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“Cute little bar, nice atmosphere”
Review of Longchamp Palace

Longchamp Palace
Ranked #176 of 2,136 Restaurants in Marseille
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$25
Cuisines: French, Bar, Mediterranean, European, International, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Located on the pedestrian Boulevard Longchamp, you will find the Longchamp Palace, an Art-Deco bar untouched since the 1930’s.Once a cinema artists den in the 1950’s, Pagnol and Raimu were allegedly spotted having a "pastis" ( local anise-flavoured liqueur and aperitif) in this bar.With its stained-glass windows, sculpted ceilings, zinc bar, listed fresco and its monthly exhibitions, the Longchamp Palace is both an Art-Deco emblem and a friendly place for local businessmen and artists alike.At the bar, the famous “pastis” and the tasty local wines are not to be missed and can be enjoyed cheaply during the “ Palace Happy Hours” from 5 to 8pm.On the food front, the chef offers a list of tasty seasonal dishes which are all homemade with market ingredients.From 7pm onwards, have a go at the selection of cheese and cured meats.From 11am to 4pm on Sundays, a brunch of sweet and savoury dishes is served while old vinyl records of your choice are being played on the phonograph.The Longchamp Palace is open all year round and you can either enjoy your meal inside, next to the fireplace, or outside in the patio according to the season.
Belgrade
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“Cute little bar, nice atmosphere”
Reviewed 27 January 2014

One of the places in Marseille open until 02:00.
On my long walk to Cabaret Aleatoire, this was the bar boht for warming up and for late drink.
It's a busy bar, so you can see people drinking outside at late hours...

Very cheap beer during happy hpurs, friendly bartender who is even friendlier when he realizes that you are a foreigner. Cute located on the corner of Boulevard National and silent Blvd Longchamp (that looks like pedestrian zone).

Customers are young locals, but not too young (like old school Marseille-youth so to speak).
Ideal for a chat over drink. Perhaps one of few places from nineties that survived.

  • Visited April 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed 14 June 2013

nothing to add to what is already written - perhaps underline that you feel welcome even if you are middleaged, in the open atmosphere; afternoon surprise, with a pastis I got toast and tapenade for free wityh my pastis.

  • Visited June 2013
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London
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“Perfect brunch”
Reviewed 2 April 2013

Four adults, two toddlers, pouring rain and - oh no - the natural history museum is closed. Thank god we stumbled across the Longchamp Palace. Brunch buffet in full swing, cafe absolutely packed but we got a table. Adults drank coffee, delicious mountains of food, kids ate in fistfuls. Hip, friendly atmosphere. Bill reasonable considering we lingered for hours, sheltering from the rain. Highly recommended.

  • Visited March 2013
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“A real find... colourful, vibrant, and well priced.”
Reviewed 17 March 2013

Very pleased to have decided to dine here. Loads of character and atmosphere... great food... and reasonably priced as well. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to a friend.

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Mountain View, California
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“Thank god for this place if you're a woman in Marseille...”
Reviewed 13 October 2012

My new hubby and I had trouble finding places to eat/drink in Marseille as we didn't realize the city is so predominately Muslim in the neighborhood we were staying. As a woman I felt very unwelcome until we were steered by our guest house owner to Longchamp Palace!! It's charming and feels local, but the clientele made me feel like I could have been in SF or NYC. Young and hip, but families too. I'm in my 40's and my hub is in his 50's and we felt very comfortable. Great food and the sweet waitress who knew most of her English from movies really made the whole experience. Definitely recommend.

Visited October 2012
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