Due to its location on the French Riviera, and also because of the tourists Nice attracts, there are many high class eateries. Thankfully for backpackers, it isn’t as expensive as its neighbouring settlements of Monaco and Cannes. This gives you the option of eating out if you previously thought that you could be eating in for the duration of your stay.
Good restaurants can be found all over the city. Promenade de Anglais is full of restaurants and cafés to choose from, although they can be pricey. For the best selection, covering all price ranges, go to Vieux Nice.
Naturally there are many restaurants in the city serving national cuisine. These range from top class restaurants which would cause most backpackers to go over their budget, to those with more reasonably priced menus. Italian food is also prominent on most Naçois menus.
If you feel you don’t want to go to the hassle or expenditure of eating out, you can always eat in (if you feel like cooking of course!). The market at cours Saleya has a good selection of fresh vegetables. Supermarkets in the area will be able to provide all the necessary ingredients for your mouth-watering meals!
Nicca Socca, 5 rue Ste-Reparate, Nice, France
This is a very popular and well-known restaurant which serves great food and is excellent value also. Try their oven baked pizzas.
Open 12pm-2pm and 7pm-11pm Mon-Sat.
17 rue Gubernatis, Nice, France
Serving Niçoise cuisine, this family-run restaurant has a warm atmosphere and sits approximately 40 people. There is a choice of pasta dishes also.
3 place Garibaldi, Nice, France
Since opening in 1989 this French resturant has built up a good reputation due to its quality food and value for money. Good choice of Sicilian meals also.
10 rue Chauvain, Nice, France
The menu in this restaurant has everything from chop suey to pasta. Some of the dishes can be a bit pricy so if you are on a tight budget the pizza is always a safe option.
4 bis quai Papacino, Nice, France
For all those who are vegetarian, this is the restaurant for you. Even if you do enjoy your meat you will find the menu very appetising.
1 cours Saleya, Nice, France
A relaxed atmosphere in La Safari ensures your meal will be fully enjoyed. The menu consists of both local recipes and those from the province also.
4 rue Terrasse, Nice, France
This bistro has an interesting menu full with both mouth-watering dishes and more unusual ones also. One of its specialities is lamb which is cooked until it falls off the bone.
1 rue Maurice Jaubert, Nice, France
Albert's Bar has one of Nice's more varied menus and is sure to cater for everybody's taste. Only completely fresh produce is stocked in Albert's as, apparently, there are no freezers anywhere on the premises.
10 rue du Collet, Vieux Nice, Nice, France
Come here if you want to sample Niçoise food without paying too much money. This restaurant is usually very busy so come early if you are eating in the evening.
37 promenade des Anglais, Nice, France
Serving some of Nice's most inventive dishes, the chances are you might not make it to this restaurant - it is the city's most exclusive. But if it is the last day of your journey and you have a lot of money to burn, what better way to do it with a top-class meal.
1, Place du Jésus, Nice, France
With its plentiful outdoor seating, friendly staff, and menu full of main courses costing under €10, it will come as no surprise that locating a seat in this restaurant can prove to be very challenging. It also enjoys a privileged location under Eglise du Gesú, one of the Old Town's numerous churches.
Open Mon-Sat 7pm-11.30pm.