Briancon Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Briancon

August 1, 2017 Concepcion Newsome

Discover the best restaurant in Briancon, France including Restaurant Chez Maria, Le Peche Gourmand, Le Pied de la Gargouille, Restaurant Le Valentin, L'Etage, Restaurant le Rustique, Au Plaisir Ambre, Le Gavroche, Lou Grand Caire, Patisserie Turin
Things to do in Briancon

1. Restaurant Chez Maria

13 Grande rue, 05100 Briancon, France Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards French Lunch, Dinner HK$141 - HK$275 +33 4 92 20 40 69
Excellent
55%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 149 reviews

Restaurant Chez Maria

Reviewed By Nick M

Very good service, well looked after. Good portions of food, not too big, not too small. Very good value for money. Great location ?

2. Le Peche Gourmand

2 route de Gap, 05100 Briancon, France Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +33 4 92 21 33 21
Excellent
49%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 265 reviews

Le Peche Gourmand

Reviewed By Greenlightsal - Surbiton, United Kingdom

The only reason I have given this three stars is because as (mostly) vegetarians, we struggled to find enough on the menu. What was most disappointing was that when our friends visited a few weeks previously, the chef had told them that with 48 hours notice they would be happy to provide a veggie menu. But when our friend booked for our visit, and tried to ask about this, received the answer "non". We went anyway, as it was a special occasion and we do occasionally eat fish when there isn't any other choice. It's an odd ambience - rather sparse, but the service was nice. The food was delicious, as you would expect. The wine service was rather slow. So, we had a lovely night, but would we go there again? Probably not.

3. Le Pied de la Gargouille

64 Grande rue | 64 Grande Rue, 05100 Briancon, France Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards French, Barbecue, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$141 - HK$385 +33 4 92 20 12 95
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 403 reviews

Le Pied de la Gargouille

Homemade cuisine with a selection of local produce. homemade bread and cheese from raw milk specialties, grilled meat cooked in the fireplace country house farm ice desserts. Selection of wines and local dijestifs. Summer Terrace

Reviewed By Gabor K - Budapest, Hungary

An excellent restaurant in the old town part of Briancon. The lovely atmosphere of the main street of the old town continues when entering the restaurant. Friendly staff, sometimes the dishes are served by the chef personally. The food was gorgeous, I can highly recommend this place to everybody whether on a business or a family dinner.

4. Restaurant Le Valentin

6 rue Mercerie | Hautes- Alpes, 05100 Briancon, France Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards French, European Lunch, Dinner +33 4 92 21 37 72
Excellent
44%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 141 reviews

Restaurant Le Valentin

Séverine and Arnaud are happy to welcome you the whole year in real vaulted cellars with fireplace for make you discover their simple and generous traditional cuisine friendly .

Reviewed By Doreen13_13 - Attard, Malta

We visited the beautiful medieval village of Briancon after spending a whole day skiing in Montgenevre. We found Le Valentin restaurant while walking along the narrow roads of Briancon and we do not regret stopping there for dinner. The place looked like a traditional local townhouse, very welcoming with a warm fireplace inside. The staff were really helpful and friendly, and the food was just perfect with reasonable portions. I will definitely recommend the place!

5. L'Etage

35 Grande rue, 05100 Briancon, France Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, French, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +33 4 92 23 09 22
Excellent
51%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 603 reviews

L'Etage

Reviewed By lauramtorino - Turin, Italy

Very lovely restaurant along the Main Street, both the small Delors and the inside are quite pleasant and the food is mountain style and delicious, with typical dishes from the area. We had raclette with plenty of charcuterie and tartiflette. For dessert a huge cup of strawberries and ice-cream which I shared with my son and my husband had a crepe with Nutella he much appreciated. The service is fast and very kind, the price appropriate for the food (huge portions). Worth trying.

6. Restaurant le Rustique

36 rue du Pont D Asfeld, 05100 Briancon, France Reservations French Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +33 4 92 21 00 10
Excellent
45%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
7%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 111 reviews

Restaurant le Rustique

Reviewed By Peggy D - San Francisco, California

You must go there if you are coming through Briancon. I have never seen such a well decorated restaurant. My daughter loved playing in the "School section" and we had amazing food. Everything was delicious, and the owners very friendly. We highly recommend it. We ate there twice, my favorite dish (which is their specialty) is Fondue aux Morilles.

