The Palace of Versailles is an icon in France and one of the must-see tourist attractions during your trip to Paris.
It is located 25 kilometers from the capital and you may have to stay there for lunch because of schedules or because you get the itch before time.
In this sense, when planning the visit, just as you find out about the types and prices of tickets to Versailles, how to get from Paris to Versailles, what to see in the complex of the Palace of Versailles or the opening hours of Versailles, you should also know good places to go to eat during the trip. Especially if you are going with children, who cannot skip meals.
Take note of these 10 places to eat in Versailles where you can eat like a king. Literally!
1. Le Dauphin
If you are traveling to Paris on a tight budget but would like to stay for lunch in the wonderful Palace of Versailles, a good idea is to go for a snack at Le Dauphin, located in the middle of its gardens.
It is also a good option if you want to take a break during your visit and want to eat something quick that won't take up too much of your time. The service is quick and the prices are quite affordable.
At Le Dauphin you can find simple savory and sweet dishes or hot and cold dishes to kill your appetite. For example, sandwiches, fresh salads prepared on the spot, homemade wheat pancakes and ice cream, among other things. And you can order to eat in or take away if you want to have a picnic.
- Address: In the Dauphin grove area.
- Recommended dish: Salads
2. The Flottille
The restaurant La Flottille is a brasserie located in front of the canal of the Park of Versailles from where you will have a magnificent view of the palace and where a quiet atmosphere reigns, ideal to rest during the lunch break and relax while enjoying a traditional French cuisine of quality.
La Flottille has two dining areas. One is the indoor dining room decorated in a charming vintage style and the other is the outdoor terrace. If the day dawns sunny, I recommend you to choose the second option because it is wonderful to eat there with the warmth of the sun.
As for the menu, this restaurant offers French-inspired dishes. The offer is varied because they have from menus and dishes of the day to a la carte dishes such as grills, salads, pastas, pizzas, meats and fish, among others.
The prices are reasonable and the service is attentive. In addition, La Flottille has a take away service in case you want to order something to take away and have a picnic during your visit to Versailles.
- Address: Parc du Chateau de Versailles, 78000 Versailles, France
- Recommended dish: Sandwich croque-monsieur
3. Le Grand Café d'Orléans
Another place where you can enjoy a nice meal during your visit to the Palace of Versailles is Le Grand Café d'Orléans.
This is a spacious contemporary-style café where you can sit down for a quick bite to eat when you don't have much time on your tour of the Palace of Versailles and hunger pangs are pressing.
Le Grand Café d'Orléans is a good place to unwind for a moment. It is not usually crowded with tourists so you can relax quietly sipping a coffee.
In addition, you can order to eat in or take away if you want to have a picnic in the park. There is a wide variety of products to choose from, so you are sure to find something you like: from sandwiches and snacks to salads and pastries for those with a sweet tooth, among other things. Prices are affordable.
- Address: Right in the heart of the Palace of Versailles.
- Recommended dish: Sandwich Viennois
4. Le Petite Venise
If during your visit to the Palace of Versailles you are on a tighter budget and would like to enjoy a gourmet meal, I recommend you to visit Le Petite Venise, you will love it!
This restaurant is located in a bucolic setting, between the Grand Canal and the Fountain of Apollo, in the heart of the Palace of Versailles. It is therefore a place with a very pleasant atmosphere that is perfectly suited for a romantic date, a family meal or a meal with friends. It is not for nothing that it is listed as a historical monument.
As for its menu, Le Petite Venise offers an Italian-inspired lunch prepared with fresh and seasonal products. If you have the opportunity and your trip to Paris coincides with spring in Paris or summer in Paris, I advise you to ask for a table on the terrace and enjoy a delicious plate of pasta in the sun and savor it with a good glass of wine.
- Address: Jardins du château de Versailles Place d'Armes, All. d'Apollon, 78000 Versailles.
- Recommended dish: Pasta
5. La Girandole
Another good place to eat during a visit to the Palace of Versailles is La Girandole, a charming brasserie located in the gardens of Versailles between the castle and Little Venice. A place in the middle of nature where you can spend some quiet time contemplating the scenery while enjoying a delicious lunch or snack.
