sweet crepe for dessert.

The meals are great for such a reasonable price, so this is the restaurant you should go to if you’re on a budget but still want to have a fantastic dinner!

Le Grenier de Pépé

Address: 1 Rue Denfert Rochereau, 31000 Toulouse, France

Website: Le Grenier de Pépé

Price: Average

10. Le Vélo Sentimental

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

Le Vélo Sentimental is a quirky little restaurant set on top of a bike shop. The food is entirely made of organic, local products, so your salad will be one of the best salads ever prepared in Toulouse. Although the menu is quite limited, this restaurant offers hearty meals made with high-quality ingredients for a very reasonable price. Don’t let it go unnoticed!

Le Vélo Sentimental

Address: 12 Boulevard Bonrepos, 31000 Toulouse

Website: Le Vélo Sentimental

Price: Low

11. Xavier Fromager Affineur

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Xavier Fromagerie on Monday, January 31, 2022

A ‘fromagerie’ is a 'cheese shop’, so if you’re a cheese lover, you can’t pass by this kind of place without going in! Fromagerie Xavier is cheese heaven: with alarming amounts of different cheeses on display, you’ll need the help of the lovely, knowledgeable staff to help you choose which kind you must try before you die.

They let you try anything you want before you buy it and they do vacuum packing, so you can bring your tasty cheese home. Perfect to satisfy your cheese cravings!

Fromagerie Xavier

Address: 6 Place Victor Hugo, 31000 Toulouse, France

Website: Fromagerie Xavier

12. Bapz Bakery and Tea Room

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Bapz on Friday, October 5, 2012

This is a lovely English-style tea room, perfect for brunch. Their cakes, tarts, and other desserts are unbelievably good but their homemade hot chocolate needs to be tried first before you can say it’s actually real. Bapz is a treat for your sweet tooth and an adorable place to begin your day in glory.

Bapz Bakery and Tea Room

Address: 13 Rue de la bourse, 31000 Toulouse, France

Website: Bapz Bakery and Tea Room *in French

Price: Average

Toulouse: a meat-loving city with a sweet heart

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Source: Photo by Flickr user Adam Baker used under CC BY 2.0

If you’re a vegetarian, we’re sorry to say that you’ll have more difficulties finding restaurants and other places that don’t serve meat in Toulouse. It’s part of the city’s culture: comfort food made of meat are what the locals eat the most, so it’s natural that cool vegetarian restaurants can’t be found on every street.

However, if you’re a meat-lover, welcome to your new favorite city! Toulouse is filled with excellent restaurants serving incredible meat dishes. The desserts are always extraordinary, too and there are also plenty of bakeries where you can try famous French pastries and cakes. All you have to do now is add all of our suggestions to your itinerary and you’ll have the tastiest holiday, ever!

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