We are often asked where are the best places to eat lunch on a Champagne tour, so we put a guide together covering the most popular areas.
Deciding where to have lunch during your Champagne tour can be a daunting decision, hoping to find the perfect place. There are of course many options however there is a trade of between the best places where the meals take longer to serve and restaurants where they can serve fast. As most people's time in the region is limited we opt for a fast option unless asked otherwise in order to maximize the time spent tours. Having said that I received this morning 2 tour reservations requesting the complete opposite slow, luxurious gastronomic lunches and fewer champagne house visits.
Le Jardin Brasserie 64 boulevard Henry Vasnier, Reims
Located within the famous "Les Crayeres" complex, the jardin combines the savoir faire and the quality control of its 3 Michelin Star counterpart "Le Château" with the casual atmosphere and the affordable prices of a Brasserie.
Sample Menu From 33€pp:
▸ Fond d'artichaut farci de chèvre frais et fines tranches de magret fumé or
▸ Espadon servi froid avec une aïoli et copeaux de fenouil cru.
▸ Rumsteack snacké au jus pommes de terre grenaille or
▸ Filet de lieu, crémeux de chorizo boulghour
▸ Crème brûlée au Carambar ® or
▸ Yaourt vanillé, fraîcheur de fruits exotiques
Anna-S - La Table Amoureuse 2 Rue Gambetta, Reims
Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 7pm
La Table Anna is a traditional French restaurant which offers local seasonal specialities as well as French traditional classics and a wine and champagne list with over 250 references. They also have a boutique where they sell fine French foods. Perfects for gifts if you don't have time to shop. Awarded a Michelin Gourmand Bib.
3 course market lunch from 26.00€pp
Le Grand Cerf 50 Route Nationale 51, Villers-Allerand
Monday,Thursday & Friday 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Le Grand Cerf is THE Michelin Star restaurant of the Montagne de Reims. Located in the picturesque hamlet of Montchenot, Le Grand Cerf offers classic and refined French Food in a garden ambiance.
Sample Menu From 39€pp:
▸ Soufflé de St-Pierre de pêche Sauce au vieux vinaigre de Xérès
▸ Quasi de Veau de lait fermier rôti Sauce Porto
▸ Fromages Frais et affinés
▸ Chocolat chaud coulant
Château de Rilly 38 Rue de Reims, Rilly-la-Montagne
Thursday to Monday 11:45am to 1:30pm
Located in Rilly la Montagne in the National Regional Park of the Montagne de Reims the restaurant is inside an 18th century Chateau Hotel. Creative seasonal and regional cuisine from Chef Mickaël Poyault
Course Prix Fixe Menu 55€pp
Au 36 36, rue Dom Pérignon 51160 Hautvillers
Daily 10:30 to 6pm
Au 36 is located in Hautvillers, near the abbey where Dom Perignon was the cellar master. They offer a lunch time tasting menu formula of local specialties. It is possible to pair the food with 3 champagnes from 3 different grapes for an additional 15€pp.
L’Assiette de Champard’ises Tasting Menu 23€pp
▸ Mousse de betterave / Truite et crumble de parmesan
▸ Gâteau de pomme de terre au jambon de Reims
▸ Feuilleté boudin blanc / Champignons et moutarde de Reims
▸ Pâté croute
▸ Lentillons de champagne / Duo de jambon de Reims et Ardennais
▸ Chaource sur son pain/ Brie sur son pain
▸ Macaron aux biscuits roses et confiture de framboise
Le Theatre 8 Place Pierre Mendès, Epernay
Daily except Wednesday
Founded by Chef Lievent Vercouteren from Belgium in 1996. He is a demanding chef in the kitchen having earned a Michelin star at a nearby hotel prior to setting up his restaurant. He serves seasonal fresh local food. Large range of small producer champagnes.
3 courses 28€pp
La Table Kobus 3 rue Dr Rousseau, Epernay
Menus Tuesday to Saturday
Founded by Mrs Kobus at the begining of the 20th Century, La Table Kobus is THE bistro-chic of Epernay. Inspired by the best bistros of Paris, La Table Kobus offers affordable innovative and delicious home made meals and satisfies even the most demanding"gourmets"
2 course 24:00€pp / 3 courses 29:00€pp