Bocca Mar: new beach restaurant opens in Nice

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Beach days in Nice just got better with the opening of the new Bocca Mar, a private beach bar and restaurant at the foot of the Palais de la Méditerranée.  

The restaurant scene in Nice hits fever pitch in summer, when eateries throw open their doors and put up umbrellas for the thousands of visitors and locals keen to enjoy a bit of al fresco dining on the city’s streets. 

But for something extra special, many hit the Promenade des Anglais in search of a top-quality beach restaurant to quench that thirst.  

After a rooftop bar comes a beach spot 

Following on from the success of Bocca Nissa, a rooftop bar in the Cours Saleya, Bocca Mar’s creators, Panorama Group, decided to branch out into beach dining. 

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Cool, comfy and with coastal views across the Baie des Anges. Photo credit: Alizeue Cailliau

With epic views onto the Baie des Anges, the Bocca Mar restaurant reflects its locale with a stylish coastal aesthetic of wicker and bamboo. The loungers set up on Nice’s famous stoney galets allow patrons to pass a day under the brilliant Niçois sun in full comfort.  

In high season, live music and DJs will play tunes until late in the evening, making Bocca Mar a great place to stop off on your way back home after dinner in the old town – if you didn’t already eat here! 

Find Bocca Mar right beneath the Palais de la Méditerranée on the famous stones of Nice’s beach. Photo credit: Alizeue Cailliau

Mediterranean menu 

Atmosphere is important, of course, but it’s the food that makes Bocca Mar special. Dishes are meant to be shared and range from tapas such as hummus with Iberian charcuterie and padrón peppers to more sophisticated choices like octopus or sea bass carpaccio and fritto misto 

Whole sea bass, Côte de Boeuf, lamb chops and an Angus beef steak also feature on the menu for those with bigger appetites, and vegetarian options, such as grilled aubergine and quinoa salad with greens, are available for the non-meat eaters in the crowd.  

The Mediterranean-inspired menu features platters to share and generous portions for those wanting a bigger meal. Photo credit: Alizeue Cailliau

Desserts are no less tempting, with mousse au chocolate being a house favourite.  


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Photo credits: Alizeue Cailliau