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The most instagrammable restaurants in Côte d'Azur

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  • By Harry Jenner
  • Published 16 January 2023
  • Revised 16 February 2023
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Listen up, foodies. If you’re planning a trip to Côte d'Azur and want to dine like royalty, we have some good news: there are countless Instagrammable restaurants to choose from in and around the region’s most popular destinations.  

And we’re not just talking about your usual ‘some place nice’ to eat, we’re sharing world-class fine-dining restaurants – many of which have one or two Michelin stars to their name. You’ll tuck into gourmet food whilst soaking up the good vibes of chic and elegant dining rooms, usually set on the beachfront with breath-taking ocean views as your backdrop. 

So, what are the best restaurants Côte d'Azur serves up for living the high-life? Let’s take a closer look. 

Le Park 45 at Le Grand Hotel Cannes 

First on our list is Le Park 45 at Le Grand Hotel Cannes. Here you’ll dine on a Mediterranean-influenced à la carte menu made from only the finest ingredients, like their grilled Simmental beef fillet or roasted free-range chicken. All this can be eaten al fresco under the sun terrace that overlooks the pristine hotel gardens.   

And with one Michelin-star under its belt, you can expect big things without the chance of being disappointed. Everything on the menu has been specially-designed by talented resident chefs who pour their heart and soul into everything they do. 

Picture-perfect ideas: 

  • Take a family photo of the whole table by politely asking your server 
  • Give your followers food envy by snapping your plates of delicious gourmet grub 
  • Take photos wonderful gardens, particularly beautiful at night when lit up  

Le Park 45 at Le Grand Hotel Cannes 

Le Park 45 at Le Grand Hotel Cannes 

La Palme d’Or at Hôtel Martinez by Hyatt 

If you’re looking for an Instagram restaurant Côte d'Azur style, your feed simply wouldn’t be complete without La Palme d’Or at Cannes’ Hôtel Martinez by Hyatt. Boasting two Michelin-stars, this is an ultra-glamorous restaurant that’s guaranteed to wow even the most seasoned diners.  

In fact, La Palme d’Or is a major celebrity hotspot, especially amongst Hollywood A-listers often in town for the annual Cannes Film Festival. Some regular big-name diners include the likes Steven Spielberg, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt. Like the stars, you’ll dine on a menu of exquisite French cuisine and relish in the heavenly seaside setting.  

Picture-perfect ideas: 

  • Take a selfie with the beachfront backdrop 
  • Snap your perfectly-presented plates of food to impress your followers 
  • Spot famous faces and politely ask for a selfie, especially if you’re visiting during May when Cannes Film Festival is held 

La Palme d’Or at Hôtel Martinez by Hyatt 

La Palme d’Or at Hôtel Martinez by Hyatt 
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L’isoletta Restaurant at La Bastide de Saint-Tropez 

Next on our list of Instagrammable restaurants in Côte d'Azur is L’isoletta at La Bastide de Saint-Tropez. The eclectic menu boasts first-rate Italian-inspired dishes, all made with love and from the freshest local produce, including homemade pasta and catch-of-the-day seafood. 

The small and intimate setting amongst the hotel gardens is delightful too. You can choose to dine in the Victorian-style glass conservatory or alfresco on the terrace under the Olive trees.  

Picture-perfect ideas: 

  • Take a sun-soaked selfie whilst dining al fresco 
  • Take a panoramic shot of the surrounding lush gardens  
  • Get a couple’s photo as you wine and dine on a romantic date night

L’isoletta Restaurant at La Bastide de Saint-Tropez 

L’isoletta Restaurant at La Bastide de Saint-Tropez 

La Table de Patrick Raingeard at Hôtel Cap Estel 

Michelin-star La Table de Patrick Raingeard at Hôtel Cap Estel is a must-visit. The Mediterranean menu showcases seasonal produce grown on-site in the hotel's very own garden, so you can expect to taste the difference with every bite. 

But it’s not just the creative and innovative fine-dining food that’s most impressive, the restaurant’s stylish dining room also wows and delights the senses. We highly recommend dining al fresco under a canopy admiring the peaceful hotel grounds and Èze’s sea views. 

Picture-perfect ideas: 

  • Snap your plates of food boasting garden-fresh ingredients 
  • Take a photo of you posed in the immaculate gardens 
  • Take a panoramic shot of your sophisticated setting from your table
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La Table de Patrick Raingeard at Hôtel Cap Estel 

La Table de Patrick Raingeard at Hôtel Cap Estel 

La Chèvre d’Or Gourmet Restaurant at La Chévre D'Or 

Last, but by no means least, is La Chèvre d’Or Gourmet Restaurant at La Chévre D'Or. With two Michelin stars to its name, we may have saved the best till last.  

Taking up a picturesque spot on a Èze hillside, it’s both the food and the idyllic views that make this restaurant such a first-class experience. You’ll dine in a grand dining room architecturally designed to give panoramic vistas of blue waters and rocky hillsides.  

And the menu itself is pretty exceptional too – although it’s purposefully small, everything on offer has been carefully cooked up to magnify the tastes and smells of mineral and marine local produce, with dishes such as the Escabèche-style mackerel and the olive oil-preserved octopus being standouts.  

Picture-perfect ideas: 

  • Snap photos of your finely presented plates of food 
  • Take a selfie at one of the window seats that look out at breath-taking sea views 
  • Take photos of the opulent interior design boasting a gold colour palette and ornate carpeting  

La Chèvre d’Or Gourmet Restaurant at La Chévre D'Or 

La Chèvre d’Or Gourmet Restaurant at La Chévre D'Or 

The most instagrammable restaurants in Côte d'Azur FAQs 

What is the best restaurant in Côte d'Azur?  

There are many Côte d'Azur restaurants that could take the top spot, however we think La Palme d’Or in Cannes just nabs it. Everyone has different opinions on what may or may not be the best dining experience, but La Palme d’Or has it all – exquisite food, warm and friendly staff, and a winning beachfront spot.  

Are Côte d'Azur restaurants suitable for children? 

Although the restaurants on this list do not offer a separate children’s menu, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing for them to eat whatsoever – it’s just that picky eaters might find it hard to find something they like. 

If you are looking for a family meal out, we recommend booking a table at a kid-friendly place and instead save the upscale Michelin-starred restaurants for another time. However, if your child already has a mature palette and a taste for the high-life, who are we to say something isn’t suitable for kids? 

So, there you have it, foodies. Our list of the best Instagram worthy restaurants in Côte d'Azur could go on for quite some time – the French are culinary masters who know how to provide a premium dining experience. So, if you fancy something on this menu of first-class places to eat, make sure you book a luxury holiday to France with us. 

For the ultimate food experience, book a luxurious France tour like our 10-night ‘Champagne, Wine & Dine’ tour that includes flights, accommodation, and an unforgettable wine tasting excursion hosted in Burgundy. The whole trip is the perfect itinerary for foodies who love nothing more than good grub. 

Or if your budget doesn’t quite stretch that far, take a look at our French holiday offers. We’ve got something for every type of holiday-goer. 

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