Weirdly enough I have been going to Lorgues for the past 7 years (my parents have a house there) and never visited this little Salon de Thé tucked away in a little courtyard before… Obviously, because I never realised it was there and not because I did not want to. I am immediately a big fan! The place is exactly what you are looking for when in the provence; small, romantic, pots and plants and other cute curiosities on a little courtyard with about 6 tables. The food is perfect. You have to try the “Assiette Gourmand” which will be a plate with 14 small dishes. There is also a little shop attached to the place where you can find really nice home decor stuff. The restaurant is opposite the church near the big parking lot and the street is parallel to the main street in Lorgues where there is a nice market on Tuesdays. If you not go on Tuesdays, Lorgues is also worth a visit; it is a beautiful provencal town with ancient narrow streets, beautiful old buildings and plenty of terraces where you can enjoy a drink while you do some people watching. 1 Place de l’Église, Lorgues | +324 94 73 96 28 (closed on Wednesday and Sunday) and open from 10.30am to 6pm | €€
Should you wish to suprise your loved one and stay in a super romantic hotel you should really consider going here for a few nights. Hotel Chèvre d’or is located in one of the most charming villages of the Cote d’Azur in France. To start with, Eze is an absolutely gorgeous medieval village shining on a rock overlooking the Mediterranean sea… Walking through its streets you feel like going centuries back in time. The hotel is build in the same style as the village. There are several terraces, gardens and restaurants overlooking the sea and I spent several hours on the lounge beds with cushions right on the rocks towards the sea. You can have dinner in one of their 4 restaurants overlooking the sea or stroll around the village to have some dinner there. Both are super romantic options! The charming rooms are dotted around the castle-like place and are all different. Also, it is very near Nice airport so easy to get to. 6 Rue du Barri, Eze Village, France | +33 4 92 10 66 66 | €€€€ (prices from €300,-) | Website
A super cute little brunch lunch and dinner place with really tasty food. Everything from boiled eggs with soldiers to salads, home-baked quiches and perfect anti-hangover juices. They have a great and romantic almost French garden that makes you feel like you’re on holiday. Lovely atmosphere with reasonable prices. Evenings are supposed to be really good too, can’t wait to check it out. It will be soon. 571 King’s Road, Fulham | Tube: Fulham Broadway | +4420 7371 7837 | ££ | website
Going to the Provence? Looking for a cute, romantic restaurant in a little village? This is the place to go! Owned by a Dutchman who gave up his job at a bank to start his own restaurant in Lorgues (a lovely little town in the Provenance) His menu is small but absolutely everything is made with great care and love in his tiny little kitchen.
With table lamps and pictures on the surrounding wall he managed to create a cosy living room feeling on a terrace. Very romantic and absolutely worth a visit. 24 Rue Droite, 83510 Lorgues, France | £££ |+33483085520
This is one of my all time favourite restaurants and used to be called La Table de la Fontaine… The food is so divine that my boyfriend and I are planning our lunches here months in advance. The restaurant is located in a little charming village in the Provence called Cotignac. Cotignac is an unspoilt mediaeval town with lots of beautiful sights to see and a very nice market on Tuesdays. The restaurant is located on a square in the centre of town and their food is INSANELY good. You have to order the Escargots… OH MY! I am sure I will never ever find a place again that prepares escargots more delicious then here.
I am now 3 years later adding to this post that for a while now the restaurant has a new owner and THANK HEAVENS kept the same cook. Unfortunately, the look of the place has lost its flair. The wooden tables and bistro cozy look made room for plastic tables and ugly details… The spot is still great though and so are the escargots so just go and try!! 27 cours Gambetta, Cotignac |€€€ | +33494047913 | Website