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Eating well in Cannes – 8 of our favorite Cannes restaurants

By March 30, 2023August 14th, 2023No Comments
 

Where you will love to eat – a short list of some of the best restaurants in Cannes.

Each year, during every tradeshow event like MIPIM, Cannes Lions, Cannes Film Festival and many others help at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres, we strive to provide you with the most up-to-date reviews of the best places to eat in Cannes.

If you’re looking for unique gastronomic adventures in Cannes, you’ll find authenticity and charm everywhere. You don’t have to venture far from the waterfront to find fresh fish and seafood of the day, as well as innovative dishes from world-renowned chefs.
From seaside dining hotspots to bistros specializing in Provençal cuisine, we’ve rounded up 8 of the best restaurants in Cannes, France.

Table 22

It is a Michelin-star restaurant, a French fare, and has small spaces but can be easily used for semi-privatized dinners for guests up to 50 pax. Table 22 is a fine old-town restaurant with impeccable service and seasonally inspired cuisine. This amazing place is run by former Alain Ducasse chef Noël Mantel. Chef decided to go with traditional Mediterranean dishes with a twist. Menu favorites include cod filet cooked in “fleur de sel” with a bouillabaisse jus and cannelloni with fresh porcini mushrooms.

The walls are lined with photographs of film stars such as Cary Grant and Alfred Hitchcock. We recommend this venue for intimate dinners, corporate groups, business events, and gatherings during key tradeshows like MIPIM, Cannes Lions, or Cannes Film Festival. A number of our customers request this location year after year.

Table 22 also has a sister restaurant – UVA which offers the same menu as Table 22, sharing the same exquisite food and service. Group bookings are available during congresses and trade events. We can help you with reservations, restaurant bookings, event spaces, and more. Contact us

Table 22

La Cave

This intimate and relaxed bistro prides itself on its fresh, local produce, with a menu that changes with the seasons. Delicious homemade dishes include courgette flower fritters, veal chop with chanterelles, and – if you’re feeling very French – frog legs with parsley. Regulars rave about the extensive wine list, which includes over 500 varieties, so come thirsty.

La Cave

L’Affable

L’Affable’s creative dishes are priced to match but don’t expect pretentious service. The atmosphere in this Cannes restaurant is friendly and welcoming, and renowned French chef Jean-Paul Battaglia attracts hordes of hungry diners to his Michelin-recommended Cannes restaurant. The menu includes spiced seabream, a roast rack of lamb with thyme, and large tempura prawns. Don’t forget to save room for the Grand Marnier soufflé – it’s a best-seller for good reason.

L’Affable

Le Roof

From the clients to the frame – on the fifth floor of the luxurious Five Seas Hotel. The Roof is as cool as it gets. Enjoy a spicy Muscovite mule on the outdoor pool deck at sunset, accompanied by a briozoa – a brioche pizza with parmesan, walnuts, and mushrooms – from the finger food menu. For something more substantial, try the seared lamb chop with apricot confit and aubergine mousse. Don’t miss the weekend brunch, which is one of the best in the city.

La Mome

Fine dining restaurant welcoming locals and foreigners every night. This little corner of tranquillity, yet in the downtown of a vibrant city has been working since May 2015. Antoine and Ugo Lecorché offer dishes from Mediterranean cuisine, made with fresh, locally available, and seasonal products. 

If you were wondering where the name comes from, here is the story.

“Its pretty name is a direct reference to the Môme Moineau alias Lucienne Suzanne Vreurick, a Montmartre singer of the 1920s who became a figure of Cannes life by giving great parties on her boat. A hint of the Roaring Twenties hangs in the air of this delightful Riviera establishment, especially when the evenings are prolonged to the sound of the DJ of La Môme.”

As a perfect ending to the night, just across this Cannes restaurant, you will find a great Cocktail Bar inspired by New York. The atmosphere is intimate and cozy with some incredible mixology. 

La mome restaurant in Cannes

La Petite Maison

This gem you will find on the legendary Palm Beach in Cannes. The Mediterranean is the core of this place’s vibe – from every dish, to design in general. The panoramic view from Cap d’Antibes to the Lérins Islands is what makes this place so special, on top of the great gastronomy.

The kitchen team is orchestrated by chef Yiannis Kioroglou, who celebrates sunny recipes from lunch to dinner. He insists on sublimating local products to awaken all senses. From pissaladière to scrambled eggs with truffles, all the essentials of this famous address are « à la carte ».  

Enjoy surprise visits by local musicians who can play just about any request (you may want to get up and dance).  As well, celebrities love this place.  Our last sighting was Jerod Leto…admittedly we took a few photos.

Le Cirque

Le Cirque sublimates the fine art of hosting, all day long. This French-style bistro is a must-visit place in the heart of the Cannes landscape. Mathieu and Stephan, the owners of the restaurant for the past 7 years, have been working hard to keep alive the convivial and lively atmosphere. 

At Le Cirque, nothing is neglected, and all guests are treated to the art of hosting and fine cuisine.

Le Cirque is an institution of the French Bistro using the local products of the season.  With a menu created under the watchful eye of Chef Stephan Durand, the flavors can be found according to the seasons.

Da Bouttau 

This charming spot is THE oldest Cannes restaurant, working since 1860. A century and 60 years – what a tradition. Now you understand why it is so hard to get a reservation here. But, our Cannes destination experts may help, so contacts us.

It must be appealing to see the place where Picasso, Sean Connery, or George Clooney used to eat when visiting Cannes.  Many more have come to this place to taste its traditional bouillabaisse, its aioli, its small stuffed vegetables, and especially its famous Provençal stew with orange zest. Warm atmosphere, between fireplace and paintings, you will dine by candlelight on the table, and in the company of crêpes Suzette flambéed in front of you.

Do you like this article about Cannes’ gastronomic offer? There is much more to explore in this vibrant city we call home. Make sure to read our other blogs about Cannes like where to enjoy the best French pastries.

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