La Grenouillère Photo: Michael Bennett
These are the personal choices (in alphabetical order) of the team at La Destination Gastronomique - all distances in MINUTES are by foot from Place Darnétal….
A 2015 opening from Chef Alexander Gauthier which reminds us why the world raved about French cooking in the early 1980’s, with recipes from his Michelin-starred father Roland, brought to you in a contemporary setting. For a fabulous culinary trip down memory lane. €€€€
1 r. des Juifs, 62170 Montreuil-sur-Mer 03-21-86-65-80
Chef Francois likes adding the Asian touch to classic bistro food But for our money, this is where you’ll sink your teeth into the best steak in Montreuil€€€
26 r. d'Hérambault, 62170 Montreuil-sur-Mer
A warm welcome awaits from the jovial patron Francois with over 50 varieties of personally chosen wine by the glass. He’s a wine buff so enjoy! Perfect for an aperitif or two on his terrace, try nibbling away at his famous flammeküeche if the kitchen is open.€€
40 Place du Général de Gaulle, 62170 Montreuil-sur-Mer03-21-06-05-21
Le Chateau de Montreuil
This is classic Michelin-starred food in a traditional setting, with a beautiful garden in summer. Christian Germain knows his compresses from his soufflés and cooks to mouth-watering perfection. The ideal setting for a special occasion.
4 chaussée des Capucins, 62170 Montreuil-sur-Mer
We love lunch or early evening drinks on this neighbouring terrace, watching the world go by. Many British visitors turn their noses up at offal however this is the best place to indulge a well-thought-out menu. Can’t face it? Go for the Turbot, and say La Destination Gastronomique recommended you!€€€
46/48 place du Général de Gaulle, 62170 Montreuil-sur-Mer03-21-06-08-85
Step back in time and enjoy an ambiance which has remained unchanged for over 30 years. A local chef who’s adept at superb home cooking.€€
1 Place de la Poissonnerie, 62170 Montreuil03-21-06-04-87
If you are in need of a thirst-quenching beer and nothing else will do. This little cafe has a stunning selection of over 50 beers as well as a couple of reasonable wines. Regular live music adds to a friendly ambiance, or simply park yourselves on the terrace and watch the town stroll by. Open late!€€
23 Place du Général de Gaulle
Was Alexander Gauthier's second opening. A relaxed, candle-lit, convivial space in the centre of town with communal tables, lively conversation and a menu of spit-roasted meats.€€€
51 Bis Place du Général de Gaulle, 62170 Montreuil-Sur-Mer03-21-86-72-32
Anne and Olivier preside over this little gem with a lovely walled garden at the back. Sadly they no longer open for lunch apart from Sunday and we don’t want to say too much as we might lose our weekly table! €€
17 Rue Pierre Ledent, 62170 Montreuil-Sur-Mer
Le Clan Des Elfes
Nestled in the Rue de Clape en Bas, this is an authentic creperie, not some multi-national franchise. Low ceilings, proper fireplaces and, in the summer, great musical entertainment in the street outside at weekends.€€
3 Rue du Clape en Bas, 62170 Montreuil-Sur-Mer06-83-71-16-66
Just opposite Maison76 ‘Chef-patisseur’ Mathieu serves up wonderful delicious buttery croissants and continues to provide for the hungry mouths of Montreuil throughout the day. Wonderful burgers and salads from lunchtime onwards and a mouth-watering selection of cakes throughout the day. Yummm
81 Rue Pierre Ledent, 62170 Montreuil-Sur-Mer06-82-13-08-52
Auberge du Vieux Logis
We have on occasion spent rather too much time debating whether Maigret, Bruno Cremer or Michael Gambon would feel most at home in this quaint little restaurant in La Madelelaine. Called to investigate some scandalous crime in the locale, we felt the inspector would soon be distracted between by the casoulet, rognons, or, for our money, the best-cooked sole meunière in the area.
7 Route de Montreuil, 62170 La Madelaine-sous-Montreuil03-21-06-10-92
A gentle 15-minute stroll down from the citadel. Allow 20 for the return.
It's rare to find such quality pizzas (including vegetarian options) outside of Italy in a family-friendly restaurant. Try their organic Italian wines, they won't disappoint. Friendly service. Open late.
8 Rue des Cordonniers 62170 Montreuil03-21-05-83-74
If you want to know where the locals go for a well-thought-out menu, then the look no further than Les Remparts. Cheffe Camille gives a modern twist to regional dishes. Excellent value prix fixe menu at lunch with tables that spill out on to a sun-drenched terrace in warmer months.
5 Porte de France (next to la grand place ) 62170 Montreuil03-21-06-01-89
Château de Montreuil Photo: Christine Lignier