Tel.: 00 33 (0)3 21 81 53 04
The Chateau de Montreuil restaurant is a real treat and ticks all the boxes for those after a top meal. The hotel is lovely; there are gardens to stroll around, the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming, and the cooking from the chef-owner, Christian Germaine, well deserves the Michelin star it has earned. The best ingredients, including vegetables and herbs from the chateau garden, are used for dishes such as sole with mussels, puree of celery in a beer foam and duck with cloves. The set lunch menu at 35 euros is worth the journey alone. There are also set dinner menus 75 to 95 euros.The hotel and restaurant is closed from just after Christmas to February.
2. Le Jeroboam
1 rue des Juifs
Tel.: 00 33 (0)3 21 86 65 80
Housed in one wing of the Hermitage Hotel, sleek Le Jeroboam with its red brick vaults, walls covered in racks of wine and black tables, is both stylish and fun. The cooking matches the décor with surprises in store. The style is a mix between top traditional dishes and those with a modern approach. So you could go for carpaccio of tuna with olive oil, Parmesan and basil as a starter and Angus steak for mains. Or opt for the intriguing Indecision Menu where after asking any particular likes or dislikes, the chef takes over and you might get foie gras done according to the chef’s take, followed by pork with vegetables, ginger and miso.
There’s a terrace for warm days, and you can buy a case of the wine you’ve just drunk. It’s run with great charm and enthusiasm by the owner, Celine Germaine.
3. Le Darnétal
Tel.: 00 33 (0)3 21 06 04 87
On the square opposite the Coq Hotel, this jolly restaurant is cosy, with red tablecloths, pictures on the walls and an impressive array of caps belonging to the owner, Jean Vernay, who's a great rugby fan. Traditional favorites like turbot with a Hollandaise sauce, snails in garlic cream, and duck as a main dish, suit both visitors and locals who fill the restaurant. Best to book in advance.
Menus from 16 euros for lunch, and 21 to 38 euros for dinner.
Tel.: 00 33 (0)3 21 86 72 32
Co-owned by Alexandre Gauthier of L’Auberge de Grenouille and William Elliott, chef at the Westminster Hotel in Le Touquet Paris-Plage, Froggy’s Tavern is a chic and fun restaurant, offering good meals at good value prices. Menus from 21 euros to 28 euros offer the likes of a charcuterie platter, snails, or black pudding tart for starters, and char-grilled lamb shoulder or perhaps spare ribs for mains. Desserts take in chocolate fondant and poached prunes with honey ice cream. There’s a good courtyard for sunny days.
Tel.: 00 33 (0)3 21 06 07 22
The restaurant has a well deserved Michelin star and a growing reputation. Alexandre Gauthier has upped the ante with a cooking style that reflects current preoccupations with experiments in flavors and cooking methods. But the inherent tastes and textures in dishes like ravioli with lobster cooked with green mangoes, or whiting in a warm golden crust with lime and capers, are not sacrificed. This is serious cooking, very well done.
The dining room is shaped like a forge and there are saddle leather seats; the decor matching the fireworks in the cooking.
How to get there from Montreuil
Take the D139 west out of Montreuil for about 3 kilometers.
Gouy Saint Andre
Tel.: 00 33 (0)3 21 90 39 58
While many of the diners are staying the night, this is a restaurant in its own right. Various menus are available, from 25 euros to 37 euros. Choices might be pan-fried languostines with vegetables, or locally caught sea bass. Meat dishes are equally inspired and desserts are all home made.
How to get there from Montreuil
Take the D901 signposted to Abbeville, then turn left onto the D939 signposted to Hesdin. Gouy St-Andre is signposted to the right.