For reasons of works: Reopening April 2017.

Coco-Beach Restaurant Nice

Walk down some steps to this restaurant at the foot of the cliff, perched just over the waves.  The fisherman and wine merchant Jean-Baptiste Coco opened it in 1936, and Cocteau, Picasso, Pagnol and Sacha Guitry were amongst his clients.

Anne-Marie and Pierre Quirino-Cauvin are staying faithful to the traditions of the house: cuisine with fish and regional dishes from the Nice area, including pissaladière (provençal pizza with onions, anchovy fillets and olives), aubergine fritters, crayfish, grilled fish, bouillabaisse to order, accompanied by classic Provence wines (Rasque, Minuty, Clos Mireille des Domaines Ott, Vins de Bellet).

You can watch the ferries leaving for Corsica from the terrace with its unpainted wooden floor, with photos and frescoes evoking old-time Nice, feeling part of a family atmosphere and enjoying unrestricted views over the port and the hill with the Castle.  This is a real “classic” in a quite exceptional spot.