10 of the best restaurants on the French Riviera !

Orlane M | Lifestyle | Published on wednesday May 11, 2022 at 5:36 pm 

10 of the best restaurants on the French Riviera.

10 of the best restaurants on the French Riviera ! The south is full of good restaurants : gourmet restaurants, small typical restaurants, idyllic or unusual settings, the choices are numerous.

Discover our selection of gourmet addresses tested and approved by us, from Théoule-sur-Mer to Èze, all price ranges included.

These addresses are all in high demand, so we advise you to book.


1- Le Plongeoir restaurant in Nice


A unique place, an atypical view. Installed in an emblematic site of Nice, set on the sea, the restaurant welcomes you in this atypical place and steeped in history. The cuisine is convivial, Mediterranean-inspired, evolving with the seasons and market products.

A lounge bar also welcomes you every day from 4:30 p.m. You can taste there, cocktails, wines as well as delicious Lebanese specialties to share.

The restaurant welcomes you every day from 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. and from 6:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


60 Bd Franck Pilatte, 06300 Nice

Telephone : 04 93 26 53 02


Le Plongeoir restaurant in Nice.

2- Le Tillac, bistronomic restaurant at the hotel Les Terrasses d’Èze


Offering a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea, this restaurant offers Mediterranean bistro cuisine using all the richness of our regional products. On the cellar side, Le Tillac offers a wide selection of organic wines. A great discovery and a timeless moment guaranteed!

Whether you are placed on the terrace or inside, you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean.

The restaurant welcomes you every day from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


1138 Rte de la Turbie, 06360 Èze

Telephone : 04 93 29 80 68



Le Tillac restaurant at the hotel Les Terrasses d’Èze.


3- Les Remparts restaurant in Saint-Paul-de-Vence


The restaurant Les Remparts benefits from one of the most beautiful spots to admire the sunset. The view is simply breathtaking.

A drink with friends, lunch or dinner. Go and share an exceptional moment in the heart of Saint Paul de Vence, the terrace is superb, with a balcony view of the country.

The cuisine is tasty, the cocktails original and the wines carefully selected, all served by a friendly team in an idyllic setting.

The restaurant welcomes you on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.


172 Rue Grande, 06570 Saint-Paul-de-Vence

Telephone : 04 22 53 53 85



Restaurant les Remparts in Saint-Paul-de-Vence.


4- Le Repère restaurant in Théoule-sur-Mer


If you want to have lunch or dinner in a heavenly place, Le Repère will seduce you! Nestled behind the Château de la Napoule, near the port of La Rague, this restaurant is a must.

The menu is varied and changes with the seasons. You can enjoy delicious fresh fish in this restaurant.

A solarium, an outdoor bar and a moonarium, Le Repère is probably our number 1 in this article “10 of the best restaurants on the French Riviera!”.

All summer long, enjoy a musical break: the presence of a singer every Wednesday and musicians every Sunday.

The restaurant welcomes you every day from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.


Port de la Rague, 06210 Mandelieu-la-Napoule

Telephone : 04 93 47 07 95



Le Repère restaurant in Mandelieu-la-Napoule-la-Napoule.


5- Italian restaurant Le Da Laura in Mougins


At the entrance to the village, Le Da Laura Mougins is the fruit of the association of Laura Merlo, owner of Da Laura Cannes and producer Gérard Louvin. The duo knew how to bring life and color back to its walls which housed the loves of Picasso and Dora Maar, like the fabulous parties to which their friends Éluard, Man Ray, Cocteau and many others were invited, the two partners wanted before all respect the spirit of yesteryear.

The terrace enjoys an unparalleled view between greenery, the sea and the Lérins Islands.

As for food, you can enjoy delicious dishes accompanied by meticulously selected wines, all Italian of course!

Here too, you can enjoy a musical atmosphere, the restaurant very often welcoming musicians.

The restaurant welcomes you every day from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. except on Saturdays when it is only open for evening service.


