Le Petit Comptoir in Narbonne: a restaurant with class

By December 13, 2019RESTAURANT, TO EAT
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Le Petit Comptoir

My girl has reached the age where she loves to go into town with me. It’s great to take her out for a bit of shopping, followed by a bite to eat, of course. Instead of getting a quick panini, this time we decided to go to a smart restaurant when we were in Narbonne. Le Petit Comptoir seemed perfect for this purpose. Especially after reading the many recommendations on their entrance door, including the Michelin and Gault & Millau guides.

White linen

Stepping inside, Daughter was a little worried that Le Petit Comptoir might be too fancy for us. Looking at the tables set with white linen, the classy wooden furniture and the crackled mirrors, I could see why she thought this. But the restaurant is just averse to the latest interior design trends and simply has a good old fashioned sense of style.

Le Petit Comptoir

Bistro dishes

Le Petit Comptoir serves classic and revisited bistro dishes, cooked with seasonal products that come directly from the producer. Since there was no children’s menu, Daughter went for the two-course set lunch menu for 18 euros, while I enjoyed three courses for 22 euros. This included an ‘amuse-bouche’ of carrot and coconut cream. We shared my starter, which was a richly filled Caesar salad with crunchy chicken strips. I didn’t get the chance to eat many of those though, as the crispy bits went straight to my girl’s plate…

Le Petit Comptoir

Heartwarming

The main course was a beautiful chunk of salmon, combined with ‘little veggies’ (petits légumes) and wrapped in a puff pastry jacket. It came with the local pistou sauce, which is like a French pesto, but without the pine nuts, which is how the Italians do their pesto. For dessert, we both had a heartwarming chocolate cake that was baked in a pastry crust. It was the perfect ending to our day trip to Narbonne!

Le Petit Comptoir

Info

Le Petit Comptoir is a bistro-style restaurant, situated close to the Office de Tourisme in Narbonne. Jean-Baptiste Pastoret and his team serve high quality, homemade dishes. The set lunch menu is 22 euros for three courses, and the evening menu costs 32 euros. The front of the restaurant is set up as a wine bar, where you can enjoy some tunes from a band or DJ now and then. As the restaurant is also a local favourite, I suggest you make a reservation before you go.

Parking

As Daughter and I also went shopping in Narbonne, we parked the car at the paid Cours Mirabeau parking lot.

Le Petit Comptoir
4 Boulevard Maréchal Joffre,
11100 Narbonne
04 68 42 30 35

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