Eating out in the Cote d’Azur, France, our guide to eating out and food and drink in general in the Cote d’Azur.
The New Coisette in Cannes on the Rue du Commandant Andre is a trendy café offering hot snacks.
Cannes covered market, located just below the hill at Le Suquet near the old port has a fantastic choice of fresh, local produce and excellent seafood.
Located in Rue St Dizier in the beautiful old Le Suquet area of Cannes, Le Suquetan restaurant offers a menu rich in French specialities devised by the chef Frederic Laffargue.
Fish dish specialities are the order of the day at the Gaston et Gastounette restaurant in the old port in Cannes.
Pastis is a Pizza restaurant with an emphasis on that great Provencal drink Pastis, it is located on Rue Commandant close to the seafront at Cannes.
Villa des Lys restaurant in Cannes on the Croisette is renowned gastronomic restaurant.
In our view the Cresci restaurant in Cannes overlooking the old harbour serves the best Pizzas on the Cote d’Azur. There is also a branch in Nice.
The Hotel Martinez is one of the most prestigious addresses in Cannes and the Palme d’Or restaurant within is very much the part, it has 2 Michelin stars.
The Marco Polo beach restaurant in Theoule sur mer is one of the best appointed restaurants on the coast.
L'Amandiers restaurant in Vieux Mougins is a beautiful restaurant with a fabulous terrace which offers magnificent views of the mountains.
Quai des Belges Market takes place daily on the quay of the Old Port in Marseilles. Here the local fish catch is on sale fresh off the boat.
Le Four des Navettes on the Rue Saint in Marseilles sells a local speciality biscuit called the Navette, this fabulous establishment dates back to the seventeenth century.
Le Petit Nice in Marseille holds three Michelin stars thanks to the culinary creativity of Gerald Passedat.
Madie les Galinettes on the western side of the old Port in Marseilles is very much a locals haunt, serving excellent fish dishes.
L’Epuisette in Marseille is situated on the scenic Vallon des Auffes. Mediterranean food is the speciality here.
La Part des Anges restaurant on the rue Sainte in Marseilles appeals to wine buffs.
Old Nice is set just behind the sea front before the Nice chateau hill, it has lots of lively, good restaurants and Le Tire-Bouchon is popular with the locals.
Nice market is one of the best on the Cote d’Azur, it is very large, friendly and attractive, selling superb produce and local speciality Socca which helps keep you going.
La Zucca Magica in Nice by the port is renowned for its excellent vegetarian dishes.
La Reserve de Nice is a smart restaurant close to Nice Port. It’s a place to get your glad rags on for.
Au Petit Gari restaurant by the Place Garibaldi is an old style, homely bistro.
Brasserie Flo on the Rue Scha Guitry, near the place Massena in Nice is a vibrant restaurant with open kitchen set on a stage.
The Hotel Negresco is a major landmark on the sea front in Nice the restaurant within, Le Chantelcer has been responsible for the emergence of many a top French chef.
Regional Nicois specialities are a big favourite with the dignitaries and local in-crowd who frequent this lively Tavern, La Petit e Maison, in vieux Nice.
L’Ybane restaurant in vieux Nice. The food is Lebanese (there are a few good ones in the Cote d’Azur) and popular with the local in crowd.
Antibes market is a super place to pick up fresh Provencal fruit and vegetables as well as fresh fish.
La Colomn d’Or in Saint Paul de Vence is one of the most famous restaurants in the Cote d’Azur. Once frequented by Picasso who was know to pay by provision of a sketch or painting.
Chateau de la chevre d'Or (pictured above) is a 2 star Michelin restaurant (the chef is Philippe Labbé) in Eze village, surely one of the most spectacularly appointed restaurants in the world and one of the highest reputed on the coast.
Food and drink establishments in the Cote d’Azur come and go so this guide cannot claim to be fully up to date, do check before you go and bear in mind this is just a rough guide, nothing official like the Michelin guide.
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