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How Toulouse restaurants are coping with the COVID-19 curfew

The new curfew that just went into effect in major cities around France is just one more blow in a string of hard knocks dealt by the COVID-19 pandemic to Toulouse restaurants. Courage, though! While they may be battered, they’re not down! Many restaurants in Toulouse are adapting to the curfew by opening earlier for dinner, offering happy hours with small plates, and relying on delivery services or takeaway orders.

Important to remember: while YOU might not be allowed out after 9pm, restaurants and delivery services are still allowed to operate, so don’t despair if you’re sick of cooking at home but don’t want to adapt to “American” dinner hours.

Below is a list gathered from various sources of ways that Toulouse restaurants are adapting their offerings to the COVID-19 curfew. While we try hard to be as accurate as possible, details may change without notice, so be sure to verify with the restaurant. Know of something that we haven’t added? Let us know in the comments or contact us.

Toulouse restaurants that are adapting their offerings to the curfew

L’Alouette – Open for lunch Tuesday-Sunday. On weekends, lunch service is extended to 16h.

L’Aparté (Montrabe)- Regular lunch hours. Takeaway available Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner. Order online.

Aromatic (Pibrac) – Open for lunch and offering takeaway for dinner (orders must be placed by 11h30 for pickup between 19h30 – 20h30).

Au Pois Gourmand – open for dinner starting at 18h30. Open for lunch Saturday and Sunday.

Aux Pieds sous la Table – Closed in the evenings. Open Monday-Friday for lunch service, with the possibility of ordering their regular lunch menu or an expanded menu (if you want to add a little more pleasure). Open Saturday from 11h – 16h with a brunch-focused menu. You can also find their dishes and a large selection of options available for takeaway from their épicerie Le Talon or their delivery partner Fraichy.

Bàcaro – Open non-stop from 12h – 20h, Tuesday-Saturday. Lunch from 12h-14h; buy bottles of wine to takeaway at domain prices from 14h-20h; afterwork hors d’oeuvres from 16h – 20h30.

Le Balthazar – Open in the evenings Tuesday-Saturday, from 17h30 for drinks and snacks, then for dinner starting at 18h45.

Barbaque – Open Monday-Friday for lunch. Open Tuesday-Saturday from 17h30 – 20h45 with an enlarged selection of appetizers (though their signature meats are also available).

Le Bibent – their menu is available for pickup until 20h30 or for delivery after that. Order by telephone before 17h30 for pickup.

La Binocle – Open for lunch Tuesday-Saturday with a slightly reduced menu. Open evenings Thursday-Saturday: table service from 18h45 – 19h50 and takeaway from 18h45 – 20h15. There will also be a small selection of treats like pâté en croûte, terrines, etc. to takeaway and a selection of wine available for sale at wine shop prices.

Cartouches – Open for continuous service starting at noon. Dinner menu served from 18h, with the possibility to takeaway a 3-course meal including wine and bread. You can also have the chef come to your own home for small dinner parties (with all sanitary restrictions respected).

La Cuisine à Mémé – In addition to their normal lunch and dinner offerings (which are available on UberEats until 22h), they are offering an “afterwork” formule from 18h-19h, 7 days a week, which costs 50 € for two people and includes 2 glasses of wine per person and tapas.

Des Roses et Des Orties (Colomiers) – Yannick Delpech’s restaurant is welcoming guests for dinner from 18h-21h. Takeout also possible.

Les Diables au Thym – Open for lunch Tuesday-Sunday and for dinner Tuesday-Saturday from 18h30 – 20h30. Takeaway is also offered.

Les Fortes Têtes – Open Monday-Friday from 11h30 – 14h, Saturday-Sunday from 11h30 – 15h. Open on Friday and Saturday evenings from 18h – 20h. Both dine-in and takeaway are possible during open hours.

Fratelli Toulouse – Open regular lunch hours. Thursday-Saturday evenings from 18h – 20h30, get into the spirit of the Italian apericena with a “pre-cena” (pre-dinner)! Taste the suggestions of the chef in combination with a glass of wine or a Green Spritz, then order your favorite dishes to eat in the restaurant or to take home for dinner.

Hédone – the newest Michelin-starred restaurant in Toulouse is open for lunch Tuesday-Saturday with two tastings menus available (58 and 104 €). Sunday they are offering brunch.