18 Bd Georges Courteline, 06250 Mougins

Telephone : 04 92 99 06 31



Le Da Laura restaurant in Mougins.


6- La Maison de Bacon fish restaurant in The Cap d’Antibes


A true institution, the mythical Bacon founded in 1948 by the Sordello family has become today, under the impetus of its new owners since July 2021, La Maison de Bacon.

Completely renovated recently and decorated with care, the restaurant welcomes you for lunch and dinner. It has a lounge bar area, a bioclimatic veranda gallery, a table d’hôte area, a dining room and finally a magnificent outdoor terrace with a magical view of the sea where you will undoubtedly spend an unforgettable moment!

As for the cuisine, the Chef, Nicolas Davouze, Bocuse d’Or, who has worked with the greatest, offers you marine and Mediterranean cuisine based on fish, the restaurant’s specialty.

The restaurant welcomes you from Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


664 Bd de Bacon, 06160 Antibes

Telephone : 04 93 61 50 02



La Maison de Bacon restaurant in Le Cap d’Antibes.


7- Moroccan restaurant Le Salama in Cannes


The Salama restaurant in Cannes is one of the latest arrivals on the famous rue Florian but already an essential address.

No sooner have we settled in than the journey has already begun. An elegant and deliciously oriental decoration, where tradition mixes with accuracy and balance with contemporary.

You will be able to taste Moroccan and Mediterranean dishes, a sharing and authentic cuisine in a crazy atmosphere. Indeed, after a certain hour, the music goes up a notch and the restaurant turns into a trendy bar (the cocktails are delicious) in which customers can dance.

The restaurant welcomes you every day from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.


10 rue Florian, 06400 Cannes

Telephone : 04 93 68 51 69



Le Salama restaurant in Cannes.

8- Le Bénitier beach restaurant in Cannes


Want to have lunch or dinner with your feet in the water? Bénitier beach is also one of our favorite addresses in Cannes. Located on Boulevard du Midi with a unique panoramic view, you will be seduced by its natural and cozy decoration.

The restaurant offers a varied and quality cuisine. You can taste dishes from all over the world but always with local and seasonal products.

Finally, you will also have the possibility of renting a mattress for the day or half a day.

The beach welcomes you every day from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (kitchen open from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Note that the restaurant offers evening service in July and August.


3 bd Jean Hibert, 06400 Cannes

Telephone : 04 93 39 92 74



Le Bénitier beach restaurant in Cannes.


9- L’Atelier Joseph Restaurant in Le Vieux Cannet


Located in the heart of Old Cannet, on Place Bellevue, L’Atelier Joseph is one of the region’s institutions. Lunch on the shaded terrace or dinner on this sublime little quiet square overlooking the bay of Cannes is a real pleasure.

Also, in summer the restaurant offers more festive evenings, musicians, singers, guaranteed atmosphere!

This intimate, warm and unique place offers a varied menu made up of fresh and quality products with flagship dishes such as rigatoni with truffle cream or grilled octopus.

The restaurant welcomes you every day from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. except Mondays when it is open only for evening service from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.


306 rue Saint Sauveur, 06110 Le Cannet

Telephone : 04 92 18 69 70



L’Atelier Joseph restaurant in Le Vieux Cannet.


10- Japanese inspired restaurant Le Mido in Cannes


Another flagship address on rue Florian, the Mido, La Môme group, welcomes you in an authentic and warm atmosphere with Asian charm.

Inspired by the finest Japanese recipes, Mido offers dishes to share and savor during an exceptional dinner.

Also, its beautiful pieces of fish as well as its signature sushi will delight your taste buds and transport you to the heart of Japan. Prepared with care and delicacy, the chef’s dishes combine modernity and know-how to offer you the best.

The restaurant welcomes you every day from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.


5 rue Florian, 06400 Cannes

Telephone : 04 93 39 39 38



Le Mido restaurant in Cannes.



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