Eat and Drink

The friendly atmosphere is the main flavour of meals here in Marseille where the typical daily fare includes olive oil and garlic. At the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Marseille is no stranger to foreign cuisine and has even adopted some recipes as its own. The result? Spicy dishes with a sunny touch, not to mention fish, shellfish and other seafood delicacies that make up the local fare…

There are many restaurants in Marseille, ranging from traditional cuisine to world food, not to mention oriental fare and Mediterranean food with a strong Italian influence, and of course the seafood specialties.
Establishments tend to be well decorated and the popular “city” style is a sign of these contemporary times.

The stars of Marseille…

Gérald Passédat
, was awarded 3 Michelin stars in the 2008 edition. He has thus joined the exclusive ranks of only 26 French restaurants to have earned the three-star distinction, and is the only one in the South-East of France. A prominent family for 3 generations, the Passédats have been around since 1917 when Little Nice was nothing more than a dive on the Corniche!

Gerald Passédat will open different dining areas:

  •  On the top floor of the MUCEM, a restaurant and a bar with views of the Mediterranean.
  •  On the ground floor of the museum, a kiosk for tasty snacks
  •  At Fort Saint Jean, a café and culinary school.

L’Epuisette (1 Michelin star)
Located in the heart of the Vallon des Auffes below the Corniche, the Epuisette boasts panoramic sea views with the Frioul islands in the background. Chef Guillaume Sourrieu draws on Provençal and Mediterranean cuisine.

Une Table au sud (1 Michelin star)
Original cuisine with a strong Mediterranean flavour where citrus and olive oil are dominant. Rather unusual for a chef from the South West!

Chez Michel (1 Michelin star)
Located in the Catalans district, next to the Old Port on the seaside, Chez Michel is THE fish and seafood restaurant in Marseille. Michel offers typical, family and traditional dishes.

Alcyone (1 Michelin star)
A new star for Marseille in 2014, thanks to the intercontinental restaurant!

L’AM (2  Michelin stars)
Alexandre Mazzia, the charismatic chef of the restaurant “AM” has just been elected chef of the year 2019 in the Gault Millau.

In January 2012, the Gourméditerranée association was founded by chefs and restaurateurs from Marseille and Provence with the aim of “promoting the skills and gastronomy of Marseille and Provence”. Led by Gérald Passedat, Lionel Lévy and Guillaume Sourrieu (Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Treasurer), 40 chefs from Marseille and the surrounding area have come together, some famous with Michelin stars, others less well-known but just as enamoured with cuisine “made in Marseille”, united by one idea: to promote the area through their love of our region’s culture, produce and gastronomy.

The Tourist Office and Convention Bureau

has been organizing “Bouillabaisse classes” in partnership with the Miramar restaurant. Chef Christian Buffa will reveal his secret recipe for this unique Marseille specialty.

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