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Perigueux center restaurants : our top 15 [carte]

Visit Périgueux historic and medieval center

Périgueux is a city renowned for its gastronomy, and each time we visit we enjoy the many Périgord specialties and excellent restaurants in the historic center of Périgueux.

Since we’ve been coming to Périgueux for so long, we’ve had the chance to try out a large number of restaurants, so we’ve come up with a selection to suit all pockets.

Eating well is one of our priorities in life, so we prefer establishments offering home-cooked, seasonal cuisine and a limited menu. All the restaurants listed below have terraces, and some are even open on Mondays and/or Sundays. After your walking tour of Périgueux, why not try some Périgord cuisine? Enjoy your meal!


1. Hercule Poireau : the best restaurant

It is our favorite restaurant, a must in downtown Perigueux offering a refined cuisine, elegant with fresh products in a beautiful setting, owners adorable, go there without hesitation!

Thursday to Monday lunch and dinner – menu from 30 to 40€ – small terrace – reservation strongly advised – 2 Rue de la Nation, 24000 Périgueux – 05 53 08 90 76


2. The essential: the star

It is one of the two starred gastronomic restaurants of Périgueux (the second one is “Un parfum de gourmandise” also excellent). It offers a careful and generous cuisine, two steps from the Cathedral Saint Front. A meal you won’t soon forget!

From Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner – From 33€ for lunch and 49€ for dinner. Reservation recommended at least one week before in high season – small terrace – 8 Rue de la Clarté, 24000 Périgueux – 05 53 35 15 15


3. Wiki burger : on the spot or to go

This is the best burger in Périgueux, made only with regional products: Beef from the Mazières house, artisanal bread from the Boulangerie de la cité, fries with duck fat….

Open every day except Sunday lunchtime – menu around 10€ – terrace with view on the Saint Front cathedral – 11 Avenue Daumesnil, 24000 Périgueux – 05 53 54 70 86


4. Chez Fred : at the foot of the Saint-Front cathedral

A brasserie in the heart of the historical center with an excellent quality/price ratio, generous home-made dishes and an efficient service. Planks to share as appetizers.

Tuesday to Sunday lunch – Lunch menu : 16,50 euros, reservation strongly advised, terrace, 11 / 13 Rue Denfert Rochereau, Périgueux – 09 80 74 10 32


5. Clos Saint Front : its incredible terrace

A contemporary and creative market cuisine, the terrace is very pleasant, located in one of the most charming gardens of the city center of Périgueux.

Tuesday to Sunday lunchMidi – menu from 30 to 72€ – small terrace – reservation recommended 5/7 rue de la Vertu 24000 Périgueux – 05 53 46 78 58

6. Izba : the vegetarian’s paradise

It is the vegetarian restaurant of Périgueux, the dishes are excellent and original. The small menu is renewed regularly. The owner and his wife are adorable. The products used are local and organic. In short, a must in Périgueux, we have never been disappointed.

Tuesday to Saturday – Lunch menu at 19,50€ for starter, main course and dessert – terrace – 19 Rue Aubergerie, Périgueux – 05 53 09 37 51


7. Café Louise: refined Italian

Refined and well-presented Italian cuisine with a warm welcome. Dishes mixing Italian and Périgourdine cuisine, ravioles of foie gras, pasta with morels and smoked duck breast… The terrace is located on a nice square in the city center.

Wednesday to Saturday – Dishes between 15 and 28€ – 10 Pl. de l’Ancien Hôtel de Ville, 24000 Périgueux – 05 53 08 93 85


8. Chez Wouam : in the center of town

A very nice restaurant located in a small alley in the historical center of Périgueux, away from the big tourist places. Once again, everything is cooked with fresh products and homemade food.

From Tuesday to Saturday evening – Menu 27€ – terrace – reservation recommended – 2 Rue de Lanmary, 24000 Périgueux – 09 81 05 53 93

9. Le troquet : nice shaded terrace

A restaurant proposing a French Périgourdine cuisine, fresh, tasty and copious. We particularly like the shaded terrace located on a small square in the city center and away from the crowd.