HITO – Open for lunch Monday-Friday and in the evenings starting at 18h15 (3-course menu for 30 €).

Les Jardins de l’Opéra – Open regular lunch hours. Open Thursday-Saturday in the evenings from 18h30 – 20h30 for a “formule afterwork.” Also continuing their takeaway service (order online).

Jour de Marché – Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and then from 18h-20h for snacks and takeaway.

M by Mo Bachir – Open for lunch 7 days a week. Open evenings Tuesday-Saturday starting at 18h30. Takeaway only available by phone at the moment.

Mexcal – Open Tuesday-Saturday for dining in and takeaway. Lunch from 12h – 14h. Happy hour from 18h – 19h30 for small plates and drinks, with a single seating for dinner at 19h. Mexican brunch on Sunday from 11h – 15h.

Miam! Chez Bastien – Small plates, charcuterie, cheese, and natural wine from 18h30-20h30 Monday-Friday. Also open for lunch at 12h M-F.

Les Passionnés – Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10h-15h and 17h-21h. Starting at 17h, there will be a snack menu with good deals on natural wines. The kitchen is open for dinner from 18h30 – 20h45.

Les Planeurs – Open for lunch and dinner Monday-Friday (except Wednesday lunch). For dinner, there will be one seating from 19h – 20h34 with a 3-course “Express” menu for 34 €.

Place Mage – Regular hours, except that dinner guests will be seated from 19h – 19h30 for a 20h45 departure. Also offering takeaway, along with their whole wine list available for takeaway.

Le Point d’Ogre – Seating for dinner from 18h15 – 19h15. Early birds get a free apéro if you arrive before 18h30!

Les Polinaires – Open regular lunch hours. In the evenings, order oysters and wine starting at 17h, with a menu of 6 “Terre-Mer” small plates, a selection of cheeses from Xavier, and a dessert offered from 17h30 – 20h45.

Le Rocher de la Vierge – Open Monday-Saturday for lunch. Open from 18h30-20h30 on Friday and Saturday for small plates and natural wine.

Le Rowing Club – this restaurant on the Île du Ramier is extending their lunch hours until 16h Friday-Sunday.

La Sandia – Open Tuesday-Saturday from 12h – 14h and 19h – 21h for dining in or takeaway. Delivery available from 19h – 22h30. Almuerzo (Mexican-style brunch) on Sundays from 11h – 14h.

Le Sept – offering Michelin-starred takeaway with a 7-course tasting menu that ranges from the amuse-bouche to the mignardises (little sweets offered with coffee after the end of the meal). Order online through their website.

Solides – Can’t go out for dinner? Solides is now offering breakfast starting at 8h30 Thursday-Sunday. They’re also offering a tasting menu in addition to their usual lunch offering on Thursday and Friday, with only the tasting menu available during lunch on Saturday and Sunday. A family-style takeaway dish (like cassoulet or blanquette de veau) is available for pickup in the evenings from Epicerie des Champions (100m away from the resto).

Les Têtes d’Ail – Open Tuesday-Friday for lunch. From 17h30 – 20h, expect snacks and wine, as well as a 3-course takeaway menu for 20 € and bottles of wine priced from 15-20 €. Saturday and Sunday will feature a Brespail (Gascogne brunch) with two seatings at 11h30 and 13h30.

La Verrière – a surprise tasting menu that lasts from 18h30 – 20h30 from Tuesday through Saturday.

Vivants – Open Monday-Saturday for lunch from 12h – 14h, then for dinner Thurday-Saturday from 16h – 20h30. There will be a special menu every Saturday for lunch.

Don’t forget – help us add to this list by leaving a comment below, sending us a message on social media, or using the contact page on the website. We’ll do our best to keep it updated until the curfew is over. Bon appétit!

Further Reading

Couvre-feu, les restaurants toulousains s’adaptent! (The Rod N’Roll Show)

Brunch, petits-déj’, happy hour, nouveaux horaires… Les restos de Toulouse s’adaptent au couvre-feu (ActuToulouse)

Toulouse. Restaurants gastronomiques : avec le couvre-feu, comment s’organisent les chefs étoilés ? (ActuToulouse)

Couvre-feu. “À contrecœur”, Michel Sarran ferme son restaurant jusqu’à nouvel ordre à Toulouse (ActuToulouse)

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