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140 Vallon des Auffes, 13007 Marseille, France
04 91 52 14 38
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Ranked #234 of 1,398 Restaurants in Marseille
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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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 reviews 17 reviews
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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Holton Le Clay
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Additional Information about Chez Fonfon

Address: 140 Vallon des Auffes, 13007 Marseille, France
Phone Number: 04 91 52 14 38
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Marseille
Average Prices: USD 52 - 148
Cuisine: French

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