Michelin-star and gastronomic restaurants in Angers

A spell-binding selection of top restaurants to try

Appetizing dish at the restaurant

With one Michelin-star restaurant and hordes of gastronomic eateries, local or visiting food lovers have no end of choice for a fine meal.

It’s clear and simple – in Anjou, we love good food! And the proof is that some restaurants fill up every night without fail. You even sometimes have to book weeks in advance to reserve a table at the excellent Chinese restaurant Dazuma. It’s hard not to indulge when you have restaurateurs that offer such delicious, inventive and innovative cuisine made with extremely high quality local produce. You only have to take a drive through the Loire Valley to see for yourself – with its vegetable tunnels, orchards and crops of all kinds, the region grows a fabulous range of produce, giving local chefs inspiration for their recipes.

The dishes of Anjou’s gastronomic restaurants reflect the flavours and colours of these incredible products, like the edible flowers on the menu of the top-end vegan restaurant Rōnin. Such cuisine keeps our senses turned on and sharpens the palate, introducing it to new flavours, while the superb presentation of the dishes offers a treat for the eyes.

A Michelin-star restaurant

In Champ-sur-Layon, near Angers and in the heart of the vineyards, you will find La Table de la Bergerie, the only Michelin-star restaurant in the Angevin area. Here, a concise and seasonally based menu is prepared with the utmost skill by chef David Guitton, who has cut his teeth abroad and under the direction of Alain Ducasse and Joël Robuchon. The restaurant serves the organic wines of Domaine de la Bergerie, the family’s estate. The recipes are simple but of great finesse. La Table de la Bergerie is the ideal place for a luxury gourmet moment while exploring the scenery of the Corniche Angevine, which winds between the Loire and hills of vines.

Top eateries around every corner

While some chefs have already managed to win Michelin recognition, others are reaching for the stars. This is clearly the ambition of the brilliant chef Charles Mélisson whose high-end gastronomic restaurant Rōnin offers cuisine that is entirely plant-based. His dishes are real works of art and his meticulous plant-based creations take diners into unexplored culinary lands. His giant walnut shaped dessert, for example, offers a perfect trompe l’oeil and is an utter pleasure to eat. You’ll want to order another! 

Restaurants such as L’Hoirie, Le Moulin du Cavier and the Château de Noirieux are some of the other major names on the Angevin gastronomic culinary scene. More recently, a wave of ‘bistronomic’ restaurants has also inundated the city, offering a wide selection of eateries with more affordable prices and excellent, inventive and modern cuisine. Among them, some of the most popular with locals are La Rue Sauvage, Autour d’un cep, Sens, Aux jeunes Pousses, L’ardoise, Osé and Le Pois Gourmand. For a mouthwatering culinary moment between visiting the city sights and the surrounding area, you’ll have plenty of choice.

See all restaurant suggestions in Angers and around :