Nantes restaurants provide an eclectic range of delectable cuisines and dining experiences, from traditional French bistros to innovative fusion joints – there is something here for every palette and palate!
Sample the local flavors at restaurants in Nantes that specialize in seafood, crepes and cider – many offer affordable prices and cozy environments!
Le Lion et L’Agneau
Le Lion et L’Agneau in Nantes offers an exquisite menu and refined setting, creating a distinctive culinary experience. Pairing traditional French dishes with wine to make delectable dining, Le Lion et L’Agneau offers exquisite dining. Situated in a historic building with an elegant ambience, their dishes are complimented by an extensive wine list for added pleasure – making Le Lion et L’Agneau a sought-after destination among discerning diners.
Auch, located in southwestern France and known as the home of Chef Thierry Lebe (Drouant and Coq Rico alongside Antoine Westermann), bears its influence in its cuisine – see it at Le Lion et L’Agneau restaurant’s menu, which combines tradition and modernity beautifully. Enjoy classic French fare as well as dishes infused with Asian influences, such as semi-cooked foie gras with peach & fennel chutney; spring rolls filled with langoustines; braised veal sweetbreads are among some highlights you can expect at Le Lion et L’Agneau; excellent value is guaranteed by their welcoming service staff!
This restaurant specializes in authentic Breton cuisine and boasts warm hospitality and cozy surroundings that make it the ideal spot for an enjoyable evening out with friends or family. Their menu offers both savory and sweet crepes as well as traditional regional dishes, in addition to offering local wines and ciders from the region.
This restaurant specializes in using only premium ingredients from Nantes region and boasts innovative gastronomy that promises an exceptional dining experience. Their menu draws inspiration from sun-kissed Southern European flavors while employing various cooking techniques to highlight each dish’s natural flavor profile. In addition, their focus on sustainable practices makes this an essential destination for anyone wanting to sample French cuisine at its finest!
Le Cambronne Bistrot Chic
Just steps away from the Graslin Theater is this classy restaurant that provides an elegant take on classic French bistros. Their menu combines simplicity and originality, offering dishes such as semi-cooked foie gras with peach-fennel chutney, braised veal sweetbreads, sea bream tartare, as well as local wines. Their modern furniture such as wooden benches and plush red armchairs creates an interesting contrast against the stone walls and old parquet floors of this cozy space
Service at this restaurant is friendly and attentive, making it the ideal place for gatherings with friends or family. Set within a 16th-century half-timbered house located at the heart of the city since 1986, its warm setting features an interior terrace tucked away from street noise, old parquet floors and exposed beams – the menu boasts an excellent quality-to-price ratio with French and European classics such as beef tartare, duck breast, salmon avocado gravlax, spring rolls with langoustines etc – as well as desserts such as nougat with honey or shortbread tartlets with strawberries being offered here since 1986!
Le Cambronne’s chef places great emphasis on using seasonal ingredients when crafting dishes for his diners, as well as taking great care in their presentation and the enjoyment of his guests. He has created extraordinary dishes like the giant langoustine doused with kumquat puree and served surrounded by lightly-scented coffee foam; winning numerous awards along the way! In addition, there’s an impressive wine list offering both French and international options; prices are moderate – making Le Cambronne an excellent option for anyone seeking an enjoyable dinner in Nantes! And it’s open daily for dining.
Les Pieds dans le Plat
This artisanal cheese and charcuterie shop is one of the finest in town. Their wide range of smoked sardines, rillettes and Corsican cured meats is unrivaled; as is their collection of fine bread and freshly made cakes. Their seasonal menu keeps things interesting so that every time you visit you can discover something deliciously new!
This charming restaurant features a chalkboard menu that changes daily, serving contemporary French dishes like smoked scallops with raw cream, chives and herb oil, alongside classic favorites like langoustine quenelles in caper onion tomato coulis. The atmosphere is intimate while the cuisine delectable; make this stop on your foodie journey through Nantes!
Attracting patrons near both Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est stations, this friendly eatery specializes in contemporary French cuisine. Their daily-changing offerings reflect what’s fresh at market; expect inventive dishes like Smoked Eel with Granny Smith Apple, Liquorice Root and Hazelnuts alongside more classic choices like John Dory Meuniere with Vegetable Accras.
Redefining the classic bistro experience, this low-lit dining room features honey-colored wood furnishings and an intimate courtyard patio. Here, guests can sample local wines alongside dishes like butter and sage galettes served with creamy labneh for dipping, roasted chicken livers with dates and pine nuts as well as rotisserie celeriac lacquered with pomegranate molasses lacquered with friendly staff members for an ideal casual meal experience.
La Cantine du Voyage
La Cantine du Voyage has quickly become an essential destination for both residents and visitors, providing restaurant areas, bar services and an onsite vegetable garden designed by Appelle-moi papa collective and featuring colourful travel themes. Situated just behind Hangar a Bananes which houses contemporary art gallery HAB GALERIE as well as steel rings called Les Anneaux (The Rings), La Cantine du Voyage offers something fun, social and ephemeral space – ideal for relaxing after a long day’s travels!
Table football and petanque courts are setup on large tables made of rustic wood and concrete. Seasonal menu offerings vary but expect fresh grilled meats, fish, vegetables served on skewers as well as hearty soups, pastas, and salads.
The bar offers an impressive selection of wines at reasonable prices by the litre, as well as an equally appealing house red available by the glass. Clientele tend to be local while dining is available from Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner service.
Nantes earned European Green Capital status in 2013 for its sustainable living credentials: 100,000 trees and 100 parks, squares and gardens cover its landscape, while every resident lives within 300 metres (980ft). Bicycle rentals such as Detours de Loire’s bicycle hire on Quai de Malakoff near the train station and Lieu Unique can help visitors navigate this mostly flat landscape – bike paths encircle Ile de Nantes as well as sprawling all-ages playground La Colline as well as numerous outdoor sculptures.
At least three nights are needed in Nantes in order to maximize your visit, particularly if you wish to visit the famous Musee des Confluences with its collection of artwork from all across France and beyond. A three-night stay starts from PS250 per person sharing.