The French Riviera is known for its landscapes, culinary delights and great weather. So it’s not difficult to find a blend of all three, that provide great opportunities to dine out with your loved ones. Here are a few of the most romantic restaurants in the French Riviera.
If you want a little romance on a private beach, head to O’Key Beach. It’s a more casual affair, as you’d expect a beach restaurant to be. You might not have the place to yourself, but the fresh fish will be good, the service impeccable and you can watch everyone hanging out on the Croisette. Afterwards, walk around the old neighbourhood of Le Suquet, which is nearby. Try a little linguine seafood pasta or the grilled fish of the day with sardines. Check out their Facebook page for up-to-date recipes and news.
On the coastal road around Marseille – the Corniche Kennedy – you’ll find a cute little harbour tucked away from prying eyes. And it’s here that you’ll find Chez Fonfon, one of the big masters in seafood and bouillabaisse, the local fish stew. You can sit and have a drink, watching the small fishing boats come and go. (Bouillabaisse normally needs to be ordered one or two days in advance.)
Towering high above Nice’s Promenade des Anglais, is Le Meridien’s roof terrace, complete with pool and restaurant. There are lots of hotels that do the same thing along the famous coastal strip, but people adore this one. Reserve a table and sit and admire the view of Nice from above. It’s laid back during the day and sparkling at night. You’ll feel like royalty.