A postcard city situated on the French Riviera, on the Côte d’Azur, Nice is one of the most beautiful cities in France and a luxurious holiday destination. Marked by gorgeous coastlines bordering the Mediterranean, captivating French and Italian-influenced medieval architecture and a rich cultural and artistic heritage, Nice’s dining scene is just as impressive. Find out about the best restaurants in this stunning city.
Located in the historic quarter of Vieux Nice, Oliviera is a fantastic restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine with a focus on bringing out the best local varieties of olive oil. Established in 2000, Oliviera crafts each recipe with hand-picked oils, carefully selected to enhance the flavours and different subtleties of ingredients. Tartare with olive oil from Alpes de Haute Provence, and Aubergine Oliviera, a dish made of eggplant, goat’s cheese, grilled red peppers and copious amounts of Bouteillan olive oil, are just some of the splendid dishes on offer. On arrival, owner Nadim Beyrouti and his staff take time to greet guests with an olive oil tasting. After a meal, choose an oil from the restaurant’s shop, and try out one of the aromatic recipes at home. The oils can also be purchased from the restaurant’s website.
Elegant, relaxed dining at its finest, Le Séjour Café is a much-loved restaurant celebrating the French art of living through quality cuisine. A family-run restaurant, the menu offers varied traditional and contemporary French dishes, all beautifully presented. Located in a charming house, designed to maximise the “at home feeling”, Le Séjour is replete with lampshades, books, random flower pots, photo frames and other homely paraphernalia. After a delectable meal, move out onto the veranda and enjoy a mocha or a refreshing soupe d’agrumes (citrus fruit salad), while basking in the sunlight.