The top of restaurantsof the country of Montluçon

The top of restaurants in the Montluçon area

To guide you in your choice, here is our selection «coup de coeur». Let yourself be guided and tempted by these establishments.
We just have to wish you a GOOD APPETITE!

La Cantine in Montluçon

A trendy and warm decoration mingled in the most beautiful flea markets of France, a short menu guaranteeing a home cooking and fresh and local products evolving with the seasons, a welcome in all simplicity and wise advices for the choice of the proposed dishes… No doubt about it, the Resto/Bistro “La Cantine” is a good address that is worth the detour!

Valéry Verbeke welcomes you like at home in his establishment nestled in an alley of the medieval city of Montluçon.

You will taste a quality beef meat from local farms marketed by the company “De meuh en mieux manger”. And to continue to make your mouth water, here’s a glimpse of the other dishes on the menu: Knives with tarragon butter and roasted hazelnuts, Cod in a chorizo crust, Black pudding, its onion confit and potato puree, Crème brûlée with chestnut cream, Pavlova with red fruits… all accompanied by tasty wines from small producers.

We like: The “Cosy” and retro setting, the quality and the highlighting of local products, the warm welcome, the excellent quality/price ratio.

L’Orangerie in Saint-Victor

Don’t be fooled: ideally located at the exit of the A714, the Aire des Vérités complex is nonetheless not just a simple freeway service area!

Once you enter under the magnificent glass roof, its restaurant L’Orangerie will seduce and surprise you first of all by its exceptional setting with exotic decoration: subdued light, tropical garden with lush vegetation, overflowing pool… All populated with birds and fish.

It is in this universe inviting you to travel that you will be able to settle down at the intimate round tables or in large tables, to taste a traditional French cuisine, home-made and based on quality products: hot poultry liver cake with Lyonnaise sauce, cod back with lobster sauce, Label Rouge chicken supreme Grandma style, Cointreau crème brûlée…

Whether you are visiting or staying in Montluçon, with your family, as a couple or in a group, L’Orangerie will satisfy your desires, your sight and your taste buds!

We like:The unique atmosphere and setting, the smiling and attentive welcome and service, the aestheticism and generosity of the plate, the good quality/price ratio, the welcome of groups.

Le Relais de Pirot in Isle-et-Bardais

What a nice surprise this restaurant on the edge of the majestic Forêt de Tronçais is!

You’ll leave enchanted by this unpretentious establishment, of which you’ll keep a wonderful culinary memory, from appetizers to dessert.

In the dining room, Johan reserves you a most charming welcome and makes it a point of honor to highlight the work in the kitchen of (chef) Pauline to sublimate fresh, local and seasonal products. He knows what he is talking about! He will be happy to tell you more about the origin of the chosen products and the culinary techniques used.

Through his dishes combining originality and pure tradition and his explanations lavished with a moving enthusiasm, we feel here the love and mastery of this couple for a sincere and generous cuisine.

The kind of establishment that you leave promising yourself to come back very soon…

We like:The excellent knowledge of the producers and products offered, the generosity of the plate, the Bourbonnais specialties, the excellent value for money, the welcome for groups.

Le Tivoli in Montluçon

This restaurant on the banks of the Cher River will delight your taste buds as much as your sight.

Refined dishes made from simple or exceptional products, but always of high quality, sublimated and combined to perfection are offered to you at dinner, within a short menu, a pledge of home cooking. At lunchtime, enjoy formulas with unbeatable quality/price ratio.

Well warmed (or cool!) in the soberly decorated dining room or on the pleasant shaded terrace in fine weather, come and enjoy this excellent traditional cuisine accompanied by sound advice on food/wine pairing. The chef’s specialty? A delicious calf’s head !

We like: The pleasant and calm setting inside and outside, the quality of the products and their association, the aestheticism of the plate, the excellent quality/price ratio.

La Vie en Rose in Montluçon

If you ask a Montluçonnais where to enjoy simple and good traditional and Bourbonnais cuisine, there is a good chance that they will answer, “At La Vie en Rose!” Nestled for nearly 35 years in one of the most beautiful streets of the medieval city, facing the Gothic church of Notre-Dame, this restaurant with a sweet name full of promises has become a reference.

On the terrace side, the quietness of a fountain, cobbled streets and mansions of the historic district…Inside, you won’t find any reference to the famous singer but two rooms decorated with old engravings of the city of Montluçon as well as vintage jazz and blues posters, accompanying a light musical background.

It’s on the plate and in the glass that your palate will see life in pink, with a home cooking offering regional specialties such as the famous pâté aux pommes de terre, the tourton with Tronçais tomme, the Chambérat pie, the Saint-Pourçain wine… Without forgetting a wide choice of other meat and fish as well as homemade desserts (raspberry gratin with almond cream, chocolate mousse…). In good Bourbonnais, it only remains for us to say to you: “Goûtez-y”!

