On-line Guide: Fresh and Tasty at Old Town restaurant, La Panier
Address: 5 Rue Barillerie, Old Town
Tel: +33 (0) 4 89 97 14 37
Open: 12:00 – 14:00, 19:00 – 22:00 Thursday to Monday
Website - https://www.restaurantlepanier.com/
Just off Cour Saleya, this wonderful little restaurant fills up with those heading away from the Promenade after a stroll or swim.
It’s quaint and characterful, with frequently changing and seasonal menus (found in both French & English) with fresh food made in the open kitchen. There’s shaded outside seating, but most tables are on the mezzanine level where you can sit, get cosy, enjoy a cocktail or two, and smell the wonderful aromas of the food they are cooking for you down below.
Offering a mix of foods, the menu isn’t vast – usually five choices for each course (always a sure sign of fresh ingredients we find) but you’ll still struggle to settle on a choice. You’ve got starter dishes like crab & scallops or Venison tataki, mains from fish of the day or the duck fillet and fresh fruit or regional desserts.
An interesting quirk of this little gem is that they decorate the dining room different colours over the months to suit the season.