It’s clear and simple – in Angers, people love good food! Here we bring you a small selection of Angevin restaurants that have opted for a sustainable approach.
Nicolas Adamopulos, one of the Gault & Millau guide’s young talents of 2019 and former second chef to Christopher Hache at the Crillon, has forged himself an excellent reputation on the Angers food scene over the last few years. At his restaurant Sens on Rue Boisnet, he offers high-calibre cuisine using the finest seasonal and local products. Here, there is a single set menu and it couldn’t be better. The fabulous quality of the ingredients are fully showcased in this five-part culinary journey with subtle, technical and original dishes.
The Gault et Millau-recommeded restaurant Osé continues to please in Angers year upon year, with its constantly updated menu and certified Green Food approach. Beneath the light shafts of the large dining room, guests enjoy delicious cuisine in a beautiful and soothing setting with a refined décor. The service is attentive and discreet. Expect creativity, high quality organic produce, ingredients cooked to perfection and an excellent choice of vegetation options.
Maison Watson is a small no-fuss organic restaurant that is fantastic for vegetarians and vegans. The eatery operates like a deli, offering a short menu of quality items to eat in or take away. Soups, tarts, pizzas, bourguignon, brownies and carrot cake are a few of the delights you might find. Their sustainable approach is commendable with excellent 100% vegetarian products and a zero-waste philosophy. It’s the ideal place for everyday lunches or a tasty and healthy snack.
Autour d'un cep
At this highly reputed restaurant, the young Angevin chef Thony Pohu offers gourmet cuisine, with a simplicity that puts the focus on the products and the producers. With an environmentally responsible approach that aims for 100% local and fresh, in-season produce, and a wine selection by sommelier Thomas Picoche, formerly of the Ducasse group, the restaurant has all the ingredients you need for a fine dining experience. Exposed stone walls give the décor a traditional, local feel and dishes are beautifully presented, not to mention creative and delicious.
Le Resto du jardin
Protecting the environment and resources are the guiding principle of this restaurant at the Jardin de l’Avenir. At Resto du Jardin, only the tiniest amount of waste is produced, and this is returned to the garden as compost. Here you have the magic of ultra local, extra-fresh produce and good, beautiful, organic food. On the same site as a pick-your-own farm and shop, this eatery encourages social connection and is a place where people come to feel good.
Les casse-croûtes de Suzy
This great little café serves organic products right across the board, including salads, quiches, and desserts, all made in house everyday. You will find set menus for all appetites, including vegetarian and vegan menus. And going by the long line outside at lunchtime, they have a recipe for success. This is a highly recommended family-run eatery, where you will find Suzy, her parents and her sister behind the counter.
This easy-going vegan eatery in the city centre is one to try if you are looking for somewhere for lunch or dinner serving good, organic cuisine, and with a warm and friendly welcome. You’ll find delicious home-made dishes that are made with organic, local produce of the season, and that are 100% vegan. Inspired by street food, they have influences from various types of world cuisine.
This former 19th-century coach house on 9 Rue de la Gare, is a historical address in Angers. Anxious to preserve the character of the place, Julien Ropars and Frédéric Algan have taken over this institution, bringing to it their love of local, fresh and organic products. Wine fanatic Julien Ropars has put together an essentially organic and natural wine list. Together, the pair have created a convivial restaurant serving characterful bistro-style lunches that combine tradition and the latest trends, with an eco-friendly approach (certified Ecotable).
Lait Thym sel
In Angers, just one chef currently holds the Michelin Guide’s highly sought-after star. Gaëtan Morvan, who runs Lait Thym Sel with his wife Fanny, very quickly won the favour of gourmet food lovers. His tiny restaurant in the picturesque Doutre quarter, a few steps from the Abbaye du Ronceray – which we recommend a look at by the way – is constantly full. With beautifully presented plates, subtle associations and perfectly balanced flavours, Lait Thym Sel has all the ingredients for a unique culinary experience.
Lait Thym Sel is temporarily closing before moving in the fall of 2023.