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  5. Arles (13200)


Restaurant Chardon in ArlesChardon (Arles) - © Maeve Schauerman

Warning: this establishment was tested before the reign of Covid 19… Certain information may no longer be up to date in regards to the current situation: hours, menu, prices…

Le Chardon? It’s wunderb-Arles! Launched four years ago by the Paris Popup team (who also run La Mercerie in Marseille) and tucked away in a courtyard with a mascaron fountainhead, this lovely spot welcomes for a few months at a time young chefs just coming out of their shells. The day we went for lunch, the Danish chef Mads Christensen (ex-Mary Celeste in Paris) produced a flaming, joyful menu: Cleopatra-esque rope-grown mussels lounging in a bath of sour whey with lemongrass and cilantro; delicious rib-eye steak drizzled with chimichurri and served with grilled red peppers and a spicy cauliflower purée; before a cool apricot cake topped with a yogurt espuma and seeds. Savor it all while seated on bistro chairs or the psychedelic banquette. // A.A.

FEELING THIRSTY? Thomas Hilbert has concocted a trendy list of living wines: a convivial Rhone white from Le Vin des Potes (€6 a glass), an unctuous Ardèche Syrah from Jean Delobre (€38 a bottle), a macerated white from the Domaine de Sulauze in Miramas (€32)…

PRICE: Menus €29 (lunch) and €39 (dinner). 

Getting there

Restaurant Chardon
37, rue des Arènes
TEL: +33 9 72 86 72 04