Eat and drink – EZE (Auberge du Cheval Blanc)

Eze is a popular medieval village perched high on a cliffside overlooking the sea.  There are numerous restaurants to dine at however we were looking for a restaurant that offered shade for our family from the hot sun and tables outside to relax after our walk up to the village.  We chose Auberge du Cheval Blanc, located just to the right of the Casino supermarket in the market square before you begin walking up the hill road to the village (Place de la Colette, 06360 Eze. Telephone:  04 93 41 03 17).

There is a large outdoor terrace with plenty of tables and the barman offered to put out a sun awning which was thoughtful.  The restaurant was busy with groups; I think it is popular for the tour buses so I would recommend you order before them if possible.  They serve fish dishes, pizza and typical French food in a casual relaxed atmosphere – we did not feel rushed to leave by the waiters at any time which can sometimes be the case in a busy tourist spot.  All of the staff were friendly.

Pizzas are large and they are happy for diners to share them amongst themselves.  The ‘formule’ menu with starter/main/dessert was 14€.  We also shared a bottle of chilled rosé and a large beer for 15€ which was reasonably cheaper than some of the other restaurants we noticed further up the hill to the village.  There was a small market in the square outside the restaurant so we relaxed with a cold drink and watched the passer-bys buying paella, fragrant Provençal soaps and souvenirs.

The restaurant has many toilets (perhaps 5 or 6?) situated on the ground-floor beside the bar area, they were clean and spacious and there was ample room for wheelchair users to access them or families with baby buggies/strollers.

I would recommend this establishment for a meal stop after exploring Eze village.

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