If it’s true that you eat with your eyes first, then it’s hard to beat a buffet. Even better if it’s an all-you-can-eat buffet that actually lets you taste every single dish you’ve been feasting your eyes on for a flat, generally reasonable, rate. For travelers, many hotel breakfasts include buffet service, but if you’re a serious fan of buffet-style dining, there’s one destination you might want to prioritize: Narbonne, France, home of the wildly impressive Les Grands Buffets, one of the restaurants in France and one of the most epic buffets you’ll ever see.
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Les Grands Buffets is a chic all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant in southern France’s Occitanie region. Its selection is unreal, showcasing classic French dishes like foie gras and escargot alongside 111 different cheeses and 50 different types of housemade cakes and pastries.
The fare is split into four categories: hors d’oeuvres, rotisserie, cheese, and dessert. After sampling the appetizers and a collection of cheeses so extensive that it’s been acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records, you’ll find just about every protein under the sun — or in this case, under the chandeliers that hang from the restaurant’s ceiling — from the French specialty pressed duck and prime rib to suckling pig, Burgundy snails, American-style lobster, roast quails, veal liver, frog legs, oysters, prawns, and even bone marrow as a treat.
Naturally, the elegant white-tablecloth establishment has an extensive wine list of 70 vintages to match its hefty spread. And the best part? The entire buffet costs approximately $55 per person excluding drinks (wine is sold at cellar price). Reservations are not required to dine at Les Grands Buffets, but they’re highly recommended. Because the restaurant tends to be so busy, reservations are accepted up to a year in advance.
Where: Espace de Liberté, VC Giratoire de la Liberté, 11100 Narbonne, France