LE JARDIN DE BERNE

one Michelin star and one green star for sustainable gastronomy

A Singular and Poetic Culinary Voyage "From the Soil to the Soul"

At "Le Jardin de Berne*", Chefs Louis Rameau and Eric Raynal seek out the hidden truth in each ingredient to curate unique and meaningful associations, never-before-seen pairings and astonishing textures that respect nature's true intentions.

"We work holistically with each product, piercing its secrets and drawing endless inspiration for our ever-changing seasonal creations", underlines Chef Louis Rameau.

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The Chef's Cuisine

Every dish is a personal encounter that goes beyond the table to embody Château de Berne's preserved environment and carefully-curated tranquillity. Booking a table at "Le Jardin de Berne*" means embarking on a whole new voyage. Both chefs strive to unveil the full potential of each ingredient by creating dishes with pairings that are easy to read, natural, and even virtually raw. Some aromas are so fragile and fleeting that they can almost be enjoyed on their own. Their noble intentions alone promise a pleasurable tasting experience, enhanced by the mastery of each gesture: a genuine ode to the incredible know-how of nature. 

A Wine List Curated for You

Our gastronomic restaurant features a very extensive wine list representing all regions of France, together with some international wines. Of course, it gives pride of place to wines from our beautiful region and Château de Berne's Côtes de Provence whites, reds and rosés.

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Château de Berne

In the Wings of a Michelin-Starred Restaurant

Watching a top chef at work in the kitchen then tasting his creations is every foodie's dream. Chef Louis Rameau brings your dreams to life at "Les Tables du Chef" – a table set facing the vast kitchen where you can savour the ballet of the brigade, or gazing out over the vines for a more intimate eating experience.

See a unique show in the heart of the kitchens

The Chef invites you into his world for a privileged dinner at the "table du pass". Seated comfortably at the end of the counter, your eyes riveted on the stove, you have a front row seat to follow the preparation of the dishes and the setting of the plates. A total immersion in the kitchens of a starred restaurant.

A Sustainable Approach

Château de Berne's three vegetable gardens lie amid beautiful and sweet-scented lavender beds.2, Spanning over 3,000 m2, they are used to grow vegetables, berries, fruit, aromatic plants and flowers using organic farming techniques.

The estate is also home to four thousand olive trees producing Château de Berne's olive oil, renowned for its green fruitiness.

Find out more about our Michelin-starred restaurant in Provence

The awardingof stars by the Michelin guide meets exacting requirements, which only a few restaurants in France manage to meet. These top-of-the-range establishments are then evaluated on different criteria:

  • The quality of the ingredients ;
  • Mastery of cooking techniques;
  • the taste.

Only the cuisine is evaluated, without taking into account the decoration, the service, the price or the welcome, but a score from 1 to 5 can be found to qualify the quality and the general comfort of the establishment (symbol of a spoon and a crossed fork).

A restaurant can thus hope to obtain one to three stars, and thus be listed in the famous Michelin guide. Le Jardin de Berne, for its part, has the honour of being awarded a Michelin star,but also a green star for sustainable gastronomy.

Other distinction of the Michelin guide,the green star assesses restaurants in terms of sustainability. It rewards committed restaurateurs who work with products in an environmentally and ethically sound manner.

Local products and sustainable farming are chosen, to offer customers fresh and seasonal products grown under sustainable management. But the Green Star also rewards commitments to avoid food waste, to reduce the ecological footprint and to favour the treatment and recycling of waste.

Our starred restaurant le Jardin de Berne is committed to this approach, which has earned it a nice green star in the Michelin guide.

Frequently asked questions about our Michelin-starred restaurant in Provence

Questions about the restaurant

Jardin de Berne is open everyday from 7 p.m to 9:30 p.m.

The restaurant is located within our estate, in the main bastide, and opposite the reception building. 

The chef offers starters, fish (including trout and Mediterranean bass), meat (we recommend the pigeon, or the chef's signature lamb dish), poultry and desserts.

No, all dishes are à la carte.

Yes, of course, children are welcome and can enjoy our children's menu.

The children's menu includes :

  • A salad of raw vegetables from our gardens and local producers or vegetable soup;
  • Poultry chips or fish;
  • A choice of filling: potato mousseline, steamed vegetables with herbs, pasta with butter, or pasta with cream and parmesan;
  • A choice of dessert: chocolate brownies or home-made ice cream and sorbet.

The products from our gardens are certified organic, AB agriculture biologique.

All our products are local. They come either from our own garden or from producers in the area. The Mediterranean bass, the shellfish from the Bay of Tamaris and the meat also come from local producers.

Each new season is an opportunity to offer a new menu.

Our chefs can offer vegetarian dishes to our customers.

Neither, the restaurant is an integral part of the Berne estate.

No, we don't do takeaways.

We accept groups depending on the availability of the room. That is why it is preferable to book in advance. We offer between forty and fifty covers.

No, our restaurant has an interior room and a beautiful glass roof. We also have a Chef's Table with a view of the kitchens and the Table du pass in the heart of the kitchen.

Yes, our restaurant is accessible and our tables are also sufficiently spaced to ensure easy circulation for people with reduced mobility.

Yes, we have a large car park near the restaurant.

Yes, all our teams speak English, and many speak a third language.

Questions relating to the operation of the hotel - restaurant

No, this is not included in the room rate, unless you have taken advantage of one of our special offers including a night and a dinner at the Jardin de Berne.

We offer room service. A menu is available in the rooms.

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