La Table du Chef

Price guide: Mid-range

5 Rue Jean Daumas, Cannes, 06400

Price guide: Mid-range

La Table du Chef

By Anthony Peregrine, your Cannes expert

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#12 of 22
expert-rated restaurants in Cannes
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
4.3
4.3
Location:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Singles, Chilling out

Expert review of La Table du Chef

Small but perfectly formed: one of the best little bistros in town.

And when I say ‘small’, I mean almost ‘hole-in-the-wall’. The place can take no more than 20 diners; the kitchen is the size of a chip pan. Chef Bruno Gensdarme downsized to this nano-kingdom a couple of years ago, in his early 50s, after a career in some smart spots in Paris.

He’s turned it into a point of reference on the Cannes culinary map by keeping things simple, fresh and relatively inexpensive. A real little bistro, in short, and not without contemporary style. It has warm-toned walls, lamps of drift-wood and mirrors which turn into menus.

The menus, in turn, are short and sharp – and reflective of what M.Gensdarme has been able to get hold of that morning at the nearby market. Processed through his imagination, this produce transforms into dishes like sauté of veal with polenta, sea-bass fillet with candied lemons or sea-bream with Niçois courgettes. The food is, in short, both reliable and interesting – and served by M. Gensdarme’s son-in-law. It’s a very difficult place not to like.
 

Food and drink: 

Mediteranean, with several spoonfuls of contemporary inventiveness  - from a man who has worked with the very best.

Ambience: 

Cheerful.

Service: 

Friendly.

Location: 

In a pedestrian street just off the main shopping street, Rue-d’Antibes.

Price advice: 

Three-course menu is 23.70 euros at lunch, 36 at dinner.

More information on La Table du Chef:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bistro, Brasserie, Restaurant
Food:
French, Mediterranean
Address:
5 Rue Jean Daumas, Cannes, 06400
Telephone:
04 93 58 27 40
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Shut all day Sun & Mon; also on Tue & Wed evenings. Otherwise open lunch (12-2pm) and dinner (7.30-9.30pm).
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
Cheap eats

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