Gardeners’ Café-Restaurant Recharge your batteries

Take a delightful break at the Gardeners’ Café-Restaurant restaurant, where your taste buds are in for a treat. The Chef and her team will make you welcome out on the terrace in the heart of the Gardens and you can taste their cuisine inspired by the Mediterranean Gardens and elsewhere.


The Gardeners’ Café-Restaurant is open every day (except December 25th), from midday to 2.30 pm for lunch, or for refreshments during the day (from 10.30 am to 12.00 pm and from 2.30 pm up to one hour before the Gardens close).
Please note: due to the preparation of Gondwana, the Mediterranean Plant Festival which will take place Saturday September 30th and Sunday October 1st, the Gardeners’ Café-Restaurant  will be exceptionally closed on Friday September 29th, 2023. We thank you for your understanding.
Tel: +33 (0)4 98 04 44 00.


A ‘culinary repeat trip’ to the Jardin des Méditerranées.

In this unique setting on a terrace in the heart of the gardens, the Chef Marie Mathieu serves up a varied cuisine. She offers diners a real ‘culinary repeat trip’ to the Jardin des Méditerranées with subtle flavours and tastes from both home and abroad. (‘Abroad’ being the regions of the world whose landscapes can be discovered as you stroll through this property protected by the French Coastal Protection Agency, the Conservatoire du Littoral.)

In an environmentally responsible approach in line with the management principles of the Domaine du Rayol, Marie Mathieu works with fresh, seasonal, locally-sourced products, often organic. Moreover, all her dishes and desserts are prepared at the Domaine. The emphasis is on plants (vegetables, herbs, flowers, seeds, spices, etc.) and fish, mirroring the gardens and the Mediterranean, these being very essence of the Domaine du Rayol’s identity. A menu that is changed frequently every day, there is a dish of the day, a suggestion, a salad, cocktails and desserts unique to the restaurant and homemade ice creams. Dishes on this varied menu include filet of seabass, with a citrus sauce and seasonal vegetables, or maybe a salade of crudités with a fish mousse, a coulis of basil and tomatoe and rice, or again veal with girolle mushroom sauce, dauphinois potatoes and ratatouille. Let’s try also the tray of dips, hummus, vegetables, crudités and savoury cake. And for dessert, maybe a citron mousse or a panacotta with suller barries sauce… Bon appétit!

N.B.: The Café des Jardiniers restaurant is only accessible to the Domaine du Rayol’s visitors. The restaurant does not take bookings except in the case of groups.

Contact the reservations department for groups