10 Things to Eat in Versailles


 

Versailles, Versailles… oh what to eat in Versailles. The city in the French countryside where you are, quite literally, spoiled for choice in all aspects: art, history, nature and cuisines.

Mose visitors to Versailles opt to eat in the city before they catch the train back into Paris. Here are ten options of things to eat, some near and some far from the royal grounds. Take note of the one’s I deem “booking essential”; overcrowding in Versailles is very real.

1. Crêpes: Crêperie Satory in Versailles

One third crêperie, one third bakery, and one third steak-erie. That’s how I like to describe Crêperie Satory, where they do world class sweet and savory crêpes alongside a basic steak & salad menu as well.

This spot is a very short walk from the palace exit, and very close to where you’ll catch the train back home. They do, however, close between 3pm and 7pm every day, which could be inconvenient depending on your visiting times. Take note!

by Austin Paquette – Unsplash

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Sunday — 12pm to 3pm // 7pm to 10:30pm
Address: 30 Rue de Satory, 78000 Versailles, France
Train STATION: Versailles

2. Moroccan: Marrakech Gourmet in Versailles

Also very close to the palace exit is this low-key yet delicious Moroccan eatery called Marrakech Gourmet.

This is more of a Moroccan canteen as opposed to a full service restaurant. You’ll choose your couscous or tajine dishes from behind the counter and they’ll be plated onto trays for casual dining.

One of the most affordable dining options in all of Versailles, and great for anyone in a hurry!

Marrakech Gourmet in Versailles – by Marrakech Gourmet – Sourced from their Facebook

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Sunday — 11:30am to 2:30pm // 6pm to 9:30pm
Address: 64 Rue d’Anjou, 78000 Versailles, France
Train STATION: Versailles

3. Lebanese: Le Kefraya in Versailles

Deeper into Versailles we find one of the city’s few Lebanese restaurants. Le Kefraya is authentic, good quality Lebanese cuisine at a fair, but by no means cheap, price.

Their menu is nicely divided into meat and vegetarian. Dishes can be adapted for vegans very easily, and the kitchen is happy to do so.

For weekend dining booking is somewhat important; most necessarily in the summer. They also do not open on Mondays or Sundays at all.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Tuesday to Saturday — 12pm to 2pm // 7pm to 10pm
Address: 65 bis Rue d’Anjou, 78000 Versailles, France
Train STATION: Versailles

4. Chocolate: La Petite Chocolaterie in Versailles

Some of France’s best chocolatiers were born and bred in Versailles. In the earlier years, most of them flocked to Paris in hopes of making it big; those that stayed in Versailles have been running the chocolate shops for centuries.

La Petite Chocolaterie is charming as hell and the best place for anyone wanting to take edible gifts home from Versailles. The staff are very helpful, most speak English to some degree, and hand out taste testers by the mouthful. C’est bon!

La Petite Chocolaterie in Versailles – by La Petite Chocolaterie – Sourced from their Facebook

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Tuesday to Saturday — 10:30am to 7pm
Address: 63 Rue Royale, 78000 Versailles, France
Train STATION: Versailles

5. Asian: Restaurant Le Shiso in Versailles

Having great love for all of the cuisines in Asia is sometimes to my own determent; I hate selecting just one at a time.

Restaurant le Shiso must have experienced my dilemma, because they’ve gone ahead and built an Asian canteen in Versailles featuring the cuisines of most of the continent.

From Thai to Chinese, Korean to Indian, you’ll be able to pile your plate with all of the dishes that look most appealing. A buffet, if you will, but someone else dishes for you.

Restaurant Le Shiso in Versailles – by Restaurant Le Shiso – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Saturday — 11am to 9:30pm
Address: 73 Avenue du Général Leclerc, 78220 Viroflay, France
Train STATION: Versailles

6. Curries: Le Palais de Maharajah in Versailles

I love this Indian spot; it’s a bit of a drive out from the palace, nestled in the natural valley on the Versailles boarder, but it’s worth every minute.

Because of its unique location, le Palais de Maharajah tends to open and close on a whim. You will need to call them prior to your arrival to be sure that they have decided to open that day.

Le Palais de Maharajah in Versailles – by Le Palais de Maharajah – Sourced from their website

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Seasonal
Address: 2049 Avenue Roger Salengro, 92370 Chaville, France
Train STATION: Versailles

7. Bagels: Bagelstein in Versailles

This is the ultimate meal if you are a few minutes from catching a train and need to grab something to eat very quickly.

It works similar to how salad bars and poke bars do; you build your bagel ingredient by ingredient from behind a counter. They have different bread options, different proteins, different toppings, different sauces… it’s a full bagel buffet.

Bagelstein in Versailles – by Bagelstein – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Sunday — 9am to 8pm
Address: 20 Rue Hoche, 78000 Versailles, France
Train STATION: Versailles

8. Traditional French: Le Bœuf à la Mode in Versailles

If the ambiance of the place has put you in a traditional French dining mood, then Le Bœuf à la Mode, just outside the palace grounds, would be my recommendation.

They are open almost all day, with authentic French breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Dinner reservations are a must, and lunch I would do too just to avoid even a ten minute wait at the door. Try the French onion soup!

Le Bœuf à la Mode in Versailles – by Le Bœuf à la Mode – Sourced from their Facebook

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Sunday — 8:30am to 12am
Address: 4 Rue au Pain, 78000 Versailles, France
Train STATION: Versailles

9. Health Food: Positive Café in Versailles

This is where all health nuts and vegans eat in Versailles. It’s your typical trendy cafe with ample options for vegetarians, vegans and a few dishes for pescatarians. I noticed maybe two gluten free items as well.

Good smoothie bowls, great hummus breads, fantastic salads — you get the picture.

Positive Café in Versailles – by Positive Café – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Tuesday to Sunday — 12pm to 2:30pm // 7pm to 10pm
Address: 9 Rue de Satory, 78000 Versailles, France
Train STATION: Versailles

10. Burgers: Les Burgers de Papa in Versailles

If you’ve brought your children with you to Versailles, then les Burgers de Papa is your next stop.

A point of great refreshment with families; and a menu that kids love, especially the milkshakes.

What’s also wonderful about this spot is that every burger listed on their menu has the option of being made vegetarian or vegan. They will substitute any patty to suit those with plant preferences. Someone relay this message to burger restaurants in Paris, please!

Les Burgers de Papa in Versailles – by Les Burgers de Papa – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Sunday — 11:30am to 10pm
Address: 110 Rue de la Paroisse, 78000 Versailles, France
Train STATION: Versailles

Versailles is a place of great beauty, history and a buffet of cuisines. Most importantly, it’s very easy to get to from Paris. Make the most out of your day trip here and consider a guided walking tour to keep things simple! 

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