Food and drink
Sensibly, Le Patio doesn’t go careering off after ultra-sophistication. The surroundings don’t require this. Instead, it concentrates on fine Provençal fare which exactly fits the frame. Seated under the lemon trees under the stars, what could be better than a sea-bass with chive and diced tomato sauce? Or fresh pasta and scampi? Or lemon tart with a mandarin sorbet?
Such dishes - splendidly worked in their simplicity – enhance the romance of an evening rather than monopolising the attention. And, here, that’s how it should be.
There’s the low hum of conversation of visitors from many nations, plus that of the smarter Niçois reminding themselves why they like their city so much.
Attentive, formal and friendly.
Overlooking the Med, on the headland between the city and its port. Five minutes walk from the Old Town.
Main courses range from 15.70 to around 28 euros. But there’s a 39 euro three-course menu which jumps up to 46 euros if you add in a couple of glasses of wine, water and coffee. In the circumstances, I think we may account this reasonable.
- Escaping the crowds