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Chez Fonfon

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140 Vallon des Auffes, 13007 Marseille, France
04 91 52 14 38
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 178
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  • 206
    Very good
  • 109
    Average
  • 82
    Poor
  • 48
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Supposedly the ultimate bouilliabaise

I was possibly too pre-hyped for reality to live up to expectations, but this wasn't even what I thought bouilliabaise was--fish served separate from the broth. MY FAULT--I take responsibility for that, but I'm also a very adventurous eater and am very excited about things that are interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Bellingham, Washington
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Bellingham, Washington
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275 reviews 275 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I was possibly too pre-hyped for reality to live up to expectations, but this wasn't even what I thought bouilliabaise was--fish served separate from the broth. MY FAULT--I take responsibility for that, but I'm also a very adventurous eater and am very excited about things that are interesting and different, so my disappointment wasn't about the 'different' part. I just... More 

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Tamworth, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Managed to get a last minute reservation and it was well worth it. The bouillabaisse was fantastic and we also ordered a grilled sole which was beautiful although it did have to be returned after the waiter could not debone the fish at the table. Small starter soup was delicious. The atmosphere and decor (modern) was very nice but the... More 

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Rhodes, Greece
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We went for New Years Day dinner to celebrate our first day in France and the first day of the year. I really wanted something special for dinner and was willing to well pay for it. We ordered bouillabaise and for 50 euros per person, I found it too be exorbitantly priced for what we got. While the fish was... More 

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marseille
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is famed for its location (L'anse des Auffes, a traditional fisherman village) and its bouillabaisse. Both deserved. I had the bourride that is similar to the bouillabaisse, but with aioli. I did prefer this one because it tastes a little less fishy.

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24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Fonfon is one of the top 3 restaurants of Marseille for bouillabaisse lovers. Decorum is rather clean and modern, service is very professional. So what about this famous bouillabaisse ? A real delight due to excellent fish - served as boneless filets of superior quality fishes - and a pretty light and tasty "bouillon" which is better than the traditional... More 

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Rome, Italy
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

One of the remaining restaurants in Marseille serving genuine and very good bouillabaisse. Definitely a place to come back to.

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London, United Kingdom
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214 reviews 214 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This restaurant fully deserves it's reputation for serving authentic bouillabaisse. The restaurant is set in a lovely harbour about a 20 minute walk from the City centre. The service is excellent and they take the time to explain the menu and protocol before presenting you with the fish before its is cooked.thereis a good wine list and the night we... More 

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Venice, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

There are few words that can adequately describe the food at Fonfon in Marseilles. Sublime perhaps comes closest, but unfortunately I'm not adequately equipped to properly give this place justice. Situated in a mini "Venice-like" inlet on the coast of Marseilles with picturesque window views of the fishing boats that bring the freshest of fish to this restaurant, the ambience... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We were recommended this place by the guy we were staying with and being a seafood fan I couldn't wait.. It didn't disappoint, we had great friendly service, very attentive with the appetisers, wine, and top ups of bouillabaisse soup... We pretty much rolled out of there we were so full! A must if you're in the area...

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Munich, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 140 Vallon des Auffes, 13007 Marseille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Marseille
  • Phone Number: 04 91 52 14 38

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 52 - 148
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

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