Burgundy Hols
Burgundy Hols

A Picnic Spot near Pontaubert

Here are a few suggestions:

Burgundy Hols

Simple fare

Auberge La Beursaudière
9 Chemin Ronde
Nitry
Tel: 03 86 33 69 69

Lots of regional specialities and good desserts. The décor is fun – old farm implements and other artefacts used decoratively. A good place to eat al fresco in fine weather. If you’re here at Christmas they have a nativity scene in the courtyard featuring a real cow, donkey and sheep.

Chez Dame Jeanne.

59 Grande Rue

Avallon

03 86 34 58 71

A very pleasant salon de thé, which also offers light lunches. It’s in a beautiful Avallon town house with stone fireplaces, beams and tommettes.

Sarl la Barrière 
La Cerce
Sauvigny le Bois
03 86 34 56 72

A routier. Open from 4.30 – 0.00 Mon - Thurs and 4.30am – 22.30 on Friday. Closed weekends. At Sauvigny le Bois you take the D105 as far as the railway line where you will see a lorry park and the routier on the left.

Burgundy Hols

Middle price range

These restaurants are very enjoyable and of excellent quality:

Hostellerie de la Poste
13 Place Vauban
Avallon
Tel: 03 86 34 16 16

Napoleon spent a night at this former coaching inn in 1815. Good food, elegant setting but the service can be slow.

Restaurant Relais des Gourmets
47 Rue de Paris
Avallon
Tel: 03 86 34 18 90

Rather loud décor but the food is excellent and quite adventurous. Le tout Avallon eats here – be sure to book ahead.

Auberge La Beursaudière
9 Chemin Ronde
Nitry
Tel: 03 86 33 69 69

Lots of regional specialities and good desserts. Vast wine list. The décor is fun – old farm implements and other artefacts used decoratively. A good place to eat al fresco in fine weather. If you’re here at Christmas they have a nativity scene in the courtyard featuring a real cow, donkey and sheep.

Hôtel Auberge du Pot d’Etain (5 mins drive away)
24 Rue Bouchardat
L’Isle sur Serein
Tel: 03 86 33 83 14

Very good food and well known for its discerning cellar. You can book al fresco dining in their pretty courtyard in summer.

Le Millésimes
Chef: Alain Gan
14 Place de l’Hôtel de Ville
Noyers sur Serein
Tel: 03 86 82 82 16

Elegant setting and excellent food.

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Three star restaurants

La Côte d’Or (Michelin 3 stars)

2 Rue d’Argentine

Saulieu
03 80 90 53 53

Chef: Patrick Bertron. (Bertron became Chef after Bernard Loiseau’s tragic death. The menu is now two-thirds Bertron and one-third Loiseau. It still includes Loiseau’s great classics such as jambonnettes of frogs’ legs, crayfish with tarragon etc.

La Côte St Jacques (Michelin 3 stars)
14 Faubourg de Paris
Joigny
03 86 62 09 70
Chef: Jean-Michel Lorain

Lameloise (Michelin 2 stars; 3 Bottin Gourmand stars)
Chagny
03 85 87 08 85
Chef: Jacques Lameloise