St Tropez restaurant and beach guide: Summer 2022

The South of France’s ritziest holiday spot makes food an art form and has some of the best beaches around – check out our St Tropez restaurants and beach guide here

Sitting on the French Riviera is glitzy Saint-Tropez, loved by jet-setters and A-list celebrities for decades.

With its hot summers and Mediterranean climate, its beaches are hugely popular, but with them comes a fabulous food culture with restaurants ranging from the brightly casual to the Michelin-starred. Many lucky visitors have villas in the area and super yachts moor nearby.

It has to be said that St Tropez is one of the most exclusive holiday spots in France, so even quite humble restaurants rarely have humble prices – although there are some absolute gems if you look past the ultra-touristy areas.

The main beach is Pampelonne, where many of the most exclusive beach clubs and restaurants are located, in the Ramatuelle area, but there are some excellent restaurants in the port area and in the old town.

Here the MCC team has put together a list of suggested restaurants.

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RESTAURANTS

Au Caprice des Deux St Tropez

1. Bagatelle Saint-Tropez

Situated right in the middle of the Pampelonne beach area – the busiest, ritziest, stretch in the whole of Saint-Tropez, where super-yachts sit in the bay and A-listers like to be seen – this chic beachfront offering from the international Bagatelle group offers French classics, seafood and a lounge bar.
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Call: +33 4 94 79 83 25
Address: Les Tamaris, Chem. de Matarane, 83350 Ramatuelle

2. Beefbar

This fine-dining restaurant, mentioned in the current Michelin Guide, specializes in beef and fish and is set within the five-star boutique Hôtel Lou Pinet, a charming hotel aiming to create the atmosphere of staying in a family villa. Eat indoors or outside in a charming garden.
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Call: +33 4 94 97 99 50
Address: 70 Chem. du Pinet, 83990 Saint-Tropez

3. Au Caprice Des Deux

Billing itself as a ‘bistronomic’ restaurant, from chef patron Stéphane Avelin, this award-winning town-center eatery offers home-made French classics with a contemporary twist, served either inside or at al fresco tables on the street.
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Call: +33 4 94 97 76 78
Address: 40 Rue du Portail Neuf, 83990 Saint-Tropez

3. Cabane Bambou

A bamboo-lined path takes you to this beach restaurant with a slightly bohemian vibe and a menu with a slightly far-eastern twist. Open for lunch and snacks.
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Call: +33 4 94 79 84 13
Address: Rte de Bonne Terrasse, 83350 Ramatuelle

4. Chez Camille

Since 1913 this family restaurant in the Bonne Terrasse area to the south of Pampelonne beach has been serving grilled fish dishes and its famous bouillabaisse – cooked over a wood fire – on a terrace by the sea.
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Call: +33 4 98 12 68 98
Address: Route de Camarat, Bonne Terrasse area, 83350 Ramatuelle

5. Le Café

Billed as a café, but with opulent decor and a menu to match, Le Café is part of a long-established group that includes branches in Megève and St-Barthélemy among others. It’s open for lunch and dinner, with outside seating as well as inside, and live music in the evening.
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Call: +33 4 94 97 44 69
Address: Trav. des Lices, 83990 Saint-Tropez

6. La Verdoyante

This gourmet restaurant, set in what was once an old farmhouse, is just over five miles from the center of Saint Tropez in the hillside village of Gassin, but rewards visitors with stunning views over local vineyards towards the Gulf. A family business since 1979, chef Laurent Mouret is carrying on the tradition established by his father Fernand.  Provençal cooking at its best can be eaten either outside on the terrace, shaded by ancient oaks, or inside.
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Call: +33 4 94 56 16 23
Address: 866 Chemin Vicinal, Chem. de Coste Brigade, 83580 Gassin

7. Noto

This Sicilian restaurant is located in the bustling Place des Lices serving modern Italian cooking, with plenty of innovative dishes plus small plates designed for sharing. Chef Emilio Giagnoni comes straight from the prestigious Four Seasons George V hotel in Paris.
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Call: +33 7 88 17 65 31
Address: 5 place des Lices, 83990 Saint-Tropez

