Best restaurants Saint Tropez

Where to Eat in Saint Tropez

The mythical town of Saint Tropez is in one of the most beautiful areas to visit in the South of France. With its old port hosting many of the best restaurants in Saint Tropez, it’s a scenic spot to grab lunch or dinner. The quaint old fishing village is easy to get to and is about 1 hour and 30 mins drive from Cannes and 1 hour 45 mins from Nice.

Saint Tropez is considered to be the traditional home of the jet-set in the South of France and once you visit, you’ll see why. The town’s main old port is full of tightly packed super yachts and their luxury tenders facing high-end restaurants and shops. Beyond the port lies the old town where you’ll find a more relaxing ambiance and locals on the Place des Lices.

Looking for places to eat during your stay in Saint Tropez? Our guide has the best spots for lunch or dinner.

The Best Restaurants in St Tropez

There are a lot of restaurants in Saint Tropez and I must admit, the majority can be very expensive and not particularly good. This guide has only the best spots where you’ll eat particularly well. Note: there are many restaurants on the old port which can be great IF you prefer partying & drinking over food. Note that these restaurants can be very expensive with low quality food.

Café Sénéquier

One of the most recognisable bar/restaurants on the old port with its bright red front is Café Sénéquier. A legendary Saint Tropez institution, it’s a perfect spot for a morning coffee or a cocktail evening while people watching. Sénéquier serves up French bistro classics up for lunch and dinner – expect Sole meunière, roast rack of lamb and Côte de Boeuf – all done extremely well. Be warned, however, that the prices are extremely high (even for Saint Tropez). The same goes for the drinks that are eye wateringly expensive (€22 for a pint of Stella lager!).

Restaurants saint tropez senequier

What to know before you visit

  • Open non-stop 7:30am to 3am
  • It is expensive but worth a visit!

Address: 29 Quai Jean Jaurès, 83990 Saint-Tropez
Tel: 04 94 97 20 20
Website: https://www.senequier.com

L’Auberge de la Mole

Known by foodies as one of the best restaurants in Saint Tropez whilst not actually being in Saint Tropez, L’Auberge de la Mole is well worth the detour. At around a 20 minute drive from the centre of Saint Tropez, the restaurant is located in a pretty village called La Mole. The food here is all about South Western French food and it’s set menus only. There’s two options – €35 or €55 – and each come with a huge plate of charcuterie to share, entrées (with the €55 option), mains, cheese and desserts. The main courses are incredible – confit duck leg, beef fillet with Périgueux sauce and duck breast.

restaurants Saint Tropez auberge de la mole

What to know before you visit

  • They only take cash
  • Come (very) hungry
  • It takes around 20-30 mins by car to reach from Saint Tropez

Address: 2 Pl. de l’Église, 83310 La Mole
Tel: 04 94 49 57 01

La Serena

La Serena is a great Saint Tropez beach club restaurant on the beach of Pampelonne 20 minutes drive from Saint Tropez. It’s the perfect spot for a relaxing lunch next to the beach either on the raised dining area or with your feet in the sand. The food is classy and revolves around fresh produce from the local area. Fresh fish & well sourced meat are prepared really well and the cuisson has always been spot on. If you’re in the sharing mood there’s a Côte de Boeuf or whole fresh fish (either wild Sea Bass, John Dory or fresh Lobster).

restaurants Saint Tropez la Serena

What to know before you visit

  • Reservations by phone only
  • You will need to book 1 week in advance in July & August
  • Children & pet friendly

Address: Boulevard Patch, 83350 Ramatuelle
Tel: 04 94 43 31 85
Website: https://www.la-serena.com

La Ponche

Situated in the back streets of the old town lies the 5* hotel, La Ponche. Their restaurant, led by Thomas Danigo (Michelin starred – ex. Le Sergent Recruter in Paris), is all about Mediterranean cuisine. Modern cheffy twists are added to classic dishes such as a fresh Gaspacho and tuna tartare (served in a crispy tartlet). The mains pay homage to the local areas such as a rockfish soup and roasted saddle of lamb with honey from Provence.

What to know before you visit

  • Reservations by phone only
  • You will need to book 1 week in advance in July & August
  • Children & pet friendly

Address: 5 Rue des Remparts, 83990 Saint-Tropez
Tel: 04 94 97 02 53
Website: https://laponche.com/restaurant-bar-saint-germain-des-pres-la-ponche

La Vague d’Or

With 3 Michelin stars, La Vague d’Or is one of the higher end restaurants in Saint Tropez. An ode to Mediterranean and Provençale cuisine, the tasting menus revolve around ultra fresh, high quality locally sourced ingredients. There’s different tasting menus to choose from with the highest ‘step’ menu coming in €450 (inc. 5 ‘acts’ and cheese) without wine. Worth the price? Yes, certainly. The proteins are cooked to perfection and their sauces are extremely well done. Oh and the view from their outside dining area across the bay of Saint Tropez is just as incredible as the food.

What to know before you visit

  • Reservations online
  • You will need to book weekqs in advance in July & August

Address: Plage de la Bouillabaisse, 83990 Saint-Tropez
Tel: 04 94 55 91 00
Website: https://www.chevalblanc.com/en/maison/st-tropez/restaurants-and-bars/la-vague-d-or-st-tropez/

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