The South of France is a synonym to the luxury world, with some of the world’s finest hotels, the most vibrant entertainment and of course some of the very best restaurants. From the 3 Michelin Star Mirazur to the vibrant La Guérite, discover our list of the best restaurants in the South of France to enjoy the riviera like never before.
La Guérite – Cannes
We start our journey on the western part of the Riviera, in the coastal city of Cannes. World-renowned among the jet set thanks to the film festival, extravagant villas and some of the finest beach clubs, the city of Cannes is to be visited. La Guérite is one of the oldest restaurants in Cannes, originally built to serve only those on a boat cruising around the Iles de Lérins. The restaurant built in the 1920s slowly transformed into a haven for the rich and famous, while remaining rustic and traditional. The charming ambience is completed by a vibrant atmosphere, with live music and some of the finest entertainment. Celebrities quite regularly make their way to La Guérite, with Elton John even picking up the microphone last year to the delight of the guests! The restaurant is now also accessible via luxury tenders departing from the Port Canto.
Plage Keller – Antibes
One of the most discreet addresses on the riviera is also one of the most iconic. Plage Keller is one of these Riviera places that sees the likes of Steven Spielberg come and relax, with some of the finest gastronomy in the utmost luxury setting. One of the few fine sand beaches on the Riviera, Plage Keller seats on an unspoiled natural site. At a table or lying on a deckchair, you will enjoy stunning views with the backdrop of the Bay of Angels and the peaks of the French Alps, still snow-covered at the start of spring. And just in front of you, the different colours of the Mediterranean, the luxury yachts and fabulous villas.
Paloma – St Jean Cap Ferrat
One of the oldest restaurants and beaches in St Jean Cap Ferrat, Paloma is one of the hot spots for the yachting community. Easily accessible by yacht, with a dedicated tender service, the restaurant seats on the top of the chart for yachtsmen in the area. With some of the finest entertainment, while remaining in an elegant and calm atmosphere, the beach offers some of the very finest moments to share on the Riviera, with stunning views of the perched medieval city of Eze.
Le Mirazur – Menton
As one of the finest restaurants in the world, the Mirazur had to be on that list. The main table of the chef Mauro Colagreco has now three stars and was elected two years in a row best restaurant in the world. If you can get a table at this unique address you will enjoy preparations coming straight from the lush Mediterranean garden on the hills of Menton. The incredible 1930s-era rotunda building housing the Mirazur enjoys an idyllic position. Spreading over three levels, surrounded by lush vegetation and featuring an incredible sea view, the restaurant is one of the most elegant on the Riviera. The dining room is filled with natural light, creating an exceptional atmosphere for an exceptional diner.
La Chevre d’Or – Eze
One of the most incredible views on the Riviera, la Chevre d’Or is perched high up in the medieval village of Eze. At La Chèvre d’Or, Arnaud Faye celebrates the charm and history of a fantastic region, which stretches from the rocky foothills of the Mercantour to the crystal clear blue waters of the Mediterranean. A menu inspired by this stunning contrast magnifies the products of the Riviera and the mountains.