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Papayou

35 rue de la Prefecture, 06300 Nice, France (Old Town / Vieux Nice)
+33 4 93 80 15 97
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Ranked #133 of 1,349 restaurants in Nice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, Italian, Thai
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Town / Vieux Nice
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Town / Vieux Nice
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English first
Gex, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is a great little restaurant with a good value for money menu. We sat outside and enjoyed the atmosphere. The food was excellent as was the service. A great little find.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very good food - no chips but well cooked food. Risotto with porcini mushrooms, Slivers of beef in a stir fry with Thai rice, Chicken in coconut milk with Thai rice etc. A variety of starters and deserts.Good selection of wines but only bottled beer. May need to book of more than 2/3 persons. 35 rue de la Prefecture, 6300... More

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Hamilton
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We try to avoid the main tourist boulevard and came across this restaurant a couple of streets back. We chose it because we liked the look of what people were eating and were then treated to the most delicious meal. We both chose sword fish tartare marinated in coconut cream and lime with fragrant rice and it was so fabulous... More

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London
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

The old town in Nice is littered with restaurants of poor quality that tap into the tourist market. This is not one of those and it is clear that more thought and love is put into the food than most of the places here. Judging by the fact that only two small tables were free at 2.30pm, I saw this... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

second lunch here this week. fish carparccio, fresh goat cheese, local cabillaud (cod) and daube (beef stew) all delicious. Professional and friendly service. We wish we can come back soon. Thanks Papayou.

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Cumbria
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

A great find, extremely friendly staff and great food. This place is a true find and served excellent, well priced food. I definitely recommend the tuna tartare, thai style - must find a recipe!

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Wandering the old town Saturday, I ran into Papayou...and a tomato/basil/burratina salad that was a full meal...along with really great french bread and a beautiful red wine. It was excellent (not just the flavors - tomatoes fresh from Villefranche, burratini from Italy - but the mouthfeel), and the service was friendly and attentive. I decided to try their panna cotta... More

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Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had a great lunch! Not expensive. Tip: The goat cheese salad was really nice. Next time i'm in Nice I would definitely come back.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Very poor service. We were not allowed to sit down with our friends and have only dessert and drinks. The manager gave away our free Seat to someone else. I Asked how manus euro they required from us to let us sit down but no chance for a Free Chair here. IT ended up with 8 people sitting in the... More

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Hampton Beach NH
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

After strolling the Promenade des Anglais , we toured the many little , narrow streets of Old Town . Right off the Market ( at the end of the market ) we discovered a lovely bistro to dine outside and watch the world go by - Papayou . Its name comes from the local Italian/French dialect meaning Butterfly .We started... More

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