What better way to experience French Cuisine than on the French Riviera! You don’t need us to tell you about how fantastic the food of France is, but the food within this area of France has something for everyone. Being on the Mediterranean seafood and fresh ingredient’s is on the menu! There is also an abundance of freshly baked patisseries and gelato ice cream. Why not try some local specialties such as Socca, Salade Niçoise, La Daube Niçoise or a Pissaladière.
We have tried all of these restaurants personally. All are currently within the top 35 of 1800 restaurants in Nice; and all are a stones throw from the flat!
We would recommend you avoid eating in Cours Saleya if you want quality food – little to recommend there and set up for the tourist market.
Citrus (directly opposite flat)
7 Rue Sainte-Reparate, 06300 Nice, France
Telephone: 04 93 16 27 93
Corsican/French food. We were hugely impressed and highly recommend; 3 course fixed price menu.
Telephone: 04 93 01 27 05
Olive et Artichaud (right of front door to flat)
Excellent delicious food. Open plan kitchen adds to the atmosphere. Cannot fault.
Telephone: 04 89 14 97 51
Bar des Oiseaux
5 rue Saint Vincent, 06300 Nice, France.
Telephone: 04 93 80 27 33
5 Rue Droite
Turn left onto Rue Prefecture; then 2nd left into Rue Droite; restaurant towards end of road on left.
Telephone: 04 93 85 72 32
Gets booked up, book up before you get to Nice or early in your holiday, unbelievably good and great value! You may get in for lunch.
(also Rue Droite as above)
This busy restaurant has been run by the same Italian family for a nearly 100 years, reliably good; but only open weekdays, closed weekends.
Telephone: 04 93 85 51 16
A couple of minutes from the flat through the cathedral square, place Rossetti, take right hand fork.
8 Rue Mascoinat
Telephone: 04 93 76 18 80 (closed Sunday and Monday)
Really enjoyable! Choice of four roast meats roasted over spit.
Café Restaurant de la Bourse
Only open for lunch
Rue Pairoliere, Nice, France (Old Town / Vieux Nice)
Telephone: 04 93 62 38 39
Opposite the Place St Francois fishmarket – seats outside and upstairs inside. Lots of locals eat here for the 3 course menu including a complimentary Kir.
Les Distilleries Ideales
24 Rue de la Prefecture, 06300, Nice
Telephone: 04 93 62 10 66
One of the most beautiful bars in Nice, a selection of beers in a distillery setting just around the corner from the flat.
If you want a bite to eat they offer a plate of cheese or salamis/ham on a slate slab with lots of lovely bread: Its enough for 2 people!
Le Coin Quotidien
3 Rue Louis Gassin 06300 Nice
Telephone: 04 93 62 94 32
Just at end of Cours Saleya. Delicious variety of fresh breads/jams, freshly squeezed orange juice.
Place Rossetti by the flat is known as “ice-cream square”, the ice-cream bars are open until at least midnight if not later with many opting to have their pudding here rather than in a restaurant. Gelaterie Fenocchio has an amazing display and a myriad of flavours; our favourite is the one in our own road, St Reparate just below the flat , Azzurro Gelati. Quality ingredients.
Creperie le Trimaran
13 Place Saint Francois, 06300 Nice, France
Telephone: 04 93 80 09 35
24 rue Benoit Bunico, 06300 Nice, France (opposite Distillerie Ideales)
Telephone: 04 93 54 18 31
Delicious takeaway pizzas from wood oven; Huge pizzas – enough for 2 people! Open everyday from 11am.