Top Restaurants and Bars on the French Riviera for Summer 2022
Discover the Best Resturants and Bars in Cannes, Monaco and St Tropez on your 2022 Crewed Motor Yacht Charter
The French Riviera is lined with some of the most amazing restaurants and bars worth trying while on your crewed motor yacht charter. People come from all over the world to sample the impressive culinary delights the South of France has to offer, not forgetting some great cocktail and wine bars to enjoy a local Provence wine or tasty drink after dinner or lunch. Below, we revel the most beautiful spots to dine in the Côte d'Azur, from the glitz and glamour of Monaco to the rustic chic beach hangouts of St Tropez.
Hotel de Paris - surrounded by the Monaco Grand Prix racetrack, near the Monte Carlo Casino and close to the superb Port Hercules, it certainly is hard to rival the location of the this restaurant; it highlights the glamorous lifestyle of the French Riviera, as once you step foot into the hotel you are reassured that your experience is going to be memorable. From the aperitif to the after-dinner chocolate, guests have quoted that you will ‘feel like Louis XV himself’ illustrating the exceptional journey the impeccable staff and world-class cuisine provide.
The Fairmont Hotel in Monaco is an infamous meeting point for the international elite, this hotel oozes glitz and glamour and is a renowned landmark of Monaco. The Horizon Deck restaurant and champagne bar is the perfect spot to overlook the port brimming with luxury yachts. See the world through rose-tinted glasses on Pink Sunday! The summer tastes and vibes wash through the bar with unlimited rose wine or champagne, and all things pink!
La Chevre D'Or in Eze - this is the definition of 'dinner with a view'; La Chèvre d’Or has absolutely stratospheric scenery where you will truly feel on top of the world. Being up in the mountains in the hilltop town of Eze, you can absorb the luscious greenery, rolling hills and sight the sea! Guests struggle to find the words to describe the location of the restaurant and it really enhances the ambience of this living treasure. The talent of the kitchen is not to go without mention; with two Michelin stars, the gourmet restaurant offers the finest cuisine and will provide a new insight into dishes. Be sure to get your glad rags on with their strict dress code though!
Bacon - Bacon is actually a predominantly seafood restaurant. Increasingly regarded as the best fish on the Cote d’Azur, which, as you can imagine, is an incredible title as seafood along the French Riviera is as plentiful as it is wonderful. With 60 years of experience, the Sordello family look forward to tantalising your taste buds! The location is superb, the food presentation is second to none and the guest book is to be marvelled at. Many important celebrities are repeat customers; there is certainly something special about Bacon. We recommend the bouillabaisse, which is often described as ‘perfection’ and is certainly the speciality
Senequier - you can't miss le Senequier, as its bright red exterior is eye-catching and inviting. Located directly in the port of St Tropez, overlooking the stunning yachts in the harbour, the restaurant boasts a lovely atmosphere and a favourite of locals.
Banh Hoi - this Indo-China restaurant serves incredible dishes of Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese dishes in an intimate setting, with an interior decorated with ornaments of the Far East. Their outdoor terrace is a lovely space to enjoy dishes of gyoza, dumplings, noodles and other dishes freshly prepared in the Michelin starred restaurant.
Club 55 - “Here the customer is not the king… because he is a friend” is the philosophy adopted at Club 55. Simplicity and authenticity, Club 55 is Pampelonne's legendary institution, celebrated for retaining its rustic edge and family-friendly atmosphere. Known as the Saint-Tropez of yesteryear, its authentic and wild Provençal setting is carried right up to the table, with organic wines and simple Provençal dishes.
Palme D'Or - the place to dine in Cannes is La Palme d’Or as it is the city’s only two-starred Michelin restaurant; stop by for a memorable culinary experience in one of the leading luxury hotels. Everything about this hotel reflects class, elegance and superiority, it requires all your senses to admire and absorb the décor, service and cuisine. The food is a work of art, guests recommend a ‘movement’ of five small plates to get the perfect combination of savoury and sweet. It is difficult to find the superlative to describe the standard of gastronomy in the Martinez Hotel!
Hyde Beach - Located on the sandy swathes of what is arguably the most glamorous promenade in the French Riviera, La Croisette, Hyde Beach is a chic hangout where you and your friends or family can soak up the most vibrant spot in the Côte-d’Azur beach scene. For the ultimate experience, relax on the exclusivity of a luxury waterside daybed with cocktail in hand, before settling down to enjoy a spread of exquisitely plated delacacies at the creation of Michelin starred chef, Stéphanie Le Quellec.
Le 360 at the Radisson Hotel- this hotel boasts a distinctive rooftop bar where you truly get 360-degree views of the bay, the old town and the Esterel hills, which is unheard of! The bar is exclusive and has a classy atmosphere, the drinks menu is varied and impressive and if you are feeling peckish there are culinary delights so you can indulge. It is easy to find yourself spending hours on this terrace as the vibe is inviting and relaxing, you will not want to leave the view behind!
Carlton Hotel - for an unparalleled view over the bay of Cannes, the Carlton Hotel is the perfect spot! For evening drinks you can gaze over the Croisette and watch the street come to life in the evening as it lights up as the atmosphere begins to thrive. From the furniture to the service and to the exotic drinks, everything exceeds expectations, as the accommodation to the world’s rich and famous, the experience is inevitably spectacular. And you can’t leave Cannes without having tried a Carlton champagne cocktail
Combine these fantastic bars and restaurants, with sun, sand and sea and you have got yourself the perfect yachting holiday. What more could you want?