The Burgundy wine of Chablis and Beaune, Nuits-St-Georges and Meursault is world famous. Lovers of French food will also enjoy regional specialities that include cheese, Charolais beef, mustard sauces, blackcurrants and escargots.
Visit the markets and fine shops, go wine tasting, tour a vineyard and try out Burgundy delicacies such as Boeuf Bourguignon and Gougères.
Dress for all restaurants listed is smart causal or casual. Ties/jackets are not required.
Most restaurants have extensive wine lists, in the main origin Burgundy, limited choices from other regions. And why not!
As a rule of thumb, your wine bill will roughly equate what you pay for your food.
Many are closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday.
It is advisable to book ahead, particularly in the May to September period, or for weekends at any time.
Beaune – Le Benaton
25 rue Faubourg Bretonniere
Tel: 03 80 22 00 26
One Michelin star. Food, service, wine list all of the quality you would expect from a Michelin starred restaurant. The garden is charming for lunch or dinner in the summer.
Closed Sunday & Monday.
Beaune – Le P’tit Paradis
25 rue Paradis.
Tel: 03 80 24 91 00
Benefits from being slightly off the tourist beaten track.
Small and absolutely charming, excellent food, warm efficient service.
Closed Sunday & Monday.
Beaune – Le Jardin de Remparts
Rue Hotel Dieu.
Tel: 03 80 24 79 41
Quality food and service with extensive wine list.
A beautiful setting, both inside the house and in the garden, for a very special evening
Open Tuesday –Saturday for lunch and dinner.
Pommard – Au Près du Clocher
Next to the church
Tel: 03 80 22 21 79
A superb wine list and exceptional food.
As close as you will get to Michelin quality without being Michelin rated.
Recommended for a special occasion!
Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Meursault – Chez Richard
8 route D974
Tel: 03 80 26 12 44
Set back off the main road, offers a quality French meal experience at moderate prices.
Good spacing between tables – if you want privacy! Many Meursault wines on their winelist.
Puligny-Montrachet – Le Montrachet
Tel: 03 80 21 30 06
Awarded a Michelin in February 2012.
The food quality and presentation are excellent, the service very professional.
Open every day for both lunch and dinner. Nice garden outlook from the terrace during spring/summer months. Reservations advised.
The best value Michelin star lunch (from 34 euros) in the region!
Puligny-Montrachet – Le Pelugney
8 Place du Monument
Tel: 03 80 24 69 65
A relative recent addition to Puligny. Le Pelugney serves a traditional, good value menu with a
reasonable selection of local wine. Friendly service. Open for lunch and dinner.
Closed Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Chassagne Montrachet – Edem
4 impasse Chenevottes
Tel: 03 80 21 94 94
One star Michelin. A highly recommended and well respected restaurant with impressive wine list.
Menus start at 38.00€
Chagny – Pierre et Jean
rue de la poste,
Tel : 03.85.87.08.67
A sister to the 3 star Michelin Lameloise, Pierre et Jean offers excellent service and quality food that is well prepared and presented. Slightly narrow choice of dishes but is very good value for money. Modern ambiance. Menus from 32 euros.
Levernois – L’Hostellerie de Levernois
Tel: 03 80 24 73 58
This Relais et Chateau hotel restaurant is an amazing one star Michelin experience.
The bistrot, Au Bord de l’eau, open for both lunch and dinner is a bit more relaxed but the quality of the food is equally as delicious!
Beaune – Bistrot de L’Hôtel
5 rue Samuel Legay
Tel: 03 80 25 94 14
The restaurant is very chic, a bit pricey, but has a great buzz.
The owner chef is Norwegian and the Maitre ‘d’ is American.
Closed Sunday & Monday
L’Hotel also has a great cafe next door that does an excellent cappuccino.
Beaune – Le Gourmandin
Tel: 03 80 24 07 88
Always reliable, traditional French brasserie on the main square.
Open every day for lunch and dinner.
Beaune – Cave Madeleine
8 Faubourg Madeleine, Beaune
Tel: 03 80 2293 30
A very popular place with really good, regional food and an extensive wine selection.
One of the few restaurants open on Monday evenings.
Closed Sunday and Thursday
Beaune – Boulevard 21
21 Boulevard Saint Jacques
Tel: 03 80 21 00 21
This hip restaurant with a separate dining room for private parties, is the new cool place to go.
The food is good and modern, the wine list is extensive and there’s a lounge bar and club that stays open until 2am with guest DJ’s and occasionally, a live band.
Beaune – F and B
8 rue d’Alsace
Tel: 03 80 21 04 19
A relatively recent opening, F and B is a great, smart/casual restaurant and wine bar.
The food is modern European; a really good burger, fish and chips with a twist, interesting salads and a few surprise interpretations of traditional dishes. Open lunch and dinner Monday – Saturday
Open 7 days a week from May – October
Leverenois – La Garaudiére
Tel: 03 80 22 47 70
Rustic charm with regional dishes. The meat is cooked over an open fire.
Closed Monday. Menus from 25€.
Montagny-les Beaune – Le Berger du Temps
Tel: 03 80 24 14 27
A charming, cosy restaurant with outdoor seating and enchanting garden.
All the main dishes are cooked in the bread oven.
