The best restaurants in Saint-Tropez and its peninsula

A star destination on the Côte d’Azur, Saint-Tropez is renowned for the diversity of its culinary offerings. A selection of 25 restaurants classified by style, from gourmet tables to sandy-feet addresses, not forgetting the festive spots that are an inseparable part of life in Saint-Tropez.

La Vague d'Or | Cheval Blanc Saint-Tropez

Arnaud Donckele is racking up the accolades at the Cheval Blanc Saint-Tropez palace (LVMH): 3 Michelin stars, 5 Toques and 19/20 Gault & Millau. On the terrace lined with umbrella pines, with its breathtaking view of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, or in the interior designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, you can enjoy a land-sea cuisine that captivates with its balance between excellence and humility, and draws its inspiration from the Provencal terroir. His signature dish: Victor Petit's hearth-grilled Chopin de liche, born of an encounter with a fisherman who gave him a taste of the fish in a sandwich.

La Vague d'Or at Cheval Blanc Saint-Tropez © Richard Haughton

La Vague d'Or
At Cheval Blanc Saint-Tropez

Plage de la Bouillabaisse, Saint-Tropez

La Voile | La Réserve Ramatuelle

In Michel Reybier's exclusive, intimate palace, far from the hustle and bustle and bling bling of the Tropez, you'll find La Voile, a two-Michelin-star gourmet restaurant since 2020, led by Éric Canino. Tuna rubbed with travel spices, langoustine and caviar, Bresse poultry and lobster are all on the tasting menu. Unless you're tempted by the second tasting menu, which is entirely plant-based but just as attractive.

La Voile at La Réserve Ramatuelle© Grégoire Gardette

La Voile
At La Réserve Ramatuelle

Chemin de la Quessine, Ramatuelle

Colette | Hôtel Sezz, Saint-Tropez

A contemporary haven of peace in the wildest part of the peninsula, Hôtel Sezz, which celebrated its 12th anniversary in 2022, is home to chef Philippe Colinet's Michelin-starred Colette restaurant, open only for dinner. His uncluttered, plant-based cuisine respects seasonality and pays tribute to local produce and Mediterranean flavors: pigeon, polenta and smoked tea; grilled oyster, shallot cream, watercress pulp and bread charcoal..

At Hôtel Sezz Saint-Tropez

151 Route des Salins, Saint-Tropez

La Ponche

The historic Hôtel La Ponche, which helped make Saint-Tropez famous during the Nouvelle Vague era, is home to chef Thomas Danigo's Mediterranean restaurant on its small terrace overlooking the sea. The menu is fresh and classic, drawing on both Italian and Provençal traditions: fish soup, ceviche of sea bream with citrus and basil sorbet, catch of the day, Tarbouriech oysters, cucumber pickles, rosé balsamic vinegar and dill pearls. Undoubtedly one of the best tables in the heart of Saint-Tropez village.

Hôtel La Ponche Saint-Tropez | Restaurant © DR

La Ponche
At Hotel La Ponche

5 Rue des Remparts, Saint-Tropez

Undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in the heart of Saint-Tropez village.

Matsuhisa Saint-Tropez | Airelles Saint-Tropez, Château de la Messardière

Taken over by the Airelles collection (Courchevel, Bastide de Gordes, Château de Versailles, etc.), the Château de la Messardière welcomes chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, better known by his nickname "Nobu", to its terrace with panoramic views over Pampelonne beach. The emperor of global Japanese gastronomy presents his salmon or Wagyu sashimi tacos, umami chili-style bass or tempura king crab with amazu ponzu sauce. Every evening in summer, the restaurant plays live music, and the evening continues in the Pool Bar Pampelonne by the pool.

Matsuhisa Saint-Tropez | Airelles Saint-Tropez, Le Château de la Messardière © Renée Kemps

Matsuhisa Saint-Tropez
At Airelles Saint-Tropez, Château de la Messardière

2 Route de Tahiti, Saint-Tropez

Beefbar Saint-Tropez | Hôtel Lou Pinet, Saint-Tropez

After Monaco in 2005, Hong Kong, Tulum and Mykonos, the Beefbar chose the Hotel Lou Pinet to set up shop in the most fashionable village on the Côte d'Azur. On the terrace overlooking the swimming pool, exceptional meats are cooked between grill and street food. While American Black Angus Prime, Australian Wagyu and certified Japanese Kobe beef are the stars of the menu, fresh Mediterranean dishes are also served under the canisses: ceviche, salad, grilled fish..

Beefbar | Hôtel Lou Pinet Saint-Tropez © Mr. TRIPPER

Beefbar Saint-Tropez
At Hôtel Lou Pinet

70 Chemin du Pinet, Saint-Tropez

Vista | Hôtel Lily of the Valley, La Croix-Valmer

Regulars to the peninsula have their hype spot at the Vista, alongside the superb 25 m-long swimming pool of the Lily of the Valley hotel. Open all day, it boasts a terrace with a 180° view of the Grande Bleue and the Golden Isles. After cocktails and chic snacks, chef Vincent Maillard proposes amberjack marinated in fennel; slow-cooked Saint-Pierre, chickpeas, cebette, saffron and favouilles jus; braised Sisteron lamb shoulder with savory. The decor, by Philippe Starck, pays tribute to the skills of Provence: objects in carved olive wood, ceramics from Vallauris, glass bottles from Biot.

Restaurant Vista | Hotel Lily of the Valley © DR

At Hotel Lily of the Valley

Boulevard Abel Faivre, Quartier de Gigaro, La Croix-Valmer


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