We like: The soft atmosphere, the old engravings of Montluçon, the variety and the generosity of the proposed dishes, the specialties of Bourbonnais and local products, the reactive service and the listening staff, the good quality/price ratio, the welcome of groups.

La Brasserie de la Gare in Montluçon

What pleases first in this establishment facing the Montluçon train station, is the sober and modern decoration of the place as well as the warm welcome reserved for you by a dynamic and smiling team.

Then comes the time to choose among a varied choice of menus, formulas and a la carte dishes, all more appetizing than the others, both on paper and in the plate…! Simple and quick dishes such as bruschettas, croque-monsieur, mixed salads… But also well-cooked meats and fishes, accompanied by potatoes or vegetables and evolving according to the seasons. All nicely presented not to spoil anything !

As in any good brasserie that respects itself, you will be able to eat both fast and good, inside or by taking advantage of the terrace overlooking the most beautiful avenue of Montluçon: the avenue Marx Dormoy and its bourgeois buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries.

It is sure, you will not be disappointed by the Brasserie de la Gare !

We like: The modern and original setting, the variety and generosity of the dishes offered, the warm and smiling welcome, the responsive service and the attentive staff, the excellent value for money, the reception of groups, the consequent days and opening hours.

Le Tire-Bouchon in Vallon-en-Sully

Whether you’re stopping by on the road, on your stroll along the banks of the Berry Canal, or simply out of a desire to indulge yourself, this pretty, typical, warm, and inviting inn is just the restaurant you need to have a friendly and enjoyable dining experience.

Ideally located, it offers traditional local cuisine, homemade from quality products and will delight the whole family.

From lunchtime formulas offering unbeatable quality/price ratio to the more elaborate menus offered in the evening, you will be able to enjoy this generous cuisine within a pleasant shaded courtyard in season.

In view of the success of this inn, which has a large clientele of regulars, we advise you to make reservations!

We like: The exotic setting typical of inns, the pleasant terrace, the generosity of the dishes and the quality of the products offered, the professionalism of the service, the excellent quality/price ratio, the welcome for groups.

Au Coeur de Meaulne in Meaulne

Located in this pretty village crossed by the Aumance River and the Berry Canal, this charming hotel-restaurant offers you a current, inventive and refined cuisine, in a tastefully decorated room or on its shaded terrace.

The chef’s watchword: fresh and quality products from the markets, local producers and organic farming, for a colorful menu evolving with the seasons. This is where he finds his inspiration to suggest the royal of asparagus, creamy and asparagus tip with its raw ham from Auvergne, the filet of red mullet with champagne sauce and leek fondue or the Bourbonnaise veal chop, reduced juice with rosemary. The end of the meal is not to be outdone, with a cheese platter that lives up to the Auvergne’s reputation and succulent homemade pastries.

And since gastronomy is everyone’s business, the chef also thinks about our vegetarian friends and children, through menus adapted to their needs and desires…

At lunchtime in formulas accompanied by a good glass of wine or in the evenings and weekends within more elaborate menus, one feels here as if at home in a better way, pampered by Sonia in the dining room and Gregory in the kitchen, who do their utmost in order to make of your meal a pleasant and comfortable step.

We like: The warm and elegant atmosphere, the period photos hanging on the walls, the pleasant terrace, the provenance and quality of the products, the aestheticism of the plate, a welcome and services adapted to each.

L’Auberge des Ris in Vallon-en-Sully

On the edge of a beautiful pond, lies the Auberge des Ris, an old farmhouse, lost in the middle of the Forêt de Tronçais.

After exiting the D2144 road, a bit like going off the beaten track, you will come across this atypical establishment, this almost secret place whose address is given to each other between connoisseurs and lovers of simple and tasty pleasures.

In this bucolic setting, Gregory Gimenos offers you a gourmet break, out of time and disconnected from the outside world.
The Chef offers an authentic, rich and generous cuisine, to which he has managed to breathe a wind of freshness. He twists the classics with an ease and mischief that never tires of surprising us.

The decor matches the dishes perfectly. It is both simple and original.

To access the room, you have to pass through a foudre, a very large capacity barrel, equivalent to several barrels, and used to store wine.

The mass is said, welcome to a place where good products are honored and treated with the utmost respect.
The room is warm with its exposed wooden beams and orange tones.

Comfortable furniture, beautiful dishes, and bouquets of flowers, participate in the creation of a pleasant and serene atmosphere.

The tables, when they are far enough from each other allow you a meal in privacy.

We like: The traditional and stylish setting, the comfort of the furniture, the origin and quality of the products offered, the generosity of the plate, the friendliness and warm welcome, the shady and pleasant terrace.

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