Eating

  • Bar des Oiseaux Converted Vieux Nice nightclub with bargain-priced multi-course lunch menus.
  • Peixes Blue and white maritime decor forms the backdrop for fabulous ceviche and other seafood specialties.
  • Chez Palmyre Crowd in around a communal table for the best-value lunch in Vieux Nice.
  • La Femme du Boulanger Dreamy bistro fare, well-balanced, lovingly prepared and served at sidewalk tables.
  • Flaveur Proud holder of a second Michelin star for its inventive international twists on Niçois cuisine.
  • La Rossettisserie Roast meat and veggies done to perfection in a former bakery remodeled with retro flair.

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  • Chez Palmyre Bargain-priced three-course menus served in an intimate dining room with wonderful neighbourhood character.
  • Acchiardo Long-time local favourite for straight-ahead Niçois cuisine in a convivial stone-walled setting.
  • Socca du Cours Niçois specialties like grandma used to make, served from a humble cart in Saleya market.
  • Kiosque Chez Tintin Beloved hole-in-the-wall near the Libération market, where locals queue for coffee and pan bagnat.
  • La Casa di Giorgio Classic red-and-white checked tablecloths and honestly priced pasta dishes draw a loyal lunchtime crowd.

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  • La Femme du Boulanger Choose from open-faced sandwiches or bistro classics, followed by scrumptious desserts.
  • Bar des Oiseaux Vintage decor contrasts with modern cuisine at this perennial Vieux Nice favourite.
  • Le Canon Market-fresh cuisine sourced from local farmers named individually on the chalkboard menu.
  • Franchin Classy vintage brasserie decor and impeccably prepared Niçois specialties.
  • Peixes Sit at the counter and watch the chefs at work at Vieux Nice's newest superstar.

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  • Flaveur Seven-course menus of inventive modern cuisine served in a dining room hung with contemporary art.
  • Le Chantecler A Michelin-starred restaurant carries on the tradition of refinement at this iconic belle-époque hotel.
  • Jan A South African chef works wonders with his creative fusions of flavours.

By Cuisine: Bakeries

  • La Fougasserie Delicious pizza, pissaladière and pan bagnat at Vieux Nice's favourite neighbourhood bakery.
  • Mama Baker Hearty wholegrain breads and irresistible olive-and-cheese treats for a snack on the go.
  • Chez Pipo Socca emerges hot from the ovens every few minutes at this local institution near the port.

By Cuisine: Ice Cream

  • Gelateria Azzurro Homemade waffle cones set this old-fashioned ice-cream shop apart.
  • Arlequin Gelati An authentic Italian gelateria just a stone's throw from the train station.
  • Fenocchio Several dozen flavours vie for your attention at Nice's most venerable ice-cream vendor.

By Cuisine: Vegetarian & Vegan

  • Koko Green Raw, vegan and vegetarian recipes from around the globe, finished off with heavenly vegan cheesecake.
  • Badaboom This beloved vegan restaurant and juice bar also organises workshops and events promoting healthy living.
  • Vegan Gorilla One of Nice's first vegan restaurants, still going strong.