The menu is simple but varied, with dishes that will give you the energy you need to continue your tour of the Palace of Versailles. There is a little bit of everything: from hot and cold sandwiches, salads and burgers to pizza, pasta or crepes. If you are visiting Versailles with children, at La Girandola you can be sure they will find something they will enjoy.
In addition, the value for money is good, as is the restaurant's service. Always attentive to customers.
- Address: Parc du Chateau, Pl. d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France
- Recommended dish: Crepes
6. Angelina Petit Trianon
For visitors who during the excursion to Versailles want to take a short break in the surroundings of the Petit Trianon and feel like indulging in a gourmet snack, my advice is to go to the terrace of Angelina Petit Trianon.
In this beautiful space you can taste Parisian delicacies such as chocolate eclairs, tarte citron or mille-feuille, among many other delicious pastries. It will be difficult to leave Angelina Petit Trianon having had just one! Accompany them with a cup of tea or their famous hot chocolate and you will be in seventh heaven.
For those who prefer savory to sweet, this café also serves sandwiches such as croque-monsieur, salads or onion soup, to name a few dishes.
The prices are medium-high but if you are on a budget or want to treat yourself, the experience is worth it.
- Address: Parc du Chateau de Versailles, Petit Trianon, 78000, Versailles
- Recommended dish: Chocolate Eclair
7. Chez Tiouiche - Au Bon Accueil
Already outside the Palace of Versailles but in its vicinity we find Chez Tiouiche - Au Bon Accueil, a restaurant of North African inspiration both in its menu and in its decoration where you can taste one of the best cous cous in Paris.
In Chez Tiouiche - Au Bon Accueil I advise you to order a little bit of everything from the menu to taste the different flavors of the Maghrebi cuisine such as tajine, cous cous, kefta skewers or zalouk salad. And as a finishing touch... the desserts! They are delicious, especially the baklava with a cup of Moorish tea.
The restaurant is family run and has a very pleasant atmosphere. The owners are very hospitable and go out of their way to make you feel at home.
- Address: 4 Rue St-Julien, 78000 Versailles, France
- Recommended dish: Cous cous royale
8. Creperie la Place
Who doesn't like crepes? It is one of the most typical and most popular dishes of French cuisine, for its rich flavor and versatility, as they can be found in both sweet and savory versions.
If after your visit to the Palace of Versailles you feel like eating a few crepes, do not miss the Creperie la Place, a small and cozy French-style restaurant where you can get the boots.
In addition to this famous dish, in Creperie la Place you can also choose other options from their menu such as salads and even have a children's menu, ideal if you go with children to Versailles. The value for money is quite good and the service is friendly.
- Address: 17 rue Colbert, 78000, Versailles, France.
- Recommended dish: Crepe campagnole.
9. Pizza Via Veneto
If you get hungry during your visit to the Palace of Versailles and you are so hungry that you don't know what to eat, pizza is a very popular dish and everybody likes it. In fact, very close to Versailles you will find the restaurant Pizza Via Veneto which serves very tasty portions.
It is a family and cozy pizzeria with a quiet atmosphere. Perfect to rest after a busy visit to the Palace of Versailles. The service is great as well as the prices.
The size of the pizzas is just right (you won't get hungry or stuffed) and what an aroma! If you are a fan of pizzas, you will have a great time eating there.
- Address: 17 rue Colbert, 78000, Versailles, France.
- Recommended dish: Crepe campagnole.
10. Picnic in Versailles
If your visit to the Palace of Versailles coincides when the weather is milder in Paris and a sunny and clear day dawns, a very cool option to eat there is to have a picnic to enjoy the nature and the relaxed atmosphere of the area. You will feel like the king of France himself!
At the Palace of Versailles you can have picnics next to the Lake of the Swiss Guard or on the plain of St. Antoine, between the palace and the Trianon palaces. It's a great idea if you go on a family outing and want the kids to have fun playing outdoors or if you want to surprise your partner with a romantic moment.
Within Versailles there are several places where you can buy food for the picnic such as La Flottille, Le Grand Café d'Orléans, La Girandole or Dauphin's Groves. All of them have a take-away service.