One of the best restaurants in town. With a '60s style decor, the Minguella brothers offer an inventive and sweet smelling cuisine fresh from the sea. ... More
One of the best restaurants in town. With a '60s style decor, the Minguella brothers offer an inventive and sweet smelling cuisine fresh from the sea. Wonderful fish soup, fish of the day grilled to your taste, crispy butter and honey dory and splendid desserts created by Fabrice Vaquer. Relaxed but excellent service and an accomplished wine list that includes many regional varieties.
My friend and I came to this restaurant with high expectation, because many tour guidebooks recommend it. It was a totally unhappy experience. In addition to the traditional bouillabaisse, we thought we should give ourselves a treat, and ordered a lobster (priced near 200 euros). If the food was good, we would have been happy to pay the high price. The bouillabaisse and the lobster were both overcooked, very salty, fishy and hard. We couldn't continue after two bites. When we told the headwaitor about the food, with an intention to give them constructive feedback to improve. The headwaiter insisted that everything was very fresh, with a very bad attitude, and did not want to continue the conversation. My friend and I come from an island where we know exactly what "fresh" seafoods are. And I have visited more than 20 countries and hundreds of restaurants in the world. I rate this restaurant the worst one. Don't go there to waste your money. It will spoil your good mood of travelling.
We had been looking forward to eat a real bouillabaisse in Marseille and thought the Miramar would be the place. Now this was a big disappointment. The food was bad, the service was worse (what an arrogance!) and the toilet was horrible! This place really is a waste of money.
We had dinner in restaurant Miramar in Marseille on April 12th 2008. Our experience was really AWFUL. The food and service was more likely to be found in a cheap everyday restaurant than where you pay 55€ per plate of bouillabaise. The service was lousy, or even inexistant: we had to pour our wine ourselves (had to get up to get the bottle!), and we were forced to choose our desserts before starting to eat. The bouillabaise (supposedly the "best in town") was tasteless and full of fish bones. We payed 230€ for 1 entreé and 1 dessert (for 2 people) and 2 dishes of bouillabaise. We really felt cheated. It is the typical place to cheat tourists.
To understand real bouillabaisse one must travel to the area from which it comes... So often we get diluted versions of this classic soup...
This restaurant produces the finest Bouillabaisse and Provencal cooking anywhere... Nice to see fresh fish walking in the door as you eat...