This is a highly recommended restaurant for a day out in Perpignan. Located across the River Tet on a shady street, it offers a very Mediterranean menu with warm and cold salads, fish plates, meat and vegetarian pastas and great desserts. They serve local French wines, white and red, and some sweet wines ideal for accompanying a meal, and, of course, champagne. A 2-course meal and dessert with a glass of wine costs about 20 euros/person. It's very close to the Place del Castillet. It's a little hidden, but if you follow the river up through the square, you'll see it in front of some small metal bridges. It's very quaint with very good service. They speak Spanish and Catalan. On their website there is a map so you can find it.
The Divil restaurant is located in the historic centre of Perpignan, near the Castillet, in the tourist area. It's a grill restaurant specializing in a charcoal grill where meats are cooked in view of customers. The place is nice and attracts tourists for its rustic atmosphere with all wood furniture and plenty of mirrors. The food is good both in diversity and quality, without being too excellent. Simple dishes like salads complement the acceptable meat. Horse is also available on the menu. Along with various cuts of beef you can find the usual skewers. All this is accompanied by a small, not very polished, offering of regional wines. It's, in short, a place aimed at a not too demanding clientele ve values simple, grilled dishes. Its location offers an acceptable alternative while visiting the area.
Although Perpignan is proud of its Catalan roots, it is not against a little exoticism, especially where gastronomy is concerned. This Italian restaurant, in front of the courthouse on Aragon Avenue, is evident of this. It offers both pasta and pizza in a lounge setting and a terrace that's a nice spot to stop for lunch in the summer.
You can not come to Perpignan, without tasting the many Catalan specialties which come proudly from the oriental Pyrenees region. Between the meat, cheese, wine, tapas, pastries and dishes, you will want to taste everything. Everything was flawless; Serrano ham with boquerones, goat cheese of the region and the famous Picoulat dumplings. Not to mention the macaroon turon (the famous Catalan nougat) or pastries watermelon. A delight.
El Serrano is more a wine cellar than a restaurant, but it's a must in Perpignan if you want to try good wine and traditional Catalan sausages. There are two or three tables on the terrace which is located right in front of a flower shop so it has a romantic touch. They have a short menu of Spanish-inspired tapas written on a blackboard. The service was excellent.
There's no shortage of good restaurants in Perpignan, but I'd suggest trying Al Très on Rue de la Poissonnerie in the historic center of town. Aside from offering daily menus with local specialties, they also serve a range of a la carte dishes from Spain and France, so there's something for everyone. The dishes range from €14.00 to €60.00, which is reasonable for the city.
After stopping by the nearby El Serrano tapas bar, we made a stop at Au Cremier Gourmand to sample a variety of local and not-so-local cheeses. The owner, a true connoisseur of fresh cheeses from Switzerland and Auvergne, explained each cheese and recommended the right wine to accompany it. We left with two new discoveries for only €15. Don't miss it!
After a walk through all the floors of the giant House Quinta, you can quench your thirst in the last one, a small cafe, skillfully decorated, with articles of the store, helps you enjoy the atmosphere. The colourful terrace tables remain one of the most desirable summer places to enjoy the peace and the sun. Among the bitter syrups and freshly roasted coffees, we only wish to climb the stairs going up to this unusual cafe.