An Aegean terrace, big white parasols, incredible views of the sea…. Camped out on a rock across from the Port des Goudes, the Hôtel Tuba’s excellent restaurant will have your mouth watering! The guilty parties? Greg Gassa (the former boss of Burger’s Banquet) and Fabrice Denizot (a producer), who transformed a former diver’s club into a true hot spot. Seated under the sun the day we went for lunch, we indulged in: a gigantic burrata with incredible heirloom tomatoes; multicolored linguine served with octopus, cuttlefish, palourde clams and grated bottarga; before a very fresh pavlova with strawberries, apples and grapes marinated with herbes de Provence. Another option is a whole wolfish en portefeuille to share. And when you’re ready for coffee, head over to the striped deck chairs! // A.H.
FEELING THIRSTY? Carefully chosen local and organic wines: an Aix rosé from the Domaine de l’Olibaou (€5 a glass), a white Cassin from La Ferme Blanche (€34 a bottle), a Galician white, La Marimorena (€38)… Plus a few cocktails, including a Sormiouke combining vodka, ginger beer, lemon and a thyme-rosemary syrup (€14).
PRICE: Plates €17-29, shared pieces €36-55, desserts €10.