La Villa

With its beautiful spacious garden exterior or cosy interior, this neighbourhood restaurant tucked away from the main thoroughfares is very popular with locals. That’s a good sign but it also means you have to reserve. Your reward will be friendly, quick service, and high-quality food. Unusually there are 3 chefs in charge of different parts […]

Les Trois Forts

The hotel restaurant in the high-end Sofitel Vieux-Port. Magnificent views of the harbour and MUCEM, impeccable service, and excellent cuisine, which make this expensive restaurant worth the money and one of Marseille’s best. Weekday 3-course lunch menu 50 euros, 3-course menu 75 euros, 5-course chef’s menu 95 euros.

Peron Restaurant

Chic restaurant with amazing views from its position overhanging the sea. Delightful inside or out, like being on a very still ship. The food is centred on what came out of the sea that morning. Sample dishes to waken your tastebuds: carpaccio of scallops with red pepper sorbet; red mullet and sea urchin; rascasse (scorpionfish) […]

Le Clos de la Violette

This restaurant confusingly also goes by the name of Esprit de la Violette. With a Michelin star this is an expensive gastronomic restaurant in a beautiful setting at the northern edge of the city. The chef only creates from seasonal ingredients. The garden setting, polished service and food cannot be faulted but it comes at […]

Le Formal

Rated as one of Aix’s finest restaurants, but try to get a table downstairs in the vaulted wine cellar – upstairs there are two or three tables that are lacking in atmosphere. The cooking here is innovative and inventive, as if there is an artist at work in the kitchen, which may not be to […]

Moulin de Lourmarin

Set in an 18th century mill opposite the castle, Le Moulin de Lourmarin offers an upscale dining experience. The choice of table is either in the stone vaulted dining room or the walled garden with olive trees and vines. Menus are made up according to market produce, although fish is especially strong: cod on spelt […]

Bastide de Gordes

If you want a gastronomic (and expensive) dinner, there is one luxury address in Gordes, the Bastide de Gordes hotel. Confusingly it has 3 restaurants, the best of these is called Peir / Pierre Gagnaire TT (more confusion). Perhaps it is enough to say that the executive chef Pierre Gagnaire has 3 Michelin stars in […]