In this article, you will find a selection of restaurants where you can taste typical Berry dishes in Bourges and its surroundings. Don't worry, there will be something for everyone. The list is not exhaustive, it is only an appetizer! 😉


In a warm setting with its wooden sides and colorful decoration, this restaurant marvelously combines tradition and modernity. A feeling that we share with pleasure on the plate. Recipes made with Berry local products. Sauce with Crottin de Chavignol, Sancerre, Quinoa and lentils from Berry give the dishes the full range of gastronomy in our region. 

Useful information :
44, rue Bourbonnoux – 18000 Bourge
+02 48 24 14 76 XNUMX


In the Senate

Located a stone's throw from Place Gordaine, take the time to stop at Au Sénat. A local institution, created in 1886, this restaurant offers local French cuisine. You will find all sorts of local specialties such as coq en barbouille, calf's head, veal kidneys à la berrichonne, pike-perch fillet with white Sancerre, the classic potato pâté, and mixed eggs with donkey's shell . Years of experience served on a platter… what more could you ask for?

Useful information :
8 Rue de la Poissonnerie 18000 Bourges
+02 48 24 02 56 XNUMX

Small Bourbon Dishes in Bourges

A few steps from the city center, come and taste a cuisine made from market and local products. One of the chef's specialties, the potato pancake, he gave us his exclusive recipe. To your stoves!

Useful information :
60-62 Avenue Jean-Jaures 18000 BOURGES
+02 48 70 79 90 XNUMX

Les Petits Plats du Bourbon
© Petits Plats du Bourbon


  • 350g cooked potato pulp
  • 150 g butter
  • 200 g flour
  • 200 g of goat's cheese
  • 6 g of fine salt

In a mixer (or by hand for the brave) mix with the leaf the potato pulp, the flour, the crumbled goat cheese log and the salt.
Leave to rest and soften the butter during this time. Always fold the butter into the rest of the dough.
Remove your galette dough on a well-floured work surface and make 2 rounds as for puff pastry, leave to rest for 15 minutes and make two new rounds.
Roll out the dough to about 5mm and cut into squares according to your preferences. Put your squares on a baking sheet and brown with egg yolk.
You can grate a little dry goat cheese on it according to taste. Put in the oven at 180° for about 15 minutes. Serve warm. You can freeze the raw patties and bake them while still frozen.  

The grocery store in La Borne

An address that is on the rise at La Borne. The restaurant offers seasonal cuisine using local products (in the photo, a Berry lentil salad with goat cheese whipped cream). Note that it also offers a grocery store to delight your taste buds at home. Besides, for the most curious, a article was produced especially for them as part of the editorial staff of OnBourges magazine!

Pratical information
Path of uses / La Borne from below 18250 HENRICHEMONT
+02 48 59 57 50 XNUMX

© The Borne grocery store
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La Courcillière in the Marais de Bourges

© La Courcillière

In the heart of the Marais de Bourges on the banks of the Yèvre, the Courcillière restaurant offers traditional cuisine combining local cuisine. In season, enjoy its terrace by the water. One of the flagship specialties of the house is the donkey eggs.

Useful information : 
Rue de Babylone 18000 BOURGES
+02 48 24 41 91 XNUMX 

Cheu L'Zib in Menetou-Salon

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It is one of the essential places for its pike with cream (a specialty since 1937) but also for its chocolate charlotte. The restaurant also has a very nice shop of local products where you can shop and cook locally at home.

Useful information :
2 route des Aix 18510 MENETOU-SALON
+02 48 64 81 20 XNUMX

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  • Header photo partnership with Linda Louis 


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