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Our restaurants in pole position during automobile races

Published on January 25, 2022Updated on June 04, 2024

Each year, the Monaco Grand Prix brings a buzzing sense of excitement to the whole Principality. It is fair to say that, between the practices sessions, qualifying rounds and races, there is always something going on! But this legendary sporting event is about more than the race itself, as the fabulous gastronomic symphony orchestrated by the restaurants of the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer has helped to win much of its renown. Below, we have selected our gourmet top tips themed around six ambiances.

#1 - Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo: Gastronomy for lunch and dinner

Louis XV - Alain Ducasse à l'Hôtel de Paris, Le Grill, Café de Paris Monte-Carlo at Salle Empire, the Bar Américain… Our luxury Resort’s restaurants are the place for a delicious break from the track throughout the Monaco Grand Prix. Connoisseurs who want to keep one eye on the race will be delighted to tuck into a gastronomic meal as they gaze out over the track from the terrace of the Louis XV - Alain Ducasse at the Hôtel de Paris, the terrace of the Em Sherif restaurant will offer a generous and colorful Lebanese cuisine to live the race instantly. On the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo’s eighth floor, the Michelin-starred Le Grill offers equally outstanding and unique views over the racetrack. As for the Bar Américain, its usual opulent, jazzy ambiance takes on a slightly more frenetic beat, making it an essential place to visit for lunch, dinner or a few drinks during the Monaco Grand Prix.

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Grill Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo Monaco

#2 - A touch of luxury and elegance at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo

The Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo’s restaurants brilliantly blend the event’s effervescent buzz with a more chilled-out ambiance. People come here to sample the light, fresh and gourmet menu at the Michelin-starred Pavyllon Alléno restaurant. Lunch on the restaurant’s terrace is simply a must. Its panoramic views make it a thoroughly special place to take in every moment of the race!

When you need to cool down after all the adrenalin of the race, treat yourself to some time out in the intimate surroundings of Le Limùn. This elegant and extremely charming restaurant is in the heart of the hotel’s Beaumarchais lobby. It is the place to try a gourmet coffee or lunch as you get ready to take the plunge back into the Monaco Grand Prix. Not far from the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, Square Beaumarchais is a pop-up shop with a takeout snacks and drinks menu, so you can stay close to the action while you eat.

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#3 Enjoy the Monaco Grand Prix at Amazónico Monte-Carlo!

Celebrate the pinnacle of glamour and excitement in the heart of Monte-Carlo! From Thursday to Sunday, during the Monaco Grand Prix, Amazónico Monte-Carlo invites you to unforgettable evenings. Enjoy our unique tropical ambiance, our delicious Latin American cuisine, and an unparalleled experience.

Every night, discover an exclusive program with an exceptional lineup of DJs, ready to set the dance floor ablaze for heightened emotions. Let yourself be carried away by vibrant rhythms in a magical setting, where the party never stops.

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#4 Café de Paris Monte-Carlo at the heart of the race 


Monaco’s most well-loved brasserie! For 150 years, it has been the beating heart of Monaco. An iconic brasserie where celebrities and artists, locals and visitors alike enjoy meeting up at any time of the day. Tale a seat overlooking the Place du Casino and enjoy a meal right in the heart of the action.

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#4 - Very special coffees and lunches at L’Hirondelle

At the heart of the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo, L’Hirondelle is a tranquil restaurant that serves healthy, tasty cuisine to its guests as they look out over Le Rocher and Monaco port. During the Monaco Grand Prix, its terrace offers spectacular views of the race’s fastest section – the Tunnel’s exit – and the chicane. At this choice location, you can choose from a special menu which is equal parts gourmet and healthy. This is the restaurant’s trademark cuisine, and it uses low-fat, tasty and ethically fished ingredients.

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#5 - Adrenaline and gastronomy at the Casino du Monte-Carlo

Monaco is a destination you don’t simply visit but live. The Casino de Monte-Carlo is the Principality of Monaco’s beating heart and has become an emblem of its luxurious spirit. While the cars’ engines thrum outside, the casino’s restaurants – Le Salon Rose and Le Train Bleu – unveil menus including all kinds of colors and flavors from the Riviera and elsewhere.

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Casino de Monte-Carlo - Restaurant Le Salon Rose

#6 - Dining à la carte at the Monte-Carlo Beach

With the Monaco Grand Prix as your backdrop, don’t miss out on the experience of dining at the exceptional gastronomic restaurant Elsa. Its cuisine bursts with flavor and can be enjoyed indoors or on the terrace as you take in unspoiled views of the Mediterranean.

Furthermore, Le Deck brings a brasserie vibe to a chic, relaxed setting. Its cuisine celebrates the Mediterranean and its seafood, and has a vibrantly colorful Italian look. From its terrace between the sea, palm trees and Olympic-sized infinity pool, you might almost (almost!) forget that the world’s best drivers are burning rubber not far away.

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Elsa restaurant Monte-Carlo Beach

For each race, our Resort’s hotels prepare top-quality packages so that you can enjoy an exceptional motor-racing experience on the Cote d’Azur.

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