As befitting the home of the Cannes Film Festival, the Cannes dining scene is fit for the chic elite. Prices are high but so is the quality. At the top restaurants it's advisable to reserve ahead. During one of Cannes' many events, coveted restaurants fill up and off-season restaurant opening hours can be whimsical.
Best Restaurants in Cannes
A superlative restaurant that honours its home--the Hotel Martinez. The ingredients are luxurious and the preparation innovative and refreshing. The Michelin team has awarded La Palme d'Or two stars.
22 rue Saint-Antoine
tel 04 93 39 13 10
Chef Noel Mantel takes his inspiration from fine Italian cuisine and then lets his imagination loose. His risottos are perfection on a plate.
Le Restaurant Arménian
82 La Croisette
04 93 94 00 58
Who would think that an Armenian restaurant would climb to one of the most acclaimed restaurants in Cannes? Your meal includes a couple of dozen tasty dishes served "mezze" style. And vegetarians will be ecstatic with the choices of imaginatively prepared vegetables.
Young chef, Sebastian Broda, managed to earn a coveted one star from Michelin only a year after opening here. His theme is Mediterranean and the execution is exquisite.
Le Relais des Semailles
9/11 rue Saint-Antoine
tel 04 93 39 22 32
Intimate and romantic, this classic address turns out the kind of timeless dishes that will never go out of style. Naturally, the accent is on Provencale flavors.
12 av St Louis
04 93 38 60 28
It's always springtime in this bright, flowery place. The menu is as cheerful as the decor with an emphasis on rustic dishes lightened up with a touch of Provencal flavours.
Best Budget Restaurants in Cannes
La Table du Chef
5 rue Jean Daumas
tel 04 93 68 27 40
The prices are unbeatable and the quality is excellent at this convivial local establishment. Chef Bruno Gendarme whips up the most scrumptious dishes from market-fresh local ingredients.
5 rue La Fontaine
04 93 68 02 09
The classics (foie gras, rognons de veau) mix with regional dishes
like aioli and dorade to compose a finely balanced menu. The style
is contemporary and a €24 fixed-price lunch menu is most reasonable.