On the south coast of France, Nice is a beautiful city on the coast, combining the best of historical attractions with a superb coastline. From the Old Town to the swanky restaurants along the shores, Nice has a fantastic range of local and international food on offer.
Nice has a fantastic choice of traditional dishes. Whilst in Nice you can try delicious pissaladiere. This dish can be described as half pizza, half quiche. With a thick pastry base, no tomato sauce, but topped with onions, anchovies, cheese and olives, it works well as a starter or main dish. Buy some from the local bakeries, who specialise in their own pissaladiere recipes, and enjoy it on a picnic in Nice’s parks or gardens. Another favourite Nice dish is bouillabaisse. This well-known dish is a tasty concoction of fish and seafood, flavoured with plenty of garlic, basil, saffron and hearty vegetables. Nice bouillabaisse is something really special, made with freshly caught fish from the Mediterranean Sea, it’s served with a separate side of deliciously cooked fish and slices of bread that have been soaked in the tasty broth.
Small & Romantic – Nice has followed the latest restaurant craze that is making its way through France. On holidays to Nice, you’ll find an abundance of small, bistro like restaurants that cook meals well worth a Michelin Star. These chic restaurants are decorated in a stylish manner, with young chefs creating exciting and delicious dishes. On your trip in Nice, be sure to pop in at Bistrot d’Antoine, Diamant Noir or Millesime 82.
Great Value – To sample some of the best local food available without breaking the bank, try the Restaurant de Gesu. They have some fantastic pasta dishes on offer, and the portions are very generous, just make sure you leave room for the amazing selection of deserts. The Lou Pilha is a simple looking restaurant, but don’t be fooled, it serves some of the best Nicois inspired food in the area. With a buffet style service, the prices are extremely reasonable, but the food is truly excellent and includes moules frites, pizza, pasta and salads.
Vegetarian – For some great vegetarian food in Nice, check out La Zucca Magica. IT serves Italian inspired food with a menu that’s changed every day. The dishes are created with local produce and you’ll find ingredients such as traditional cheese, polenta, tofu and pumpkin.