Marseille is rich in different cultures, the restaurants are a reflection of this city, everyone will find what they are looking for.
Marseille best restaurants :
The Rowing Club rooftop offers a breathtaking view of the entrance to the Old Port. In the shade or in the sun, the place is ideal for having a drink with friends or spending a romantic evening while admiring the panorama, especially at sunset. With the presence of the establishment’s restaurant, you can choose to dine on site to enjoy the view after dark.
Open every day from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to midnight
Rowing Club Restaurant – 34 boulevard Charles Livon, 13007 Marseille
For the ultimate fine dining in Marseille, head to Le Petit Nice restaurant. Awarded with three Michelin stars, the restaurant is run by the famous French chef Gerald Passedat. Founded in 1917 in two immaculate villas converted into an exclusive hotel and restaurant, Le Petit Nice has maintained its reputation for culinary extravagance over the decades. Serving traditional haute cuisine with an emphasis on seafood, more than 65 varieties of fish, fresh from the Mediterranean, pass through the famous Passedat cuisine. Le Petit Nice also offers an entire menu devoted to bouillabaisse, Marseille’s specialty fish stew. With an open-air terrace and spectacular sea views, Le Petit Nice is perfect for an opulent and authentic meal.
Le Petit Nice
17 Rue des Braves Anse de Maldormé, Cor Président John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 13007 Marseille
At the top of the Corniche Kennedy, Le Peron and its wooden terrace overlook the blue sea and offer a magnificent view of the islands of Frioul and the Château d’If. Gourmet restaurant, the menu again mainly offers fish. After all, we are not far from the Old Port and its stalls, so you might as well take advantage of it !
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
56 Corniche President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 13007 Marseille
A high-end seafood haven, L’Epuisette opened its doors just after World War II and has since become one of Marseille’s top dining destinations under chef Guillaume Sourrieu. The restaurant’s menu is full of sophisticated Mediterranean-inspired recipes. Choose from classics such as bourride du Vallon, a dish of poached monkfish and slow-cooked mussels in a savory garlic broth and spicy grilled lobster with crab sauce, or simply the catch of the day, seasoned and cooked superbly. Perched atop a strip of rocks jutting out from the waterfront, L’Epuisette offers diners stunning views of the sea and the bustling comings and goings of local fishermen in the port of Vallon des Auffes.
Vallon des Auffes, 13007 Marseille Telephone: 04 91 52 17 82
It is the benchmark for Italian food in Marseille. Fresh, homemade, all of Italy is there. The courtyard at nightfall has this little magical side. We also advise you to book especially on weekends or when the weather is not nice, because the room is rather small. When friends come to visit us, half the time we take them to the Cantinetta, how can you resist ?
— 24 Cours Julien, 13006 Marseille
Julien Cours district; metro: Notre Dame du Mont Price: €€ — closed on Sundays
North African cuisine has, without a doubt, become a big part of Marseille’s culinary offerings, and a visit to the Souk is an unbeatable opportunity to experience authentic Moroccan cuisine. From tajines, couscous and kefta (seasoned minced meat) to homemade sweet delights, dishes are prepared and served in true Moroccan style and in hearty portions. More than just a restaurant, Le Souk offers a charming oriental environment with colorful Moorish decor, mosaic tables and beautiful crockery, not to mention an airy terrace overlooking the harbour. Dressed in traditional clothing, the waiters add to the warm welcome and appeal of the Souk. Serving delicious ethnic dishes at very reasonable prices, a visit to the Souk is a must.
Address: 98 Quai du Port, 13002 Marseille Telephone: 04 91 91 29 29