ADAGIOCasalinga ligure – or home-made cooking from Liguria – is the speciality at this newcomer to the Monaco eating scene, Italian salamis and cheeses, soups and spezzatino, and mouth-watering apple, pear and chocolate cakes, all served in an inviting and convivial atmosphere. After this, you won’t ever want to go home again!
1 Rue Biovès; Quartier Plati; tel: +377 97 98 15 56
YOSHI at the Métropole Hotel *
From the moment you sit down to your sakizuke (appetisers) there is an inescapable blend of the Mediterranean and oriental: tempura dishes created with local fish and vegetables, langoustines, and scallops accompanied by a traditional green tea mousse. A la carte dishes include ebi no soup
(langoustine with kombu consommé), and zeitaku wakame. Yoshi won Joël Robuchon his 26th Michelin star in March 2010
4, Avenue de la Madone; Quartier Monte-Carlo; tel: +377 93 15 13 13
Recently transformed by renowned interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, Le Vistamar’s clean white interior gives commanding views over the harbour – making it the perfect location for all lovers of gourmet fish. The Michelin-starred kitchen of top chef Joël Garault offers a superb range of well-priced menus for lunch (daily from noon till 2pm) and dinner (from 7pm). And to make the meal truly memorable, you can select Grand Vins by the glass.
Square Beaumarchais; Quartier Monte-Carlo; tel: +377 98 06 98 98
For a taste of the orient, the Maya Bay is the perfect place to dine: sushi, sashimi, maki and other specialties are prepared with a real flair and love of tradition by Japanese chef Ryuji Kakizaki. But what makes the Maya experience really special is the terrace, designed to reflect the look and serene tranquillity of a Japanese temple. At the Maya Bay, oriental inspiration goes much further than simply what’s on your plate.
24 Avenue Princesse Grace; Quartier Larvotto; tel: +377 97 70 74 67
With its unpretentious minimalist styling, Virage is a waterfront restaurant whose location is everything. This state-of-the-art harbourside bar serves up smart cocktails (try the Virage Martini or a cool strawberry mojito) with wide panoramic views of Port Hercule. And for motor racing fans, it’s the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy the Monaco Grand Prix while enjoying the special lunch menu and a chilled rosé or beer.
1 Quai Albert Ier, Port Hercule; La Condamine; Tel + 377 93 50 77 21