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 […]

La Table de Gordes

This used to be Club Tartares, and it still does a tartare menu, with all sorts of varieties on the classic steak tartare, even fish tartares and a vegetarian tartare. Now the restaurant has also added tapas, so it is no longer a one-trick pony. It’s a ‘cool’ place by Gordes standards, with something of […]


A delightful contemporary bistro with Mediterranean home-style cuisine that does not give you the feeling that you are a tourist. It’s small with outside tables right in the main square of Gordes by the chateau, and you should book ahead. Strong on meat – the lamb and the duck with chanterelles especially. Dinner menu for […]

Le Cercle Republicain

Not a restaurant, just a bar, but a Gordes institution. Le Cercle Republicain is the locals’ bar, an island of authenticity where workers prop up the bar and discuss their day. Once there were thousands of these Cercles Republicains all over France, their purpose to uphold the principles of the French Republic. Now there are […]

La Trinquette

It’s cosy, inexpensive, friendly, and usually full because it’s the place where the locals eat. There can be no higher praise than that. Food ranges from tapas, charcuterie and salads to steak and chicken curry. La Trinquette has a lovely terrace but it also has one of the best-placed tables in Provence, squeezed onto a […]

La Bastide de Capelongue

Edouard Loubet is a big name in Provence cooking, and he has two Michelin stars to his name. His hotel and restaurant Bastide de Capelongue lives up to everything you might expect – the setting is wonderful, the food divine, the service impeccable, the prices as high as the steeple of Bonnieux’s church. The menu […]


A delightful restaurant in vaulted rooms that date back to the 14th century, or on the terrace on the street, where food is of a very good standard and local to the region. Pork slow-cooked for 8 hours, or duck Wellington stuffed with foie gras, both are as mouth-watering on the page as they are […]