If you’re planning to holiday on the Cote d’Azur this summer, you may well be wondering about your proximity to the famous rooftop restaurants and bars, promising breathtaking panoramas and exquisite food. Not to worry – we have you covered with this list of the best restaurant terraces in St Tropez. All you need to do is grab a glass of chilled Champagne, sit back and enjoy the view…
Le Belrose, Althoff Villa Belrose
This five-star hotel is located on a private hill west of St Tropez, and can be easily accessed from the beautiful six-bedroom Villa Mandalaure in the Les Marres district. Its gourmet restaurant has a generous terrace with stunning views, and its menu, created by executive chef Pietro Volontè, was designed to reflect the French Riviera sun.
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The eight-course dégustation menu may be broken down into three or five courses, of which highlights include crayfish with cauliflower, salicorne and cucumber sauce, and yellow pollack, sarda fregola, aubergine, oyster mushroom and black tea sauce, with a choice of duet of strawberries with verbena lemon and almonds, or chocolate sphere with coffee cream to follow.
La Vague d’Or, Cheval Blanc
This three Michelin-starred restaurant focuses on the flavours of Provence, with Chef Arnaud Donckele and his team taking diners on a rustic journey through food that is both subtle and bold, making La Vague d’Or one of the best restaurant terraces in St Tropez.
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As well as an à la carte menu, diners may choose from the Balade Epicurienne, a bucolic trek in seven acts, or Au Fil du Temps, a gourmet awakening in five acts. Vegetarians may enjoy a Stroll through the Gardens, with ingredients from the kitchen’s own private garden, in five acts.
Right in the heart of Saint Tropez, it’s extremely convenient for anyone who rents the seven-bedroom Villa Tennessee, with its beautiful pool and spectacular views.
Le TIGrr Indochine, Ermitage
This 19th-century villa in the heights of Saint-Tropez has been transformed into an extremely exclusive hotel. Le TIGrr Indochine restaurant, one of the best terraces in Saint Tropez, overlooks both the village and the bay and offers delicious Thai and Asian cuisine. Choose from sashimi maki California rolls, Dim Sum dishes, green papaya and shrimp salad, or Thai-style bouillabaisse, and finish off with fruit-based desserts or even chocolate spring rolls – their speciality.
Located near the Chemin des Salins, Le TIGrr Indochine is ideal for anyone who rents the seven-bedroom Villa Chianti, a stunning property perfect for any Cote d’Azur family holiday.
Les Toits, Hotel de Paris
Based at the centre of the village, this informal rooftop restaurant is open all day. With a chic swimming pool and panoramic views of the surrounding honey-hued buildings, it’s one of the best terraces in Saint Tropez for cooling off on a hot day.
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Chef Pierre-Alain Garnier offers a fresh and light menu, from cooked and raw artichokes with summer truffle, to Mediterranean-style octopus, and dishes cooked on La Plancha, such as lamb chops with Provence herbs or fillet of bass in an olive oil sauce, with fruit-based desserts to follow.
La Voile, La Réserve
Focusing on authentic flavours, Executive Chef Eric Canino offers cuisine that reinvents classic Provençal cuisine. Overlooking the Mediterranean, this is among the best restaurant terraces in St Tropez for stunning sea views.
Dishes include yellowtail or octopus carpaccio, lobster or black truffle risotto, or grilled sole with Japanese rice and Thai basil. For meat-eaters, there’s beef tartare with chickpea fries, flattened baby chicken, or a Wagyu beef rib dish for two.
In the evening diners may choose between two tasting menus or à la carte options, with stuffed calamari and roast cuttlefish, roast rack of lamb, or sweetbreads with spinach-stuffed morel mushrooms.
The restaurant’s location in Ramatuelle makes it perfect for anyone renting the stunning five-bedroom Villa Mirage II, near Pampelonne Beach.