Auberge du Corsaire – Chez Paul

Like eating in a beach hut in a little harbour just outside of town, Chez Paul has great service, very good pizza from the wood-fired oven, simple pan-fried fish straight from the boats, and epic desserts. Average for 3 courses is 40 euros per person.

Chez Toinou

The freshest shellfish is at Toinou. You have to engage with the process, it is now like a canteen service: you queue up to buy your dinner and extras in advance, and it is delivered to your table. But the food is irreproachable, as fresh as can be. Here you understand the beauty of shellfish […]

Chez Fonfon

A Marseille institution, this is the place to try Marseille’s specialty fish dish, bouillabaisse. At Fonfon you are a few feet from the fishermen’s boats that brought in the catch, they take care to show you all the fish that will go into your bouillabaisse, and you can spend the evening just savouring this hearty […]


A few steps from the Rotonde, Yoji is probably the best sushi and Japanese food in Aix. It has a good terrace in summer which is almost a garden, and inside is welcoming and smart. The service is excellent. As well as sushi the gyoza stand out and there is a Korean bbq, which means […]

Brasserie des Artistes

This modern cafe sprawls across the new shopping centre of Les Allées Provencales. We wouldn’t recommend it for lunch when service can be slow and food is average, but it’s a good place for breakfast – freshly squeezed juice, decent coffee and croissants. And if you have kids with energy, it’s on a big pedestrian […]

Les 2 Frères

Not to be confused with Les Deux Garcons, this sleek modern restaurant is a little outside of the centre, 10 minutes walk, but that means it has parking, and more importantly a beautiful terrace that you won’t find in the centre,  spacious, zen-like, airy, shaded by trees and bamboo. Even if it is not terrace […]