Le Castel: gastronomic restaurant at Les Planches-près-Arbois

Our approach to cuisine

With respect and love for fine ingredients, Chef Pascal Mathieu serves a different menu each evening. He places great value in giving diners a quality gastronomic experience and, with this in mind, he selects the finest ingredients the region has to offer.

All raw ingredients are processed at the restaurant and are mainly organic. The Chef uses no semi-processed products and works with local artisans who are passionate about their trade: Roland Gaillard for trout, Rachel Voisard for Bresse chicken, Antoine Morin for milk-fed veal and farm eggs… He also sources his fruit and vegetables from a regional producer.


The restaurant Le Castel serves special menus for various events throughout the year, such as the Percée du Vin Jaune (Opening of the Yellow Wine), Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day and Saint Hubert's day, when you can dine to the sound of hunting horns.

A visual and culinary experience

Pascal Mathieu likes to provide a treat for the eyes as much as the taste buds. The Chef pays particular attention to the presentation of his dishes, which are as beautiful as they are delicious.

The cuisine is both traditional and creative, and offers a chance to taste the Jura's superb specialities, such as Bresse chicken and morel mushrooms in yellow wine sauce.


For Sunday lunch, from Easter to the end of August, you can try the delicious regional menu, which is created according to the Chef's inspiration and seasonal finds at the market.

The wine menu

The wines are carefully selected and the head waiter will be delighted to recommend wines that will bring the best out of each course of your meal.

The menu offers a fine selection of wines from the Jura and elsewhere, including some Premiers Grands Crus Classés (top-ranked first growths), as well as organic, biodynamic and natural wines.

An elegant and bucolic setting

The restaurant's dining room is elegantly decorated, with beautiful white table cloths, stylish tableware, flower bouquets… The interior is in keeping with the quality of the food served by the Chef.


When summer comes, you can enjoy your lunch or dinner on the shady terrace, along the banks of La Cuisance, a charming river that will lend a bucolic touch to your meal.


Le Castel's team looks forward to serving you every evening of the week until the 16th of December, and every Sunday lunchtime from Easter to the end of August.