Situated on the Côte d'Azur, France, the 1950s building was remodelled by Rick Mather to form a new restaurant, bar and tea room seating 310 people, with external garden spaces featuring a new cocktail terrace and a covered timber deck.
Cantilevered stairs link to the garden, and new concrete stairs in a double-height volume link the bar and reception to the restaurant below. The external facades have full height openings and frameless windows in order to increase transparency and allow spectacular panoramic views of the Mediterranean and the town of Menton.
Last spring the popular and well-respected food blogger Pim Techamuanvivit, following a friend's recommendation, tracked down this restaurant in a village in the French Riviera. Mauro Colagreco, the Argentine chef at Mirazur, was named Chef of the Year in 2009 by Gault-Millau, becoming the first non-French chef to be given that title.