Provence restaurants

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Le Palme d'Or

Price guide: Expensive
#1/54
expert-rated restaurants in Provence
Best for Gourmets -
Expert overall rating:4.8 (out of 5)

The script may be incomprehensible, but the production is terrific.

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Le Park 45

Price guide: Expensive
#7/54
expert-rated restaurants in Provence
Best for Outdoor dining -
Expert overall rating:4.7 (out of 5)

Warning: take a table here and you may never want to leave.

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L'Affable

Price guide: Mid-range
#15/54
expert-rated restaurants in Provence
Expert overall rating:4.5 (out of 5)

Cool, calm, collected – and really not laughable at all.

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Le Mesclun

Price guide: Mid-range
#16/54
expert-rated restaurants in Provence
Expert overall rating:4.5 (out of 5)

Lobster ravioli with truffles and celery: if this is touristy, well, I’m a tourist.

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Mantel

Price guide: Mid-range
#17/54
expert-rated restaurants in Provence
Expert overall rating:4.5 (out of 5)

Mantel of greatness? The pun is inescapable – and the restaurant’s pretty ace, too.

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Restaurant Le Cosi

Price guide: Mid-range
#18/54
expert-rated restaurants in Provence
Expert overall rating:4.5 (out of 5)

The world is his lobster: crustaceans and much else besides, for the discerning diner.

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Aux Bons Enfants

Price guide: Mid-range
#19/54
expert-rated restaurants in Provence
Best for Value for money -
Expert overall rating:4.4 (out of 5)

No credit cards or cheques: it’s cash only for warm home cooking direct from the market.

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Chez Vincent & Nicolas

Price guide: Mid-range
#20/54
expert-rated restaurants in Provence
Best for Trendiness -
Expert overall rating:4.4 (out of 5)

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

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Bistrot Gourmand

Price guide: Mid-range
#21/54
expert-rated restaurants in Provence
Best for Dining alone -
Expert overall rating:4.4 (out of 5)

You want a real French bistro? You want change from 20 quid? Follow me in.

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Côté Jardin

Price guide: Mid-range
#22/54
expert-rated restaurants in Provence
Expert overall rating:4.4 (out of 5)

Enough of crowds, enough of bling – we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.

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La Table du Chef

Price guide: Mid-range
#24/54
expert-rated restaurants in Provence
Expert overall rating:4.4 (out of 5)

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

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Restaurant Arménien

Price guide: Expensive
#25/54
expert-rated restaurants in Provence
Expert overall rating:4.4 (out of 5)

If it’s good enough for Mungo Jerry, then what are you waiting for?

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Coquillages Brun

Price guide: Mid-range
#26/54
expert-rated restaurants in Provence
Expert overall rating:4.4 (out of 5)

They sell shellfish near the seashore (and they’ve been doing so for 57 years).

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Modo Mio

Price guide: Budget
#29/54
expert-rated restaurants in Provence
Best for Cheap eats -
Expert overall rating:4.3 (out of 5)

If Garibaldi were still alive, he’d be eating here. Certainly.

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Le 360°

Price guide: Expensive
#33/54
expert-rated restaurants in Provence
Best for Romance -
Expert overall rating:4.3 (out of 5)

From the hip heights of Cannes catering, the views are outstanding.

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La Cave Croisette

Price guide: Mid-range
#34/54
expert-rated restaurants in Provence
Expert overall rating:4.3 (out of 5)

Vintage eating in Cannes’ coolest wine bar.

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Restaurant La Cave

Price guide: Mid-range
#36/54
expert-rated restaurants in Provence
Expert overall rating:4.3 (out of 5)

A classic brasserie with a cracking wine list.

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Auberge Provençale

Price guide: Mid-range
#37/54
expert-rated restaurants in Provence
Expert overall rating:4.3 (out of 5)

The oldest restaurant in town shows little sign of ageing.

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L'Ondine Plage

Price guide: Expensive
#42/54
expert-rated restaurants in Provence
Best for Families -
Expert overall rating:4.2 (out of 5)

Among the best beach restaurants in Cannes, and certainly the peachiest.

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Café Lenôtre

Price guide: Mid-range
#45/54
expert-rated restaurants in Provence
Expert overall rating:4.2 (out of 5)

Why leave the tea rooms to the ladies who lunch?

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