29th Aug 2011, 07:31
Off to Nice, France this week. I'd be grateful if you can tell me which seafood restaurant/bar/tapas is a place to visit. No tourist trap, please. Rather, a place for local fishermen to gather and talk shit over their catch, if there's any. (Not that I speak their language but I like the atmosphere of local gathering place.)
Safe flight as usual,
29th Aug 2011, 08:05
It depends how far you want to go from the airport area. Next to the airport is an area called St Laurent where there is an array of restaurants of every type you could imagine, but it gets crowded at this time of the year and is touristy, so that's probably a place to avoid.
The old town of Nice is more authentic, as long as you avoid the English and Irish bars, but I can't think of anywhere that really suits your requirements. I think you'd have to go west of Cannes, or into Italy to one of the towns like Bordighera.
There is a small fishing port in Cros de Cagnes - I've not been there - but it might be closer to what you're looking for. I can make enquiries as have friends in the area.
As a general comment, but of course you won't find fishermen there, the further inland you go, the better you will find the quality of the food, value, service, and congeniality.
Hope this helps.
2nd Sep 2011, 06:19
Thank you so much for the information, Sir. Though I didn't have a chance to visit anywhere beyond the walking distance from our hotel this time, I truly loved the atmosphere of Nice and am looking forward to flying there again to try your recommendations. Thanks again and if you happen to fly to Asia, especially Tokyo, please let me know. I have a long list of my favorite places there.
3rd Sep 2011, 18:13
Try the Cafe de Turin, 5 Place Garibaldi in the old town. Excellent seafood and now there`is an r in the month again!
15th Sep 2011, 06:49
A late entry but save it for next time - the Voyageur Nissart (http://www.cityvox.fr/restaurants_nice/voyageur-nissart_18821/PhotosLieu)has been my wife's favourite for years.. different menu every day, fresh produce, top quality cooking. :D