Amiens is a quaint little town on the banks of the River Somme steeped in history and tradition. Its scenery and history attract thousands of tourists a year, but it is also a popular stopover for travelers between Belgium and France. There are plenty of dining options so we decided to take it upon ourselves to highlight 10 places that will give you the best bang for your buck. You will see that the majority of them highlight seasonal ingredients available so their menus change regularly.
Miams Amiens Restaurant
Miam’s is a busy restaurant in the middle of Amies and is a popular haunt for locals and tourists alike. It offers a wide variety of options (including vegan and vegetarian) that will suit anyone’s palate. However, its popularity makes it a very busy spot during lunchtime so make sure that you avoid the lunchtime rush by going to Miam’s for an early or late lunch. If the weather is nice, you can have a nice dinner while enjoying the scenery and sipping on one of the local beers that the restaurant has to offer. So, if you are looking for great food and great service without breaking the bank, Miam’s is the option for you. Oh, and we heard some customers raving about their lemon meringue so you might have to give it a try.
Bistrot La Pena
This small little bistro is one of the staples of Amiens. Directly opposite the Notre Dame Cathedral, this is one of the best places to pop in for a small lunch after visiting the cathedral or to settle in for a nice dinner. It is a place that preaches quality over quantity so while you may not have endless choices, the quality of the food is exquisite. They provide their take on tapas that are to die for so make sure you check it out if you are ever there. When you tie in the quality of the food and service with their ambiance, it is easy to see why it is rated as one of the best restaurants in Amiens on TripAdvisor. As with Miam’s, Bistrot La Pena won’t break your wallet and you will surely leave it satisfied.
le petits bonheours Restaurant Amiens
This centrally located little spot directly overlooks Park Rene Goblet. There are few other places in Amiens you would rather be if you are looking for a great meal to enjoy while taking in the sun and enjoying the view of the magnificent park. Viewed as a hidden gem of the city by many, the restaurant offers its take on French and American cooking at an affordable price. It is easy to see why this cozy restaurant is beloved by everyone and you will be hard-pressed to find any negative reviews on the establishment. Make sure to leave some room for their marvelous Crème Brulee if you ever find yourself in Le Petits Bonheours. As this is a relatively small restaurant, it might be a good idea to reserve a spot before heading over there.
Le Marrisions, a staple of Amiens for many years was recently taken over and rebranded as Le Lobby. It opened for a brief stint in October but had to close during the lockdown. It did recently reopen and has not looked back since. The restaurant takes traditional French cooking and pairs it with Mediterranean flair to provide a unique dining experience. The chic, friendly environment of the restaurant at the heart of the historic district will make you feel at home while you wait for your amazing meal. While the menu is on the smaller side, the restaurant puts a lot of emphasis on using the best local, seasonal produce so it will periodically change depending on what is available. Also, the wine selection is nothing but small and you will definitely find the best glass
le 8 Restaurant Amiens
Located on the banks of the River Somme, Le 8 is an elegant small restaurant that offers the best of French cooking. This is not your typical small French restaurant and its size means that you will most likely be able to find a seat even during rush hour. Their small menu is a testament to their use of fresh seasonal ingredients and the options that are available are of the highest quality. If you are looking for cocktails with coworkers or a night out, Le 8 is definitely one of the best options because of the wide range of cocktails they offer. You are bound to find a cocktail that suits your tastebud and it is unlikely that you will be able to limit yourself to just one drink. Personally, I can’t think of anything more amazing than enjoying great food and sipping on some of the best cocktails that you will ever come across against the backdrop of the majestic Somme River.
delices d' afrique
This restaurant brings the taste of Africa to Amiens. Its authentic cuisine takes you on a journey straight to Africa and the freshness of the ingredients will only add to that journey There is plenty of choices, so you are bound to find something you love, and the portions are extremely generous. Offering some of the most exotic cuisines in Amiens, this is the place to go if you are looking for something different. This is also the perfect place if you are short on time as it offers fast, quality service. The food might not be served on fancy dishes, but the quality of the dishes is uncompromising. There is a reason their TripAdvisor page is littered with endless customers simply raving about their food and service.
le table saint firmin Restaurant Amiens
This cozy little restaurant will draw you in with its inviting setting and make your stay with food that might as well have been conjured up in your kitchen. The food is prepared with the freshest ingredients and is home-cooked meals at its finest. Located at the heart of Amiens, this quaint little spot is one of the best places to get a quick bite to it in the middle of your sightseeing and shopping. The restaurant is relatively new but already has a great reputation among locals and visitors alike. Perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city center and the docks to have a nice meal.
epices et bon Amiens
This Moroccan inspired small restaurant is a true hidden gem in Amiens. Don’t be fooled by its unassuming exterior because the food served up inside is some of the best you can find in Amiens. If you ever find yourself there, go ahead and try some of the best Msemen pizza you will taste outside North Africa. It will however be difficult to find an option that will disappoint you. It is a smaller restaurant so you might have to settle for a takeaway. Whatever you choose, you will not be disappointed with the quality of the food. We are sure that Epices et Bon will become one of your favorite hangouts once you discover it.
This cozy little spot serves up some of the most delicious home cooking in Amiens by exclusively using fresh ingredients. The outdated façade doesn’t reflect the warmth and great food eagerly waiting to greet you inside. A staple of Amiens for decades, you will find that very little has changed with La Source. The same husband and wife team dedicated to making sure each customer leaves with a smile will make sure that all your needs are taken care of. As the wife is often the only person in the front of house, you may have to wait for a little for the food but believe us when we say that it will be well worth the wait. If you can spare the time, La Source is definitely a must-visit restaurant in Amiens.
If no one had told you that this is a training restaurant, the thought would never have crossed your mind. You will be treated to food prepared from the freshest ingredients under the watchful eye of some of the finest chefs in the industry. The restaurant has a great feel to it and is not lacking in the quality of service either. If you are looking to cater an event, you can do much worse than Crante Blanche. You will get impeccable service with a wide selection of great food to choose from. Don’t be scared off by the fact that this restaurant is not run by “professionals” because you will get extremely high-quality food and service here.