update your settings
It was the milkshake de bouilleabaisse that clinched it for us...
This designer place set out over the sea is one of the premier addresses in Marseille for a no-holds-barred gastronomic seafood extravaganza...
A handy pit stop by the train station, this old-timer cafe with tin moulding, wooden floors and vintage signs makes an atmospheric escape from the busy street outside...
The portside terrace is perfect on long summer evenings, but if weather isn’t cooperating, the interior’s modern art brings consolation...
Located at the idyllic fishing port of Callelongue is Restaurant La Grotte where you can fuel up on crispy-crust pizzas or a proper fish lunch...
Overlooking the quaint fishing harbour of Vallon des Auffes from an apricot-hued dining room, this third-generation-run peach of a place also specialises in poisson à l'argile (fresh clay-cooked fish, flavoured with ...
On Fridays this little café serves classic homemade aïoli (a traditional Provençal garlic mayonnaise) with cod, winkles, poached vegetables and hard-boiled eggs. Savoury tarts are great when wandering the Panier.
Slip into this intimate, cheery restaurant through a small door surrounded by graffiti. The chef incorporates French-Basque and Morrocan influences in his market fresh cuisine. Reservations essential.
Dine in grandiose style in this cavernous former Louis XIV warehouse with antiquarian-and-contemporary bookshop or visit the neighbouring salon de thé (tearoom) for savoury tarts, cakes and ice cream.
This swanky restaurant has a Michelin star and knockout water-level views from an elegantly austere dining room. Sup on some of Marseille's top bouillabaisse , which comes as part of a four-course menu.
Think standard French fare with a slight Middle Eastern twist at this convivial bistro just off cours Julien. Book ahead, as locals pack the place for the good-value, delicious cuisine.
With a magical setting overlooking the storybook Vallon des Auffes harbour, this affable joint has fresh salads, pasta and shellfish, plus piping-hot pizzas. Fish is so-so.
This solid budget choice draws on Armenian, Greek and Lebanese in dishes like kebabs, stuffed eggplant, moussaka and tabouleh. Ideal for to-go sandwiches (€4 to €6).
Celebrities’ photos line the walls at Marseille’s only late-night restaurant, ideal when you’ve lingered over cocktails. Portions are hearty, flavours rich.
To blend in with the Marseillais families dining on the coast, share a thin-crust wood-fired pizza to start, followed by fish as a main.
Chances are, you can thank the fishing boats moored below the sun-drenched terrace for catching the fish on your plate just hours before.
Best places to stay in Marseille
Top things to do in Marseille
and receive a
on your next guidebook purchase
Lonely Planet. All rights reserved. No part of this site may be reproduced without our written permission.