Published on August 26, 2019Updated on June 19, 2023
There are very few places in the world which offer as wide a variety of culinary expertise and delights as Monaco. What better way could there be to mix business with pleasure during a working lunch with colleagues, or pull out all the stops for a client meeting? All that’s left is to decide what you want.
If you want…cool
Book one of the tables at Le Deck. Surrounded by palm trees, and with your toes (almost) in the water of the Olympic-sized pool at the Monte-Carlo Beach, diners here are treated to an idyllic, relaxed setting looking out over the sea. The colours of the Mediterranean are reflected on the plate, perfect for a pleasant, seasonal business lunch in Monaco.
Dishes from €20
The Bar & Glacier, meanwhile, offers a range of light bites – including some delicious pizzas, 100% homemade ice creams and “nourish bowls” to enjoy poolside in the sunshine.
Dishes from €16
Treat yourself to a tray of chic cuisine at Mada One, a new addition to One Monte-Carlo. It’s an original concept restaurant by Marcel Ravin offering fast, healthy and sophisticated snacking options all day long. Like the Mad’Day tray for example, “ready-to-eat” is the order of the day for a relaxed working lunch in the Carré d’Or, only a stone’s throw from the Place du Casino.
Starter, main course and dessert from the specials menu – €32.
Starter/main course or main course/dessert – €26.
All starters at Mada One are also available as tasting dishes or to share between two.
...peace and quiet
Treat yourself to an indulgent lunch break in the cosy intimacy of the Salon Rose. A traditional setting with a boudoir style, well away from the gaming rooms of the Casino de Monte-Carlo. Will you be betting on the Roulette, Black Jack or Poker* menu? Whichever you choose, it’s risk-free: the chef guarantees you creative, hearty food, where Mediterranean flavours mingle with inspirations from around the world. And if you've got time to spare at the end of the meal, remember that for a €30 supplement per person you’ll even get entry into the Casino de Monte-Carlo. That’s what you call a Casino Royale offer!
*Roulette menu, €44: starter/pasta, main course and dessert/cheese.
Black Jack menu, €31: main course and dessert/cheese.
Poker menu, €20: starter/pasta and a glass of wine – Monday to Saturday, lunchtimes only.
Make time in your work day for a Healthy break at L’Hirondelle, the restaurant at the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo. For a balanced and delicious lunch, with Méditerranéen flavours. Whichever you choose, you’ll enjoy fresh ingredients and seasonal dishes which are both nutritious and delicious. After lunch here, you’ll be ready to conquer the world.
* Dishes from €36.
...to reach for the sky
In business, it’s always worth keeping your feet firmly on the ground. But for a business lunch, head up to the eighth floor of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo and the heady heights of Michelin-starred Le Grill. It’s the perfect place to go for an exceptional meal of creative cuisine, all whilst enjoying breath-taking views of the Casino de Monte-Carlo. The lunch menu* features a selection of dishes where seasonal ingredients take centre stage.
*Starter, main course and dessert – €70 (drinks not included).
7 days a week (excluding bank holidays).
For a special, more intimate experience, head to the three Michelin-starred Le Louis XV - Alain Ducasse à l’Hôtel de Paris. It sits on the Place du Casino, which is quite unlike any other place you might spend your lunch break. Here, diners can enjoy the full Riviera experience. With the utmost care taken over every single ingredient, you can be sure of an exceptional meal.
Plant-based “Jardins de Provence” set menu for €230/person. Includes three smaller-sized dishes selected by the chef, cheese and dessert.
... a brasserie-style setting
Head to the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo, yet another of Monaco’s must-visit culinary crossroads, for a lively lunch break in the most traditional of brasserie settings. It’s the perfect opportunity to revisit the classics, elevated here by the use of top-quality ingredients.
* Dishes from €19.
Food without the formality & all the colour of the French Riviera
For Alléno, the aim is to make “serious food that doesn’t take itself too seriously”. Put simply, Yannick Alléno à l'Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo is about pleasure. The emphasis is on seasonal, freshly-picked plants, and an abundance of the very best fruit, vegetables and herbs, with new techniques bringing lightness to a bountiful, ever-changing menu.
*Set menu of starter, main course and dessert – served within an hour where desired – for €68.
There is also yet another bar at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, offering yet another ambiance: Le Limùn is located in the Beaumarchais lobby, and is a fabulous place to enjoy a business lunch in quiet, casual surroundings. Choose the “Bistro Menu”*, available seven days a week, to enjoy a starter, main course and dessert along with a bottle of Purezza water and coffee.
* €59, available 12:00-15:00.
When it comes to bistronomy....
When it comes to bistronomy, chef Marcel Ravin is setting the tone at L’Orange Verte.
The menu here is a roll call of refined bistro classics – perfect for lunch on the go in Monaco. Diners can choose from a selection of seasonal starters, beautiful cuts of meat and fish, and delicious pasta and risotto, as well as bistro staples including tartare, burgers, salads and soups.
These delectable dishes can be enjoyed out on the terrace or in the winter garden throughout the day.
The restaurant offers a takeaway menu, too.
* Dishes from €22.
Las Brisas is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for lunch in the sun on the shores of the Mediterranean. It’s the ultimate summer dining destination at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort. Just like at L’Orange Verte, there’s no set lunchtime menu but a range of seaside culinary delights, including refreshing starters, grilled options and fresh fish.
Open for lunch from July to August 2022.
They say a little of what you fancy does you good, then discover the "Menu du Marché" of the gastronomic restaurant Elsa at the Monte-Carlo Beach. It's a deliciously seasonal menu of healthy, simple food, made with top-quality ingredients that showcase the flavours of the Riviera.
* Set menu including first course, main course, dessert, coffee and petits fours for €68, closes 2nd of October 2022.