Enjoy the Yacht Club of Monaco view without the €20,000 joining fee (or the 1-year waiting list) from this rooftop restaurant offering 180 degree views of the sea, harbor, and Palace. The no frills menu features great fresh catches, salads, grilled meats, and pastas, and frequent live bands to accompany happy hour cocktails as the sun goes down.
Located right opposite the Grimaldi Forum, this French Bistro is a hot spot at all hours, and a favourite with locals and visitors alike. The menu offers a huge selection of organic, gluten free and also vegan options to complement the signature burgers and BBQ spare ribs. Stop in for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner and you’ll find the place buzzing. Soak up the atmosphere, give it 5 minutes, and invariably someone you know will stroll past.
Some of the most flavorful food to be found anywhere in town is at this charming little place, squirreled away behind the port. A small raised outdoor terrace leads to a traditional wooden interior where incredible fragrances waft from the small kitchen. Mixed seafood soup flavored with lemongrass and lime leaves, Green curry (chicken, pork, or vegetable) in coconut milk with aubergine and sweet basil, steamed sea bass with chili and herbs are just a few of the dishes to try, but everything is delicious. Leave room for the mango sticky rice!
Proudly opened by tennis Champ Novac Djokovic and wife Jelena, this raw and Vegan restaurant is a true passion project. Serving up (no pun intended) a varied menu devoid of sugar, gluten, or dairy, where every ingredient has been chosen to truly nourish the body, don’t let the lack of animal products scare you off! ‘Creamy’ mushroom soup, crunchy burger with sweet potato fries, pasta, salads, plus fresh juices and the insanely good double chocolate cake give this airy eatery game, set and match!
While it’s officially in France this former school (b.1854) is now an 8-room hotel offering incredible views of Monaco and the coastline from both its rooms and its gem of a restaurant. Located in the tiny medieval village of Roquebrune Cap Martin, call to reserve a table by the railing on the covered terrace, and arrive early for a pre-dinner stroll through the village. (The castle is open until 6pm daily). 3-course menus and fresh seasonal dishes are complemented by a well chosen, and reasonably priced, wine list.
Nestled between the rocks and the sea just below Eze, this beach restaurant is so close to the water it must be dismantled each winter and rebuilt each season (April – September). Huge cork platters of crudités for sharing, artichoke salad, salt crusted sea bass, spit roasted grilled chicken are all washed down by gallons of rosé that, most weekends, sees guests dancing on tables as strolling live musicians, or Eddie Jordan’s band, or even Bono and the Edge, build the atmosphere to a crescendo as the sun goes down. Jump into the water to freshen up…and keep on dancing!
By Nicholas Frankl, a Monaco resident and Founder & CEO of My Yacht Group - creating exclusive superyacht events and unique experiences for HNW guests and brand partners aboard private superyachts. His next event will be aboard M/Y Turquoise (55m) at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show, September 28th. May 25-28, 2017 sees My Yacht Group host its 11th annual 4-day luxury hospitality experience aboard a trackside superyacht at the 75th Monaco Grand Prix.