Martinez Bar
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
About
Located on the iconic Croisette, the Martinez Bar celebrates the glorious past of the Hôtel Martinez in the 1930’s. Navy blue and white colors, wood furniture and marine patterns invite you to a timeless yacht cruise on the Riviera. Get immersed in the joyful atmosphere of this legendary place while sipping a cocktail or a signature creation from our new Gin and Tonic trolley. Every night, enjoy the live culinary show around the “Teppan Plancha” grill, where the chef prepares and cooks gourmet pintxos.
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SimonVaughan
Alderley Edge, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
The best Vespa Martini on the Côte d'Azur. I'm sure the other cocktails are equally beautiful, but I will never find out, as I know what I will order every time I return. Sensational. Oh, and it's also a very beautiful bar, very friendly / helpful staff, and a fantastic place to watch the Riviera go by.
Written 21 August 2023
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Aniek W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Perfect service by Melodie, great wines and food! We will come back here soon. Beautifull live music in a beautifull garden.
Written 17 August 2022
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constantingm
Chicago, IL231 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Great talented bartenders that create unique craft cocktails. Good offerings for all pallets and tastes.
Written 4 December 2019
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Kathryn N
Virginia Water, UK23 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
My husband and I were visiting CANNES for our anniversary. We were married at the Martinez (2004) and return every year for our anniversary. We decided to pop in for an afternoon cocktail. The place has been renovated recently and looks superb. It’s sad that I cannot say that about the service. We walked into the bar (outdoors) and asked if we wanted to eat or just drink. Just a drink was all we required so we found a seat. My husband asked one of the staff to order our drinks. She responded in a rude, officious and dismissive manner saying “ I do not take orders you’ll have to wait for a bar waiter. At that point we left! Shocked at the level of service we received or didn’t in this case! If you are looking for efficient polite bar service, be warned you won’t find it at the Martinez! Very disappointed!
Written 21 September 2019
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SOHOTRAVELLER1
London, UK576 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Beautiful location at the Martinez Hotel on the famous Croisette. Ground floor bar with alfresco terrace. Very imaginative and creative cocktails beautifully made and served. Friendly welcoming staff.
Also extremely imaginative tapas menu fantastically prepared and very tasty apart from a club sandwich which is extremely expensive.
Lovely place to spend the afternoon or evening. Also a rooftop terrace bar but that’s for another day (or night)
Written 24 June 2019
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Dear SOHOTRAVELLER1, Thank you very much for your positive feedback on your experience at the Martinez Bar. We appreciate your words and we shared them with our teams. We all look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Ludovic Simon Director of Food & Beverage
Written 8 July 2019
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garyg_brownsugar
Cannes, France3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
The old iconic bar has gone after a total refurbishment last year. Takes a bit of time to get used to the changes, but still well worth while visiting. The new garden is a big plus.
Written 6 May 2019
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Dear garyg_brownsugar, Thank you for your comment on Tripadvisor. We indeed changed that Bar following the renovation of the Hotel, and we are glad that you enjoyed the experience despite being used to the former 'Bar Amiral'. All the team look forward to your next visit on the Croisette. Warm regards, Ludovic Simon Director of Food & Beverage
Written 27 May 2019
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Mark G
Weston super Mare, UK62 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We were hoping to get a drink in the new Le Jardin du Martinez but were informed that it had just closed for the evening (Note to the Martinez - you could really do with reviewing the opening times for Le Jardin! It seems a shame that such a lovely sunny evening spot closes so early!) Anyway, we were directed to the Bar's outside terrace which was adjacent to the garden, and both had the cocktails. I specifically went for the Vesper Martini - this is the only bar I've ever seen that actually serves this martini, described by Ian Flemming in Casio Royale - Vodka, Gin, and most importantly Lillet vermouth.

Cocktails were nice. Service was however a little sketchy. The lady who told us Le Jardin was closed and showed us to our table then disappeared, and we sat for some time waiting for a waiter to take our order. The barman who was closing down Le Jardin spotted us eventually and sent someone in to the bar to tell them someone was waiting. Not ideal!

