Best restaurants mentor

The Best Restaurants in Menton – Our Favourite Spots

Spending a few days in Menton and looking for the best restaurants? We’ve got you covered with our guide highlighting the best, tried and tested spots in the beautiful town of Menton.

Menton is described as the ‘Jewel of France’ and, after visting every summer, for many years, I can only agree. Nestled between Monaco and the Italian border, it’s a beautiful town steeped in history and culture. In recent years, the town has become well known for its exceptional restaurants. It’s placement is ideal with its tropical microclimate allowing incredible vegetables and fruit to be grown.

Menton is a stunning town in the South of France and has some great restaurants serving up incredible local produce. Discover the best restaurants in the town thanks to our insider guide. Want to learn more and what to see and where to stay in Menton? Check out our guide to the town below:

Where to eat in Menton

Whether you’re in search of lunch or dinner, there’s a plenty of dining spots in Menton. Our guide features only the best restaurants that serve consistently good food. Restaurants listed in no particular order.


Ranked No.1 restaurant in the world in 2019 and bestowed 3 Michelin stars the same year, Mirazur is at the height of fine dining. Started by Chef Mauro in 2006, Mirazur quickly received their first Michelin star and then the second 5 years later. With a focus on local produce from the incredible surrounding lands (including their own garden), the food is fresh and very natural.There is plenty of modernist techniques on show but they are not the highlight. The focus is on the ingredients and letting the quality and the precision cuisson do the talking. Service is friendly, relaxed and matches the informal dining room which has a spectacular view over the town and harbour. Their tasting menu evolves year by year and is currently priced at €450 without drinks. Despite the price it’s definitely worth a visit.

What to know before you visit

  • You will need to reserve months in advance for tables in Summer
  • They have 3 different wine pairings on offer with varying levels of prestige

Address: 30 Av. Aristide Briand, 06500 Menton
Tel: 04 92 41 86 86

Le Petit Port

Le Petit Port is a small family run French bistro in the beautiful old town, close to the marina. Their food changes daily and focuses on grilled fish and meat. It’s classic, home-style cooked food yet very well done and using only the best, local ingredients. The fish comes from 50m away – the port where the fisherman land their catch of the day. You’ll typically expect to see Sea Bream, Seabass and Turbot on the menu – depending on their size they’re served whole for 1 or 2 people. For meat lovers, there’s beef fillet in various different guises – wild mushroom, green peppercorn and bordelaise sauce are on offer.

What to know before you visit

  • Closed on Tuesdays

Address: 4 Rue du Jonquier, 06500 Menton
Tel: 04 93 35 82 62

Le Bistro des Jardins

Menton is famous for its tropical gardens and Chef (Alain Delierre) keeps his restaurant’s terrace inline with the theme. Le Bistro des Jardin is a pretty restaurant located in the centre of the town offering French ‘market food’. The food is well cooked and at a standard which has kept them in the Michelin guide for over a decade. Expect to see Provençal and Mediterranean classics – artichoke confit, braised lamb and grilled John Dory. Lastly, their wine list is worth a mention – they have a very impressive wine cellar!

What to know before you visit

  • You’ll need to reserve by telephone
  • Ask to for a table on their terrace during Summer months

Address: 14 Av. Boyer, 06500 Menton
Tel: 04 93 28 28 09

JR Bistronomie

If you’re looking for an option that’s fine dining but without the price tag of a Michelin starred restaurant, JR Bistronomie is a great option. Serving up classics but with modern twists, there’s serious, unpretentious cooking on show. To start there’s a spin on Tarte Tatin with tomatoes and really good pan fried calamari with garlic & parsley. The main courses precisely cooked and there’s not a single element that hasn’t had a good amount of thought going into it. Rustic it is not; they even manage to tidy up a usually scruffy ratatouille.

What to know before you visit

  • You can reserve online
  • They’re closed on Sundays

Address: 11 Rue Trenca, 06500 Menton
Tel: 06 07 54 89 50

Comments 1
  1. Bonjour richard!
    Larry jaffe here in Sarasota Fla
    Tanking a 10 day cruise from Barcelona to Rome mid Aug , I dined at MIRAZUR in 2019
    Fabulous!!!im bringing my foodie daughter, 37 yrs old with me, the ship is docked all day
    Wher to have dinner with fine wine? Near the port?,,,, I Can spend 200$to 350$
    For 2

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Insider Guide to the Best Restaurants near the Eiffel Tower
Best restaurants near the Eiffel Tower

Insider Guide to the Best Restaurants near the Eiffel Tower

If you’re looking for the best restaurants near the Eiffel Tower, our guide has

Where to Find the Best Crêpes in Paris
best crepes in Paris

Where to Find the Best Crêpes in Paris

Crêpes are delicious, cheap and filling but finding the good ones in Paris can

You May Also Like