While the French Riviera enjoys mild temperatures this February and attracts vacationers with its parades and carnivals, it’s still the winter season. And the winter season often means rest for restaurant owners, who recharge before a busy season with an extremely fast pace. As a result, not all businesses and restaurants are open year-round.
Here is a list of the top 5 vacationer-favorite restaurants where you can enjoy delicious food in Grimaud this February. To establish this ranking, we referred to the Tripadvisor ranking.
1. Pizza Leone
Located on the coastal road, the pizzeria offers a varied menu of deliciously topped pizzas with high-quality ingredients for an average price of €14. The most popular pizza is the calzone. The restaurant is praised for its « excellent and hearty pizzas » as well as its « super friendly owner. »
2. Restaurant la Fontaine
The restaurant offers authentic Provençal cuisine. In a refined setting, you can indulge in house specialties such as petit pois gaspacho, seared squid with parsley, lamb shank, or Charolais beef burger. Customers love the « fresh products prepared with love by the owner » as well as the « lovely staff ».
3. La table de Didier
Here, the chef’s name is not Didier but Philippe, and he runs the restaurant with his wife Karen. While the menu is varied, it is the high-quality meats that particularly make the reputation of this friendly establishment. The daily specials are posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page. Guest reviews are enthusiastic, describing it as a « wonderful gustatory experience, » « excellent cuisine from starter to dessert, » and « very pleasant staff. »
4. Les Santons
The restaurant offers high-end French gastronomy and will delight the most gourmet among you. For €63, you will enjoy gravlax salmon as an appetizer, a ballotine of Bresse chicken stuffed with foie gras, and a pear and quince charlotte for dessert. A traveler recalls « a fabulous discovery menu and a perfect choice of wine ». Another mentions an « unforgettable pleasure for the taste buds ».
5. Chez Jeff & Ju
Jeff & Ju is a tapas bar and a restaurant that serves homemade shareable dishes. It is currently open for lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday, and for lunch only on Sundays. The key word here is conviviality. It’s the perfect spot for a relaxed meal with family or friends in a beautifully decorated setting. Customers rave about « fresh, authentic, and delicious dishes » as well as the « sunny terrace in the heart of the village ».
Dear travelers who are visiting us before tourist season that will resume in April, we hope this selection of good addresses will be useful during your winter stay in the region. As you can see, these restaurants are all very different, and that’s even better because there is something for every taste and budget.