The best restaurants in Marseille

From the Old Port to the Pharo, not forgetting the Cours Julien and the Panier, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from in Marseille. Whether you’re a holidaymaker or a local, a good place to eat and drink is a must after a hike in the calanques, a lazy afternoon on one of Marseille’s beaches or a day at work. Based on the Marseille Gourmande guide Marseille Gourmande, we’ve put together a selection of restaurants in Marseille according to the main districts.

Restaurants around the Old-Port


Recently established on the  Southbank of the Old-Port, Coquille is run by Marine Bottari and Jules Mollaret, two enthusiastic of  Mediterranean cuisine. On the menu, you  will have  choices with tasty  seafood plate and grilled fish (prepared by l’écailler), double pizzas, Mussels and fries or  alsofish & chips.This marine bistrot offers delicious  desert such as artisanal ice creams from la Maison des Alpeschouquettes de Ludivine or even homemadeprofiteroles. You can also enjoy  a  glass of  Porquerolles wine on the restaurant’s azure terrace.

Adress :8 rue Euthymènes / place Thiars – 13001 Marseille

Une Table au Sud

In the Marseille Gourmande guide, You will find another  unmissable  address in the Old-Port. A Michelin-starred restaurant runs by Ludovic Turac,  France’s youngest Michelin-starred chef in 2015,  Une Table au Sud is first  and  foremost an establishment highlighting the beauty of Marseille’s terroir.  With a refurbished dining room and an attentive team, you’ll set off on a culinary journey around the Mediterranean and Marseille’s specialties. On the  menu: sea bream, Osciètre de caviar, Bouillabaisse revisited, calisson and navette. Refinement and flavour guaranteed!

Adress :2 quai du Port – 13002 Marseille 

Restaurants in the  heart  of the Panier district

The Bobolivo

Offering a traditionnal  french  cuisine, theBobolivo welcomes you from Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner  around its wood-burning fireplace.The  menu created by Julien Pauly will appeal to meat  lovers thanks to  its choice of grilled meat (duck breasts, rabelais spiced sausages, beef ribs), as well as its finely prepared traditional  dishes (aïoli, lamb mice confit in honey). For dessert , we recommend  you to try l’affogato,an italian dessert than is often overlooked. A delight !

Address :29 rue Caisserie – 13002 Marseille

Restaurants around Pharo and Prado beach

Le Petit Nice

Owned by the Passedat family since1917, thePetit Nicethree Michelin-starred restaurant  hôtel and restaurant – is definitely  an institution in Marseille. With the highest distinction awarded to a restaurant, it is still the only  restaurant in the city to provide such a top quality service. The chef Gérald Passedat prepare  in an intimate seaside setting with a particular attraction for the marine terroir  from which he draws his  inspiration. At this prestigious establishment, you’ll have the  chance to  savour magnificent fish and highly technical cuisine, accompanied by an unforgettable wine  list.

Address :17 rue des Braves Anse de Maldormé / Corniche Kennedy – 13007 Marseille

Chez Fonfon

Chez Fonfon  is a restaurant known worldwide  over for  its fish specialties including the  traditionnal bouillabaisse and its unmissable bourride.

The story of this local institution started is 1952 with Alphonse Mounier, a man from Marseille with a great heart  who decided to turn the bar le Beau Rivage into a restaurant. From 1996, his nephew Roger Pinna took up the torch for a few years before leaving Alexandre and Peggy, in 2003, to carry on the family culinary tradition. A blend of Mediterranean flavours and a sublime view of the Vallon des Auffes harbour await you at this address, nestling along the Corniche Kennedy and can be found in the Marseille Gourmande guide.

Address :140 rue du Vallon des Auffes – 13007 Marseille

Restaurants in Cours Julien and La Plaine


Right in the middle of the Cours Julien staircase, the Limmat restaurant owes its name to a Swiss river, the homeland of chef Lili Gadola. The menu, which changes according to the catch of the day and the owner’s wishes, its menu is mainly aimed  at vegetarians and flexitarians, and takes you on a journey from Switzerland to the Mediterranean. At this green-minded establishment, you can enjoy snacked red tuna, sardine dumplings with fresh herbs or Sardinian-style ravioli sprinkled with parmesan.

Address :41 rue Estelle – 13006 Marseille 


L’Arôme, a restaurant run by Romain and Marylin, is set in a street full of colourful graffiti. He received the title of “Bib Gourmand” awarded by the Michelin guide which is awarded to restaurants where you can eat three complete meals of your choice for around €39. Recognized by the Marseille Gourmande guide and many gourmets for its generosity and excellentvalue for money, this establishment- resembling areal school room with notebooks as menus- offers different dishes depending on the season, each one as succulent as possible:  pork tenderloin in red wine, scallop tagine with citrus fruits, wild-hazelnut tart, Breton shortbread with matcha tea… An addredd to absolutely remember!

Address :9 rue des Trois Rois – 13006 Marseille