Cocktails aren't cheap - expect to pay around 20-25 Euros (But this is about right for the high end hotel bars on the Croisette) If they had longer opening for Le Jardin, and the service was sorted, I could see us returning to soak up that 1920s Martinez vibe in the evening sunshine.
Written 30 April 2019
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Dear C8138HKmarkg, Thank you for valuable feedback on your recent visit to the Hotel Martinez. We sincerely regret to read that the experience was not optimal that night. We have shared your comments with the teams in order to learn from this situation, and prevent it to happen again in the future. We would be delighted to be able to welcome you another time for a renewed experience. Perhaps on the occasion of our upcoming "Guinguette du Martinez" on Thursday nights, starting June 6th, while you will be able to enjoy Live jazz & swing concerts, with barbecues and buffets in the Jardin, throughout the summer season with a special 1920's French riviera retro-vibe. Thank you for your appreciation of our classic Vesper cocktail. With best regards, Ludovic Simon Director of Food & Beverage
Written 30 May 2019
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Chloe
23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Business
Such a beautiful and festive place. The ambiance is beautiful, nicely decorated. The bar is very calm and relaxing with great background music. The service is good, the food offer is poor. They had some offers on but I wasn’t really impressed. I suggest the have a proper bar menu with bar bites including some healthy options. Overall experience is good. Nice bar in one of the best hotels.
Written 15 December 2018
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Dear Chloealexgrimaldi, I would like to thank you for your comments on the Martinez Bar experience. We took note of your valuable remarks that we will share with our culinary team, in order to evaluate ways of improvement. Thank you again and we all look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Ludovic Simon Director of Food & Beverage Hotel Martinez
Written 17 January 2019
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168lovehappiness
15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
Enjoyed some fantastic cocktails on a late Friday night... (one cocktail approx £20 - typical for Cannes) great atmosphere... started off quiet but it got quite busy, I can only assume a load of conference delegates joined... didn’t need to walk to the bar, our drinks orders were taken at our table. Shame there isn’t a door policy on sleazy men, of which there were a few - is this normal?
Written 9 October 2018
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Dear 168lovehappiness, Thank you for sharing your feedback, it is extrememlyu important to us to integrate positive or negative comments, in order to constantly improve the service we provide. We thank you for your kind comments on the quality of the cocktails and the atmosphere of the Bar. However, we truly regret to read that the behavior of some conference delegates was inappropriate. We have communicated this fact to our team in order to prevent similar behavior to reoccur by all means, because this is not the ambiance we want to create at the Martinez Bar. We would be honored to be able to welcome you another time, why not during one of our dj sets evenings, taking place from wednesday to sunday in the winter time. Warm regards, Alessandro Cresta General Manager
Written 23 November 2018
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Barry M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
Some of the best bar food to be found anywhere is now on the menu at the famous, now totally rebuilt, Martinez bar. Chef Olivier has brought in recipes for some of the parts of dishes from Corsica, the like of which I have never encountered before. The house speciality, Salade Plancha Teppen was an absolute FIRST for me, and I thought I had seen it all.

Particularly impressive (and fantastic for me as I don't eat dairy or eggs) were the miniature pancakes made to go with this dish. I could barely believe they did not contain egg. Chef Olivier expertly creates these with chickpea flower and olive oil...totally superb as is the entire dish. I'm adding a photo of the dish and the chickpea flower mix. The pancakes themselves were so expertly cooked as to be the best I've ever tasted.

This has always been a famous bar since I first visited in January 1976, a favourite meeting place at MIDEM and Film festivals for participants, where I have spent many a great evening...but it is now all changed. I was in Cannes just before the 2018 film festival and the front of the entirely brand newly refurbished hotel looked like a building site...I doubted they had a chance of being open in time for the festival let alone for my visit booked for a few weeks later...and yet they were.

This bar is now fabulous...amazing design...certainly the best bar in Cannes. The Carlton has a very long way to go to match this. Undoubtedly this is now the most exceptional bar in what will no doubt be hailed, this year, as Cannes's new top hotel. Congratulations to the management and staff.
Written 30 May 2018
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Dearest Barry M, I would like to thank you for your extensive and positive review about our new Martinez Bar. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the cuisine of our Chef and the new ambiance of our bar. We decided, indeed to create a whole new menu around the Plancha Teppan which is an original and new way of cooking delicious dishes. Ludovic Simon and the team are looking forward to welcoming you again in the different restaurants of our Hotel Martinez. Kind regards, Alessandro Cresta General Manager
Written 8 June 2018
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