Buddha-Bar Monte-Carlo

Open from Monday to Saturday inclusive for dinner service. Weekly closure on Sunday.
Opening hours : from 6pm to 2am from Monday to Saturday included.

East meets West in the most lounge-like restaurant in Monaco

  • Valet parking/parking 
  • Terrace
  • Hookah
  • Lounge
  • DJ
  • Asian cuisine

Passing through the doors of Buddha Bar Monte-Carlo is going on a journey to far east Asia. The warm colours, Buddha statue and lounge ambience are perfect for relaxing and having a great time. Thai and Japanese cuisine are showcased in a menu that mixes Asian flavours.


The breathtaking decor includes a 7-metre-high ceiling, different kinds of wood, sculptures, cornices, stucco and gilding. Not to mention an impressive host: a colossal Buddha from Asia, in a meditation pose. Two open-air terraces complete this other-worldly setting. The best way to enjoy the sweet summer nights!


An elegant musical design… At Buddha-Bar Monte-Carlo, Papadia Donato, aka DJ Papa, is an iconic figure. Behind the booth, the resident DJ overlooks the Lounge Bar, distilling a minimalist musical fragrance, a subtle blend of lounge, chill out and world music, delicately embellished with ethnic or electro beats.


A restaurant with exotic flavours... Enjoy sashimi, maki, sushi and other Asian culinary delights from China, Japan, Thailand and South-East Asia while sipping some sake or signature cocktail.  With the help of his brigade our Chef Éric Guillemaud combines Asian flavours with French gastronomic excellence.


The story behind it all: the bar stands where the old Cabaret de Monte-Carlo used to be at the beginning of the century, a theatre/concert hall in the Casino de Monte-Carlo itself.

Chef Eric Guillemaud

Eric Guillemaud was born in Monaco in 1978. The Monaco native’s passion for cooking became known at an early age.


As a graduate of a Monaco hotel school and Mediterranean native, Eric Guillemaud was immersed in southern cooking and culture, rich in colours and originality.

He was trained in the Monte-Carlo SBM Group, first at the traditional cooking school of Hôtel de Paris, then in healthy cuisine at L’Hirondelle, the Thermes Marins de Monte-Carlo's restaurant.

He then perfected his know-how at two luxury hotels: the 5-star Grand Hotel Park in Gstaad, known for its refined gastronomy, and the Résidence de la Pinède (2 stars in the Michelin Guide), a prestigious, exotic establishment.
His love for his native Monaco and the desire to share his rich experience brought Eric Guillemaud back to Monaco to put his talent to work at the Sporting Monte-Carlo and the Casino de Monte-Carlo restaurants.

When the Buddha-Bar Monte-Carlo opened, he was made Executive Chef where he now demonstrates his own distinctive culinary savvy. Eric Guillemaud revisits with passion and modernity, offering elaborate and inspired recipes that not only titillate the palate but are also pleasing to the eye.



Buddha Bar - Chef Eric Guillemaud

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