Food and drink
The best location in town doesn’t need overwrought complexity on the plate. That would get in the way. What it needs is elegant simplicity, and that’s what it gets. Grilled sea-bream, full fresh lobster risotto, fillet of beef or chicken breast braised with thyme … such dishes are a fine accompaniment to staring out to sea or, indeed, into the eyes of a loved one. (Best not let those eyes stray to the swimming pool surrounds, mind. If your wife’s been eating spinach, it’s a long way down from the 10th floor.)
Teak all over the place, and cream sail cloth to boot: the terrace has a deck-like feel. Perfect, then, for a calm collection of cooler tourists, and Niçois professionals trying to think of reasons not to go back to work.
Smart and smiling, as you’d expect in the restaurant of a four-star hotel.
Brilliant – 10 floors above the Med, on the corner of the Promenade des Anglais and Albert I gardens.
None of this comes terribly cheap. Mains from about 28 euros. You could probably get out at around 45 euros for a full meal, if you chose carefully.
- Business travellers
- First-time travellers
- Mature travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- Great views / scenery