Restaurants

Top Choice Mediterranean in Cannes

Bobo Bistro

Predictably, it's a 'bobo' (bourgeois bohemian) crowd that gathers at this achingly cool bistro in Cannes' fashionable Carré d'Or (Golden Sq). Decor is stylishly retro, with attention-grabbing objets d'art including…
Top Choice Modern French in St-Paul de Vence

Le Tilleul

Considering its location on the remparts, this place could have easily plumbed the depths of a typical tourist trap. But it hasn’t. Instead, divine and beautifully presented dishes grace your table at Le Tilleul and…
Top Choice Modern European in Cannes

Mantel

Discover why Noël Mantel is the hotshot of the Cannois gastronomic scene at his refined old-town restaurant. Service is stellar and the seasonally inspired cuisine divine – Mantel's food maximises local ingredients …
Top Choice Provencal in Mougins & Mouans-Sartoux

Le Sot l’y Laisse

On the shady town square of Mouans-Sartoux, you won’t find a more authentic Provençal restaurant than this place. The signature dish, a hearty chicken stew, gives the place its name (it means ‘the fool leaves it the…
Top Choice Sandwiches in Antibes & Juan-les-Pins

L'Atelier Jean-Luc Pelé

This branch of Jean-Luc Pelé's stellar Cannes bakery is a welcome addition to Antibes' lunch counter. Gourmet bagels and wraps (from €5) come in all kinds of creative combos, and for €9.50 you can add a drink and a …
Top Choice Bakery in Cannes

La Boulangerie par Jean-Luc Pelé

This swanky bakery by Cannois chocolatier and pâtissier Jean-Luc Pelé casts a whole new spin on eating cheap in Cannes. Creative salads, sandwiches, wraps and bagels – to eat in or out – burst with local flavours an…
Top Choice Deli in Fréjus

Mon Fromager

Enterprising cheesemonger Philippe Daujam not only sells cheese – he also cooks it into tasty lunches in his deli-style restaurant arranged in front of the cheese counter and on the street outside. Locals flock for …
Top Choice Sandwiches in Cannes

PhilCat

Phillipe and Catherine’s prefab cabin on the waterfront is a perfect lunch spot. This is fast-food, Cannes-style – giant salads, toasted panini and the best pan bagna (€5; a gargantuan bun filled with tuna, onion, r…
Top Choice International in Antibes & Juan-les-Pins

Nacionale

'Beef & Wine' is the strapline of this contemporary wine bar–styled space, so that should give you some idea of the focus here. It's popular for its burgers, steaks in pepper or port sauce, and other grilled mea…
Top Choice Modern French in Around Vence

Auberge de Courmes

In the hamlet of Courmes, at the foot of mountains 10km north of Le Pont du Loup, this flowery inn is gorgeous for a long, lazy lunch alfresco. Talented young chef Richard Auray cooks up two starters and two mains u…