7. Au Plaisir Ambre

26 Grande rue | Cite Vauban, 05100 Briancon, France Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$165 - HK$408 +33 4 92 52 63 46
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 261 reviews

Au Plaisir Ambre

welcome to Nancy et Michael's restaurant .French cuisine revisited et front house lovely and cosy discribe our restaurant .After work in France , Switzerland ,england ,we have stopped to briançon for the happyness to our future custumers .Hope to see you soon in our restaurant .Nancy and Michael ,Au Plaisir Ambré .

Reviewed By lara776 - Briancon, France

An exceptional restaurant - the perfect place to wine and dine. Both the cuisine and service are superb, for those adults looking for that something extra - you will not be disappointed here. Ideal for a romantic evening or the true gastronome.

8. Le Gavroche

40 Grande rue | Cité Vauban, 05100 Briancon, France Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +33 4 92 21 11 81
Excellent
59%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 999 reviews

Le Gavroche

Reviewed By Sian L - Newbury, United Kingdom

I would have liked to rate this restaurant as good rather than average, but felt it didn't quite fit into the very good bracket, so average it has to be.
The staff are friendly and the food it good, but the restaurant, I feel, is a little pretentious and seems to think it is better than it is. Perhaps it is resting on it's laurels too much?
My husband chose the Medieval menu and enjoyed the pate starter, followed by the slices of leg of lamb in the "golden sauce": more akin to curry sauce, such a shame to spoil the delicate flavour of the lamb, but enjoyable none-the-less. This was finally followed by the apple tart with genepi ice cream. I, not feeling so hungry, chose to have tartiflette des alpages which came with a very small helping of salad. All very nice, but not as good as at L'Etage which is the restaurant opposite Le Gavroche.
If you fancy somewhere chichi go here, but if not there are plenty of other places to dine in the old town.

9. Lou Grand Caire

Quartier Vauban 20 rue Haute de Castres | ouvert depuis 26 Mai 2016 jusqu'au 3 novembre 2016, 05100 Briancon, France Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Asian, Nepali HK$94 - HK$330 +33 4 92 20 55 33
Excellent
57%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 100 reviews

Lou Grand Caire

Restaurant “Lou Grand Caire“ in Briançon (France)At the heart of Briançon fortifications of Vauban, under the bell of Serre and the rampart of the guards, spot of history and authenticity, the restaurant Lou Grand Caire welcomes you in a warm place with smile and friendliness.You will enjoy a real mountain cooking, known or to be discovered, with local and seasonal produce, combining inspirations from Provence and Nepal, highlighting the origins of the two owners Nicole and Dendi Sherpa.Restaurant open daily in season, lunch and dinner.Out of season, we are closed on Sunday evening and Monday.

Reviewed By AugustusTrout - Manchester, United Kingdom

Essentially this Restaurant has a a pretty traditional Savoyard Menu that is interspersed with Nepalese/Indian cuisine however each has been subtly influenced by the other. I'm not usually a great fan of fusion food however the quality and attention to detail of the dishes really one me over. The Service is both friendly and efficient.

10. Patisserie Turin

25 Grande rue, 05100 Briancon, France Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer Italian, French, Cafe, European Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks +33 4 92 21 14 00
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 180 reviews

Patisserie Turin

Patisserie Turin is a family-owned artisan bakery in the old town of Briançon (Cite Vauban). Breakfast includes croissants, pain au chocolat, strudel, italian espresso, cappuccino, selected tea and much more. At lunch (12:00 - 13:45 pm) we also offer a small restaurant service including some selected fresh-cooked dishes such as pasta, "bruschettine" and salads)

Reviewed By Laura F

Very good Italian pastries. The very best Panettone! Coffee, cappucccino, hot chocolate, awesome.
The other day we bought chocolates and they were good. I usually get panettone and everyone loves them, very fresh, not too sweet, very tasty!
I recommend a stop there either for coffee or for a delicious pastry.

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