From the season’s top tables and Michelin-star spots to the old classics we keep coming back to year after year, Northrop & Johnson recommends these restaurants to book while attending the Cannes Yachting Festival.
It’s not all French baguettes and steak frites in Cannes – the gamut of gastronomic restaurants in this glamorous French town will leave you spoiled for choice. From traditional bistros to fine dining, these are the best restaurants to discover in and around Cannes for Summer 2023.
Mr Nakamoto, installed in the Mondrian, represents a contemporary interpretation of the legendary diners from 1950s New York. This establishment specializes in offering a delectable array of fresh seafood, sushi, and timeless steak selections, all enhanced with a sophisticated infusion of Japanese culinary elements.
45 Boulevard de la Croisette
Open for dinner daily, 7pm-10:30pm
Photos by Cedou and Cebeddu.
Everyone in Paris knows of Miznon, the Israeli gastronomic hit in the heart of the Marais led by Chef Eyal Shani. Now firmly established in the south, his rooftop oasis offers a charming respite from the crowds below, with heart-stopping views and a new take on Mediterranean classics. A Tel Aviv native, Chef Shani has designed the menu—designed to be shared—around plants and seasonal ingredients sourced from small, local producers.
Bella by Eyal Shani
Belle Plage Hôtel
2 rue Brougham
Open Monday-Sunday, 7:30am-10pm
One of the most atmospheric places to have lunch during the show, BFire at La Plage Majestic Barrière, is affiliated with the eponymous five-star hotel. The scene-stealing location is at the heart of the action, with the largest jetty on the Croisette. Wood-fired dishes combined a fusion of Italian and Argentinian flavors to create an à la carte menu that is varied and unique. At the same time, the seafood buffet has become a firm favorite with the yachting crowd.
BFire by Mauro Colagreco
La Plage, Le Majestic Barrière
Open everyday, 12pm-4pm
La Petite Maison, like its sister restaurant in Nice, also located in the charming Suquet, overlooks Cap d’Antibes and the Lérins Islands. Chef Yiannis Kioroglou offers a unique and inventive menu, combining classic dishes with modern ingredients. Among the must-try dishes are salmon tartare with seaweed, cod with artichokes and the famous chicken with crayfish. The desserts are not to be outdone, with gourmet delights such as lemon meringue pie, chocolate fondant and many more high-quality dishes.
La Petite Maison
Place Franklin Roosevelt
Open for dinner, 7pm-midnight
Another old town favorite, Table 22, serves seasonally inspired, traditional Mediterranean cuisine with a twist. Headed up by Chef Noël Mantel, who trained with Alain Ducasse, the food and service are as refined as one might expect from such a protege.
22 rue Saint Antoine
Tuesday to Saturday, 7pm-10pm
For mouth-watering Asian dishes with a Mediterranean touch, reserve a spot at La Môme Plage. Whether grilled meat and fish or signature sushi, the beach club is ideal for a long, lazy lunch (perhaps with a refreshing dip in between courses) or lively dinner, starting with cocktails at the bar.
La Môme Plage
Boulevard de la Croisette
Lunch service daily from 12pm
AWAY FROM THE SHOW…
The iconic location of the Eden-Roc restaurant is worth the 25-minute journey by car or just 10 minutes by tender. For the latter, the private teak jetty welcomes you ashore, and if it is choppy, head to the main marina in Antibes and the hotel will send a car to collect you. Either way, arrive in style and enjoy an aperitif at the Eden-Roc Champagne Lounge or the Bar Bellini. For those visiting during the evening, the Eden-Roc restaurant serves classic Provençal cuisine, with signature dishes such as wild sea bass with basil and fennel mousse. If you are looking for a classic Riviera lunch, the Eden-Roc Grill serves light cuisine with everything from a club sandwich to a marinated crab salad on the menu.
Hôtel du Cap Eden-Roc
Boulevard J. F. Kennedy, Cap d’Antibes
Open daily, breakfast 7:30am-10:30am, lunch 12:30pm-2:30pm
Lying just off Cannes, the sun-drenched Île Saint-Marguerite is where you will find one of the most legendary restaurants along the Riviera, La Guérite. Dishes are influenced by Chef Yiannos Kioroglou’s Greek heritage combined with local French and Italian ingredients, with fish playing a starring role.
Restaurant La Guérite
Open daily, 12pm-10pm
If you plan to visit the Cannes Yachting Festival, Northrop & Johnson’s yachting experts will be on hand with all the advice you need on the show and the most suitable yachts to fit your requirements.