8. Pablõ

Mexican cuisine – with a side order of Peruvian sashimi – makes this fun, lively restaurant worth a visit. Tacos, ceviche, sharing plates and fabulous meat and fish from the wood grill make up the menu.
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Call: +33 4 94 97 11 33
Address: Place des Lices, 83990 Saint-Tropez

9. Villa Azur

Part of a group that started in the USA, with branches in Miami, Mexico, Bodrum and Dallas, this gourmet restaurant serves a French Mediterranean style of cuisine in elegant surroundings that include a tree-lined garden.
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Call: +33 4 94 97 43 22
Address: 10 Rue du Petit Bal, 83990 Saint-Tropez

10. La Voile

Two Michelin stars and a stunning view distinguish this fine-dining restaurant helmed by top chef Eric Canino, set within the luxury La Réserve hotel complex at La Ramatuelle. The light, fresh and exquisite menu reflects the skill of the team.
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Call: +33 4 94 44 94 44
Address: Chemin de la Quessine, 83350 Ramatuelle

11. La Serena

Set on a lovely stretch of beach at Ramatuelle, looking onto the bay of Pampelonne, beach club La Serena has a restaurant that offers modern Mediterranean cuisine with a few Asian twists.
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Call: +33 4 94 43 31 85
Address: 83350 Ramatuelle

12. Verde Beach

On Pampelonne beach in Ramatuelle sits this smart beach club and restaurants, with chefs who trained under Alain Ducasse. For a more relaxed style, there is also barbecue over wood fires, and shisha.
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Call: +33 4 94 79 72 23
Address: 1149 Chem. de l’EPI, 83350 Ramatuelle

13. Club 55

This classic club on Pampelonne beach has been family run since 1955 and offers a fairly simple menu of seafood, salads and steaks. It’s popular with returning guests.
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Call: +33 4 94 55 55 55
Address: 43 Bd Patch, 83350 Ramatuelle

14. La Part Des Anges

This small but smart and welcoming restaurant is a real find. Set in the center of the old town, its Italian owners produce French/Italian cooking of a high order – fresh pasta, seafood and grills. Tables are available inside or outside on the street.
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Call: +33 4 94 96 19 50
Address: 7 Rue de l’Église, 83990 Saint-Tropez

15. Pearl Beach

At this upscale restaurant on Bouillabaisse beach, offering Mediterranean cuisine, guests can dine indoors with stunning sea views, in a tropical garden shaded by palm trees or on the roof top offering a spectacular view of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.
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Call: +33 4 98 12 70 70
Address: Quartier de la Bouillabaisse, 83990 Saint-Tropez

16. Marcellino

This smart-casual Italian trattoria offers seafood, traditional dishes, pizzas and pastas, right on the port of St Tropez.
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Call: +33 4 94 97 31 58
Address: 19 Quai Jean Jaurès, 83990 Saint-Tropez

17. G’ Envie

This small restaurant on an equally small street, is a gem, offering a short but very fresh menu of Provençal dishes at very reasonable prices compared to the rest of St Tropez. There’s a small terrace outside.
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Call: +33 4 94 79 85 09
Address: 67 Rue du Portail Neuf, 83990 Saint-Tropez

18. Le Micocoulier

This smart-casual Provençal restaurant is right up in the hill village of Gassin, five and a half miles from St Tropez town center and with a charming terrace overlooking the surrounding hillsides across to the sea.
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Call: +33 4 94 56 14 01
Address: Pl. dei Barri, 83580 Gassin

19. Bello Visto

Featuring in the 2022 Michelin Guide, this smart restaurant in the ancient hill village of Gassin, five and a half miles from the center of St Tropez, has a menu of regional specialities – the owner’s family comes from the village – and has a beautiful terrace with stunning views towards the Gulf of St Tropez.
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Call: +33 4 94 56 17 30
Address: Pl. dei Barri, 83580 Gassin

20. L’Olive

Mediterranean and Provençal cuisine is offered in this simple restaurant with pleasant outside seating in the middle of town.
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Call: +33 4 94 97 09 21
Address: 11 Rue Aire du Chemin, 83990 Saint-Tropez

