Where To Eat In Toulouse, France: 10 Best Restaurants - Updated 2021

Where To Eat In Toulouse, France
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. Le Cantou

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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

2. Michel Sarran

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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

3. L’aubrac

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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

4. Le Colombier

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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

5. Chez Vicente

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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

6. La Faim des Haricots

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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

Price: Low

7. Le Grenier de Pépé

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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

8. Le Vélo Sentimental

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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

Price: Low

9. Xavier Fromager Affineur

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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

10. Bapz Bakery and Tea Room

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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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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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