High-class restaurant La Table du 2 in Nîmes

By November 13, 2018RESTAURANT, TO EAT

This summer, “La Musée de la Romanité” opened its contemporary doors in Nîmes. The museum is a great asset to this ancient town, but as I arrive around lunchtime, I first head for the restaurant on the second floor: “La Table du 2”. Excellent choice, since chef Franck Putelat and his team spoil me with a great lunch.

Front row

As La Table du 2 is on top of the museum, you get a spectacular view on the two-thousand-year-old Arena. I didn’t make a reservation, but if you want to sit front row on the comfortable and shady terrace, it is smart to book a table. You can eat à la carte or choose between set menu’s, both for lunch and dinner. I’m getting quite French I suppose, so I go for the “Au Fil du Temps” menu of 19,50 euro, including three courses. This daily changing lunch only menu is served from Monday to Saturday. I start with a celery remoulade with smoked salmon and a lemon flavoured whipped cream. Light, fresh and excellent, even though I’m not a big celery fan.


You might know chef Franck Putelat from his two-Michelin-starred restaurant “La Table” in Carcassonne or his two brasseries “Au Quatre Temps” in Carcassonne and Tarbes. And now he continues his success in Nîmes. La Table du 2 is more of a brasserie, with a gastronomic touch though. Led by chef Paul Schmitt, you can expect original dishes where classics get revisited. Like the stuffed squid Catalan style I get served as my main dish. Very local and very tasty!

Heavenly lunch

The lunch menu includes a homemade Paris Brest. Impeccably presented with a dollop of creamy textures and crunchy bits. After this heavenly lunch, I am ready to dive into Roman history at the Musée de la Romanité. Which was the actual reason for my visit to Nîmes in the first place… Post will follow!


La Table du 2 is the restaurant of La Musée de la Romanité. You can access the restaurant on the second floor by an elevator. Ass the entrance of the restaurant is separate from the museum, you don’t need tickets and you can even go if the museum is closed. The restaurant has a great and shady terrace with a stunning view on the Roman Arena. I recommend booking a table before going.

La Table du 2
2 bis Rue de la République
30000 Nîmes
+33 (0)4 48 27 22 22


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