Toulon - Dining
In Provence, just walking around the hills and fountains will give you a good idea of what to expect in the restaurants. Scents of thyme, rosemary and fresh vegetables in olive oil hang in the air. It is above all simple food. A little tapenade (purée of olives) on some bread, a glass of rosé wine and some marinated and grilled peppers are enough to make the author of this guide wax lyrical. Specially when it is being eaten beside a fountain, in the shade of some plane trees, in the heart of Toulon.
L’eau À La Bouche
L’eau À La Bouche means mouth-watering, which is exactly right for these classic Provençal dishes. The restaurant lies strategically at the harbour entrance, next to the Tour Royal. Maritime décor.
Chez Mimi is an african restaurant serving excellent couscous. After trying it here, it’s easy to see why couscous has become the most popular dish in France after “steak-frites”.
Le Jardin Du Sommelier
This place serves classic Italian-Provençal flavours with Parmesan grilled artichoke and figs in almond to mention a few. Extensive wine list. All in a delightful, almost kitschy, décor in orange and ochre.
Aïoli, deep-fried small fish and all sorts of other good things from a former seafarer. The restaurant is a long-standing favourite place in Toulon.
Le Petit Prince
The street address means ”street of humility”. You could hardly be anything else, faced with these wonderful Provençal fragrances. Small, but a cordial place. The restaurant is a chilled out place and serves nice French food.
La Feuille De Chou
Olive oil on your plate and olive trees above your head. At least if you choose a table in the small shady square. La Feuille De Chou serves amazing French food, dishes that you never had before or traditional food with a twist.
Al Dente serves pasta at reasonable prices. The décor is colourful, luminous and modern. There is a terrace in front of the restaurant perfect for enjoying sunny days.
L'Ostrea is a delicious sea food restaurant which brings you good size portions well worth your money. The service is good and the staff is always friendly. Enjoy you meal along with a glass of great tasting wine.
Restaurant Herrero is a typical French restaurant, specializing in local cuisine and fish dishes. The atmosphere is cosy and relaxed and perfect for a late night dinner. As the restaurant gets full towards the evening, make sure to get there in time.
L'Authentic offers their guests a lovely menu, serving delicious French food accompanied by great wine. Enjoy your lunch or dinner out on the fabulous terrace, after dinner just sit and take in the relaxing atmosphere.
Les Têtes d'ail
Les Têtes d'ail is a restaurant with an exquisite Mediterranean menu. The food lovely prepared, local products, great flavours and is a perfect option to visit for lunch or dinner.
Le Bistrot 223
Le Bistrot 223 is a cute little bistro located in central Toulon. The menu changes monthly in order to keep their regular guests on their toes. The food is prepared with local ingredients and seasonal products.
Le Saint Gabriel
Le Saint Gabriel has a nice decor and great view over the port. The plates are filled with tasty seasonable vegetables and different salads to your main course. They have cosy background music and the plates are always well-presented.
Sometimes a change can be good, and if you feel like something different than the typical French flavours then you should visit China Moon. It a well-established Chinese restaurant in Toulon, with tasteful food and great vegetarian options.
L'Etoile de l'Inde
L'Etoile de l'Inde is a great Indian restaurant. Their food is excellent, everything from the nana bread, to the main course and the dessert. They are open every day with the capacity of 100 seats. On Fridays and Saturdays it is a good idea to make reservations.