When In Cannes, Visit These 5 Eating (Hot) Spots Beyond Red Carpet

With seaview patios, sumptuous meals and chilled drinks, these restaurants are Cannes’ “it” spots!

Cannes oozes glamour, stunning beaches, luxury shops, fancy yachts and much more. This French Riviera town is all-things-glitzy, especially the time of the year when it rolls out the red carpet for the Cannes Film Festival. A playground for the famous, the Cannes is renowned for its red carpet events and fabulous film screenings. During this period, the city is at its best and offers an excellent opportunity to all the visitors to indulge in the rich culinary scene it offers. Unlike the invite-only festival, these eating spots are open for all and perfect for hanging out during the festival buzz. From Michelin-star marvels to seaside fine-dines, at these restaurants, there’s something for everyone. So, on your getaway to the French Riviera’s crown jewel, make sure to strike-off these best restaurants at Cannes from your must-visit list!



Overlooking the Bay of Cannes in the heart of Port Canto, Bâoli stands out for its distinct blend of food and entertainment. The restaurant serves Asian and Mediterranean cuisines and is known for its innovative flavours and textures. From appetisers to desserts, Chef Rémi Solaz’s curated menu will sweep off your tastebuds. During the film festival, this fine-dine restaurant that turns into a club by night is a popular spot for celebrities and festival-goers alike. Here, you must savour the signature dishes, including the dragon roll—a sushi roll topped with tempura prawns, spicy tuna, and the Thai beef salad with a tangy dressing and crispy greens.


 La Petite Maison

La petit maison

With a panoramic view of Cap d’Antibes to the Lérins Islands, La Petite Maison Cannes serves French excellence. From the dishes to the restaurant’s design, the Mediterranean is at the heart here. The restaurant is well-known for its Niçoise cuisine, which includes dishes such as silky burrata, delicate lamb chops, and perfectly grilled scallops. The salt-crusted sea bass—cooked entirely and seasoned with fresh herbs, is known for its delightfully flaky texture and mild melt-in-your-mouth flavour, making it a favourite among regulars.


La Môme

La Mome

A landmark for Cannes’ nightlife scene, La Môme  is known for its culinary delights and trendy crowd. Situated a few blocks from the Croisette, in the charming streets of Cannes, La Môme showcases Mediterranean cuisine with Provencal influences. Here, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Start with signature dishes such as decadent egg yolk in ravioli, succulent smacked octopus with sunny vegetables and beef carpaccio. End your meal on a sweet note with their range of exquisite desserts including the grand marnier soufflé and waffles!


BFire by Mauro Colagreco

At BFire by Mauro Colagreco, have lunch on its popular large shaded terrace or on the sunlounger. Overlooking the coast of Cannes, BFire serves a seasonally rotating menu that pays homage to the chef’s Argentinian roots. The menu here boasts a  fusion of Italian and Argentinian flavours. Here, do try chef’s signature dishes such as the roasted macadamia nut-sprinkled Mediterranean prawns or seared sirloin steak or try their fusion special such as sea bream ceviche and wood-fired fish du jour.


La Guérite  

La Guerite
Lined by the rocky cove of Ile Sainte-Marguerite near Cannes, La Guérites serves authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Accessible only by boat, this waterside haven offers an escape into Mediterranean bliss. The restaurant’s menu is created by celebrated Chef Yiannis Kioroglou and it celebrates his Greek roots.  Starters like seared octopus topped with flaky salt from Camargue and Greek salad with hunks of spiced feta, and mains like spiny lobster dusted with chopped chives are some of the star dishes you can devour on your visit. The restaurant also boasts an extensive selection of wines and inventive cocktails, that you can enjoy while soaking in the panoramic views of the Cannes bay.

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