Where to Eat in Cannes!
We hope that our recent newsletter has helped you with your travel plans to the South of France, whether you are attending the FIDI Conference or simply planning a personal visit.
The next thing on everyone’s mind is where to enjoy some French cuisine! To help you plan ahead, and make reservations where necessary, we present our suggestions on the best restaurants in Cannes and the surrounding region with links to each website.
On Your Doorstep
“La Palme d’Or”
La Palme d’Or is recognized as one of the best restaurants in the South of France and is located on the 2nd floor of the Martinez Hotel. This 2 Michelin Star restaurant is currently only open for dinner but may open for lunch by the time of the FIDI convention. Advance reservations are recommended – ask for a window table and enjoy a beautiful view of the Mediterranean.
Price: Around €150-200 per person
Le Vesuvio is located on the Croisette, a short 20 meters from the Hotel Martinez. An institution in the town of Cannes, the restaurant serves good quality meat, seafood, and pizza. Unfortunately there is no ocean view, but it is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Go early as its always full!
Price: Around €30 per person
Enjoy a gourmet dining experience with your feet in the sand or in the wooded floor restaurant section at the Miramar Plage. Located right in front of the FIDI convention hotel (next to the Hotel Martinez beach), it is likely that it is only open for lunch in April. Try their ceviche (either sea bass or Octopus)!
Price: Around €60 per person
A Short Walk
L’Affable is an excellent gourmet restaurant only 10 minutes’ walk from the Martinez Hotel. Sadly, no ocean view, but excellent dining at a good value. Reservations are required and after dinner try the Grand Marnier Souffle for dessert!
Price: Around €30 for lunch and €50 per person for dinner.
The iconic Carlton Hotel is closed until 2023 for a massive renovation, but the 5-Star service continues at the Carlton Beach Club. Only 5 minutes’ walk from the Hotel Martinez, you will find excellent service and quality for just a drink or a meal. The Beach Club also has some covered semi-private areas.
Price: Around €70 per person
This restaurant has a long tradition in Cannes and offers a nice view of the port. This is probably the best value restaurant on the list with great quality and tasty food. Open for lunch and dinner, Gaston Gastounette is a nice 20 minutes’ walk from the hotel along the sea or a 5-minute Uber or taxi ride. Reservations are recommended and ask for a table on their heated outdoor patio if you can, for a nice view of the port.
Price: Around €40 per person
An iconic hotel in Cannes, “Le Majestic Barriere” is located on the Croisette Boulevard facing the sea, a few steps from the famous Palais des Festival. About a 15-20 minutes pleasant walk from the Hotel Martinez, the hotel offers 2 dining venues.
“Fouquet’s” is and indoor and outdoor restaurant inspired by the 3 Michelin Star chef, Pierre Gagnaire. Expect to pay around €80 per person and ask for an outdoor table next to their pool.
The Hotel Barriere also offers a wonderful beach restaurant by fellow 3 Michelin Star, Chef Mauro Colagreco.
One chef and two restaurants located just 10 minutes drive from the Croisette in Cannes, the Bastide Bruno Oger is found in wooded grounds in Le Cannet. In the 18th century building, in Provencal style, you will find “Villa Archange”, the excellent 2 Michelin Star restaurant with a price of around €200 per person to match the quality.
For the more casual diner, Bruno Oger also offers “Le Bistro des Anges”, an indoor and outdoor venue with excellent food for lunch or dinner at a cost of around €40 per person. If the weather is suitable, ask for a table in the beautiful garden.
20 minutes’ drive from Cannes will find you in the city of Grasse, in the heart of the French perfume industry. The intimate Bastide Saint Antoine is a Michelin Star hotel restaurant hosted by celebrated Chef Jacques Chibois. The restaurant is located on the hill and from their sunny garden you will have a wonderful view of the area.
Price: €70 per person for lunch and €140 for dinner.”
If you are planning to visit Monte Carlo on your trip, one of the most famous hotels in the world, the Hotel de Paris, is found in Casino Square in Monaco, where celebrated Chef Alain Ducasse presides over two restaurants.
The prestigious “Louis XV” is one of only nineteen 3 Michelin Star restaurants outside of Paris, but may also be one of your most expensive meals. Your bill for a romantic dinner for two is likely to exceed €1,000.
More affordable, but also high quality, is “Le Grill”, a 1 Michelin star restaurant on the top floor of the Hotel de Paris. The venue has a wraparound patio, offering stunning views of Monaco. Depending on the weather, an outdoor table is the place to be, or otherwise a window table close to the entrance.
Expect to pay about €100 per person.