Chez Vincent & Nicolas

Price guide: Mid-range

92 Rue Meynardier, Cannes, 06400

Price guide: Mid-range

Chez Vincent & Nicolas

By Anthony Peregrine, your Cannes expert

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#9 of 22
expert-rated restaurants in Cannes
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4.6
4.6
Location:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, People watching, Relaxation, Trendiness

Best for Trendiness - Expert review of Chez Vincent & Nicolas

Can a place be both friendly and hip? Yes it can. Here’s the proof.

Strange – isn’t it? – that people who claim to be cool and zen and to love everybody usually love nobody at all except themselves and people exactly like them.

I’ve noticed this often … but (I’m coming to the point) it’s not the case here. Chez Vincent & Nicolas manages somehow to be cool and cosy and aware that customers need care. It’s a rare enough trick to be worthy of mention.

Tucked away between two titchy side-streets at the foot of the old town, the place has a lovely terrace, old-fashioned sort of frontage and then a funky lounge-style bar once you’re inside.

Sleek regulars

Naturally, the mojitos are first-rate. This draws in some pretty sleek regulars. Beyond, there’s a fine, stone-vaulted dining room – but I’d opt for the terrace, if the weather’s fit.

There you may tackle some well-worked and imaginative cooking – nothing outrageous, but nothing dull, either. Veal chop in lemon or sage, or the keynote hamburger with foie gras are dishes which you might remember. So is the raspberry millefeuille. What might stick in the mind most, though, is the excellent welcome, at once cool and warm. These guys should give lessons.
 

Food and drink: 

Simply modern, but with sound French bases. You might, for instance, get stuck into black pudding, followed by banana spring rolls.

Ambience: 

Something of an in-place for trendier Cannes elements, but don’t let that put you off. It’s as friendly and informal as can be.

Service: 

Excellent.

Location: 

Tucked away on charming little side-streets.

Price advice: 

Think between 45 euros and 50.70 euros for a three-course meal with wine.

More information on Chez Vincent & Nicolas:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Bistro, Restaurant
Food:
French, Fusion, Mediterranean, Modern
Address:
92 Rue Meynardier, Cannes, 06400
Telephone:
04 93 66 35 39
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Lunch 12-2pm; dinner 7.30-10.30pm
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
Al fresco

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