Looking for a great place to eat in Meursault, Burgundy? Here are some of our favorite restaurants in and around Meursault. Many of these restaurants are within walking or biking distance of our holiday cottage amidst the quaint villages of Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet or the city of Beaune. We’ve listed restaurants for when you want a quick go-to meal as well as the restaurants to plan a special evening of gourmet delights.
New to French dining? Check out our tips for dining in France for helpful insights on local customs and how to make your meal more pleasant.
Just 100 meters from the main square in Meursault, this restaurant offers amazing food that is delicious but not overly fussy. This is a very small, simply decorated restaurant run by a husband and wife team. The food is creative, delicious, and presented beautifully. Locals and tourists keep L'Episode busy so reservations are a must all year. 2-course Set Menu from 23€, 3 course from 27€.
Location: Meursault near the church, Place de la République
Website | Tel: +33 (0)3 80 21 23 25 | email
Hours: Lunch 12-1:30pm, Dinner: 7:30-9. Closed Thursday lunch and Wednesday and Sunday all day
This restaurant serves gourmet Burgundian food on a patio overlooking the Chateau de Citeaux and vineyards (indoors in cooler weather). Consistently quality food and nice wine list. Locals and tourists visit this restaurant, so reservations are a good idea, especially in high season. 3-course set menu from 22€
The Chateau de Citeaux recently opened the Bistrot du Potager in the former kitchens of the chateau. Everything at Chateau de Citeaux is done to the highest standard, so expect something wonderful. 3-course set menu from 29€
For an exceptional fine dining experience, La Cueillette serves artful food in a beautiful 19th century dining room or patio overlooking the vines. The food is wonderful. The presentation is outstanding. The service is excellent. And you’ll feel like royalty. Set menu from 49€.
This is a small restaurant with simple decor yet very good food. They focus on quality and creativity in meals that are comfortingly delicious. The outdoor patio is pleasant in nice weather. If the restaurant is serving the steak frites with cheese sauce, be sure to order it… and don’t feel bad if you eat far too many thick fries dipped in the cheese sauce. It’s heaven. 3-course lunch menu from 24€, dinner from 32€
Within a few kilometers, by bike or car, delightful dining experiences abound. Here are a few of our favorite restaurants very near Meursault, along the Route des Grands Crus.
This charming restaurant serves Burgundian food in a quaint indoor dining room or on a terrace with fabulous views of the vineyards of Volnay. The setting is lovely and the food is a delicious range of comforting classics and slightly adventurous dishes. Set lunch menu from 18€.
Location: Chassagne-Montrachet, 9 Rue Charles Paquelin, Parc Michelle Bachelet
Website | Tel: +33 (0)3 80 26 66 37 | email
Summer hours: 7 days 10:30a-9p. Winter hours: Mon, Tue, Sun 10:30a-6p, Fri, Sat 10:30a-9p. Closed Wed and Thu
Set in a public park, this restaurant is a delightful place to spend the afternoon. It is casual enough you could even bike there from our holiday cottage. If you are traveling with children they can play in the park while you linger over simple yet delicious gourmet fare. A rare find in France, they are open 7 days a week, 10:30am-9pm. The menu includes cheese and charcuterie plates, wine and other beverages, and a full set menu lunch from 20€. They also serve artisanal ice cream. Make online reservations here.
The wine tasting lunch is a great way to learn about the wines of the Côte D’Or. The English and French speaking server will guide you through a gourmet lunch with perfectly paired wine, explaining the terroir and how the flavors of the wine change based on where in the region the vineyards are located.Tasting lunch menu including wine pairings from 65€. Dinner à la carte also available.
If you are pressed for time, Meursault has plenty of options for take away meals. Specialty food shops, all within a few steps of each other around the Meursault main square, mean it can be as much fun gathering the meal as eating it. See full descriptions of Meursault food shops here.
You can order pizza for takeaway at Le Bouchon Restaurant. Several food trucks (hambugers, pizza, tacos) come to town in the evening on different days of the week and park next to La Place Bar, the bar on the main square.
The great news is, even French take out food is fresh and delicious. Just take your treasures back to your holiday cottage, to a peaceful picnic spot in the village park (see map) or on the vineyard paths (see map).
If you're looking for casual and easy dining, but have the time to enjoy a leisurely French meal, you have several options in the center of town, across from the Mairie (the big building with the colorful roof). These casual restaurants offer typical Burgundian food. The advantage of these restaurants is they are convenient, open nearly all year, and offer inside and al fresco dining in pleasant weather. Most of the year you can show up without a reservation particularly if you arrive when they first open (noon for lunch and 7 for dinner). During the high season, it’s best to call for a reservation.
Pizza (eat in or takeaway) and traditional Burgundian food, including some more traditional / adventurous options for the locals. Le Bouchon's popularity with the locals for lunch means they have a daily lunch set menu available from just 13,80€.
The restaurants at the center of Meursault offer drinks (coffee, soft drinks, wine, beer, etc.) in between lunch and dinner hours.
This is the local pub (drinks only) where villagers stop in after work and tourists sip beverages in the hours when restaurants are closed. The bar serves wine by the glass and bottle, coffee, beer and other beverages. They are open much of the time with comfortable seating outside and an indoor seating area behind the newsstand. Sometimes food trucks park outside in the evening (hamburgers, pizza, burritos).
This wine boutique and bar has a fantastic wine list curated by the owner. Whether you are looking for a special wine or a surprising value, the expert staff will be happy to introduce you to some local gems. You can ride a bike to this wine bar from our holiday rental or of course your car will get you there in about two minutes. Enjoy a glass on the outdoor terrasse in the summer or indoors all year.
17Location: Meursault Main Square, Centre Ville
This gift shop known for hand painted pottery also offers coffee, tea and ice cream on the green near the fountain. This is a great place to grab refreshment when the restaurants are closed. During nice weather they have tables and umbrellas under the trees.
When you need a little sweet treat or a gourmet dessert to impress your guests, Meursault has you covered.
13Location: Main Square Meursault, Centre Ville
Hours: 6:00a-7:00p, Sun 6:00a-1:00p, Closed Wednesdays
Be prepared to have so many delicous choices you're bound to leave with more than you planned on. Freshly baked pastries, cakes, petit-fours, tarts, cookies plus gourmet chocolates and ice cream.
17Location: Meursault Main Square, Centre Ville
Hand-scooped ice cream and coffee/tea with seating outside during nice weather.
After a few meals you may be craving something distinctly NOT French. Not to worry, there are a number of non-French options in Beaune.
With nice pizzas, salads, and Italian entrees, this restaurant is a delightful alternative. Keep Kong is run by a husband and wife team in a charming renovated space in Beaune (about 10km from Meursault.) Be sure to save room for dessert. The chef makes great pizza, but his homemade desserts are the best in Beaune! Also available for take out.
Location: Beaune, 63 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Nicolas
Tel: +33 (0)3 80 21 80 65
With a decorative interior and terrace during nice weather, Iftikhar offers a solid selection of Indian dishes. Granted, they’re sauces have been modified a bit for French tastes, but the Naan and other core dishes are a savory change from French cuisine.