Le Quillosque

Restaurant Le Quillosque in Clermont-FerrandLe Quillosque (Clermont-Ferrand) - © Le Quillosque

At Le Quillosque (located right near the Saint-Eutrope, the excellent motherhouse that was chosen as Le Guide Fooding’s Best Bistro of 2015), lovers of natural wines will surely find what they’re looking for! And for good reason, since the duo running this place is the most inspired in all of Clermont-Ferrand (maybe even the entire region…): Harry Lester, the former English pope of London gastro-pubs and the creator of the Fête du Vin in Chassignolles, and his wife Alexandra built a watering hole-eatery space with a bar and Formica-topped tables. On the wine list, there are no fewer than 200 labels to open up in-house or take to go (Faugères Clos Fantine for €3.50 a glass, Gamay from Auvergne, le Domaine Tricot for €4.40, Alsace from Julien Meyer for €21 a bottle, Provence Domaine de Trévallon for €96…), along with some excellent snacks: platters of Fourme cheese from Vassivière, cheddar from Montgomery, Saint-Nectaire, saucisson from Lyon, excellent vitello tonnato…. Not to mention the complementary offer of hot dishes made at the neighboring bistro (there was choucroute, rabbit stew and leg of lamb cooked for seven hours the night we went) and a seductive chocolate tart! Small plates €6-10, dishes around €15, desserts €6. // Maryam Lévy

Getting there

Restaurant Le Quillosque
4, rue Saint-Eutrope
TEL: +33 4 73 34 30 41