Tuesday to Saturday – Dishes between 18 and 27€ – terrace – reservation recommended – 4 Rue Notre Dame, Périgueux05 53 35 81 41

10. Les bols et les glaces de Fanny : open on Monday

A salad bar offering salty and sweet bowls, to compose yourself, with original and fresh ingredients (marinated seaweed, homemade vegetarian meatballs…). Our recommendation: the bubble Waffle, (frozen waffles) to compose yourself large choice of toping!


Only at lunchtime and open on Mondays – menu around €10 – terrace on the Place du Marché au Bois – 20 Rue Limogeanne, 24000 Périgueux – 05 47 46 94 98 – Les Gaufres d’AN’NY 11 rue Limogeanne, Périgueux


11. Alfred invites himself to Barnabé : at the water’s edge

This restaurant is our top 15 because we really love the place (located at 5 minutes from Perigueux), the terrace is located at the edge of the Isle with a beautiful view on the dam. In short it is the most beautiful terrace of the surroundings of Périgueux! We usually go there to have a drink and a snack because the prices are a bit high (in our opinion). The site is accessible by bike from Périgueux center.

Open on Sunday – Dishes 15-25€ – terrace – 80 Rue des Bains, 24750 Boulazac Isle Manoire – 05 53 53 41 45

12. Au Cocagne: the new kid on the block

The little tested and approved newcomer, a small menu (with vegetarian option) which changes regularly with delicious dishes. An excellent quality/price ratio.

Tuesday to Sunday lunch – Menu at 19€ starter/main course or main course/dessert – terrace – 5 bis Rue Salomon, 24000 Périgueux – 05 53 09 70 19

13. Saint Louis: an institution

A brasserie offering local products and a well-stocked menu: duck confit with foie gras sauce and potatoes, Périgourdine salad… on a pretty terrace in the city center.

Open on Monday – Menu at 23€ – terrace – 26 bis Rue Eguillerie, Périgueux – 05 53 53 53 90


14. Chai Bordin : wine cellar

This downtown wine cellar offers a tasting of good wines (many organic), and boards. The staff is super friendly and will help you choose your wine.

Evening – from 2,50€ to 6€ a glass – terrace with few tables so think to go early – 8 Rue de la Sagesse, 24000 Périgueux – 09 81 89 40 65


15. Watson Pub: open on Sunday

It’s a great place to have a drink (local wines and beers) on the pretty Marché aux Bois square. You can also eat there, brasserie type menu. For sports fans, the bar area broadcasts most soccer, rugby and other sports.

Open all day and even on Sunday – Lunch menu from 14€ – large terrace 17 Rue Saint-Front, 24000 Périgueux – 05 53 45 95 24

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Where to sleep in Périgueux downtown ?

We recommend that you stay at the Limogeanne Apartments, superbly located in the heart of the historic center of Périgueux, in a pedestrian street, 5 minutes from everything, Saint-Front cathedral, restaurants, tourist office…

The accommodations are fully equipped and furnished (bed linen and towels, Nespresso, Netflix…). They have just been tastefully renovated. It is simply one of our best accommodations!

➡️Recevez 5% discount with the code PERIGUEUX to be entered in the coupon box directly on the Apparts Limogeanne website.


Of course, we didn’t visit every restaurant in Périgueux. So if you have any other suggestions for us, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. We’ll be adding them to our list of restaurants to try in Périgueux.

We hope you enjoy your stay in Périgueux, and if you have a little time to spare, don’t hesitate to extend your stay and explore the beautiful medieval city of Sarlat!

Feel free to leave us a note below to let us know if you are planning this trip, ask any questions or share on social networks(our Instagram) we will answer you with great pleasure!

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My name is Floriane, and I've been an adventurer and travel enthusiast since I was very young. More than anything, I love sharing our travel stories and tips with you. We love short getaways as well as long trips. This blog was born after our backpacking trip around the world. We also went on a family tour of Europe.
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