Eating out in the Côte d'Azur

The superb fresh fish and seafood from the Mediterranean dominate the local cuisine. As well as restaurants serving traditional Mediterranean food, there are numerous restaurants serving cuisine from across the world.

Alain Llorca, La Colle sur Loup

Alain Llorca is in Colle sur Loup and is attached to the Hotel of the same name, enjoy a true ode to contemporary Mediterranean cuisine. Meats and shellfish roasted on the grill, with amazing views.

Telephone: +33 493 32 02 93

Café de Paris, Monaco

Café de Paris is at the side of the Casino Square in Monte Carlo and is a great place for people and car watching. It is a super venue for Lunch or Dinner, with a trip to the casino next door afterwards.

Telephone: +377 98 06 76 23

Castel Plage, Nice

Castel Plage is considered to be one of the trendier beaches along the Promenade. The restaurant is large and popular, with straightforward tables and chairs, with or without shade as you prefer and there is a relaxed area with brown basket-weave sofas and stools with soft cushions.

This restaurant is very popular and everyone piles in for lunch. People dress up a bit to eat here and many obviously came to eat only and not use the beach facilities. (Even if you have booked the sun-loungers, you are not automatically reserved a table – let them know). Great food and service at you waterside table.

Telephone: +334 93 85 22 66

Chez Juliette, Nice

Chez Juliette isn’t hidden away – it’s out there amongst all the tourist restaurants in the heart of the Old Town, just up from the Place Rosetti. The food is of the best quality and although the service can be slow, as everything is cooked to order, the atmosphere is amazing and well worth a visit.

Telephone: +334 93 92 68 47

L’Ô, Saint Paul de Vence

Gourmet Thai cuisine in a contemporary environment. After several years working in prestigious restaurants dedicated to the cuisine of Siam, owners Cedric and Guy have reinvented “Thai Table”.

Telephone: +33 493 59 80 10

La Colombe d’Or, Saint Paul de Vence

A hotel restaurant in a fabulous setting which serves great quality French cuisine. You can dine inside surrounded by paintings from famous artists such as Matisse and Picasso, or outside under a canopy of fig trees.

Telephone: +33 493 32 80 02

La Favola, Nice

La Favola is an Italian restaurant occupying the corner of the Cour Saleya and rue Louis Gassin, It’s a large restaurant with outdoor terrace which spreads across under the market awnings, freshened by a sea breeze funnelled through a nearby archway. It already has an established reputation for good food and large portions.

Telephone: +334 930 445 23

La Fontaine, Saint Paul de Vence

La Fontaine is a cosy restaurant with a terrace overlooking the village’s legendary fountain. It serves Mediterranean cuisine from seasonal produce, in a contemporary bistro atmosphere.

Telephone: +33 493 32 58 01

La Mère Germaine, Villefranche sur Mer

La Mere Germaine is a lovely traditional restaurant on the quayside in Villefranche sur Mer Jean Cocteau used to eat at this local institution, which has been serving fresh fish and seafood since 1938. It is lovely just to sit on the terrace and gaze out over the harbour!

Telephone: +334 93 01 71 39

La Palme d’Or, Cannes

La Palme d’Or is a 2 Michelin star restaurant located in the Hotel Martinez in Cannes. The restaurant has reached the highest accolades of French cuisine with a truly international reputation. Chef Christian Sinicropi’s cuisine is highly inventive and audacious which showcases local produce and seasonality.

The restaurant is open on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12.30pm to 2.00pm for lunch and 8.00pm to 10.00pm for dinner.

Telephone: +33 492 98 74 14

Le Bistro Gourmand, NIce

Le Bistro Gourmand is always full, and rightfully so! Opened in 2010 by a team with bags of enthusiasm, it has already made its mark. Everything is cooked to perfection and with undeniable expertise. Enjoy market-fresh flavours, the chef’s distinctive style and excellent value. Delightful.

Telephone: +334 92 14 55 55

Le Bistrot Gourmand Clovis, Tourrettes-sur-Loup

Clovis in Tourrettes was recently awarded a Micheli star, the chef will delight you to discover a creative, fresh and tasty meal that will delight your taste buds. Their products are local and mostly organic with exceptional quality. Their wine list presents wonderful small and unknown vineyards all with exceptional taste.

Telephone: +33493588704

Le Caruso, Saint Paul de Vence

A great little restaurant located just off a small street in the charming village of Saint Paul de Vence. The food is well priced and great quality. It is very popular so booking is highly recommended.

Telephone: +33 493 24 36 47

Le Relais des Coches, Tourrettes-sur-Loup

An old French country house located at the edge of the village of Tourrettes sur Loup. It offers great views over the valley and a glimpse of the Mediterranean. The restaurant is large and spacious with tasteful and stylish decor. The lounge is welcoming and cosy with its large chimney and original wooden beams.

The restaurant opens onto a large shaded terrace which looks directly onto the old village, with its back drop of clear blue sky or a magnificent sunset in the evening.

Telephone: +33 493 24 30 24

Le Safari, Nice

Located in the heart of the old part of town, on the Cours Saleya, Le Safari is a great restaurant serving pizzas, fresh fish, meat and pasta dishes. The dining room is cosy and nicely decorated with local artists’ paintings and multicoloured decorative jars.

Telephone: +33 493 80 18 44

Le Vieux Moulin, Saint Paul de Vence

Le Vieux Moulin is a former mill which has been carefully restored. The restaurant offers traditional cuisine, both simple and sophisticated, with influences from the South of Italy.

Telephone: +33 493 58 36 76

Les Bacchanales, Vence

Les Bacchanales is set in a beautiful old three storey villa, set in the middle of a large garden. The view from the terrace goes right out to the sea. The restaurant is owned and run by Michelin star chef Christophe Dufau, His produce is all sourced from within a 250km radius of the restaurant, a radius that encompasses Provence, Corsica and Piemonte.

Telephone: +33 493 24 19 19

Les Vieux Murs, Antibes

Les Vieux Murs is a lovely restaurant near the Musee Picasso in Antibes and has divine views and excellent food and service. Appealing southern cuisine with seafood taking pride of place.

Telephone: +334 93 34 06 73

Stars and Bars, Monaco

Stars and Bars at the side of the port is an amazing sports bar and restaurant and great for families, with a staffed children’s play area. The food is American and the sports memorabilia includes many Formulat 1 Items.

Telephone: +377 97 97 95 95

The Grill Room, Monaco

The Grill Room, Hotel de Paris is on the top floor, with amazing views of the seascape and the sky, as the roof slides off on summer evenings. Famous for its soufflés. Dress code applies.

Telephone: +377 98 06 30 00

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