Title in french : Au Bord de l'eau, le spécialiste du poisson à la plancha
Type : fishes, pizza
City : Marseille
Average price (a dish) : 21€
Bottle of wine : from 19€
Pichet of wine : no
Terrace : yes
Sea view : yes
Take away : yesAu Bord de l'eau is a specialist for fish grilled a la plancha, an institution nestled in the small port of Madrague.
In a quiet and traditional environment overlooking a small sandy beach, the place invites immediately to relax.
While enjoying the homemade tapenade on the table, it is time to study the map and ask the right questions: pizza, meat, fish, entry?
For many, the choice is already made, they came for the fish trio : tender monkfish, copious Saint-Jacques and wild prawns with exceptional texture ... Add to that a super fine aioli and small vegetable purees (carrot / basilica, ratatouille, spinach / shallot) and you will understand that the price (28 €) is correct for the quality.
The suggestion of the day (26 €) is mostly a fish fillet grilled: grouper, sea bream, sole ... Only the mullet and the famous Cod au gratin with aioli (21 €) will be past the oven.
This old wood-fired oven that works gas today (by respect for the inhabitants) is also used to cook the pizzas, and the general opinion, no differences seen it. The Special with its fresh tomatoes, the Madrague or the Corsia are among the most popular (15 €).
The choice of meat is reduced but quality and quantity (21 €).
Big appetites will begin with a rock fish soup from local fish, served with croutons, rust and grated cheese (15 €). The mussels au gratin (12 €) or octopus salad (€ 14) are also classics.
Finally, some homemade desserts deserve special attention as profiteroles (8 €), chocolate chewy (6 €) or this generous tarte tatin and its amazing cinnamon ice cream (7 €).
After such a feast, on the edge of the water, we often struggling to break away from this peaceful place, out of time.http://www.auborddeleau.eu