Food and drink
The Hi called in a Michelin-starred chef to organise its beach food. Hence, it’s well thought-out, light and good. It’s also pricey. Starters might be gazpacho (12.30 euros) or red quinoa (12.30 euros) risotto. Mains include bream in pesto sauce (27.50 euros), rib-eyed steak (32.50 euros) or a decent selection of pasta dishes (around 19 euros).
No place aspiring to this level of hip could be without sushi (18 pieces, 29 euros), so the Hi has lots. But it can also do you a burger with fries and salad, though the price - 23.50 – might cause Ronald McDonald’s eyes to lose focus.
Drinks are similarly steep – but this is what it costs to be in the coastal vibe.
Oh boy, do places like the Hi adore ambience! They adore it so much that, as mentioned above, they’ve got three different ones. I prefer the family bit, because a beach really needs children. But it’s good to have the choice.
Throughout the day, then, this is a cool, top-end beach experience. From 6pm, they crank the atmosphere and music up a bit, to encourage people to get in the mood for apéritifs and dinner. Here you’ll find some of Nice’s more self-consciously eco-hip elements, and hardly anyone wearing a handkerchief on his head.
But the kids may still run around to their hearts' content. It's a good mix.
Youthful and unexpectedly pleasant.
Bang on the beach.
See ‘Food and Drink” above – and think 50.50 euros for a full meal.
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Great views / scenery