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“Good food; poor service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Chez Freddy

Chez Freddy
20-22 Cours Saleya | Vieux Nice, 06300 Nice, France (Old Town / Vieux Nice)
+33 4 93 85 49 99
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Ranked #888 of 1,431 Restaurants in Nice
Price range: $34 - $67
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Mediterranean, Grill
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town / Vieux Nice
Description: Located cours saleya in Nice,one of the most famous place of the French Riviera , in the old city , you will enjoy to stay on the big terrace for your diner all the year.Chez freddy you'll find a very large choice of seafood, fish, meat, pasta, salads and our specialities of Paellas, Aiolis, and Bouillabaisses. You can also opt for the set menu with not less than 10 choice of starters, main courses and desserts.All the first floor of the restaurant is the kitchen where the chefs prepare the dishes , from the starters to the desserts, all is home made and the team is almost the same from the opening date, 9 years ago .Every day you have the flower market on this place and every Monday the antiquity market .Chez Freddy restaurant is open 365 days a year, all the day from 11.30 am to 11.30 pm,.W'll be very honored to welcome you in our restaurant on the place from 2004. We welcome around 80 000 customers every year, coming from the area and from all the world and often coming back years after years.See you soon Chez Freddy !!!ps we have menu in english,russian,italiano,german,chinese!!!!!
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Good food; poor service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

After surveying the surrounding restaurants I settled on this one as the staff seemed attentive and the menu diverse. We were seated at a table which was a little out of the way but this was no problem as it was slightly quieter. Unfortunately, this frontier seemed beyond the range of the waiting staff for most of the meal. It quickly became clear that the staff were particularly focussed on bringing in customers as opposed to serving already seated guests. The table cloth had cigarette burns and could have done with changing and the table was sporadically set on the lead up to our meal. The staff never seemed abrasive or malicious but were not particularly happy nor keen. Once the food was ordered it took a while to arrive. The food was excellent, however, with one paella which was brimming with seafood and one steak which was of a considerable size. Unfortunately the steak was slightly closer to medium than the rare requested but within the range of a chefs subjectivity. During eating we were never approached to enquire about our satisfaction with the meal (a box which even Nandos ticks). The only interaction we had during our meal was some chap trying to sell us some wood carvings (approximately 3 times and no staff seemed interesed that their customers were being bothered). The meal was cleared without any conversation and little curiousity (even fake) of our opinion. The bill was requested and received not entirely promptly.

This is a busy area with lots of restaurants serving great food. This place is really let down by it's service and you will find better elsewhere. The food alone does not carry Chez Freddy.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ranger06300, Gérant at Chez Freddy, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Google Translation
Cher client
Vraiment désolé pour l'attitude du serveur qui a sans doute voulu faire un peu d'humour, mais déplacé je vous l'accorde
Nous espérons vous revoir malgré tout. Faites vous connaître si toutefois vous nous faites l'honneur de revenir
Très cordialement,
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Bucharest, Romania
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Freddy Royal, you cannot eat all”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you like sea food and you are in Nice, try Chez Freddy on Cours Saleya, even the place is crowded. There, the chef Nicolae from Bucharest recommended me Freddy Royal. It's huge. In picture are only 3 trays but in reality are 4. Bottom one is with clems, baby shrimps and sea snails. It is for 2 persons. I tried to finish it myself but I gave up. It's all so fresh that is moving and jumping...

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A True Tourist Trap”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

After looking around the large choice of restaurants in the Old Town we decided to choose Chez Freddy because of the range of choices on the set menu, however we came away feeling rather disappointed. The set menu was priced at €26.90 and the starter was average, the main course was adequate (although I couldn't taste the difference between a scallop and sea bass fillet in the mixed fish grill) and the Tarte tatin was truly terrible. With the food getting worse so did the service and the staff just appeared uninterested by the end of the meal. I would recommend you avoid this tourist trap.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food and great service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We had a wonderful experience in the restaurant and can definitely recommend it. The staff was very friendly and helpful. One of the waiters talked and played with the kids - simple stuff but it was a huge difference to other restaurants in the area. I ordered mussles and fries and it was delicious and I loved it. My husband ordered menu of the day (sushi and beef tartar) and the kids had chicken nuggets. I honestly have to say that all was very good. They took a bit too long with bringing the bill but that was the only negative thing. The rest great and we had already recommended it to our friends. If we go back to Nice, we will definitely go back there.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Fresh fantastic seafood and enough for big appetites”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I had a fantastic fresh seafood platter, the seafood had delicate flavours which I believe shows how fresh it is. My friend had a hot dish and enjoyed hers as well, we both struggled to finish as portions are big, but we enjoyed it so much we fought to the bitter end and ate the lot. Good service quicker then other restaurants but didn't feel rushed

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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