From a roofless restaurant that transforms into a club at midnight to dining under Mirano Crystal chandeliers, these are five of the best restaurants in Cannes, where the stars are likely to be dining.
If your retreat to Cannes is all about that seaside experience then rejoice in the fact that no place better encompasses the Mediterranean vibe than Plage L’Annex. Sitting on the Boulevard de la Croisette with glorious views of the iconic Carlton hotel, L’annex’s private beach offers a luxurious introduction to the summer with pristine sun beds accented by dark wood and glass interiors. Diners at the premiere club’s restaurant can expect to be spoilt with the freshest variety of sea food the Côte D’azur has to offer.
Les Vieux Murs
There’s nothing like a spectacular view to enhance your expertly cooked meal, which is precisely what you will get at this gastronomic delight. Overlooking the bay of Nice and the renowned Cap d’Antibes, diners can step into this exclusive experience for late lunch or an early dinner with meals delicately put together by chef, Stephane Amal, an expert in Mediterranean Cuisine and Provence influences. The humble opulence of Les Vieux Murs comes from its cut stone interiors reminiscent of Venetian palaces accented by crystal chandelier’s to desserts like coffee foam, a rich pastry cream with black chocolate, biscuits and almonds.
Le Mesclun Restaurant, Cannes
Champagne cream stewed lobster, roasted Turbot fillet and creamy courgette soup with olive crumble; these are but a few of the flavourful masterpieces concocted by the chefs of La Mesclun. Owned by Anna and Olivier Bouzerand, this elegantly warm restaurant houses diners in an intimate space with fragrant woody interiors, illuminated by ambience lighting allowing diners to savour the finest produce in the south of France. While the restaurant’s unique location and excellent service ensures a private yet unobtrusive dining experience.
La Palme D’or
Chef Christian Sinicropi has prepared dishes for royalty and continues to draw in the jet-setting folk from around the world to savour his monumentally raved-about dishes. If seclusion is your thing, then the Palme D’or isn’t for you. On any given day socialites and celebrities flock to this second-floor portion of the Art Deco Hotel Martinez for two reasons; views of the world-famous piers of La Croisette and the poetic experience that is the food. If there were a hierarchy of taste then La Palme D’or would be best suited at its highest pinnacle as Christian Sinicropi ensures the diner is always given an unforgettable experience with meals like The Farm Pigeon From Mont-Royal to The Nugget Of Veal Sweetbreads.
Transforming into a nightclub by midnight Le Bâoli takes its guests for a journey fuelled by five-star cuisine and lush settings. Located amidst a cooling grove of palm trees and an amazing view of the French Riviera, the open-air dining experience is complete with internationally renowned DJ’s spinning tracks and silk canopies which barely cover the starry night sky as famous celebrities and designers dance the night away. Take note that Le Bâoli’s dining experience is not in the slightest shadowed by its after-hours atmosphere, serving guests with an array of dishes rich in cultural produce such as ricotta cavatelli, grilled bronzino over sautéed fennel and masterfully grilled fresh steak during dinner hours.