Still in the main street in Nice, we decided to try a different restaurant for our meal, looking out for one where we could sit outside but sheltered from the evening breeze. Found Chez Freddy’s – perfect – especially as the Maitre de offered us a free glass of Prosecco as an enticement! However, whoever sat at the end of the table was in a draught, so we had lots of changing places a bit like in a farce! They offered to light one of the patio heaters but then this wasn’t welcomed by nearby tables who were eating seafood sat on a tray of ice (the food not the customers..). Eventually avoided an international incident, the heater was moved, and we finally got down to the meal.
The set menu sounded perfect at €27.90 each and we were not disappointed. Starters were substantial as were the main course dishes – including oysters, tomato and mozzarella, and a superb John Dory fish that was melt-in-the-mouth delicious. The recommended Muscadet was perfect with every course, and we finished the meal with Kahlua (similar to Tia Maria).
We have found all the food so far beautifully cooked and presented, as you might expect in France, and restaurant staff have been helpful and accommodating as we had one of the party with an allergy to eggs. Without the drinks, the meal worked out at just over €30 each. We would certainly visit this restaurant again.