The summer months are filled with local village fetes, opportunities to visit local farms and sample their produce, to enjoy tea in the lavender fields and eat out at charming village evening markets, overflowing with a selection of delicious seasonal specialities.  This is an area that really takes its food seriously - it even has its own foody magazine and website!!  Les Bonnes Tables du Lot 

Whether you fancy a simple, oven-baked pizza, a plate of steak frites, a typical, informal 'menu du jour' or an unforgettable gourmet experience at the Michelin-starred Gindreau restaurant, you will be spoilt for choice! 

Here is a selection of our favourites ....

La Recreation


Recreation is an exotic restaurant, completely atypical in a former school in between two wars. Living classes, playground with playground turned into a lush garden , where we have lunch under the chestnut or mulberry trees . The evening lighting highlights the ancient stone walls of this place full of history and idillyque where artists come to exhibit . Inventive cuisine in the spirit of the site, rich flavor and surprises coming from the 4 corners of the world ensuring fresh vegetables from the vegetable garden adjoining the restaurant.

Le Lac du Frayssinet

Relaxed lakeside dining, traditional local food and wine and a great place for children to run about! 

L  ' Auberge de la Place, Cazals

Enjoy good food on the pretty shaded terrace of this lovely village auberge in the heart of Cazals

La Clauzade, Gindou

Delicious pizzas cooked in a traditional wood-fired oven.  Perfect for children - relaxed and friendly