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Chez Fonfon

140 Vallon des Auffes, 13007 Marseille, France
04 91 52 14 38
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Ranked #230 of 1,372 Restaurants in Marseille
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Price range: $52 - $148
Cuisines: French
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Munich, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We recently celebrated my gf birthday there with her family. We all opted for the bouillabaisse, which was excellent. For a started we enjoyed oysters. The restaurant's location on a small port is splendid. We enjoyed a lovely glass of wine before dinner at the restaurant's own tapas bar next door.

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Holton Le Clay
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Not very accessible Val des Auffes, though, you need some motivation to try and find a car park in the vicinity, but it's worth the hassle. Generous helpings, very tasty food, form soupe de poisson to Bouillabaisse (the best), and choice of fine puddings. Wine is about 40 euros/ bottle but fine. An experience we do recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Yes I think I did.... We had looked at various restaurants in marseille to sample the classic bouillabaisse...and we had opted for fonfon,we arrived on time and although the restaurant was nice and buzzy downstairs we were shown to a 'quieter' upstairs but that was ok as we were given window seats. We had a couple of starters which were... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

11 tables. They supplied all the info for 4 hungry and tired people. We started with poisson soup. We we happy again. And then had the dourade and sea breem cooked in pappilotte and clay. They needs to roll us out of the restaurant. They know just what to do. It was a divine simple and wonderful meal for a... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The restaurant is situated in the "Vallon des Auffes" a little area behind the "Corniche". The restaurant is famous in Marseille and it is a place that the Marseillais cherish. The food was excellent, the service very good too and the atmosphere very pleasant. The bouillabaisse was good, however doesn't exceed the one from "Chez Michel". The plancha was delicious,... More

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Marseille, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

In our recent trip to Marseille ... absolute pleasures ... We had a delightful and true Bouillabaisse over looking the tiny port of this sublime location....Vallon des Auffes - Marseille.. Superbe service , outstanding hospitality and the meal ! what a feast... ! Reserve ahead of time to secure your table .. we then have decided for another visit few... More

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Almere, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Went there to taste Bouillabaisse. Not surprisingly everything was ok, ambiance, staff, food and location. Had very nice Luberon white wine at very reasonable price. The place was packed even for lunch, so be wise and make a reservation. The latter can be done online.

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Maybe the second best bouillabaisse in Marseille after Chez Michel. The atmosphere is a little warmer but I don't personally feel that this is up the very high standards of Chez Michel; still worth a visit.

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Hong Kong
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I don't have the chance to dine in the restauratn because they gave away my table!! I made the reservation 2 months ago, and despite I received their confirmation email and arrived 15 mins before the scheduled time, they said they have cancelled my booking. Their explanation was they called us 2 days ago and the voice on the other... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Such a pretty location and a fabulous Bouillibaisse. The service was friendly too. I would really recommend it

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