Closed Sunday and Monday evening. Menus from 26€.
Pommard – Hotel du Pont
Tel : 03 80 22 03 41.
Café, bar and lunch-time restaurant.
Open every day 10am – 9pm April to October.
A buzzing village bar/café serving plat du jours
and light meals at lunchtime. Large terrace.
Pommard – Calabria Ristorante
10 place d`Europe
Tel : 03 80 26 22 54
Casual, bright and cheerful `Mom and Pop` operation offering a
wide range of pasta, pizzas and salads.
A good choice of Italian wines.
Volnay – Le Pavillon Francois Gaunoux
On the road from Pommard to Volnay
Tel: 03 80 21 89 26
A restaurant, wine bar and wine shop.
A great place to stop for lunch on the route des Grands Crus.
Open every day from 10am – 6pm You can taste wine and buy.
You can stop by for a coffee or you can have a light meal.
Outside tables in good weather.
Meursault – Le Chevreuil
Tel : 03 80 21 23 25
Centrally located restaurant that serves modern European cuisine.
Moderate quality and prices, friendly efficient service, always consistently good.
Meursault – Hotel les Arts
Tel: 03 80 21 20 28
Offers a broad menu, food is authentic local style in preparation and presentation.
Moderately priced. The terrace is a good `people watcher`!
Meursault – Chateau Citeaux
Tel: 03 80 20 62 80
Fine dining in a spectacular Chateau setting. Enjoy an aperitif on the terrace overlooking the vines, before entering the classically designed dining room. A high quality food and wine experience.
Open for dinner every evening, all year round.
Puligny-Montrachet – L’Estaminet
place de la Fontaines
Tel : 03 80 21 33 01
This is the place for a casual lunch, friendly meal or even just a coffee.
Salads, Croque Monsieur, and each day, a Plat du Jour. They are open from mid-morning until late evening every day except Tuesday. This is also the corner grocery store for the village open every day except Tuesday.
Corpeau – Auberge du Vieux Vignerons
Tel 03 80 21 39 00
A really cosy bistrot, good unfussy food. Many dishes are cooked
on the open fire or in the bread oven. Very good, moderately priced wine list, many produced by the restaurant owner. Jean-Charles is often present to say Bonjour and talk to you about his wines.
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Santenay – Le Terroir
Tel: 03 80 20 63 47
This is a real favorite. Beautiful, imaginative menu and excellent wine list. Menus from 28€.
Note re Wine Tastings – most wine ‘Domaines’ are small and family owned with relatively small production levels. It is common for a small fee to be charged for tastings, but also common for this fee to be waived if you make purchases.
Beaune – Bistrot Bourguignon
8 rue Monge
Tel: 03 80 22 23 24
Fun wine bar. Good selection of wine by the glass and an interesting casual menu. Great atmosphere. A favourite with locals.
Closed Sunday and Monday
Beaune – Dilattente
11 Faubourg Bretonnière
Tel: 03 80 21 48 59
A very good, wine bar. Owned by the same couple who own the Cave Madeleine restaurant.
Great selection of wine and small plates. Open 10 am – 8:30 pm
Closed Sunday afternoons and all day Wednesday
Beaune – Route 66
30 place Carnot
Tel: 03 80 24 22 41
Popular wine bar with character, inside/outside seating, a good people watcher.
Plates of cold meats on offer. Open late.
Beaune – The Publican
44 rue Maufoux
Tel: 03 80 20 76 22
Popular lively Sports bar, Loic a very genial host. Guinness on tap!
Open from 1700h.
Meursault – Domaine Monnier
The wine shop next to the Boulangerie facing the main square
is both a shop, a tasting room where you can have a tasting course.
They will also serve you a glass of Meursault at the light green tables outside.
Open every day from 10am -6pm Easter – November
Meursault – Les Terrasses de Citeaux
A delightful place to enjoy a glass of wine from
Domaine Philippe Bouzereau. The terrace overlooks
the vineyards of Le Chateau de Citeaux. You can have a full tasting experience
for 5 euros or just enjoy a glass of your choice and if you make a reservation, you can organize a pic-nic to accompany your tasting.
Meursault – la Place
Wine bar, a recent newcomer to the village square. A place to relax with a wine or coffee, and watch the world go by. Owner/operator is Bella, a warm outgoing Australian.
Puligny-Montrachet – La Table d’Olivier Leflaive
Place du Monument
Tel 03 80 21 30 06
A great place to enjoy a full wine tasting (up to 15 village and premier cru wines)
With an excellent set-menu lunch or dinner. Open every day except Sunday
Menus 40€ – 50€ including wine
Puligny-Montrachet – Caveau de Puligny-Montrachet
1 rue Poiseul
Tel: 03 80 21 96 78
Le Caveau sells wine by the glass so you can sample several different producers in one place. They also offer a good value degustation of 5 wines for 10€ and 8 wines for 15€.
Owner Julien is very passionate about the wines and happy to discuss them with you.
Open every day at lunch time and in the evening from March – October
Chasagne-Montrachet – Caveau Municipal
7 rue Charles Paquelin
Tel : 03 80 21 38 13
You will taste very good wines here, including premier cru. Wide range of Domaines to experience.
Very good narrative provided in English.