In the summer we prefer to picnic in one of the idyllic spots in the Champagne region : between the vineyards round the church of Chavot or at a wooden table next to a pond in the woods.
There are of course a number of good and even excellent restaurants in the region.
The best champagne restaurants can be found in and around Reims and Epernay, but the unpretentious restaurants in the champagne villages will astound you with their superb, regional cuisine.
Those local restaurants are perfect for lunchtimes : quick, tasty and your money’s worth..
1, Place Pierre Mendes
Phone: 0033 326 555 695
Lovely pasta and pizza. You’d better make a reservation because it’s very popular.
40, Rue Général Leclerc
Phone: 0033 326 595 050
Hip and very Parisian. You can drink different kinds of champagne by the glass.
3, Rue Docteur Rousseau
Phone: 0033 326 515 353
Chic bistro in the style of 1900 which champagne families like to frequent
13, Av. AA Thevenet - Magenta
Phone: 0033 326 552 359
Taste the lovely traditional French cuisine.
The chef prepares his delicious steak tartare at your table.
24, Grande Rue
For a tasty, typical French lunch with a very good price/quality ratio. Thierry serves the drinks and Claire prepares traditional French dishes like: Potée champenoise, Boeuf Bourguignon and Coq au vin. But you should especially taste her risotto with chicken and mushrooms because that is second to none. The ideal stop among friends but they also receive large groups (up to +/-50 pers.).
Route Nationale 51
Phone: 0033 03 26 52 87 63
Three things turn La Table du Bois Joli into a place to be: an inviting place, nice food with excellent wines and champagnes, friendly staff.
The Bistrot: open at noon from Monday to Saturday.
The restaurant: open at noon and in the evening from Wednesday till Sunday noon.
2 rue du Général de Gaulle
Phone: : 0033 326 57 50 77
Lovely, rich plates. Quick and friendly service. One of our favourite spots for lunch.
Park your car at the Place Arthur Puissant just around the corner.
If you want to see the most beautiful view of Cramant, go to the Rue de la Grand Côte.
1, Route de Damery
Phone: 0033 326 976 611
Honest and traditional French cuisine for a reasonable price.
4 Rue de Châlons
Telefoon 0033 3 26 53 18 93
Website : www
An ‘Italian’ with French influences. On the menu you will find typical Italian dishes and also a nice selection of hearty dishes: salads, pizzas and pasta with cheese, potatoes, bacon, cream, smoked ham or foie gras, … . The restaurant is well located in the heart of Vertus, within walking distance of La Demeure Saint-Martin where we like to spend the night. In the weekend it is best to book your table in advance!
2 Place Louis Bellot
Phone 0033 3 26 61 86 01
This is the place to be for the motorcyclist in the Champagne region. But on four wheels you are welcome too. The chef serves traditional dishes: simple but delicious! We tasted an extremely tasty rösti burger with a well-tapped beer from the ‘coolest’ beer tap we ever saw. You can't miss this place because you will immediately notice the muscular bikes parked in front of the door.