Restaurants in Toulouse

France is a major culinary tourism destination, and Toulouse will not disappoint hungry travellers. As one would expect for any big European city and popular tourist destination, there are a vast variety of cuisines on offer in Toulouse ranging from the traditional to the international. There are many good restaurants in Toulouse serving delicious regional food. Duck is a particular specialty, and cassoulet, a stew made with white beans and meat, is a regional dish worth trying.

There are great restaurants strewn throughout the city but if you're not sure what you're looking for a good place to start trawling for quality food is the old centre of town; there are also a variety of good restaurants above the Victor Hugo Market that enjoy a good view of the bustling stalls below.

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Chez Emile

This small, intimate restaurant is highly regarded for its good service and fantastic food, specialising in local French cuisine. Their menu changes daily according to what is fresh and available. Chez Emile is not a budget restaurant, but is great for treating yourself to something nice. Bookings are recommended. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Address: 13 pl St Georges, Wilson
Telephone: +33 (0)5 61 21 0556
Website: http://www.restaurant-emile.com

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Michel SARRAN is Toulouse's only restaurant to be awarded 2 Michelin stars. Located in the heart of the downtown area in a converted townhouse, the restaurant is warm and welcoming and serves the best regional, seasonal cuisine. Though Michel SARRAN is not a budget restaurant, you can save money by trying their excellent lunch menu.

Address: 21 boulevard Armand Duportal
Telephone: +33 (0)5 61 12 3232
Website: http://www.michel-sarran.com

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La Faim des Haricots

Vegetarians travelling in Toulouse will want to be sure to make a reservation at La Faim des Haricots. Serving tantalising meat-free options like curried zucchini and tomato-and-feta pie, they have an all-you-can-eat salad buffet with 12 different options. Anything but pretentious, La Faim des Haricots is great value for money when dining in Toulouse.

Address: 3 rue du Puits Vert, Saint Rome
Telephone: (05) 61 22 49 25
Website: http://www.lafaimdesharicots.fr

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