As passionate and star-studded as ever!

"Tables Barrière" has a taste for flavour. And a talent for excellence. It encompasses 120 establishments, housed in the Group’s 18 hotels* and 33 casinos. That’s where our waiting staff, kitchen teams and catering professionals demonstrate their talent, inventiveness and passion.

William Elliott is taking "Le Pavillon" to new heights at Le Touquet
These encounters with excellence pay great dividends, including an "à la carte" distinction for Chef William Elliot, 51, master and commander of Hôtel Barrière Le Westminster’s gastronomic restaurant in Le Touquet. For the 12th consecutive year, “Le Pavillon” has been awarded a star by the Michelin Guide 2019 - a distinction which elevates the 35 covers in the meticulous care of hotel executive chef William Elliott. During his 25-year tenure, he’s come to know each of the Westminster’s kitchens – including Les Cimaises brasserie (90 covers), which is open year-round at lunchtimes and in the evenings, as well as seminars, private receptions, and weddings (up to 200 covers). He remains true to regional and seasonal produce: cooking wild Côte d'Opale fish at a low temperatures is one of his ‘head chef top tips’ for flavour and texture.

Two other major names in the Tables Barrière kitchens are just as passionate and festooned with stars. Brilliant Italian-Argentinian chef Mauro Colagreco, 43,and bold sensory virtuoso Pierre Gagnaire, 68.

Mauro Colagreco: firing on all cylinders
The Michelin Guide 2019 has awarded a spectacular 3rd star to Le Mirazur, the restaurant in Menton, Alpes Maritimes taken over and reinvented by Mauro Colagreco in 2006. Since then, he’s become part of the Barrière Group’s taste and flavour ideas lab. At Hôtel Barrière Les Neiges***** in Courchevel, Mauro Colagreco expertly slaloms between excellence, precision and simplicity. On his magical grill embers, red meat, fish and vegetables are all beautifully transformed and truly come into their own thanks to the secrets of inventive cooking. At an altitude of 1,850 metres, “Le B-Fire” restaurant – B for Barrière, F for Fire – sets its tables on the sunny terrace in the blue light of the Bellecôte run during the day, and in the elegant warmth and discreet atmosphere of the luxurious Les Neiges chalet at night. Exhilarating sensations and flavours are available all year facing the sea on Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic’s private beach in Cannes.

Virtuoso Pierre Gagnaire’s "swing"
Finally… The 2019 edition of the red book of the world’s Michelin-starred tables also celebrates the boldness of a master: Chef Pierre Gagnaire has held 3 Michelin stars for an uninterrupted 20 years. 20 years at the highest level of quality and imagination. 20 years in a world of surprises and heavenly recipes on which the sun never sets in his 15 (soon to be 17) restaurants in Paris, Gordes, Bordeaux, London, Las Vegas, Seoul, Hong Kong.... Pierre Gagnaire says he loves cooking “that swings”. He’s danced his characteristic rhythm, making melting softness and crunch pirouette on the palate, on the menu for Fouquet’s brasserie, the dashing younger brother of Le Fouquet’s in Paris, which in 2019 celebrated its 120th anniversary of opening on the Champs Elysées. Pierre Gagnaire’s careful eye and trusted name are also partnered with Tables Barrière at Enghien-les-Bains, La Baule, Cannes, Courchevel, Marrakech and Toulouse...
Chic and simple, gripping, sensational and trail-blazing, the work of these Chefs and their Barrière teams isn’t weighed down by mystery: it exudes atmosphere without any need to ladle it on. Cooking this good, even as star-studded as this is, requires no adornment.

*including Le Carl Gustaf St Barth which will open in late 2019.