The Best Rooftop Bars and Restaurants in Nice

Nestled along the Cote d’Azur shores of the French Riviera, Nice effortlessly combines Mediterranean charm with an elegant cosmopolitan flair. This small but perfect city boasts blue skies and a crystal sea that sparkles all year round – no wonder it was named ‘Azur’ meaning blue. This is the place to escape any other kind of blues and lose yourself in the magical sea views of some of the best rooftop bars and restaurants in Nice.

Seen rooftop bar in NIce. 2 champagne glasses set at sunset

By day there is no better place for an afternoon than to savour the enchanting ambiance of this coastal city than from the elevated vantage point of its rooftop bars and restaurants. From chic lounges to sophisticated dining spots, from breathtaking panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea to magnificent mountain scenery. But it’s as the sun begins to set over the bay of angels that these rooftop bars and restaurants in Nice a create an unforgettable experience.

Whether you’re a seasoned local or a first-time visitor, these elevated venues promise to take you away from reality . So, let’s ascend to the heights of 7 of the best rooftop bars and restaurants in Nice and discover the rooftop gems that make Nice’s skyline as unforgettable as its shores.

Seen Rooftop Bar and Restaurant

Rooftop bar Seen in Nice at sunset

Location: In Nice center, on top of the Hotel Anantara Plaza Nice (formally known as the Boscolo Hotel Plaza)

View: Sea, mountains & city

Vibe: Quiet (winter) summer bojuee

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾🍾

Food available? Yes but we just had drinks

Booking needed? Yes recommended

Visited / Photos taken: 2023

Rooftop review: Well this was worth the wait! I hadn’t been here since 2018 as it was closed for a big refurbishment every time I was visiting. But this time it was open and I went several times! It was everything and more. The thing that impressed the most was the staff. Welcoming, friendly and kind. Could easily be a pretentious venue with a bad attitude and it was the opposite. It’s pricey but it’s boujee! A beautiful floral bar framing the entrance with a long lean terrace running down the side of the indoor part of the building. Bookmarked by sofa areas (closed in winter). The mountain and sea views were of course the icing of this new fav rooftop bar and restaurant. 

Address: 12 Avenue de Verdun, 06000

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La Calade Rooftop bar and Restaurant

Calade rooftop bar in Nice. Tables and chairs set looking out to the sea

Best for: πŸ₯‚πŸΎβ˜•οΈπŸ½

Location: Far end of the promenade

View: The whole bay of angels

Dress code: πŸ‘•πŸ‘–πŸ‘š

Vibe: Friendly, chilled

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾🍾

Food available? Yes – it’s a Resturant as well

Booking available? Yes – just for the Resturant

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2023

Warm/dry weather only? Yes. Though there is a beautiful indoor Resturant should it be too cold or wet for outside.

Rooftop review roundup: What a fabulous addition to the coast line. The areas are small: pool, bar area and restaurant but big views. The food and service is fabulous with lovely attention to detail – like your bread is wrapped in a paper bag to stop the birds swooping down on you!!! Big shout out to Mila who when I returned in 2023 was also a great addition to the staff! The only possible downside is the location. It’s a good half hour / 45 min walk from the old town back towards the airport. Though to walk along the promenade, on a sunny winter day, was certainly not the worse way I’ve spent a Saturday! And there’s a tram that runs really close behind it if you don’t fancy the stroll back. Definitely one of my all time favs.

Address: 223 Prom des Anglais

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La Terrasse Rooftop Bar and Restaurant

Location: On the sea front, on top of Le Meridien hotel

View: Coast line & ocean

Dress code: Smart casual πŸ‘—πŸ‘”πŸ‘ πŸ§£πŸ‘•πŸ‘šπŸ‘Ÿ

Vibe: Fun and decadent

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾🍾

Food available? Yes πŸ˜‹

Booking available? Not for the bar but yes for the restaurant.

