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  3. Département du Gard (30)
  4. City of Argilliers
  5. Argilliers (30210)

Le Tracteur

Restaurant Le Tracteur in ArgilliersLe Tracteur (Argilliers) - © Le Tracteur

Uzès native Numa Testud set down his pots and pans and parked his old red tractor (a Massey Ferguson from 1959) here amongst the vineyards, in this Mad Max-esque setting that seems like it’s practically in another world. The scene? Rusty containers strewn across the fields, a big farm hangar that’s been turned into a futuristic bistro with a temperature controlled wine cellar and an XXL open kitchen, plus guests working on their tan in an idyllic garden turned open-air eatery with cicadas chirping in the background. The lunch menu was pretty impressive the day we went: four fried striped red mullets with piment d’Espelette, topped with shallot persillade (€8.50); gigantic roasted suckling pork chops with eggplant caviar, sorrel, pine nuts and shallots, plus a honey-infused jus with back it all up (€13.50); before a delightful strawberry, raspberry and mint salad refreshed by a yuzu-bergamot sorbet (€6.50). To drink: Vieille Mule, a Côtes-Catalanes from Jeff Carrel (€3 a glass), La Compagnon, a Corbières red from the Domaine Ledogar (€24 a bottle) or a Faugères white from the Domaine Léon Barral (€45). À la carte €26-28. // D.N. 

Getting there

Restaurant Le Tracteur
Bord Nègre
TEL: +33 4 66 62 17 33