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Restaurants in Monte Carlo

Although eating out in Monte Carlo isn’t what you’d call cheap, it’s easier to find affordable cuisine here than in some of the other Côte d’Azur resorts. Prices in some of the city’s exclusive restaurants are eye watering, but you can find some reasonable restaurants in the romantic old streets of Monaco-Ville.

The Monte Carlo restaurants below are grouped into three pricing categories:
Expensive (over €100)
Moderate (€50 to €100)
Cheap (up to €50)

These Monte Carlo restaurant prices are for a three-course meal for one with a bottle of house wine or equivalent.

Expensive

Joël Robuchon

Cuisine: French

Serving creative Mediterranean cuisine in a refined atmosphere, this two-Michelin-starred restaurant is situated in the Hôtel Métropole and takes diners back to a bygone era with its classical art, drapes and colonnades. However, the inventive dishes are anything but old-fashioned and are cooked in a fabulous open-plan kitchen.

Address: , 4 avenue de la Madone, Monte Carlo,
Telephone: +377 9315 1510.
Website: http://www.metropole.com

La Marée

Cuisine: French

The views are as captivating as the cuisine in the rooftop restaurant at the Port Palace hotel. Fittingly, as the restaurant overlooks Port Hercule, the emphasis is on the freshest seafood available – personally chosen by the lucky diner. You can have it prepared how you want as well, paying handsomely for the privilege.

Address: , 7 avenue Président John F Kennedy, Monte Carlo,
Telephone: +377 9797 8000.
Website: http://www.lamaree.mc

Le Louis XV

Cuisine: French

Legendary chef Alain Ducasse is the man behind the signature restaurant at the Hôtel de Paris. This three-Michelin-starred restaurant serves up some of the finest food in Monte Carlo and the service is exceptional. Not surprisingly, prices are astronomical, but the dining room and food presentation are godly.

Address: , Place du Casino, Monte Carlo,
Telephone: +377 9806 8864.
Website: http://www.alain-ducasse.com

Moderate

Café Llorca

Cuisine: Mediterranean

Michelin-starred chef Alain Llorca is at the helm of this contemporary Monte Carlo bistro, which is open for lunch. Flavours of the Mediterranean, from east to west, bathe like artwork in the glorious daisy-yellow hues of the café. Although the food is fantastic wherever you sit, try and book a seat on the charming sea-facing terrace.

Address: , Grimaldi Forum, 10 avenue Princesse Grace, Larvotto,
Telephone: +377 9999 2929.
Website: http://www.cafellorca.mc

Fredy’s International

Cuisine: French and Italian

Situated opposite the imposing cathedral, this charming seafood restaurant can be found in the romantic old streets of Monaco-Ville. It's a peaceful, laid-back place that serves quality food at very reasonable prices. All the fish dishes are fantastic, although the rump steak in Béarnaise sauce keeps diners returning.

Address: , 6 rue de l'Eglise, Monaco-Ville,
Telephone: +377 9798 2041.
Website: http://www.fredysinternational.com

Tip Top

Cuisine: French

Tip Top belies its salubrious location near the Casino and serves reasonably priced Mediterranean dishes (well, for the Riviera at least). Little wonder it's so hard to get a seat here, although your patience will be rewarded by jovial service and decent-sized portions in this cosy, Formula 1-themed restaurant.

Address: , 11 avenue de Spélugues, Monte Carlo,
Telephone: +377 9350 6913.

Cheap

Le Saint Nicolas

Cuisine: Mediterranean

This lively restaurant is on one of Monaco-Ville's cosy cobbled streets and offers up fairly inexpensive set menus. The chefs aren't reinventing the wheel with their cuisine, but diners can expect tasty pizzas, pastas and salad in a warm and friendly environment. There's plenty of seating outside as well.

Address: , 6 rue de l'Eglise, Monaco-Ville,
Telephone: +377 9330 3041.

Pizzeria Monégasque

Cuisine: Italian

It might not be in the most scenic spot in Monte Carlo, but Pizzeria Monégasque is a wallet-friendly option serving cheap and cheerful pizza in a relaxed environment. There's a small covered terraced and a long list of pizzas, including a sweet selection, but be warned: it does tend to get rammed.

Address: , 4 rue Terrazzani, La Condamine,
Telephone: +377 9330 1638.

U Cavagnetu

Cuisine: French

Meaning 'picnic basket' in the local dialect, this intimate and inexpensive restaurant in Monaco-Ville serves up a delicious selection of regional specialities including octopus and savoury pastries known as barbajuan. It also plates up the usual suspects (seafood, pizza and pasta), which are best enjoyed on the rather romantic terrace.

Address: , 14 rue Comte Félix Gastaldi, Monaco-Ville,
Telephone: +377 9798 2040.

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Hôtel Le Versailles

It isn't particularly inexpensive, but it's cheap for Monaco. Situated a few minutes of the Palais Princier, the Hôtel Le Versailles offers basic accommodation in a convenient location in La Condamine at the foot of Monaco-Ville. This 2-star also has a restaurant that serves French and Italian cuisine.

Hôtel Villa Boeri

Cross the road to Hôtel Villa Boeri and you also cross the border from Monaco to France. Yet despite being in a different country, the hotel is fairly centrally located with the Casino Square about 10 minutes away on foot. Some rooms have small terraces with partial sea views.

Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel

Away from the bustle of Monte Carlo's busy Casino Square is the Beach Hotel, a 5-star resort overlooking the Mediterranean. This luxury hotel was legendary in the 1930s, attracting high society from across the globe, and has retained its contemporary comforts. Guests can also benefit from a heated seawater swimming pool, stunning views and exceptional gastronomy.

Hôtel de Paris

Enviably situated in Casino Square, Hôtel de Paris opened in 1863 and is still the most glamorous place to stay in Monaco. Exquisitely decorated, the sumptuous rooms are decked out in antique furniture. Guests can also enjoy the luxury health spa, private beach and no fewer than three glittering restaurants.

Monte Carlo Bay

This refined resort opened in 2005 and has more than 300 rooms and suites, plus one palatial apartment. Guests can indulge themselves with the outdoor pool, lagoon and luxury spa, and take in views of the Mediterranean from the extensive grounds. Most rooms have striking sea views and the onsite restaurants are all fantastic too.

Hôtel Hermitage

Listed as a historic monument, the Hôtel Hermitage is an imposing belle époque hotel that remains one of the jewels in Monaco's architectural crown. Opulence abounds inside, with extravagant antiques and ornate décor, but also plenty of old-world style and elegance. Some rooms overlooking the harbour have their own terrace hot tubs.