Best restaurants in Antibes-Juan

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Best restaurants in Antibes-Juan
Best restaurants in Antibes-Juan
Nice, Cannes and surroundings:
Here are our favorite restaurants in Antibes-Juan les Pins which we really recommend trying out – we
never cease to be surprised by the high quality of eateries in this city - and we are still discovering
new, awesome restaurants despite living and dining in the area for more than 10 years now .
Important notice: you need to make reservation in advance as these are poplar places, and particularly
so in July/August when it can get really crazy – You have the number now so just call ahead and you
are good!
The "Top list” in Antibes-Juan les Pins":
Le Figuier de Saint-Esprit
rue Saint-Esprit, Antibes
T: 04 93 34 50 12,14
www.christianmorisset.fr.
Our favorite since it opened on the rampage next to the
Picasso museum in late 2007. Insanely good, and relatively
affordable (3 course menu about €60, with wine €80) and
exclusive food prepared by the reputed star chef Christian Morisset who delivers the goods along with
his sons and wife.
Awarded with 1 star in Michelin guide, deservedly so. Valet parking
available, which is a big plus if you have a car - fairly relaxed atmosphere,
but if you have young kids probably better to choose something else
Le Michelangelo
3 rue des Cordiers, Antibes
T : 04 93 34 04 47
info@lemichelangelo-mamo.com & www.lemichelangelo-mamo.com/venir.htm.
Surely best Italian restaurant in town - and Chef Mamo is an attraction on his own. Famous celebrity
spot, particularly during the Cannes-festival, but really this is an informal and cosy place – and very
popular. Really good authentic pasta (try the one with truffles if you want a real treat) and the Pizza de
Parme is amazing – for meat lovers, there are some very special treats as well. A huge outdoor
garden opens up in the summer when it’s practical to bring the kids as well.
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Sapori d'Italia
14 boulevard Maréchal Leclerc, Antibes
T: 04 93 34 12 27
Nice location with beautiful views towards the sea and Cap d’Antibes – but, this place is really about
the “best pasta there is” and the “family-friendly” service and atmosphere. The menu is dominated by
pasta which is just amazingly good. Simple décor inside, but who cares about that – this is authentic
stuff! A good place to bring the kids as well. Recommended as a top restaurant in Antibes by
Tripadvisor – another reason why this place is always crowded.
Royal Beach
16 Blvd MAR LECLERC, Antibes
T: 04 9367 1406
http://www.hotelroyal-antibes.com/royal-beach
Best beach restaurant and private beach in Antibes. Enjoy the excellent Italian-inspired food and
service offered by the exceptionally nice owner Gilles and his crew - Bertrand, Sebastian, Bobby and
the others really strive to give you the best time. Beautifully located with nice views from the terrace
and pier, also a nice lounge section where you can enjoy refreshments all day and in the evening.
Enoteca
Rue Aubernon, Antibes
T: 04 93 34 03 90
This is the happening restaurant-bar in Old Antibes with
lots of energy and so, so friendly service by Christian at
the bar – he is actually a very good friend of us, so tell
Christian hi from Gry and Henrik and he will treat you
especially good. Strategically placed a few steps from the
ramparts. The cool wine bar facing the street is really
where you want to be – you can try some snacks (serano
ham is awesome) or even a full meal if you like. Next
door there is also a vaulted dining room for formal dining
if you prefer that. The pasta with truffles and the cote de
beuf is really top notch quality.
L’Armoise
2 r. de la Tourraque, Antibes
T : 04 92 94 96 13
kaparrinello@otmail.fr
Really tiny resto next to the Provencal market - only 6 tables so
reservation is crucial. Try out the delicious 3-course menu for €40,
which is a bargain for such high quality. You can choose according
to your preferences from the blackboard menu, which is always
inspired by fresh produce from the market next-door. Recently
recommended by Michelin guide due to remarkably good value for
money.
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La Tour Antique
4 r. de la Tourraque, Antibes
T : 04 93 34 48 69
http://www.latourantique.com/
Next door to L’Armoise, which also offers a 3-course menu around €35, small and cozy atmosphere
although quality doesn’t quite match that of l’Armoise.
