5 best restaurants in Nice
Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor.
Finest restaurant in town
The Promenade des Anglais has long been Nice’s place to be seen. And Le Chantecler, a two Michelin Star restaurant in one of its hotels, is no different. Here eating is extravaganza, from décor to dining. The interior is authentic Regency, with 18th century panelling, chandeliers, tapestries and curtains. The food is equally sublime. You simply cannot go wrong with the fillet of beef, grilled foie gras and peppers. Bon appetit!
Hotel Negresco, 37 Promenade des Anglais
Tel: +33 493 16 64 00 www.hotel-negresco-nice.com/les-restaurants
Panorama and a plate
You’re ten floors up, with epic views of sea and mountain, and haute cuisine to boot. You must be at La Terrasse, one of Nice’s poshest eateries. With an interior of teak, metal, water and glass, it’s all wonderfully nautical and modern. The food, however, is refreshingly simple, with traditional dishes like chicken and thyme or grilled sea bream. There is a pool and a bar up here as well, so why not make a day of it? You could do far worse!
Le Méridien Nice, 1 Promenade des Anglais
Tel: +33 497 03 44 44 www.laterrasse-nice.com
Tel: + 33 493 85 51 16
Taste the real Provence
How better to experience the traditions and history of Provençal cooking than with a visit to a true family-run restaurant. L’Acchiardo, with its delightful setting in Nice’s Old Town knows all there is to know about Niçois delicacies, from beef daube in wine to cod stew. It’s cosy, it feels like a real home from home occasion, it’s great value and there’s plenty of local vin to keep you there long past dessert. This is a real find. Don’t miss it!
38 Rue Droite
French without the snobbery
The French, for better or worse, enjoy a reputation of healthy arrogance. Not so at the Voyageur. Decidedly unfashionable and unpretentious, this restaurant, with its youthful staff and owners has taken a new approach: make damn good food at damn good prices! It’s local to its core so expect dishes like fresh tuna salad, red mullet and an ultra-light home-made lemon tart. Wash down well with a Provençal rosé. You’ll leave happier than ever!
19 Rue Alsace-Lorraine, Nice, 06000
Tel: + 33 4 93 82 19 60 www.voyageurnissart.com/home.php
A private piece of Provence
Sometimes, you have the good fortune of walking into a restaurant, and thinking (or saying). “My gosh, this is just lovely!” Such a place would be Le Patio. Just metres away from both sea and city centre, it’s set against a sheer rock face, in an impossibly romantic garden courtyard, with tables amongst lemon trees. Even better, the food is just as delicious, with fine Provençal fare which completes the picture with flair.
Hotel La Pérouse, 11 Quai Rauba Capeu
Tel: + 33 4 93 62 34 63 www.leshotelsduroy.com/en/hotel-la-perouse/