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A Guide to Romantic Dining in Toulouse

A Guide to Romantic Dining in Toulouse

The romance of Toulouse really shines through its food culture and restaurant scene. From the quaint charm of a colonial-style terrace overlooking the Garonne to the intimate ambiance of a quiet local spot beside the Canal du Midi, here are some of our favorite restaurants for a romantic night out. 

(Source: L’Agence)


Discover a real Toulouse hidden gem. L’Agence is a speakeasy-style restaurant that excels in creating fine food and cocktail pairings in a cozy, warm, and friendly atmosphere. With attentive waiters, unique cocktails, and sublime pairings crafted by the extraordinary bar staff and chef, L’Agence guarantees an unforgettable evening for you and your date. 

The exclusive and refined vibe and the challenge of finding this secluded spot (which appears like a traditional travel agency from the outside) only add to the allure. We appreciate their commitment to the theme, with passport-styled menus and cocktail and beverage pairings inspired by global locales. 

⭑ L’Agence, 26 Rue du Languedoc, 31000, Toulouse

L’Air de Famille

At L’Air de Famille, the dining experience is intended to bring to mind cherished family gatherings. The heart and soul of the establishment, Chef Georges Camuzet, crafts each dish with a deep reverence for local produce and traditions.

Offering lunch menus from €25 and evening selections at €38, patrons can anticipate a delightful spread from Mediterranean tuna, Quercy lamb, and asparagus with mousseline sauce to the rich Southwest duck. 

To complement these culinary delights, the wine cellar presents handpicked choices like Le Roc, Da Ros, and Barroubio. Dive into a world where contemporary flavors meet timeless traditions!

⭑ L’Air de Famille, 6 Rue Jules Chalande, 31000, Toulouse

 Une Table à Deux

At Une Table à Deux, located in the Des Carmes district, the cuisine is a delightful fusion of tradition and innovative modernity. The menu features imaginative dishes like gazpacho of peas, coffee beet, and tuna tataki with sesame soy, all prepared by a team trained in prestigious establishments and inspired by extensive global travels.

With its wooden furniture and brick walls, the restaurant offers a charming setting to enjoy these eclectic, homemade specialties. Definitely, a good choice if you want to impress a partner with memorable, visually stunning dishes. 

⭑ Une Table à Deux,10 Rue de la Pleau, 31000 Toulouse

Michel Sarran (Michelin Star)

A Michelin-starred icon in Toulouse, Michel Sarran offers refined cuisine blending classic French techniques with contemporary influences. The spacious, luxurious dining room and expert sommelier enhance the dining experience. 

The restaurant’s dual dining areas – a modern ground floor with an indoor garden and a cozy, intimate upper floor – create a homey yet refined atmosphere.

Looking for more fine dining options? Read our full Guide to Fine Dining in Toulouse

⭑ Michel Sarran, 21 Bd Armand Duportal, 31000 Toulouse

Jardins de l’Opera

Jardins de l’Opera is a serene oasis just off the bustling Place du Capitole. You can dine in the leafy interior courtyard or within a tastefully renovated space, complete with parquet flooring, wooden tables, and an inviting wine cellar. 

This restaurant serves as the culinary headquarters for renowned chef Stéphane Tournié, a Toulouse native with experience cooking at an array of award-winning restaurants. Tournié’s first-class skill is evident in his masterful dishes, such as truffle-infused soft-boiled hen’s egg or a mouthwatering combination of pressed sweetbread and roasted langoustine.

⭑ Jardins de l’Opera, 1 Pl. du Capitole, 31000 Toulouse

Le Genty Magre

Le Genty Magre won the 2023 World Championship of the Cassoulet de Toulouse, and it’s easy to see why. The cassoulet is rich and flavorful, with perfectly cooked beans and tender meat. 

(Taste of Toulouse attended the finals and we can personally attest that it was also our favorite cassoulet out of five that we tried.)

But Le Genty Magre has plenty more to offer besides their cassoulet. Their wonderful menu changes with the seasons: Truffles at the start of the year, asparagus, quail, and pigeon in the spring; in summer seafood, and in summer/autumn, products from mountain pastures, game, and the first root vegetable.

For those in Toulouse on vacation, Le Genty Magre is the perfect place to sample classic French flavors. 

⭑ Le Genty Magre, 3 Rue Genty-Magre, 31000 Toulouse


At Fogo, the passion for French cuisine shines through every dish. Founded by wine enthusiasts Bruno and Frédéric, this standout Toulouse restaurant offers a daily evolving menu based on fresh deliveries. We give Fogo major points as a romantic dining location for their cosy basement dining space lined with arched brick (a very typical architectural feature in old Toulousain buildings).

Bruno’s Brazilian roots occasionally add an exotic twist to the primarily French offerings. Expect to pay around €16 for a main, with a three-course lunch costing €24. Evening brings a convivial atmosphere with shared plates ranging from €8 to €20. 

FOGO’s commitment to quality and local producers, alongside its innovative approach to French cuisine, makes it a first-class dining experience every time.

⭑ Fogo, 6 Rue des Puits Clos, 31000 Toulouse

(Source: Le Cendrée)

La Cendrée

Delight in the essence of French cooking at La Cendrée, where the menu boasts perfectly cooked filet steaks, grillades, and entrecote. Satisfy your sweet tooth with their exquisite parfait, baked custard, and brioches, complemented by a selection of fine wines or gin. 

The centerpiece of the restaurant is the huge medieval brick fireplace that lends ambiance – and flavor, as many of the menu items are cooked directly over the fire. 

The lovely decor and attentive staff ensure a relaxing dining experience. Offering dishes at average prices, La Cendrée invites guests for an enjoyable meal in a cozy setting.

⭑ La Cendrée, 11 Rue des Tourneurs, 31000 Toulouse

Le Saint Sauvage

Experience avant-garde French tasting menus at Le Saint Sauvage, a restaurant known for its moody ambiance, black curtains, and stylish decor. Each dish is a work of art, beautifully presented, making every meal a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. 

The quirky decor and intimacy of this small restaurant require early booking to secure a spot. Le Saint Sauvage stands out for its rich and decadent dishes.

⭑ Le Saint Sauvage, 20 Rue des Salenques, 31000 Toulouse


Tucked under the arches of a 17th-century vaulted cellar, L’Emulsion offers a contemporary dining space for intimate or friendly gatherings. Chef Baptiste Perthuison, after honing his skills in London and his family’s kitchen, now presents his culinary variations in the heart of Toulouse’s historic center. 

The menu, emphasizing homemade dishes with fresh, organic, and locally sourced ingredients, showcases generous, contemporary, and creative cuisine. L’Emulsion is the perfect setting for a romantic French-style night out, where food is designed like art and flavors are harmoniously balanced.

⭑ L’Emulsion, 21 Rue Perchepinte, 31000 Toulouse

Toulouse is a culinary capital, bringing out the best in delicious ingredients and creative plates that can be traditional and modern – but best of all, Toulouse is a great place for lovers. These romantic restaurants are all perfect for date nights with your special someone. 

Looking for more inspiration about where to go during your stay in Toulouse? Read all about The Best Wine Bars in Toulouse next. Or, you may even want to consider joining us for our Toulouse Wine Bar Tour – it’s the perfect opportunity for friends to convene over pre-dinner drinks and appetizers

Any questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch

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