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#1,446 of 1,475 Restaurants in Nice
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£12 - £57
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French, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Grill
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Old Town / Vieux Nice
0.1 miles from Old Town
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Restaurant demandez 3 fois! Firstly Chez Freddy use a menu de jour sign @33 Eur for a 3 course meal incl. oyster, bouillabaisse etc and does not say lunch. Funny thing is when you sit down at 8 pm they say it is no longer...available so obviously a con trick to get clients on false presumptions. Food was average and service a TOTAL JOKE. And after having asked 3. Times for Sancerre wine, bread, second course it was faster to go to get the missing spoons and forks. “Maitre” 🤪 was totally burned out could care less (April!) and spent more time chatting than working and eventually one waiter had to do all the work. Best advise don’t fall in the trap and they should be denounced for false adverting.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a great meal! Very affordable and the food was amazing! Also great service with very friendly and helpful employees. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 February 2024

Heartbeat of Nice night life and all of the local culinary experiences is old Nice . This is were you will find LEGENDARY Chez Freddy . Cozy indoor-outdoor restaurant serving paella good enough for the Gods . There is no chance in hell I would...miss this place when I am in Nice . It has been over 25 years that I call myself "regular customer and each time Freddy impresses me with hospitality, quality and value for the food their serve . Not to mention Chez Freddy being one of rare places where you can taste "iles flottantes" iconic desert only duplicated in Budapest , Vienn and Banja KoviljacaMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024

First of all they try to trick you with their menús: I only ordered a plate of muscles (18€) and they brought me 1kg of muscles + fries; muscles marinated in WATER very salty and onion. Paella full of oil (31€) I absolutely DO NOT...recommend it! The price is not worth the quality! Worst experience ever!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 November 2023 via mobile

AWFUL! Avoid at all costs if ordering seafood. Not only did we have a terrible meal but had the pleasure of the arrogant owner threatening to call the police over us calmly and politely complaining about the quality of the food. Ordered a 54 euro...seafood platter to share between 3 as a starter (all 3 enjoy seafood and eat it regularly). When this arrived we could tell it wasn’t fresh by the smell but decided to give it a try. Sadly the quality of the fish was appalling. There were lots of different things to try so tried a bit of each. The oysters were ok, the mussels were disgusting and the crab was rancid. There were other things included in the platter but as we had never tried these before I don’t believe we should comment as we may just not like them in general. We requested to cancel our mains and to pay for what we had eaten so far as the quality had been terrible, this was refused. The reason being was that they had already started prepping our mains (before we had even finished our starters). We tried to reason with this but we had no choice and were basically forced to endure our mains. The mains arrived, the steak thankfully was actually pretty delicious (except the sauces don’t opt for the sauces - been left out all day and had developed a thick skin on top). The Freddy paella was inedible (the photo shows what was left - hardly touched) seafood again was poor, the chicken was ok, on the bone and random cuts but not horrible. The taste overall was pretty bad and I only ate a couple of bites. While we were eating our mains the manager came over to ask how it was. We were honest stating that the steak was good but again the seafood was horrible. There was no response and he just simply walked away. Not sure why you would ask how everything is if you didn’t care about the response? When it came to paying for the 239 euro bill we asked to speak to the manager to explain that we were unhappy to pay the full amount. While speaking to the manager calmly and politely the incredibly rude owner came over. We tried to explain the situation to him and he would not even engage in a conversation, kept shouting that their food is the best, they had 400 people in that day and when people complain like this they would just call the police to deal with it. We continued trying to reason with him but he just kept shouting over the top of us and then simply turned his back and walked away. We paid the bill in full as we didn’t want to risk them calling the police. We weren’t looking for “freebies” or anything of that nature. Our first suggestion was to pay for what we had eaten in full and cancel our mains. After being forced to have our mains and the fish dish was awful again we would have expected some sort of gesture of goodwill however this place is obviously a tourist trap and they don’t have any pride in what they produce and don’t care about repeat customers. Really terrible experience. Also want to add that I never write negative reviews. If it was just a bad meal and they had dealt with this better I wouldn’t even think to write this. Unfortunately the owner’s rudeness has encouraged me to waste my time writing this.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023

