After reaching the city center, which was quite an ordeal due to endless construction, we noticed this place's appearance. The outside looked like a traditional French "brasserie," and did not hint at anything modern.
The inside however was very modern and elegant, dim lights and above all the friendliest staff. Despite not speaking a word of Spanish or English (understandably), they made every effort to understand and be understood.
The food was very good and the proportions were just right ... and the best of all was the price. It was a curious mix of French cuisine with Italian and even with the influence of other European cuisines. They had cheesecake, bacon and onion ... and beef carpaccio, and pork filet mignon.
They also offer the possibility of a fixed menu, with a wide range of combinations at decent prices. A perfect place for a nice dinner in the middle of the city.
Well decorated with fine presentation and delicious products! The "Rannou et Métivier," is one of the oldest in the city of Poitiers and continues to be successful with their delicious products: Chocolates, and "macarons" or macaroni. You will find different flavors, some original and others more classical. Prices are quite high but you're at the height of quality, but the macaroons are France's specialty, so feel free to try them here, where they're the best! Anyway we eventually had to carry on our way, it's on one of the busiest pedestrian streets, and the window is pure temptation!
Mezzo di Pasta is situated on Rue des Grandes Ecoles, one of the pedestrian streets of Poitiers. The franchise is present in several cities and haspasta (medium or large portions) to take away or eat on site, for a reasonable price. A good choice to have for a picnic, or a quick lunch when there is no time for a formal restaurant or McDonalds. But beyond that, what I liked about the place was that it has preserved its decorated "art nouveau" initial building, updated with bright colors to brighten one day!
I live right across from la Taverne de Maitre Kanter, but had been there several times before moving in. It's a huge restaurant only a few steps from the City Hall that's great for lunch as the service is quick and the staff are friendly and welcoming. The decor of the place is nice and the food is good and plentiful. However, prices are quite high (but we can't expect all this without paying for it!). The desserts look very nice, but I didn't have enough time to try them.
The great variety of the Gazette's menu will surprise you! The interior is simple and small, but this cozy restaurant serves from of the most authentic Poitou-Charentes cuisine. The excellent selection of products lets The Gazette offer a range of dishes like BBQ chicken, risotto with cream, beef steak, or pear and chocolate tarts. The friendly atmosphere of the place invites you right in to enjoy a meal. For less than 20 € you can eat a selection of western French delicacies!
Brasserie Le Bis in downtown Poitiers and is one of the city's best restaurants. It serves regional dishes which highlights the restaurant's delicious, exquisitely-cooked seafood. The cuisine is succulent, refined, and different. You'll love it!. The menus start at € 25, but there are menus for two people, and even lunch and dessert menus. Among the dishes you must try are the salmon fontaine with apples cider, the fermie cider or the burger with blue cheese. The restaurant Le Bis is a good choice for lunch or dinner during your stay in Poitiers. It won't dissapoint!
What you'll notice about the restaurant La Serrurrerie, aside from its excellent food, is the huge collection of objects visible in the windows. With a relaxed atmosphere, this brasserie is one of the most popular in the city. Do not be fooled by its wooden benches and decoration, its fame is given by its delicious food. It has a wide variety of omelets and fantastic 'foie gras' that will leave you speechless! With quite reasonable prices, you can have some great food in good company and try the typical food of the region.
Le Bistro l'absynthe is known by its loyalty to the traditional dishes of the region of Poitou-Charentes. A kitchen that is particularly remarkable for the exquisite desserts and memorable meat prepared with traditional French sauces. The best that I tasted was andouille sausage and monkfish served with salted butter. A delight for the palate accompanied by excellent service.
For more modern but classic dishes, check out Le Vingelique restaurant. It´s a cozy place where you can enjoy traditional dishes of Poitou-Charentes made with local products: artichoke hearts with foie gras, monkfish, bird with basil and hot chocolate fondant cake. The menu ranges around € 35 but you can always opt for the less expensive plates. Le Vingelique is definitely worth it!
If there is a restaurant that serves traditional food with 100% fresh ingredients typical of the land that is Les Bons Enfants. This restaurant is situated in the heart of the city of Poitiers and is one of the most famous. Its cuisine is made from French recipes, and it is a great opportunity if you want to try a real lunch of Poitou-Charentes. The atmosphere is very good and the service is outstanding. The value is unmatched!