Papilles by Laurane

Just off the Rotonde, this cafe/restaurant is exceptionally good value at lunch time, keeping it simple with salads, sandwiches and quiches. It’s quick too because you order by filling in a card with all the options – tick what you want, there are dozens of finger sandwich options, and hand it in at the counter. […]

Moulin de Lourmarin

Set in an 18th century mill opposite the castle, Le Moulin de Lourmarin offers an upscale dining experience. The choice of table is either in the stone vaulted dining room or the walled garden with olive trees and vines. Menus are made up according to market produce, although fish is especially strong: cod on spelt […]

Cafe Gaby

Cafe Gaby is at the centre of village life in Lourmarin, physically and socially. It is a place to start the day with coffee and breakfast, or to enjoy a drink in the sun or a simple lunch and to people-watch – the centre of Lourmarin is a great place for that. Dishes are basic […]

Pizzeria Nonni

A popular place for pizza or Italian that always seems to be full, so book ahead. Pizzas are thin crust and made in a wood-fired oven. Pasta options include the delightful ravioli with white truffle. You can eat inside around the oven or out on the pretty little square in the centre of the village, […]

Le Piquebaure

Contemporary cuisine with inventive use of local produce sets this apart from other Roussillon eateries. The interior is stylish and the outside tables have a lovely view towards Mont Ventoux. Service is attentive and the wine list is strong on local producers. It’s a short walk from the centre, at the bottom of the village. […]


First the location is stunning, on a promontory jutting out into a wonderful view of the ochre cliffs of Roussillon and beyond. Then the food follows suit, it’s at a very good standard, in the Provencal style. In summer the market menu puts tastes and colours of the local markets on a plate, in winter […]

Bastide de Gordes

If you want a gastronomic (and expensive) dinner, there is one luxury address in Gordes, the Bastide de Gordes hotel. Confusingly it has 3 restaurants, the best of these is called Peir / Pierre Gagnaire TT (more confusion). Perhaps it is enough to say that the executive chef Pierre Gagnaire has 3 Michelin stars in […]