Provence - Eating
Marseille has a culinary menu heavily influenced by its surroundings. Fish dominates, and one dish in particular – bouillabaisse. This fish soup combines a variety of fish with saffron, fennel and orange zest. It is served with rouille, a garlic and chilli-flavoured mayonnaise. Olive oil, herbs and fresh fruit and vegetables are also abundant parts of Marseille cuisine.
In the heart of the vieux port with all the other up-market fish restaurants, Le Miramar has established a reputation as being the place to go for bouillabaisse.
An oasis of calm in the centre of Marseille, with an interior that is beautifully decorated with frescos and pastel tones.
A diverse crowd throng to this intellectual restaurant that also functions as a bookshop, salon de thé and a Provencal produce seller. Dishes include the classic Filet de bœuf “Rossini”.
La Cloche À Fromage
If you like cheese, and a lot of it, then this is heaven. As well as an abundance of fromages there are ten types of house bread and plenty of regional wines.
La Table Du Fort
At La Table Du Fort you will find colourful and inventive fusion cuisine such as ravioli with foie gras and tomato confit and shelled lobster in a curry sauce.
The latest trendy venue for Marseille’s hipsters, this restaurant combines traditional food with a stylish, minimalist decor.
Le Petit Nice Passedat
Probably Marseille’s best eatery, boasting two Michelin stars, this delightfully modern haute-cuisine firmly rooted in southern Europe is worth paying for.
La Cantine Du Marseillais
La Cantine Du Marseillais has a Marseille cuisine with an Italian influence. Everyone seems to know each other here, creating a great atmosphere.