Restaurants in Poitiers: our Top 10

Poitevin and eager for new flavors? Or on vacation in the Land of Futuroscope with the desire to test a good table? Here is a selection of unmissable restaurants in Poitiers, intimate, friendly or gastronomic addresses whose opinions are unanimous. Come and treat yourself in the restaurants of Poitiers!

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Poitiers restaurants: a full menu for less than €20 during the week

For the lunch break and to treat yourself without breaking the bank during the holidays, focus on simple, generous and delicious addresses offering starter, main course and dessert formulas for less than €20 for lunch during the week.

Les Bons Enfants: the friendly, family-run restaurant in Poitiers

Conviviality and generosity, these are the adjectives that best represent this small restaurant in the old Poitiers : The Good Children. The retro storefront reveals all the authenticity of this old-fashioned bar. Here, the vegetables mainly come from the garden, and the bread is prepared every morning by the chef himself. Needless to say, the dishes are seasonal and home-cooked. For a budget of €17, you can order a complete menu during the week. If you like home cooking, the Les Bons Enfants restaurant is one of the best addresses in Poitiers.

Le 16 Carnot: traditional cuisine revisited

Sober atmosphere for the brasserie 16 Carnot located in one of the shopping streets of downtown Poitiers. In 15 years, this restaurant has gradually become an institution in the capital of Poitou. Here, the dishes are traditional with a touch of modernity: crispy pork trotters, lamb curry, egg casserole, without forgetting the emblematic pig roasted for 7 hours with honey and balsamic. Is your mouth already watering?

You can book a table whenever you want! 16 Carnot is available every day with a 3-course menu at €16,50 on weekdays.

La Serrurerie: the regular restaurant in Poitiers

If you like them flea market type atmospheres, welcome to The Locksmith. In this outdated decor, the old wooden bookcase rubs shoulders with cement tiles and old dressers. The cuisine is more modern than the atmosphere, but it retains the codes of traditional gastronomy with a contemporary touch.

With a complete formula at 17 €, the room is transformed during the week into a canteen for local workers. On weekends, people also come here for brunch or to share an aperitif board in a friendly atmosphere.

At Casa: Corsican specialties Poitevine style

Eat Corsican in Poitiers? It's somewhat unusual, even how good it is! A plate of Corsican charcuterie, a portion of octopus risotto, a portion of fiadone and a glass of myrtle liqueur, here is the recipe for a delicious moment of conviviality in the Restaurant A Casa . If in this modern brasserie, Corsican flavors are in the spotlight, the chef's imagination also ventures into the field of more contemporary French cuisine. On weekdays, the 3-course menu is €19,90 at noon.

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Auberge Chez Cul de Paille: bistronomy at a low price

Grandmother's plate, old floor tiles, chef wearing a beret, dishes to share… It's a leap in time offered by Chez Cul de Paille. Run by a good food enthusiast, this inn is modernizing French gastronomy. Chef Benjamin plays with flavors and textures. We often arrive by chance in this inn from a small alley in the center of Poitiers. We come back to it with undisguised pleasure.

Especially since the show is not only played on the plate: the walls are covered with artists' signatures from XXth century, passing through the old neighboring theater. Between two courses, have fun finding the autograph of Brel, Piaf or even Coluche! During the week, count on around €22 for the full lunch menu. 

And if you take advantage of a small digestive stroll to visit the city of Poitiers ?

Poitiers restaurants: exotic or gastronomic flavors

To celebrate an important event, or simply to treat yourself, the capital of Poitou has no shortage of gastronomic or exotic addresses. Here are our favorites to delight your taste buds.

Les Archives: a Poitiers restaurant in a majestic chapel

Poitiers is often referred to as the city of 100 steeples. In the city center, one of them and its chapel does not house a place of worship, but the restaurant Archives. Before being dedicated to gastronomy, this place is first and foremost a remarkable building: a old chapel in neogothic style perfectly preserved. The volumes are immense, the vaults magnificent, the pillars absolutely beautiful.

The very bright atmosphere is sober and elegant, like the chef's cuisine which modernizes the great classics of French gastronomy. Rabbit press, beef bourguignon, sweetbreads... At midday during the week, the main course + dessert formula for €18,90 or 3 courses for €22,90 is renewed every Monday. Menus range from €35 to €65. In the same building are the Mercure hotel and its atypical rooms.

Le Vingélique: the semi-gastronomic restaurant in Poitiers

300 meters from the town hall, the chef Nicolas puts all his creativity at the service of a refined cuisine in the restaurant the Vingélique. He strives to prepare only fresh products selected in short circuit. From aperitif to dessert, the taste buds are awakened with each bite. Lobsters, foie gras, squab are regularly on the menu of this renowned semi-gastronomic restaurant in Poitiers.
La courtyard is very pleasant and offers a green and soothing setting near a small fountain. At midday, the main course + dessert formula is €14,50. 

Le Trait d'Union: traditional or exotic market cuisine

It is on the banks of the Clain that The Hyphen welcomes you from Tuesday to Saturday. Her shaded terrace overlooking the Clain river gives it a very pleasant calm, 500 meters walk from the Jardin des Plantes. Concerned about the quality of his dishes, the chef obtains fresh produce from local market gardeners. The menu offers traditional tartares, burgers or rib steaks, but also bowls or Japanese radish carpaccios. Classic or exotic flavor, there is something for everyone. 
Customers vegetarians are not forgotten. Burgers, bowls and tartars are priced between €15,50 and €17. For dishes, count on €17 to €24.

Poitiers restaurants: the friendly formula that brings young and old together

If you are looking to eat on the go, to snack or to spend a convivial moment with family or friends, there is nothing better than Poitevin-style street food. No junk food here! THE foodtrucks come together to create living and sharing spaces where all the locals meet.

Republic Corner: an indoor foodtruck space at low prices

original concept, Republic Corner is THE place to be of the moment in Poitiers. It was in a business park outside Poitiers that this original concept was born: the meeting in the same place of several foodtrucks in the shelter of a shed. You opt for a burger, while your friends prefer an Asian wok, and your children feast on Italian pasta. All audiences are welcome at the Republic Corner, a place of sharing and friendship. We come here to have a good time on the weekend or after our day's work. The animations are numerous and varied between concerts, broadcasts of sports competitions or salsa evenings. There is even a children's playroom and parking is free! Budgets are reasonable: wrap at €5,50, tapas from €4, main course + dessert around €15.

La Guinguette Pictave: restaurants in Poitiers in a friendly and green place

Since 2018, the Poitevins have been reinvesting Tison Island with happiness. On the banks of the river, the Guinguette Pictave took place near a old sawmill surrounded by a large park. Here, it's time to relax by the water's edge, play darts, flamingo water pedal rides, matches on the big screen, and of course to awaken your taste buds! A dozen foodtrucks are waiting for you to travel from Italy to Japan, via Lebanon or Thailand. Coming here, the inhabitants of Poitiers are on vacation at home. Count from 10 to 15 € for a pizza, 7,50 € for a fish and chips, or 15 € for a complete Thai meal.

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All these delicious flavor prospects are probably already making you salivate! So, if you are planning a trip to the Land of Futuroscope, save all these good addresses in your favorites, and don't wait to book your stay in one of the best Poitiers hotels.

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