Hotel Le Méridien
Prices start from approximately 20€ (£17) for a main course
France is known for its amazing food and The Riviera is known for its wonderful architecture and coastal views, so it’s no surprise that magic happens when they both collide. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that many of the best foodie hotels in Nice are the more traditional ones. It’s the big ones that can afford the space for the amazing views and who can pay brilliant chefs to work their magic and create art. The choice you’ll need to make is in how traditional you want to go. Do you want great dining halls and crisp service or do you like things a little less stuffy and informal? Whatever your choice, as with all great restaurants with good reputations, it’s advisable to book first.
Though not technically in Nice, this luxurious hotel along the road in Èze, is a foodie haven. It’s a destination hotel in itself, perched in the cliffs overlooking the sea below, with extravagant grounds and swimming pools where everyone feels like an extra in the latest Bond film. It has 38 rooms and four restaurants – every foodie must love those ratios – ranging from Michelin-starred quality dinners to light lunches, each with a sea view. There’s also a tennis school and wellness centre if you need to burn some calories after all that food.