Dinner in Mâcon, French restaurants

Dinner in Mâcon, French restaurants

Once a year we drive from London to the South of France. It is roughly a twelve-hour drive so we break our journey somewhere between Beaune and Lyon. This is a wonderful area to visit as it is right in the heart of the wine growing area of Burgundy.

You can read about some of the places we visited in previous posts Hotel  du Paradise and Tournus .

This year we chose to stay in Mâcon. The foundation of the city goes back to the 2nd century BC. Above is St. Peter’s church built in the nineteenth century. We sadly did not have time to visit the inside of this magnificent Romanesque church.

Dinner in Mâcon, French restaurants

After our long journey, we like to treat ourselves to some good food and wine and therefore research the local restaurants in advance. We were definitely not disappointed with the one we chose this time. Ma Table en Ville was modern, quirky and the food was superb. I would describe the cuisine as a fusion of French and oriental.

Dinner in Mâcon, French restaurants

Dinner in Mâcon, French restaurants

The decor was definitely modern and quirky with some surrealist paintings and object d’art. The weather was cold, misty and rainy on the night we stayed. I imagine it would be lovely to sit outside in the Summer enjoying lunch.

Dinner in Mâcon, French restaurants

What I loved about the food was that it tasted so fresh. I could imagine that the vegetables had been either picked from the garden or bought that morning from the local market.

Dinner in Mâcon, French restaurants

I am not sure whether is dish was comprised of a soup or a sauce. My husband chose a similar dish of escargots in a rich black garlic and ………soup/sauce.

Dinner in Mâcon, French restaurants

The shellfish were evocative of the sea and melted in the mouth.

A carafe of the local white wine, which was light and fruity, complimented the food well.

If you are visiting this area I would highly recommend this restaurant and these wines Saint-Véran, Pouilly Fuissé … or the wines close to the Beaujolais.

I would like to take this opportunity of thanking all my readers for following my blog. I am extremely grateful for all your support and comments.  It makes all the hard work worthwhile.




  1. Mary
    30th December 2017 / 12:20

    Thank you, Josephine. I imagine a lot of hard work is involved in putting together a blog like yours. Enjoy your time in France. May 2018 be good to you.

  2. 30th December 2017 / 14:48

    We’ve also stayed in Mâcon, twice now, and we’re booked at the Best Western overlooking the river for our next trip! We saw Ma Table en Ville but the menu wasn’t to our taste that particular night. We’ll try again next time! We’ve also stayed in Tournus twice, latterly at the chambres d’hôtes Le Tour du Trêsorier – very nice and friendly French couple. I can’t wait to head off again! Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve in Grimaud and all the best for 2018. So glad to have discovered you! Jane

    • 30th December 2017 / 16:47

      Hi Jane
      We have also stayed twice at Le Tour du Tresorier. We love it. The antique furniture is beautiful and you are right the couple are very welcoming.

  3. Heather Tomlins
    30th December 2017 / 16:30

    Happy New Year! I’ve so enjoyed your blog and look forward to the upcoming year… Thank you for all you do

  4. Theresa
    30th December 2017 / 16:58

    Hi Josephine
    I have enjoyed reading about your adventures & clothing tips. Thank you for your thoughtful hard work. It is much appreciated.
    With this I send my warmest wishes to you & your family for a healthy & successful 2018

  5. Lynne Savage
    30th December 2017 / 20:03

    Thank you for your blog josephine. I have just discovered blogs for older women this year and love them. Happy new year and may we edge a little closer to a fairer, peaceful world.

  6. 30th December 2017 / 20:14

    Great looking food. I’ve enjoyed your past posts about your travel between your English and French homes. Sounds like Macon was a good choice. I can almost taste that seafood!

  7. Lynda Dransfield
    30th December 2017 / 20:17

    Happy New Year Josephine, thank you for your blog, I really enjoy reading it. We are no longer a generation of beige women.
    Best wishes Lynda

  8. Christine
    30th December 2017 / 23:15

    Happy New Year and thank you for your blog which is always full of inspiration – too much sometimes!!!

  9. Ann
    31st December 2017 / 04:00

    Happy New Year to you!

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