Top Choice Ice Cream in Nice


There’s no shortage of ice-cream sellers in the old town, but this maître glacier (master ice-cream maker) has been king of the scoops since 1966. The array of flavours is mind-boggling – olive, tomato, fig, beer, l…
Top Choice Provencal in Nice

Olive et Artichaut

There’s barely enough room to swing a pan in this tiny street bistro, especially when it’s full of diners (as it often is), but it doesn’t seem to faze young Niçois chef Thomas Hubert and his friendly team. He sourc…
Top Choice Modern French in Nice

Le Bistrot d’Antoine

A quintessential French bistro, right down to the checked tablecloths, streetside tables and impeccable service – not to mention the handwritten blackboard, loaded with classic dishes such as rabbit pâté, pot-cooked…
Top Choice French in Nice

La Rossettisserie

Roast meat is the order of the day here: make your choice from beef, chicken, veal or lamb, and pair it with a choice of mashed or sautéed potatoes and ratatouille or salad. Simple and sumptuous, and the vaulted cel…
Gastronomy in Nice


Run by a team of brothers, Gaël et Mickaël Tourteau, this small restaurant has big culinary ambitions (and a Michelin star). In a zen dining room with bold fabrics and wooden platters artfully arranged on the walls,…
Bistro in Nice

Bel Oeil

Light, bright and very contemporary, the Handsome Eye is a hot new local’s tip in the Port Lympia area. Run by Jeanne and Christophe, it’s a modern bistro with a taste for fresh and floral flavours, such as beetroot…
Modern French in Nice


For the full-blown fine-dining experience, Jan Hendrik’s restaurant is the top table in town. Born in South Africa, Jan’s dishes are laced with Antipodean and New World flavours and crackle with artistic and culinar…
French in Nice

Chez Pipo

Everyone says the best socca (chickpea-flour pancakes) can be found in the old town, but don’t believe them – this place near Port Lympia has been in the biz since 1923 and, for our money, knocks socca-shaped spots …
Ice Cream in Nice


The second branch of Nice’s finest maître glacier, in business since 1966, stocks all the flavours.
French in Nice

Bar des Oiseaux

An old town classic, in business since 1961 on a corner of a shady backstreet (expect to get lost en route). It’s been various things down the years, including a bar and nightclub, and still has a few of its origina…