Antibes has a unique attraction for me. Perhaps it’s the architecture and the narrow, colorful avenues. It could be the quaint little hotel where I stay that’s so close to little shops and outdoor cafes, yet hidden away. On my most recent visit, the main attraction was where to eat in Antibes. Here’s a look at Antibes restaurant favorites
I’ve made a long weekend pilgrimage to Antibes with my good buddies Paula and Rich for the past three years. This year we added our friend, Trish, to the party.
Before we left for Antibes, Trish innocently asked, “what do we do in Antibes?”
Paula and I, almost in unison, replied: “absolutely nothing.”
We meant it. The annual getaway is our chance to be together in a totally relaxed atmosphere — before the onslaught of summer visitors, traveling, and activities in and around Uzès.
For most of our time in Antibes, we ate. A lot.
Hungry? Read on at your own risk!
Antibes restaurant favorites*
Dinner at Autour du Jardin was even more special with friends from House Hunters International. We lucked out that Erin, Stewart, and their kids were visiting Antibes at the same time. (Can I call these adorable young adults “kids?”)
Dinner at Côte Terroir meant eating fancy food that tasted as good as it looked. Because it was a windy night, there was no outside seating. Who cared? The service and French cuisine take on local specialties was impeccable. An unforgettable dining experience.
Final night in Antibes means dining out on the plage (beach) in Juan-les-Pins. This year we discovered Le Ruban Bleu. Our “regular” restaurant had disappeared. There are some restaurants on city property, and some spots are owned by the French government. The state-owned ones are closed. Go figure?
Light lunch and drinks at The Brooklyn, along the harbor, was a great choice for casual dining. Who could resist this smiling waiter, a bento box for our vegetarian, and a giant Jack Daniels burger? The Colonel cocktail (citron sorbet with vodka) was terrific, too.
*Just like fashion trends, best restaurants in Antibes change over time due to various factors. During this visit, we indulged in these delightful places. Check your go-to food guides, ´
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