- Ciao a Te – the best restaurant in Grenoble? Certainly one of Grenoble's best Italian restaurants. It is extremely popular so book at least a week in advance.
- Cose Sia – a great Italian that's not quite as good but then again its slightly less expensive and lot easier to get a table!
- Tête à l'Envers – a tiny (4 tables?) but very original restaurant where spices play a central role in conjuring up experimental dishes (spicy ice cream, rose-flavoured dishes, etc.)
- La Spaghetteria – our local Italian: cheap and cheerful. The décor might be tacky and the wait a little long but the food is excellent (try the homemade pasta), the wine is decent and the prices are embarrassingly reasonable (an evening menu at only €15).
- La Salumeria – our local pizzeria except that their main trade is, as the name suggests in Italian, a delicatessen. Problem is that they close at 8 in the evening and they don't deliver.
- L'Atelier – an elegant Corsican restaurant with surprisingly (for Grenoble) trendy atmosphere run by an amiable young couple. The food is excellent, the wine is divine but watch out with the bill.
- Le St. Christophe – our local brasserie (the best of a dying breed?) Whether you come for a few drinks, a quick bite to eat or whether you just want to watch the world go by, you can be sure that you'll be in good company as you'll be surrounded by Grenoble 's BOBO (Bourgeois Boheme).
- Le Chasse-Spleen – one of Grenoble 's best French restaurants with a satisfying range of local dishes - it's classy without being stuffy.
- Le Mal Assis – an old-fashioned, almost out-moded, small French restaurant that offers a limited but excellent menu. The food is excellent but the prices are a little high.
- Le Tchoutchoura – Grenoble's best and only(?) Slavic restaurant: the décor may be a little kitch and the menu limited but the food is excellent, the service warm and the vodkas are great.
- La Confesse – Grenoble 's most original fondue restaurant and probably the best.
- Le Bouche à Oreilles – a well-furnished French restaurant: if you like an interesting décor and want to eat French cuisine without blowing your budget, this is your place
- Tarteline – in town and want a quick bite of home? Although this tea room can be noisy its popularity is well-deserved with great food, quick service and reasonable prices.
- L'Epicéa - our local bakery and one of Grenoble's best (why are the so many bad and/or grumpy bakers in Grenoble!?)
- Le Bombay – the best Indian in Grenoble? It reeks of spices, it's fast and it's hot.
- Le Rajasthan – our local Indian: one of Grenoble's few but growing Indian restaurants.
- Le Dau – our local Vietnamese and perhaps Grenoble's best? Don't let its assuming appearance and tacky décor put you off, this is family-run outfit is the real deal.
- Le Kiosque Thaï – Grenoble's best Thai restaurant. A little out of the way but the detour is really worth it as the food is authentic and one of the few restaurants where you can eat outside.
- L'Amphitryon – an unusual but welcome fusion of local and north African cuisine sits in one of the old quarter's nicer buildings. The service is good and the bill reasonable.
- La Casanaïce – Grenoble's best African restaurant? The décor is a little zany and the service slow but the food is good, original and the prices are very reasonable.
- L'Akwaba – our local African: the décor is pretty tacky and the service is slow but the food is great and the prices fairly reasonable.
Places NOT to eat in Grenoble
- L'Escalier – one of Grenoble's most reputed and most expensive restaurants: snobbish, slow and expensive.
- Au Gré des Saisons