Air-conditioned apartments for holiday lets in the Palais Mediterrannee Residences, Nice, France.

Restaurants and Bars

Restaurants

 

Top Price:

 Le Chantecler at the Negresco Hotel.

37, Promenade des Anglais, Tel: 04 93 16 64 00

12 – 2.30 and 7-10.30pm daily

Two Michelin stars……

Very expensive in the evenings, but better value at lunchtime

Memorable food for special occasions. Excellent reputation; Old fashioned, and rather formal service and ambience.

 Mid Price:

 Barracuda,

Rue Myerbeer

Very friendly, multilingual staff, huge menu, including pizzas and Italian, with a very good value "formule" set menu at lunchtime. House wine in carafes is good.

 

L'Acchiardo

38 Rue Droite (at the far end of Cours Saleya, Old Town)

Tel: 04 93 85 51 16

Noon-1.30, and 7-9.30pm  Mon- Fri and Sat lunch.

No Frills – a good family run small restaurant. The plat du jour is well worth having. Reasonably priced wines. A favourite haunt of market traders after work.

 

Le Safari

Cours Saleya, at the far end, north side.

A better than average general restaurant on the market place. Well known for seafood. Need to book in the evenings for tables inside, in the winter – very pleasant ambiance and service.

 

La Rotonde at the Negresco

37, Promenade des Anglais.

Open all day, until late. No need to book.

Brasserie-type menu in completely over-the-top fairground setting, with automatons working at intervals. Food from the Chantecler kitchens – pasta excellent. Worth a trip, if only for the trip to the loos, via the Negresco salons, with largest Baccarat chandelier in the world and huge Aubusson carpets.


Brasserie Georges

4, Rue S Guitry (Behind Galeries Lafayette)

Tel: 04 93 13 38 38

€9.50 to €28. Open until 1am.

Large traditional French Brasserie, in a converted theatre, with kitchens on view on the stage.

Excellent traditional service, and well known for seafood. Good Prix fixé lunchtime menu.

Very good steak au poivre, fish, shellfish, and attached to its own Patisserie , a selection of which is offered for dessert.

 

Bistro Chaud Vin

6 Rue Chauvin, Nice

+33 4 93 16 81 26

€16.00 to €35.00

Small family owned bistro, very close to the fountains in the new city centre Linear park, with an excellent wine selection, and a really good chef. Ask the proprietor for wine recommendations; he is very knowledgeable. Their fixed price lunch menu is one of the best value in Nice, and a wider a la carte menu is available in the evenings. Closed Sunday and Monday.

 

Keisuke Matsushima

22 Rue de France, Nice (Could not be nearer!)

+33 493822606

Recently awarded a Michelin star. Directly opposite the main gates to the Apartments on Rue de France. There is no obvious sign for the restaurant so it can be missed easily. Japanese chef and French cooking; it is well worth a visit - lunchtime, as ever, is better value, quite expensive in the evenings.

Lower Price:

 Le Tire Bouchon

Rue de la Prefecture, just behind the Cours Saleya, old Town.

Tiny, family run place about 8 feet wide, but with an additional room behind, if full.

Very good value cheaper menus, South West France cuisine, friendly.

 

La Merenda

4 Rue de la Terrasse (turn left just before the Cours Saleya )

No telephone!  No Credit cards!

Tiny place with traditional Nicoise cuisine, run by Dominique le Stanc, who was head chef at the Chantecler.  Closed weekends and school holidays.  €25-30.

Definitely need to book, but call in late morning, see what’s on the (hand written) menu and stay for lunch.

 

Grand Café de Turin (and Petit Turin)

Place Garibaldi, top end of the Old Town.

A Nice institution, and as French as it gets.

Specialist Seafood restaurant, serving only Crustaces-Oysters, Oursins, Crevettes, Crabs, Lobsters and many others yet to be identified- but NOT fish!

Very high quality food in basic surroundings – rows of tables. Most shellfish sold by the half or whole dozen. All 3 sizes of Crevettes are superb. Go for Fine Claire Oysters if a novice…  Surprisingly reasonable prices.