Local restaurantsWhere to start?  There are so many.

We list our favourites below but part of the holiday is to explore so don’t just take our word for it, try others too and please do let us know if discover any gems.

In July and August, we advise you to book especially if you want a table for five + people.  At other times, this is not always necessary.

La Napoule

Neapolis – 04 93 49 82 48. Lovely terrace, great for summer lunches and casual dinners. Fabulous pizza and pasta with lots of other dishes too.

Le Boucanier – 04 93 49 80 51 in the harbour next to the beach and the castle.  Menu typical of the area.  Not cheap but lovely setting.

L’Oasis – 2* Michelin, 04 93 49 95 52 costs an arm and leg and is a romantic/ special occasion place.  The food is fabulous.  We don’t go there often but for a treat, it’s lovely.

L’Oasis upstairs – Bistrot l’Etage 04 93 49 80 51 is the ‘diffusion’ restaurant at L’Oasis.  Excellent value, simpler food and very good indeed.  Highly recommended.

Les Bartravelles – 04 93 49 95 15 another menu typical of the area but more adventurous than Bucanier.  Well priced prix fixe menus. Quaint and old fashioned.

There are lots more restaurants around the village and in the harbour.


Le Caveau 30 – 04 93 39 06 33. Behind the Hôtel de Ville in a street of restaurants.  Our absolute favourite of the area, a posh bistro, very consistent, mid price.  Best Dover Sole in the entire world and fantastic turbot.  Also provides ‘prix fixe’ menus at around €25 and €35 per head for three courses.  Good wine list.

Beach restaurants – for very fresh fish.  The Gray d’Albion beach restaurant has a Lebanese twist.  All are good, none are cheap!

Gaston & Gastounette – traditional French. Very good and reliable.

Rue St Antoine, Le Suquet – a whole street of restaurants in Cannes Old Town.  These range from good to excellent.  Often possible to walk in.

Festival Bar, Cannes Croisette (half way along) – Sit here and have a drink, a coffee or lunch and watch the world go by.  Everyone who’s anyone will eventually walk past you.  Often highly entertaining!

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