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La Baleine Joyeuse


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


French, Bar, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly
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All reviews lunch fresh tuna salad calamari steak fromage blanc chilled rose wine plentiful supply pine nuts limited menu simple food great setting waters edge our waiter boats portacabin harbour
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waiter left in the middle of our meal. I had to go to the bar to pay tab. He was annoyed we arrived late for lunch.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank ChristopherI310
Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

We stayed in the vicinity for a week and most days either stopped for a coffee on our way into the old town, or for a glass of wine in the late afternoon relaxing by the pier. With lunch on one or two occasions. The...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Pauline O
Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

The happy whale is in a great spot on the Darse overlooking the harbor & boats. They have a limited menu but the plat’s never disappoint. My friend & I both enjoyed the tuna plat du jour, my boyfriend the salad Niçoise with very fresh...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Sirena1234
Reviewed May 14, 2019

Lunch today chefs suggestion tuna a la plancha. Seared on the outside, rare inside, melt in the mouth and full of flavour. To follow, tarte au poire et almonde with cream. Decent Provencal rose to accompany. Total just over €50 for two...incredible. One owner making...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank StevieWeb
Reviewed May 4, 2019

We live just near here and this is our go to place for a quick lunch. It's like a small coffee bar with a kitchen. A simple menu - omelettes, salads, steaks that kind of thing. In fact, that's most of it. They also have...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank njgr74
Reviewed November 15, 2018

This little place is a gem. In amongst the boats right on the water. Great menu with fantastic food and prices.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bevaimz
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

We always go here when in the area. Fabulous food and a real buzzing atmosphere. The best fromage blanc in Nice.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Beverly C
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

La Baleine Joyeuse is one of our favourite haunts. We have been enjoying its lively, leisurely, friendly atmosphere for years and it never fails to please and satisfy. Simple, freshly cooked food accompanied by a plentiful supply of chilled rose wine. Fresh tuna in a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

We initially walked past this small and unassuming spot looking for fancier fare!?! We decided to give it a try because of the pretty view. Their salads were really fresh and delicious. The warm goat salad was amazing. There was only one waiter but service...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank EKE67
Reviewed July 2, 2018

The place doesn't look like much and we had already driven past it a couple of times, trying to find something better. However, I am so glad we decided to eat here because the food was amazing! Especially their Nicoise salad was perfect with anchovies...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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