Restaurants

Top Choice International in Marseille

Les Grandes Tables

The vast former canteen at the vibrant Friche Belle de Mai cultural centre manages to pull off the trick of seeming both intimate and stylish. Working with local producers, a young and friendly team serve imaginativ…
Top Choice Modern French in Marseille

L’Arôme

Reserve ahead to snag a table at this fabulous little restaurant just off cours Julien. From the service – relaxed, competent, friendly without over-familiarity – to the street art on the walls and the memorable foo…
Top Choice Moroccan in Marseille

Place Lorette

Tucked away on a quiet square in the middle of polyglot Le Panier, this Moroccan restaurant serves up a fantastic lunch in an arched and art-strewn stone dining room – lamb and chicken tagines, semolina bread and cr…
Top Choice Modern French in Marseille

Le Café des Épices

One of Marseille’s best chefs, Arnaud de Grammont, works thoughtfully with great produce and inventive flavours: think gurnard in chickpea broth with dried tomatoes and radish, or blonde d'Aquitaine beef with polent…
Top Choice Chilean in Marseille

El Santo Cachon

Arrive early or reserve a table at Marseille’s only Chilean restaurant, because this place fills fast – and after a pisco sour (or three) you’ll see why. If you want to make it out of the door walking, combat the fr…
Top Choice Bistro in Marseille

Café Populaire

Vintage furniture, latticed blinds, old books and antique soda bottles lend a retro air to this style-conscious, 1950s-styled jazz comptoir (counter) – a restaurant in all but name. The crowd is chic, and smiling ch…
Tunisian in Marseille

La Goulette

Locals in the know and homesick Tunisians flock to this bustling, handsomely tiled restaurant, named for the main port of Tunis. A couscous maison of vegetables, brochettes (skewers), côtelettes d'agneau (lamb chops…
Seafood in Marseille

Le Petit Nice

The flagship restaurant of Marseille-born gastronomic star Gérald Passedat, Le Petit Nice is a true dining destination. Set in a 1917 seafront villa on the Anse de Maldormé, it sets the benchmark for seafood cookery…
Pizza in Marseille

L' Eau a la Bouche

You haven’t had pizza until you’ve eaten at chef Rodolphe Bodikian’s mouthwatering pizzeria. Strewing unusual ingredients – such as sobrasada (spicy Mallorcan sausage) and Corsican Brousse (a fresh curd cheese) – ac…
Provencal in Marseille

La Passarelle

This admirably unpretentious bistro grows most of its organic veggies in its own potager (kitchen garden), from tomatoes to courgettes, salad leaves and aubergines. It’s a cosy, friendly place for sampling delicious…