Winter & dry weather options: The resturant is covered though the huge windows fold open in the summer. The bar though doesn’t have heaters or cover however have been there in winter – just need to wrap up!

Last Visited/ photos taken: 2022

Rooftop review: This is one of my all time favs – been far too many times an various trips. Food is fabulous, the sea view stretches for miles and you really could just spend an entire day sitting here. There’s a pool for hotel guests and a weather safe Resturant should the rain gods arrive. The sunset is the best time of day to go – worth a trip up for just that.

Address: 1 Prom des Anglais

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Bella Celia Rooftop Bar and Restaurant

Bella Ciela Rooftop bar and restaurant in Nice colourful decor and views of Nice

Best for:  πŸΈπŸ₯‚

Location: On top of the Mercure Nice Central Notre Dame Hotel 

View: Notre Dame Basilica, the mountains and Nice city. 

Vibe: Chilled 

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾🍾

Food available? Yes but not in the afternoon

Booking available? No

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2023

Warm/dry weather only? Yes and no – there is a small covered area 

Rooftop review roundup: This was a gem of a rooftop. €9 for Prosecco seemed almost a bargain! Refurbished in 2022 it is now has colourful quirky decor with some insta worthy photo spots with mirrors making it a fun rooftop bar. Definitely worth an afternoon on the bubbles though what I liked was it was open early and closes late!

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Moonbar Rooftop at Aston La Scala Hotel

Moon Bar in Nice views over Nice with tables and chairs

Best for:  πŸΈπŸ₯‚

Location:  On top of the Aston La Scala Hotel 

View: Mountains and sea

Vibe: V quiet but it was winter 

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? Yes 

Last visited /photos taken: 2023

Warm/dry weather only? Yes

Rooftop review roundup: I had been excited to check this rooftop out as it’s been closed every time I’ve been to Nice. But it was super quiet and the actual bar closed up for winter (though you could get drinks and take them up from the bar on the floor below) But considering how busy Seen Rooftop was just a few doors down I was intrigued this one was so quiet as very similar views….. 

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Splendid Hotel & Spa Rooftop Bar

Splendid roof top bar

Best for: πŸ₯‚πŸ·β˜•οΈ

Location: Avenue Victor Hugo – 10 min walk to the sea front

View: Nice city and mountains

Dress code: πŸ‘šπŸ‘–πŸ‘•

Vibe: Chilled tunes all day from 7am 😎

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? No

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2019

Warm/dry weather only? No there’s a part under cover and worse case you can hide indoor if the rain lashes in though there’s no heaters – a hot tub but no heaters!

Rooftop review roundup: As the name suggests – a splendid little find. What I loved most was being able to have a morning coffee with such incredible views. Staff are kind and friendly and service with a smile. The indoor part isn’t that fancy so I would really recommend it for the rooftop – and there’s levels to it! One with a small pool & jacuzzi, one with dining and one small square for uninterrupted 360 degree views. As we were staying so close it became our go to first coffee and our night cap regular.

Address: 50 Boulevard Victor Hugo

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Le Plongeoir

Best for: 🍽πŸ₯‚

Location: Far round from the centre on the sea front to side of the port.

View: The sea

Vibe: Just magic

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? Yes

Last visited /photos taken: 2022

Warm/dry weather only? Yes

Rooftop review roundup: What a venue, what a view! This isn’t strictly speaking a rooftop but I’m πŸ’― allowing it as it holds all the magic ingredients for one. Impressively the food matched the view though this is a seaside splurge meal, as you’d expect. However I was impressed there is a more affordable set menu in the week. Seating wise if you want to be as close to the sea (like me) then note those tables are for two people. (Like Sushi Samba in London). I assumed I would prefer being further out to sea but on the lower level. What was I thinking when I am all about height! The top ‘desk’ was the perfect spot for me and big thanks to Cloe for sorting that. One last point is being only April in the week it was surprisingly busy (though not that surprising when you consider how unique it is, so booking is a must. Bonne appetit.

Address: 60 Boulevard Franck Pilatte

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