Le Comptoir
1 r. de la Tourraque, Antibes
T : 04 93 95 24 86
Another tiny resto, just a few meters from L’Armoise as well. Same concept with an appealing black
board menu from where you can choose a 3-course menu for around €35. Top quality, exciting food
and a slight mix of French cuisine with Asian flavors.
Hotel Belles Rives
Bd E. Baudoin, Juan les Pins
T : 04 93 61 02 79
www.bellesrives.com.
The most amazing terrace you can think of, particularly during
sunset with awesome views of the whole bay of Juan les Pins
towards Cannes. No place to take your kids (too expensive for
that) but your darling will adore you if you take her/him on a date
here. By the way, you could also sneak in for a drink at the
terrace before dinner – absolutely worth a try if you don’t want
the “whole package”.
Cafe Marianne
La Pinede, Avenue Gallice, Juan les Pins
T : 04 93 61 08 70
www.hotel-juana.com
Beautiful terrace inside Hotel Juana next to the La Pinede park in Juan. In the old times, used to be a
2 star resto here but it is now a more informal and affordable place (lunch menu €19 and dinner menu
€35). The calm terrace garden is still the same as in the heydays, which is why this is really a hidden
jewel. Have the best selection of deserts which you check out in a glass display – worth the trip alone!
Oscar
8 rue Rostan, Antibes
T: 04 93 34 90 14
www.oscars-antibes.com
Long been a favorite with Michelin (Bib Gourmand good value rating) with excellent food and menus
featuring Italian Provencal cuisine. Most popular amongst the “little older people”.
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Les Vieux Murs
Promenade Amiral de Grasse, Antibes
T: 04 93 34 06 73
www.lesvieuxmurs.com
Beautifully situated by the remparts and next to the Picasso museum, book in advance for a window or
terrace table with amazing views of the sea and the Cap. Valet parking available.
Le Vesuvio
3, Avenue Georges Gallice, Juan les Pins
T: 04 93 61 21 47
Our favourite Pizza place in Juan, with an excellent situation in the ”Carrefour de Joie”. Reasonable
and good service and busting with energy in the summertime. Great for families!
“Beach restaurants” in Juan les Pins are a “must”, most are very nice for lunch as well as
for dinner in the moonlight, lovely atmosphere and family-friendly. Try out Ruban Bleu or La Douce!
Perroquet
La Pinede, Avenue G. Gallice, Juan les Pins
T: 04 93 61 02 20
In the La Pinède park, long recognized by Michelin guide for excellent food, although the décor and
setting is a little out of style. Family-friendly.
Les Pêcheurs
10 Blvd Maréchal Juin, Cap d'Antibes/Juan Les Pins
T : 04 9293 1330
www.lespecheurs-lecap.com
Magnificent terrace facing the Cannes Bay – expensive though, particularly after it got a Michelin star.
Eden Roc
at the tip of Cap d'Antibes in the famous Hotel de Cap
T: 04 93 61 39 01
www.hotel-du-cap-eden-roc.com
Crowded by movie stars during the Cannes festival, when you won´t get in. Apart from then, why not
try out a cool lunch in the most luxurious surroundings you can think of. Yes, it is expensive, but you
don’t have to use your whole budget…
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Suggestions for Cannes & surroundings:
L ´Affable
5 Rue Lafontaine, Cannes
T: 04 93 68 02 09
www.restaurant-laffable.fr
Along with le Figuier, this is our no. 1 restaurant in the area. Fantastic food and very reasonable
prices. The service is outstanding and the place is always packed which is always a good indicator of
the quality. Everything on the menu is just so good – the signature Grand Marnier suffle´ is like coming
to heaven – best in the world!
Gavroche
Petite Rue Saint-Antoine, Cannes
T: 04 93 99 01 01.
Really nice tiny outdoor are in the "restaurant street" in the old Cannes, offering really good food.
Make reservation ahead!
