Top 5 restaurants in Cannes

Cannes’ top chefs are reinventing classics and experimenting with exciting new techniques and ingredients – creating cuisine that keeps both the local gourmands and visiting glitterati satisfied. Dining in Cannes ranks among one of the favourite diversions, and here are the Top 5 restaurants to visit in Cannes during the Cannes boat show.

1. La Palme d’Or

La Palme d’Or restaurant Cannes Yacht Show

Named after the ultimate award at the Cannes Film Festival, the Palme D’Or has built up a gleaming cache of its own in the form of two Michelin stars. Chef Christian Sinicropi creates colourful, inventive dishes that the Michelin Guide describes as ‘sunny’. The grand view from the terrace over the Bay of Cannes is just as spectacular. 73 Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes; +33 (0) 493 901 234

2. Sea Sens
Five floors and one Michelin star up, Sea Sens has gorgeous views over the old quarter and port. The menu by chef Chef Arnaud Tabarec is inspired by his world travels and includes dishes such as duck liver in pistachio crust with miso infused with cacao and apricot chutney. Dessert chef Jérôme De Oliveira is the impressively titled World Pastry Champion. 1 Rue Notre Dame, 06400 Cannes; +33 (0) 463 360 505

3. Villa Archange
A ten-minute taxi ride from Cannes in the village of Le Cannet, chef Bruno Oger has created a gastronomic destination in a romantic rural villa. The two Michelin star cuisine is elaborate and finessed, with dishes such as hot and cold foie gras Bellini, or canon of lamb with of truffle, thyme and lemon tapenade. 15b Rue Notre Dame Des Anges, 06110 Le Cannet; +33 (0) 492 181 828

4. Les Pêcheurs
A short drive east along the coastal road will bring you to the terrace of Les Pêcheurs in Cap d’Antibes, a refreshing escape from Cannes in boat show frenzy. The one Michelin-starred restaurant is run by chef Nicolas Navarro, who serves classics – cod steamed with lemon, Marinière juice and cuttlefish ink – and more avant-garde dishes – duckling with vine peach and vegetables infused with verbena. 10 Boulevard Maréchal Juin, 06160 Cap d’Antibes; +33 (0) 492 931 330

5. Le Park 45
The modern dining room and terrace of Le Park 45 look out over gardens towards the sea and offer a bright, airy lunch destination. The one Michelin-starred cuisine by Sébastien Broda features twists on classic Mediterranean dishes, for example Mediterranean mackerel with preserved lemon, tomato pips, samphire flecked with tuna, minted cucumber juice and Mojito nibbles. 45 La Croisette, 06400 Cannes; +33 (0) 493 381 545

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