Operated by one of the most enduring families in French gastronomy (the Troisgros clan has run a world-famous restaurant in Roanne for three generations), this stylish boutique-hotel restaurant is the perfect setting for stellar cosmopolitan cuisine; try to sit in the gorgeous Asian-inspired courtyard with its red walls and bamboo. Often drawing on humble ingredients such as eel or pigs' ears, the food reveals fascinating flavor and texture contrasts, like silky sardines
on crunchy melba toast or tangy frogs' legs in tamarind; the salmon with sorrel sauce is a classic Troisgros dish. There is also a six-course menu for €135. Don't miss the desserts, such as not one but two slices of sugar tart, with grapefruit slices for contrast. On Sunday there's a special €65 lunch menu (€48 for kids).