21. L’Aventure

Intimate but excellent restaurant in the old town that’s popular with locals and tourists alike for solid French cooking. Smart ‘bistronomique’ style.
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Call: +33 4 94 97 44 01
Address: 31 Rue du Portail Neuf, 83990 Saint-Tropez

22. Le Péché Mignon

Cozy local bistro-style restaurant in the old town with inside and street-side seating. Good for seafood.
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Call: +33 6 20 56 16 18
Address: 9 Rue Saint-Jean, 83990 Saint-Tropez

22. Luna Rossa

Mediterranean and Italian food in near the port of St Tropez in a small, smart-casual restaurant.
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Call: +33 4 94 97 31 27
Address: 1 Place des Lices, 83990 Saint-Tropez

23. Le Bikini

Cheery, bohemian-style brasserie serving reasonably priced home-made French cuisine in an out of town spot with plenty of parking.
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Call: +33 4 94 97 78 85
Address: 44-46 D93, 83990 Saint-Tropez

24. Byblos Beach

This rather chic beach club on Pampelonne has a covered terrace restaurant serving light Mediterranean cuisine, including dishes from the wood grill.
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Call: +33 4 94 43 15 00
Address: 42 Bd Patch, 83350 Ramatuelle

25. Colette by Sezz

This smart, upscale restaurant within the five-star Hotel Sezz boasts a Michelin star under chef Philippe Colinet for its modern cuisine at the equally contemporary hotel, which also offers dining on its smart terrace.
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Call: +33 4 94 44 53 11
Address: 151 Chem. des Salins, 83990 Saint-Tropez

26. Cucina Byblos

This Italian restaurant at Hotel Byblos is by Alain Ducasse, adapting his successful Paris eatery for St Tropez. Mentioned in the current Michelin Guide, this chic operation has a glass-walled kitchen and a tree-lined terrace.
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Call: +33 4 94 56 68 20
Address: 27 Av. Foch, 83990 Saint-Tropez

27. La Petite Plage

Smart contemporary Mediterranean restaurant facing the beach with lots of good seafood in a menu invented by multi-starred French chef Eric Frechon, heavily showcasing local and seasonal products.
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Call:+33 4 94 17 01 23
Address: 9 Quai Jean Jaurès, 83990 Saint-Tropez

28. La Vague D’Or

This is the top-notch place to eat in St Tropez and will cost in proportion to its three Michelin stars, five toques and other awards. Located on the Plage de la Bouillabaisse at the Cheval Blanc, it is helmed by Chef Arnaud Donckele, who won his third Michelin star by the age of 35. The hotel is a part of the luxury LVMH group.and has a lovely terrace overlooking the beach.
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Call: +33 4 94 55 91 00
Address: Plage de la Bouillabaisse, 83990 Saint-Tropez

29. Le Pescadou

This smart restaurant in the hillside village of Gassin has a lovely French menu and an even lovelier terrace overlooking the stunning countryside. Worth the five-mile trip out from St Tropez.
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Call: +33 4 94 56 12 43
Address: Pl. dei Barri, 83580 Gassin

BEACHES

Beaches in St Tropez / Shutterstock

1. Tahiti beach

Located just over two miles to the south of St Tropez is the famous Tahiti beach. It was one of the first to be popular with celebrities and has a number of the area’s oldest and exclusive beach clubs and restaurants – plus a nudist area.
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2. Escalet beach

Situated 7.5 miles from Saint-Tropez town center on the south side of Cap Camarat, l’Escalet beach is a fairly small half-sand, half-pebble beach in a rocky cove. There’s a lifeguard and toilet facilities but just a few snack bars, so take a picnic.
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3. Bouillabaisse beach

Just to the west of the town is the wide Bouillabaisse beach with great views of the Gulf, shallow water for paddling and a few beach clubs and restaurants. It’s not too built up at the back.
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4. Graniers beach

This pretty, small cove is within walking distance of the city center and therefore becomes quite crowded in summer. There’s a pleasant restaurant, Les Graniers, offering seafood and salads.
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5. Les Canoubiers beach

Les Canoubiers is a wide sandy beach in a sheltered bay 2.5 miles from the center of Saint-Tropez. It’s a little less crowded, so is popular with locals. It has beach facilities and a restaurant but it’s small and you’ll need to book.
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