International eateries in the French Riviera
When you're craving something different, it can be hard to find a good place to satisfy that dish you have your heart set-on. Here are our tried-and-true picks!
For the international crowd, we can sometime miss our home cuisine or just the variety of international foods we’re used to eating. While French cuisine is vast and utterly fabulous, sometimes you just want something different. International restaurants in the Côte d'Azur can be hit or miss, so here are our top picks from our summer guide--but don't limit yourself to just these... there are so many more!
Five Guys, Saint-Laurent-du-Var
Nearly every restaurant in France offers a great burger, usually quite gourmet and delicious with toppings varying from foie gras to specialty cheese. They can also cost up to 45 euros! If you crave a simple, American-style burger with iceberg lettuce, pickles, fresh tomato, and yellow mustard… head to Obama’s favourite chain. No freezers or microwaves - all ingredients are fresh.
Open: every day 11 am – 11 pm.
Avenue Eugène Donadeï, Cap 3000, 06700 Saint-Laurent-du-Var
Tel : +33 04 89 41 83 10
British Fish & Chips
A chippy with a vintage diner feel. When you need to satisfy that craving for crunchy, vinegary fried fish, this is the place. All homemade from the beignet batter to the mushy peas with mint. Also, an extensive burger menu, international beers and cocktails.
Open: Tue – Sat 12 – 2 pm & 7 – 10 pm.
4 Rue du Championnet, Antibes
Tel : +33 09 81 73 93 82
Le Kashmir, Valbonne
When you’re craving a curry, this is one of the top-rated Indian restaurants in the Riviera. Just off Place des Arcades, you can usually follow your nose to the aroma of spice wafting through the air! Plenty of vegetarian options.
Open : Tue – Sun 11 :30 am – 2 pm, 5 – 9 pm ; Mon 5 – 9 pm
11 rue de la fontaine, 06560 Valbonne
Tel: +33 06 63 90 31 82
Mochi Coffee, Juan-les-pins
This Mochi boutique and premium tea and coffee shop serves Japanese bento-box lunches prepared by hand with top-quality organic ingredients. Specialising in handmade Mochi, a traditional Japanese pastry, naturally fat and gluten-free, they also offer teriyaki, bao buns, miso soup and more. Don’t skip their Japanese cheesecake – it’s a rare find!
Open Tues – Sat 10 am – 6 pm.
10 Rue Ste Marguerite, 06160 Juan-les-Pins
Tel : +33 09 62 61 67 46
Vegetarian and vegan Lebanese street food, deli, and coffees, they make all their food and breads fresh daily from top quality, organic ingredients. Kaaké sandwiches, Manakish, Zaatar rolls, Makdoos, rose desserts and Sunday brunch boxes (order ahead). If you miss authentic Lebanese treats or want to try something new, get to Antibes!
Open : Tue – Sun 9am–4pm 57, Blvd Maréchal Foch, 06600 Antibes Tel : +33 04 93 64 17 03
La Lupita, Nice
Tacos, nachos, burritos, tamales… This fun, kitch restaurant has it all – great food, a great bar, a margarita menu and live music and dancing at the weekends. The varied menu will hit your craving while also staying on the healthy side. Don’t miss Taco Tuesdays!
Open: Sun – Thur 12–3 pm & 6–11 pm; Fri – Sat 12–11 pm.
9 rue de la Préfecture, 06300 Nice
Tel: +33 04 83 93 96 60
One Sushi, Villeneuve Loubet
There is no shortage of places to get sushi, but if you long for expertise and good quality, the options are fewer and farther between, with the best options often being exceptionally expensive. While not a restaurant, the sushi master at One Sushi has been creating exceptional sushi for over 10 years. Sashimi, maki, poke bowls, donburri and sushi platters are available for takeaway, delivery and catering.
150 ave des Cavaliers, 06270 Villeneuve-Loubet
+33 06 52 12 58 78
A little hole-in-the-wall family restaurant near the train station with no frills but the food is authentic and delicious. Excellent classics like the green papaya salad and nems. Try the set menus to discover new favourites.
Open: Wed – Mon 12 – 1:45 pm & 7 – 9:45 pm, Tue 7 – 9:45 pm.
11 rue d’Angleterre, 06300 Nice
Tel: +33 04 93 55 01 86
If you know of a great international eatery, don't hesitate to let us know!
A version of this article is found in our 2021 Summer Guide. To download the digital version of the guide, click here.