Sometimes all you want when you are hungry is to find an old favourite – a restaurant where you can order your favourite dish and know that the quality will be consistently good and the service great. For me, one of those restaurants is La Cave Provençale at 7 rue Aubernon. You could easily walk by La Cave Provençale and not blink an eye; there is nothing outstanding about the façade or decor, and the location is on a busy through-road which does not allow for meandering strolling. However, what brings me back to La Cave Provençale is my ‘favourite dish’ the ‘Gourmand’ salad – a delicious, fresh mix of rocket, coppa, jambon cru, roquefort, roasted pinenuts, olives and mini toasts with lightly melted chevre cheese, mmmmm! The salad is a decent-sized portion, tastes fresh and is priced well for Antibes. Service is friendly and prompt even when tables are full. When I visited last week on a hot day (with friends and two children under 18 months of age) the waiter bought chilled water for the children, and put out the sun awning to avoid sunburn for the children. The menu offers burgers, salads, pastas and the like. Downside is there is no high chair for families to use. The toilet is accessible for those with reduced mobility.
Children are welcome in restaurants, cafés and bars, however not all restaurants will provide special facilties for families such as high chairs. Most restaurants do not offer children’s meals (the range may be limited for children to fries, chicken nuggets and similar) but those that do specifically offer children’s menus have fixed-price menus at reduced prices.
Le Moulin, 7 boulevard Maréchal Leclerc (Telephone: 04 93 61 23 60): Italian-run restaurant situated near to Salis beach serving pizza, pastas and the like. Large outdoor terrace for dining in the sun. Ample room for wheelchair users and/or families with strollers but reservations are recommended as this restaurant does get busy. Easy access to toilet facilities as restaurant is ground level.