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Great restaurants in Nice Old Town

Some of our most charming property is for sale in Nice Old Town, and this area also boasts some superb restaurants offering all types of cuisine from local specialties through to Italian, Indian and even Lebanese restaurants.

Here is the Attika team’s guide to the best of them, so that you can make the most of the lifestyle here in Nice when you have found your perfect apartment.

The most famous restaurant in the Old Town is undoubtedly La Petite Maison. Situated on rue Saint François de Paule, this is the place where all the stars go when they’re in town. The restaurant offers superb fish dishes and great local specialities with a first class wine list. This is a fantastic place to people watch and although it is expensive, it is not outrageous! The restaurant often welcomes musicians and you’ll find people jigging around at the end of the night. It’s one of Sarkozy’s favourite restaurants; we’ve often spotted Elton John in there and Beyoncé came for dinner with Jay-Z in the summer too!


Just opposite La Petite Maison is another favourite of the Attika team, Le Grand Balcon. Here you will find good French dishes, and the library area at the back is really cosy for winter’s evenings – perfect for a romantic meal!

Le Bistrot Gourmand is a superb restaurant on rue Desboutin, just off Place Massena at the start of the Old Town. This restaurant offers imaginative food and exquisite desserts, and was awarded a Michelin star in 2012! The chic décor, as well as the very good service, make this a great place for lunch or dinner.

For dinner with friends and at a more affordable price, there are a variety of great restaurants on the Cours Saleya, offering plenty of choice. La Voglia is always going to be a very good option; it serves huge hearty portions and there are a wide variety of dishes, with lots of pizzas and pastas on the menu.

Nice Old Town Voglia

Just a little further up the Cours Saleya is a Niçois institution, le Safari, which offers rapid service and good food, and is a superb place for people watching in the summer months!

Staying on the Cours Saleya, we also really like the food at La Cambuse, particularly their fish dishes!

For chilly winter’s evenings in Nice La Rossettisserie, situated on rue Mascoïnat, is a good choice. Not too far from Place Rossetti, this traditional restaurant is perfect for meat lovers and has a really cosy atmosphere.

If you’re missing home comforts then Wayne’s bar (on rue de la Préfecture) and Ma Nolan’s (rue Saint François de Paule) offer lots of tasty British pub food, and the Snug and Lettuce on the corner of Rue Droite and Rue Rossetti offers lovely home cooked meals from an international menu.

So as you can see, there are a large variety of great restaurants and eateries in Nice Old Town, which is perfect if you’re just found your ideal apartment here in Nice! If you've found any little gems then do let us know!