Il Teatro
5 Rue Gabres, Cannes
T: 04 93 38 09 08
Excellent Italian food and pasta, awarded best Italian by Trip Advisor.
L'Amandier
Pl. des patriotes, Mougins
T: 04.93.90.00.91
www.amandier.fr
Really good food in the outskirts of the Mougins old town.
Le Moulin de Mougins
T: +33(0)4 93 75 78 24
www.moulindemougins.com
Alain Llorca left, but 1 star in Michelin guide still remains for this oasis
of awesome food and feel good atmosphere. Fantastic 3-course
lunsh menus, with champagne, wine and coffee for €49 is a winner.
Lou Fassum, 381 route de Plascassier (between Valbonne and Grasse), T: 04
93 60 14 44, www.loufassum.com
Delicious Provençal cuisine to be enjoyed in a rustic dining room or
on the terrace under the lime trees, which affords a magnificent view of Cannes and the sea, 1-star in
Michelin guide.
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Suggestions for Nice:
La Petite Maison
3 Rue de L'Opera
T: 04 93 92 59 59
Good food, but first and foremost a highly interesting atmosphere and clientele in this vieux Nice
restaurant. The owner is special as well so do not be late and be uber polite. The reward: a truly
special experience if you manage to get in. Good for lunch as well as romantic dining. «Tous célèbres
ici » according to their marketing – anyways, President Sarkozy always put aside time for a visit
whenever in town.
Keisuke Matsushima
22 ter rue de France
T: 04 93 82 26 06
www.keisukematsushima.com
Delicate and inventive Japananese-French cuisine, excellent service and really good lunch deals from
€18. Awarded one star in Michelin guide.
Les Deux Canailles
6 rue Chauvin
T: 09 53 83 91 99
www.lesdeuxcanailles.com
Just opened spring of 2011, by former Keisuke employees, same delicate and inventive JapananeseFrench cuisine, excellent service and really good lunch deals. Try out the millefeuilles or chocolate
fondant, o la la…
L’Aromate
20 ave March. Foch
T: 04 93 62 98 24
www.laromate.fr
Awarded with 1 Michelin star after 2008 opening by the talented Chef Gracieux who has earlier
learned from the biggest chefs out there. Menus from €55, also open for lunch from 12-14.30 with
menu based on risotto
Flaveur
25 rue Gubernatis
T: 04 93 62 53 95
www.flaveur.net
Authentic 1 star restaurant run by three friends, two brothers in the kitchen and the third friend
servicing the guests with excellent food full of flavors obviously!
Aphrodite
10 bd Dubouchage
T: 04 93 85 63 53
www.restaurant-aphrodite.com
Another exciting 1-star restaurant, based on modern cuisine techniques and inventiveness to create
truly fascinating dining experience. Really good lunch (€25) and dinner (€39) menu deals.
Saison
17 rue Gubernatis
T: 04 93 85 69 04
www.saison-nice.com.
Excellent Japanese restaurant opened in 2009 under management from K Matsushima.
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L'Univers
54 Boulevard Jean Jaures
T: 04 93 62 32 22
Provence’s reputed Chef Christian Plumail is still delivering authentic cooking in this authentic old-style
Provencal cuisine in this stylish bistro, lunch from €20 and menus from €50.
La Meranda
4 rue Raoul Bosio
Most authentic cuisine in the city in this tiny old town bistro, no phone reservation, no credit cards, but
always packed so walk inside ahead for prebooking.
L’ Allegro
6 pl Guynemer
T: 04 93 56 62 06
Freshly prepared pasta and ravioli dishes in this delicate resto by the port
La Perouse
11 quai Rauba Capeu
T: 04 93 62 34 63
Nice terrace tables under the lemon trees at this port restaurant.
Le Karr
10 rue Alphonse Karr
T: 04 93 82 18 31
French Asian fusion cuisine , also offering live Jazz during weekends.
Le Safari
1 Cours Saleya
T: 04 93 80 18 44
A popular place to enjoy the sun at the Cours Saleya square, traditional food.
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