La boîte à sardines- (fish restaurant) Marseille
Located near the church of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul at the top of la Canebière, the city’s storied main artery, which runs down hill to Le Vieux Port, or the old harbor. There’s simply no better place in the port town to get a really good reasonably priced feed of just-out-of-the-water seafood!
The owner, Fabien Rugi, has a clear philosophy, all dishes are made with Mediterranean products from local fishing. Seasonal products (wolf, sea bream, sole, monkfish, sardines, squid, anemone, shrimps, oysters, ursin, etc…) accompanied by seasonal vegetables (ratatouille, broccoli florets in lemon butter,..), delicious panisses (made of chickpeas flour).
It won’t be a surprise to hear Fabien Rugi to tell a businessman that he can’t have his fish if he doesn’t close his iPad and devote his attention to his meal. “I just wanted to read the paper,” the man will implore, but Rugi will insist. “Concentrate on your meal instead–how can you really enjoy your food when you’re reading? My fish deserves your full attention.”
One way or another, the triangular shaped room hung with fish nets and decorated with nautical bric brac offered ample distractions of one stripe or another.
Be sure to book as the restaurant is very popular!
2 boulevard de la Liberation, 13001 Marseille, France
+33 4 91 50 95 95
From Tuesday to Saturday 12h – 15h
Thursdays and Fridays 19h30 – 21h30