We were hesitant, but wanted to dine somewhere there were no people, to give it a chance. We looked at no reviews prior and wete pleasantly surprised. Very friendly staff greeted upon arrival. The pricing was definitely higher than nearby restaurants The frogs legs were...delicious. The octopus was the most tender octopus I've ever had. The mozzarella and tomato salad however was very bland. Ignoring price, overall was a great experience. Came to Trip Advisor afterwards to see why the lack of crowd and was surprised by the low star rating.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2023

One of our group who loves mussels had a plate of very small dry ones rather than the fat juicy ones to which she is accustomed. Another chose the bouillabaisse with 5 (white) fish and made the point that she is allergic to mussels and...oysters so these could not be included. So, a plate with visible mussels was served. The staff were really unpleasant and claimed it was a mistake which could have been made by anyone. Eventually another bowl arrived. It taste unpleasantly of coffee grounds. The fish pieces were chewy. Two of the three left a substantial part of their very expensive meals. The French deguelasse best describes Chez Freddy's food and service.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023

Ignore all the bad reviews, it was amazing! I had a seafood platter and y boyfriend had a seafood paella. Seafood was super fresh and I don’t mind paying a bit more as it was very very good. Waiter couldn’t have been friendlier. If I’m...ever back in nice I will 100% be back hereMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023 via mobile

Don’t believe the reviews this place is brilliant. We have had thee most fab night, great friendly staff and wonderful food. Ignore what you read and give it a go. We will def be back.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023 via mobile

The seafood they have is out of this world, I enjoyed every bit, from shrimps to mussels, crabs, oysters and seafood pasta top. A welcoming staff who make you want to come back.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 7 September 2023

The lobster was tiny , possibly illegal, and had no meat in it , they weren’t too pleased that I complained, no offer to replace it so we left, total bullsh1t tourist trap

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 6 September 2023 via mobile

Nice setting, wide menu selection, fresh products, large servings, reasonable prices, friendly and efficient service … free champagne glas. What else to ask for?

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023 via mobile

Terrible place please don’t go here. Food is awful, when we suggested to the manager we hadn’t enjoyed it (which is something we wouldn’t normally do) the owner stormed over and threatened to call the police on us. We were met with claims that their...food is perfect and they never have any complaints - reviews anywhere you look suggest different. They clearly just rely on one-visit tourist business and know that no one will ever come back - so there so no incentive for them to treat you well. There is some amazing food in Nice - please don’t waste your time and money on this.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 17 August 2023

Horrible place with horrible service. The food was so terrible that we couldn’t even finish it. It was tasteless and overcooked. we got No response from the server when we said so. After we “finished” our food we Sat for about 1h, with the bill...on the table (which we didn’t even ask for). We kept waiting, with no luck, for a waiter to talk to, because we wanted to explain how unhappy we were. When we finally got help, we tried to explain the situation and we were treated with zero respect. On top of that we had to talk to 3-4 different people with no real response or understanding. Worst of them all was the man I’m guessing was the head waiter. He just talked over us and didn’t let us finish speaking, said we were allergic to money and such and he was basically screaming at us. And then he just walked away. All this arguing and waiting took another 45 minutes (after we had already waited about 1h after we finished the food). All we got in compensation was 5€ of the tab. He couldn’t give us any more but wanted to treat us for dessert after we had waited almost 2h to explain our unhappiness!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023 via mobile

Worst food ever, the paella was so bad no flavour I spat out the first mouthful and sent it back un eaten they still charged saying they make 100 a day no complaints I think they drink to much liquor lol the chef was outside...smoking like a trainMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Chez Freddy is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3