John & Pauline Larkin with their team warmly welcome guests into their secret garden to discover their relaxed candlelit restaurant. Dine overlooking the dark blue - green pool, surrounded by century old palm trees and olive trees.
The calm atmosphere, cool music and warm welcome is guaranteed to make you “feel at home” from the moment you walk through the door.
Our seasonal market menu has it's roots set in true French cuisine with Provencal cooking, local specialities, bright Mediterranean flavours and a touch of the exotic. A joyful cuisine reflecting the colour and light of the south.
We call it CUISINE OF THE SUN
Welcome to PASTIS KITCHEN Saint Tropez.
JOHN & PAULINE LARKINPassionate about all things French, the wines, the food, the sunshine, the art, the light and the culture. That is, all things except one. Namely, the sometimes stuffy unfriendly welcome often experienced in top hotels and restaurants. Well, they’ve fixed that here with their helpful smiley team.
THE TEAMHeading up the front of house is GUILLAUME always ready to welcome you as if you’re on old friend. While our Chef NICHOLAS ESSEX and his team will treat you to delicious seasonal dishes from his market menu. Taking old favourites and making them even better, searching out new recipes and finding the best organic and specialist ingredients around.
Our head chef started his career in the Cotswolds, England working in Michelin star restaurant The Kingham Plough. Moving to London, he quickly worked his way up the ladder in some of the best restaurants at that time. Jamie Oliver's Caravan (Michelin 2016 & 2017) and Smokehouse Chiswick (Michelin 2017 & 2018). After which he became head chef for Raymond Blanc, Southbank London.
Now with all this experience behind him, at only 32 years, he is working the winters in Chamonix and fortunately for us the summers here in Saint Tropez.
Krystian is the perfect choice to work with Nicholas. Both of similar ages with the same passion for creating the best food possible. Having worked in some of the best restaurants in the Golfe of Saint Tropez including Villa Belle Rose, Muse and Colette at Sezz, we are happy to welcome him into the Pastis Kitchen team.