I had some spare time on my hands. I asked a taxi driver to point me in the direction of a decent shopping district. I was informed by a very kind woman cab driver that shopping in Narbonne is almost non-existent between 12 and 2 p.m. since the shops shut for their lunch break (welcome to the South!). She recommended this restaurant, contacted ahead to make sure they weren’t fully booked, and then drove me right up to the front door of the establishment. This establishment had a beautiful ambience, excellent service that was both professional and unpretentious, and it seemed to have a large number of regular customers. Even though I was inside, I’m glad I was because the restaurant is located in an elegantly restored building with a high ceiling and plenty of natural light, but it is directly across the street from a busy roundabout and though it is shielded from view by a lovely garden, I’m sure it can be quite noisy. Because the restaurant seemed to be well-known for its seafood, I decided to go in that way. Every dish was a visual marvel, and they were all so delectable that I was ashamed to say that I had to resist the temptation to whip out my iPhone to snap photos of them all. There is no app to capture the delights that greeted my taste buds. I had the coquilles in a sauce that I wish I could remember the name of. I’ve just looked at their website and discovered a picture of this wonderful meal, and I must admit that I’m drooling at the sight of it. I was very happy with the wine pairings, which were provided by a local winery and which I found to be surprisingly affordable for the quality. I have no doubt that I will return.
Cuisine Type: Creative
Cuisine du marché
Address: Rond-point de la Liberté – 68 avenue du Général-Leclerc, Narbonne, 11100, France
Phone: +33 4 68 41 37 37
Website: La Table Lionel Giraud Official Site
Hours: Closed: 20 December-5 January, Monday, Tuesday, dinner : Sunday
Michelin Stars: 2