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“Drinks on the sea.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wine Pier

Wine Pier
3 quai Amiral Courbet, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
+33 4 93 76 27 40
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Price range: $20 - $24
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: The Wine Pier : wine bar in Villefranche-sur-Mer. Enjoy a cocktail or a wine delicately selected by our somelierwine stewart. Admire the wonderful landscape of the cap ferrat bay and fisherman's port. Friendly service and exceptional surroundings, the 4-star wine bar of the Welcome Hotel in Villefranche-sur-Mer is opened 365 days! From 11:00am to 23:00pm in winter and 11:00am to 2:00am at night in summer Breakfast service: full warm & cold buffet with free refill coffee!
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Drinks on the sea.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This historic bar/restaurant/hotel is a great spot for a morning coffee or afternoon drink. Set right on the harbor this favorite spot of Jean Cocteau to name just one of many that enjoyed the view over the years. They also bring you a nice selection of snacks with your drinks.

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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Switzerland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Take Someone Special Here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Located in the Welcome Hotel in Villefranche-sur-Mer, the Wine Pier is a contemporary, attractive place to enjoy a bottle of bubbly and watch the happenings at the harbor.

As guests in the hotel during the winter, we enjoyed late afternoon drinks in the warm and cosy interior and were perfectly content to sit and read in the comfortable chairs for an hour or two. We were served a generous portion of tasty bar snacks by a friendly waiter, enjoying the soft background music.

We could imagine that it would be even nicer to sit outside in the warmer months, directly by the water’s edge. The Wine Pier is in a romantic location just right for sharing with someone special.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bishops Waltham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Nice way to start an evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Ever since we first stayed at the Hotel Welcome we have enjoyed our aperitifs in the various incarnations of the bar. Now brought right up to date as the Wine Pier with an elegant bar and discreet seating the same excellent service is delivered every time. It goes without saying that the choice of wine, cocktails and other beverages is most welcome.

Visited February 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“A relaxing experience with great service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Extensive wine list with excellent service and located in a magnificent setting with superb views. For a relaxing afternoon overall a nice bottle of vino this is the place to go. Slightly expensive but when you factor in that you are in the heart of millionaires paradise it is well worth treating yourself.
Please do visit!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Durham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fabulous bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We have visited this bar over the past ten years and have witnessed it morph into the busiest bar on the front in Villefranche sur Mer. If you enjoy sitting and 'people watching' you can't get a better location - our most recent 'spot' was Elton John and entourage! Dominic is the longest serving on the staff and he really is fantastic - just ask and he will do his utmost to accommodate you. Try his Irish Coffee... OMG!! The drinks menu is very extensive, but if you want something else just ask - we witnessed him fetching someone a glass of milk the other evening - the customer always comes first here. The other staff are superb too and back up what is a fabulous family run venture on the sea front. Top tip - if you fancy a day on a sailing boat they will organise this for you too on the Welcome Hotel house yacht and it is an amazing day out for all the family.

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