Top choice french in New Town & Promenade des Anglais

White linen tablecloths give this upmarket brasserie an air of formality, but the friendly service dispels any notions of stuffiness, and the food is simply divine. Don't miss the octopus salad with potatoes and chorizo (one of the best appetisers you'll find anywhere on the Côte d'Azur), and ask about the €16 weekday specials (excellent value for money when available).