Whether you’re headed to France on a family vacation or romantic couple’s trip, local food has to be one of the things at the top of your list to try. French cuisine is world-famous and for good reason. From wine and delicacies to the most delectable desserts in the world, Cannes is the place to try it all. 

    The French Riviera coastal city has plenty of restaurants serving local seafood, fresh produce, baked pastries, and the famed wine of the French wine country. You’ll find an unforgettable culinary experience at these places locals love to eat in Cannes.


    Aux Bons Enfants

    Support a family business

    Aux Bons Enfants is run by Luc Giorsetti and has been a family business for over 3 generations. The restaurant first opened in 1935, making it one of the best sources for traditional French cuisine in all of Cannes. 

    Standouts include creamy risotto (with candied lemons, spinach sprouts, raw and cooked haddock), veal’s head broiled sauce gribiche, broiled Angus prime rib, and cod with niçoise sauce. Don't leave without sampling some delectable desserts, from homemade rum baba with whipped cream to dark chocolate fondant and hazelnut crumble.

    Location: 80 Rue Meynadier, 06400 Cannes, France

    Open: Daily from noon to 2 pm and from 7 pm to 10 pm

    Phone: +33 (0)6 18 81 37 47


    Bobo Bistro

    Enjoy a mix of French, Italian, and continental dishes

    Bobo Bistro is known for its eclectic atmosphere and wide range of varied cuisine. Bobo is short for “bourgeois bohemian,” and that’s exactly the sense of what you’ll get when you walk into the retro-styled dining room. 

    This bistro features a relaxed and laidback atmosphere, with both indoor and outdoor sections. Its menu is seasonal, with a fusion of French, Italian, and continental dishes produced with only the freshest ingredients. They also pride themselves on providing friendly service and outstanding dining experience.

    Location: 21 Rue du Commandant André, 06400 Cannes, France

    Open: Daily from noon to 3 pm and from 7 pm to 11 pm

    Phone: +33 (0)4 93 99 97 33


    Le Bistrot Gourmand

    For seasonal Mediterranean cuisine

    First opened in 2007, Le Bistrot Gourmand has established itself as one of the premier dining establishments in Cannes. It serves homemade Mediterranean cuisine made with ingredients sourced and purchased from local markets every day. The cuisine is seasonal so it’s always fresh and delicious. 

    One of its standout dishes is the bouillabaisse of freshly caught fish, which changes depending on availability. With offerings like zucchini flower fritters with ricotta and basil in a spicy sauce, Charolais beef tartare, and panna cotta with lavender and white chocolate shavings, Le Bistrot Gourmand is very popular among both locals and tourists. 

    Location: 10 rue Doct Pierre Gazagnaire Mar, Rue du Marché Forville, 06400 Cannes, France

    Open: Wednesday–Saturday from noon to 2 pm and from 7 pm to 9.30 pm, Sunday from noon to 2 pm (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)

    Phone: +33 (0)4 93 68 72 02


    Table 22

    Sample fine wines from all over France

    Table 22 is the restaurant to visit if you’re looking for the ideal wine and food pairing with some of the finest vintages in France. Its wine cellar contains an unparalleled selection of wines from all over the country. The menu includes vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and other special dishes upon request, so there’s something for everyone. 

    Highlights include the lobster ravioli with tender leeks in shellfish sauce, roasted rack of lamb from Provence with thyme, sautéed potatos with fresh cepe mushrooms, and filet of beef with pure sea salt and seasonal vegetables. Table 22 also rents out its chef for a day to prepare meals at your personal residence.

    Location: 22 Rue Saint-Antoine, 06400 Cannes, France

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 7 pm to 10 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +33 (0)4 93 39 13 10


    Bar du Marin

    Bar du Marin serves outstanding wine and beer, along with a menu of rotating seasonal dishes. Standouts include fresh-caught fish, which change daily, lamb cutlets, and even homemade mayonnaise to complement your meal. 

    The restaurant has a laidback atmosphere, friendly service, and outstanding food at a cost that won’t break the bank. Bar du Marin is just off Rue Rouguière, about 300 meters northwest of Palais des Festivals.

    Location: 13 Rue Rouguière, 06400 Cannes, France

    Open: Monday–Friday from 8.30 am to 7 pm (closed on Saturdays and Sundays)

    Phone: +33 (0)4 93 39 90 00


    Ristorante Federal

    A great place for Italian-South American fusion dishes

    Ristorante Federal specializes in Italian-South American-fusion cuisine that's made with seasonal, freshly sourced produce year-round. The restaurant makes its own focaccia bread every day, which you can enjoy with dark roast Italian coffee. 

    Ristorante Federal has an extensive list of fine wines from the region. If you want to relax for a few hours, there's a library of books and magazines to enjoy at your table. 

    Location: 5 Rue Hélène Vagliano, 06400 Cannes, France

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 8 am to midnight (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +33 (0)4 93 39 71 49


    L' Epicurieux

    Enjoy seasonal dishes paired with fine wines

    L’Epicurieux prides itself on providing simple yet excellent French food and wine from all over the world. Like many restaurants in Cannes, it offers seasonal cooking to ensure that everything is fresh and delicious. The 2 owners, Dominic and Fanny, carry nearly 20 years of experience between them. 

    The food menu changes weekly, though its wine list consists of labels not only those from France, but also a collection of Japanese sake for connoisseurs of rice wines. L’Epicurieux is 500 meters northwest of Croisette Beach Cannes. 

    Location: 6 Rue des Frères Casanova, 06400 Cannes, France

    Open: Monday–Thursday from noon to 10 pm, Friday–Saturday from noon to 10.30 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +33 (0)6 64 50 11 82



    For grab-and-go sandwiches and paninis in Cannes

    Philcat is a casual walk-up restaurant along Promenade de la Pantiero, one of the locations for the famed Cannes Movie Festival. It offers counter service for those who are on the go or want to have a quick bite with outstanding views of the harbor. 

    Philcat's menu focuses on sandwiches, panini, and salads, with a variety of sides and beverages like soda, juice, and tea. Vegetarian options are available if you're meat-free. There's an outdoor terrace to enjoy a meal in the sun. 

    Location: Prom. de la Pantiero, 06400 Cannes, France

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +33 (0)4 93 38 43 42


    L' Eponyme

    Modern art and Mediterranean food in a casual setting

    L’Eponyme offers an ultramodern setting, which Chef Eric Houard has combined with a modern art installation and high-quality Mediterranean cuisine in a cozy and casual atmosphere. It promotes homemade dishes with delectable fresh produce sourced from local growers. 

    Some of its menu offerings include charcuterie boards, gnocchi ricotta and parmesan, candied lamb shoulder, zucchini bread with crab and Aurora sauce, and burnt crème vanilla. You can find a carefully cultivated selection of wines, many of which come from organic or biodynamic farms.

    Location: 4 Rue de Bône, 06400 Cannes, France

    Open: Tuesday–Friday from noon to 1.30 pm and from 7 pm to 10 pm, Saturday and Monday from 7 pm to 10 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +33 (0)4 93 99 48 71


    Twenty Nine

    For when you're craving an old-fashioned burger

    Twenty Nine is an old-fashioned, straight-up burger place in Cannes, around 1.6 km east of the Cannes - Mandelieu Airport. It’s very kid-friendly and an inexpensive option for a quick bite before or after your flight. 

    Twenty Nine offers a French take on fast food, with all burgers made in-house using fresh beef every day. Service is friendly and the restaurant is clean with a fast yet casual atmosphere.

    Location: 25 Avenue Monte-Carlo, 06150 Cannes, France

    Phone: +33 (0)4 93 90 98 63


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