The French Riviera has a longstanding tradition of seaside restaurants open for the summer season along the coastline, and this year is no exception, with the revival of a most legendary location on Roquebrune Cap Martin.
Le Pirate, as it was formerly known, is situated along the entrance to the Cap Martin Peninsula. It is here in the 1960s and 70s, where the owner, Charles Albert Viale, aka ‘Le Pirate’, transformed a fisherman’s hut that practically clung to the rocks on the edge of the sea into a summer hotspot where such notable celebrities such as Roger Moore, Brigitte Bardot, Frank Sinatra, and even Prince Charles, came to eat and party at the height of a season.
Being an almost mythical spot to see and be seen this summer, 13 years after the death of the illustrious patron of the former establishment M. Viale, Loulou Pirate has now brought new life to this location.
“The Loulou group invests the Pirate, after Paris, Ramatuelle, Val d’Isère, and pursues the legend, flowing out of rock. Relaxed elegance, simplicity, and joy of living: these are the words of the Loulou group and this destination not to be missed, at the crossroads of France, Italy, and the Principality of Monaco,” writes the Restoration Group.
Here, at Loulou Pirate, the new owners plan on instilling their signature balance everything from the décor and ambiance to the menu and live music.
The restaurant provides a number of splendid sections to suit every occasion, with a few that are intimate for gatherings, along with some tables that are as close to the sea as possible, and all offer stunning Mediterranean views.
Loulou cuisine is all about simplicity, and a fresh local variety, brought together by the talented Executive Chef Benoit Gargère. Plates of food here are designed to be shared around the table for everyone to pick and choose what they desire, almost like a picnic at the beach.
The restaurant, having opened on July 10 and will close for this season in October with Lunch from 12 pm to 3:30 pm and Dinner from 7 pm to 11:30 pm.
It is advised to book early and enjoy!
Photo credits: Matthieu Salvaing, Loulou Group