There are quite a lot of fishmongers in town, but I believe when you’ve got a friendly one keep him online. I have been using Richard on the Place St François for years. He always has a great selection of fresh fish, the majority caught locally. Sea bass, bream, and rockfish of all varieties, sardines galore — the list goes on and on. You may notice Poutine, as this is a local specialty.  These tiny baby sardines and anchovies are normally served with eggs.  I would leave this to the pros, as it is a delicate thing to get right.  Bistro d’Antoine often have these on their Specials menu. My advice: take home a sea bass, stuff it with lemon, slices of fennel and parsley, and then simply grill it slowly on both sides.  Serve it with local Menton lemons and lashings of olive oil, a fresh baguette, and a mixed leaf salad.  It doesn’t get better than this.

Place François, opening times 6 am until 1 pm

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