Falling in love with the south of France is easy – one trip there is all it takes to become intoxicated with the place. From the busy towns to the authentic homes, the south of France has something to other everyone, and Cote d’Azur has nothing short of some of the best restaurants in the world. So here are the best places to eat in the Cote d’zaur.
L’Arazur in Antibes: a talent to discover
The promising young chef Lucas Marini has just opened his first restaurant after having learned the ropes under including Yannick Alléno at Le Meurice in Paris and Mauro Colagreco at Le Mirazur in Menton. With his partner, in his stone walled restaurant, offers a creative variety of semi-gourmet dishes including seasnaol vegetables, fish sourced locally and some of the best cuts of meat that can be found. Antibes neighbours Cannes which has some great villas for rent for when the next time you want to visit the area.
8, rue des Palmiers, Antibes. Tel.: 04 93 34 75 60
La Langouste in Nice: city chic
This new restaurant with a beautiful shady garden of 170 m2 – unique in the heart of Nice – is set for refined decoration. Discover the traditional cuisine of chef Patrice Lafon in a cozy atmosphere. The afternoon and evening offer a Mediterranean menu, consisting of a collection of dishes that boast regional and seasonal products. Royal shiny lobster can be seen on the menu. (175 € / 2 persons).
7, avenue Georges Clémenceau, Nice.
Moshi Moshi, the new chic sushi bar
Moshi Moshi recently opened a designer sushi bar in the Fontvieille district of Monaco. Japanese chef Toshimi Takiya produces dishes that combine Japan and the Mediterranean, including famous Japanese culinary classics such as sushi, sashimi, bento boxes, veggie boxes, and more. The restaurant lies just in front of the Fontvieille harbour where you can easily rent a boat from.
32, quai Jean-Charles Rey, Monaco.
La Flibuste, the riches of the sea
Situated in the Port of the Marina Baie des Anges in Villeneuve Loubet, La Filbuste is an excellent restaurant, the name which is well kept among food euthenists in the area. Having just their third Fork in the Michelin guide, this splendid restaurant offers an elegant setting, producing from the catch of the day: sea bass, seas bream, and turbot always served with the highest quality ingredients.
Port Marina Baie des Anges, Villeneuve-Loubet.
La Vague d’Or: Saint Tropez excellence
Three Michelin stars, five chef’s hats and a 19/20 score awarded in Gault et Millau, La Vague d’Or, the restaurant at La Résidence de la Pinède in Saint-Tropez, invites you to a remarkable stop between. . land and sea. The creativity of chef Arnaud Donckele and pastry chef Guillaume Godin combines top cuisine, a unique presentation, and wines from France and abroad. Bonus? St-Tropez offers some of the nicest villas in the South of France.
Résidence de la Pinède. Plage de la Bouillabaisse, Saint-Tropez.