The Best Restaurants in Antibes, France

Warm, diverse and always delicious – these are our favourite restaurants in Antibes
Warm, diverse and always delicious – these are our favourite restaurants in Antibes | Anton Ivanov / Alamy Stock Photo
Christina Zoga

From Michelin-starred delights to vegan-friendly fusion hotspots, Antibes is a melting pot of cuisines. It’s not all white tablecloth affairs, though – there are a smattering of affordable places to eat, alongside fine dining institutions. Read on for our pick of the best restaurants in Antibes.

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1. Le Figuier de Saint-Esprit, for unpretentious cuisine

Restaurant, French, European, Gluten-free

Creative and pioneering cuisine, brought to life by chef Christian Morisset, distinguishes Le Figuier de Saint-Esprit from the other places on this list. The Michelin-starred restaurant is a gastronomical paradise on the rampart of old Antibes, characterised by its elegant, inviting interior. A favourite of locals and celebrities, its authentic French cuisine and touch of contemporary flavours help explain its stellar reputation. Go for lunch and try the mullet with saffron rice, chorizo, broccoli and garlic sauce.

2. Restaurant de Bacon, for excellent bouillabaisse

Restaurant, Mediterranean, French, European, Seafood

This plant-filled restaurant boasts spectacular views of the Baie des Anges from floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s named after one of the oldest families in Antibes, dating back to 1124, and has sat on its coastal perch since the 1940s. The Michelin-star menu is based on the best selections of fresh fish from the French Riviera, as an ode to Mediterranean tradition. Order the bouillabaisse, a house speciality, for a true taste of the region.

3. Les Pêcheurs, for waterfront views

Restaurant, Mediterranean, French, European, Fast Food

Francis Chauveau, chef of Les Pêcheurs restaurant, prepares several fish in his kitchen
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Dine under the stars at this Michelin-starred seafood restaurant inside the Cap d’Antibes Beach Hotel. Chef Nicolas Rondelli has carefully paired Mediterrean ingredients with local produce to concoct creative and innovative cuisine. Ask for the fresh catch-of-the-day as well as the truffle pasta, paired with a wine chosen by the in-house sommelier. Book a table in the evening and watch the sun dip below the watery horizon.

4. L'Oursin, for fresh seafood

Restaurant, Seafood, French, Mediterranean, European

L’Oursin is located in the heart of Antibes, and has been since 1962. This fish and seafood restaurant has become an institution; you’ll realise why from the moment you walk in. The nautically themed interior – complete with porthole windows and full-size wooden helm – sets you up for enormous ice platters of langoustines, oysters and fresh lobster. Book a table well in advance to avoid disappointment.

5. Chez Lulu, for a cosy family meal

Restaurant, French, European, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Fast Food

French restaurant Chez Lulu distinguishes itself with its semi-gourmet twist on home-style cooking. Expect creamy mushroom velouté and seared pork fillet with fennel and sage, served inside a rustic interior with stone walls, farmhouse tables and exposed beams. Arrive early and enjoy a glass of Provence rosé (paired with a charcuterie platter) to get your evening off to a genial start.

6. Restaurant Le Vauban, for gastronomy on a budget

Restaurant, French, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary

Fresh seasonal ingredients and a magnificent selection of wines await at this charming restaurant near Plage de la Gravette; fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Go for the set menu – it’s incredibly good value, especially at lunch – where you can expect roasted quail legs with caramelised pears, topped off with mandarin soufflé for dessert.

7. Le Comptoir de la Tourraque, for an affordable hidden gem

Restaurant, French, European, Fast Food

Several people sit at tables under low-lit wooden roof by water feature and stone exterior of Le Comptoir de la Tourraque
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Hidden in the heart of the old town of Antibes, Le Comptoir de la Tourraque will charm you with its rustic decor and cosy furnishings. Think wood-beamed ceilings and enormous oak doors. Don’t expect a vast menu here; they do a simple selection of dishes very well and at reasonable prices, considering the quality. Tuck into cod and leek ravioli, followed by chocolate mousse.

8. Restaurant La Cafetière Fêlée, for top vegan options

Restaurant, Fusion, Asian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Fast Food

Your fusion gastronomical adventure starts as soon as you walk in to Restaurant La Cafetière Fêlée. This place distinguishes itself with its innovative approach to French and Asian cuisine. Think tuna tataki with foie gras escalope. It also has a vegan menu with multiple options from which to choose – our favourite is the marinated “fake salmon” sashimi with wasabi mousse.

Cruise around Antibes on a day rental yacht through SamBoat. Alternatively, Dream Yacht Charter offer multi-day sailing trips along the French Riviera.

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