La Reine Jane
Natural fiber carpets, Boboboom light fixtures, Revolver barstools, an Iranian pink onyx bar, an azure blue terrace… Docked along the Port de l’Ayguade, this nautical-chic spot from David Pirone (who already runs Le Marais in Hyères) is moving at full sail towards Var’s high society. The other day at lunch, seated in the shade of a century-old mulberry tree, all of the following filed out: a delicate wolfish ceviche in a lime, shallot and fresh cilantro marinade; a fillet of turbot with sauce vierge and polenta fries; hand-cut steak tartare made with beef from Metzger and homemade fries; before some strawberries with a big spoonful of mascarpone and caramelized almonds for the light dessert. Brunch is served every Sunday until 3pm, with a buffet and a shellfish bar. // G.LeP.
FEELING THIRSTY? Eight cocktails, including a very fresh Cucumber Fizz (Bombay gin, cucumber, lime, St Germain and fresh mint, €11), and a few bottles like the Côtes-de-Provence biodynamic red from Le Clos Réal (€9 a glass).
PRICE: À la carte €39-53, brunch €35 (Sunday).