With some great undiscovered gems in the region the area around Carcassonne is a great place to get a true taste of authentic French cuisine.
As an agricultural region that has the highest number of organic growers restaurants have access to incredible ingredients on their doorstep, leaving you spoilt for choice as long as you know where to go.

Best Restaurants in Carcassonne

Unlike many other micheline stared restaurants this place has such a relaxed vibe that you can almost forget that you are in on of the best restraurants in France and think that you were eating at a good friends house. Obviously it would require for your friend to be an incredibly good chef with a commitment to locally sourced fresh ingredients. When the plates arrive you may be surprised by how small they are but after the three courses you are always left satisfied and full. Most reviews of this restaurant start with the impressive views of La Cite which commend the terrace so I would be remise not to mention it, but for me the food is the crowing glory of this the number one spot in Carcasonne, and if you manage to get a lunch table mid-week, the 45 euro for a three-course meal and two glasses of wine is also exceptional value. I love it here so much, I almost don’t want to let you know about it!

Barbacane at La Cite

It almost feels sacrilidge to put an Italian as number two on a list of restaurants in French town, but with their commitment to local produce, even going as far as to make their own buffalo mozzarella this is one of the best Italian restaurants we’ve been to including in Italy! been to. Food is at the heart of cultural exchange and nothing shows this better than a popular Italian in the heart of France. Nestled in the hills out side of Carcasonne, with a beautiful hill side drive leading up to it, the terrace has beautiful views of rolling hills. A simple menu with all the classics you would expect it is a lovely spot for a romantic evening or a chilled dinner with friends.


The sourdougfh pizzas are good if you are lucky enough to get one. The service can be a bit hit and miss to say the least. Sometimes the kitchen is so overwhelmed they can’t even make you a pizza! But the view of La Cite and the relaxed vibes and great music playing on this terrace more than makes up for it. Make sure you go early or just with the desire for a few drinks to be able to fully enjoy this spot.

Metarie Pizzaria

This delightful little canal side restaurant serves many of the French classics as well as some more English style menu. The English couple who run the place are friendly and welcoming creating the kind of environment you are happy to while away a few hours in, enjoying their well priced local wine list.

L'Ile aux Oiseaux

Last but most definitely not least.
Not strictly speaking a restaurant as it is only open to guests, La Belle Eco offers a unique dining experience. Offering a tantalizing set menu, eaten around the table with new friends in the most idyllic setting, surrounded by an enchanted ancient forest with the sound of bird song. The delicious menu is devised by the in house chef who takes the lead from our no dig garden ensuring that all ingredients are local, fresh and not only organic but grown in a regenerative way ensuring that we are actively giving back to nature. 

La Belle Eco

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There is nothing not to like about La Belle Eco! Beauty, comfort and sustainability are prioritised in the most thoughtful and elegant way, leading to a luxurious guilt free experience unlike any other.
Alison UK
Fun! with unique features and lovely staff
We loved the concept and its singularity. Chic sophisticated and simple at the same time. Cool and warm welcome, everything we like!

Marianne France

The rooms are beautifully decorated in keeping with the Belle Epoque style of the house and the beds were very comfortable. We joined the hosts along other guests for a lovely 3 course meal both evenings, ending in lovely evenings with plenty of wine and laughs.  Everyone we met was really friendly and helpful - and our dog made some new canine friends, too! 
Jeppe Denmark
 The natural pool is the most beautiful I’ve ever seen, sunbathing listening to the frogs and the birds - heaven. The breakfasts of delicious local pastries and baguettes, and the dinners round the candlelit table with amazing food and delicious wine will linger in the memory for a long time! Congratulations LaBelleEco you are getting everything right!!!