Famed for it’s world class restaurants, here’s a quick rundown of places that are well worth a visit if you’re in the countries capital, but a word of warning, you may want to book ahead as these places get very busy!
One of the cities most glamorous locations, Le Meurice is the height of decadence with an interior that is all about glitz. Recently refurbished by Philippe Stark the dining room is pure opulence, with mosaic floor, big crystal chandeliers and heavy damask curtains. Head chef Yannick Alléno has been in possession of three coverted Michelin stars since 2007, and his food is vintage culinary brilliance with a modern twist. It’s a smart dress only affair, and bring your wallet, as you’ll be looking 200 Euros a head.
If Le Meurice had you sweating slightly with their prices, why not try out Macéo for size. This delightful restaurant overlooks the Palais Royal and is run by Englishman Mark Williamson.
This cute little eateries serves some of the best vegetarian food in the whole of Paris, offers a superb wine list, and all at prices that won’t break the bank. A little den of decadent dining with a dash of Parisian ‘je nais se qua’!
One of the last independent brasseries left in the whole of Paris, Le Stella is a perfect place to relax, and of course, people watch! As the corporate chains amass around them, Le Stella has stayed true to it’s roots, preparing traditional French classics with a real character. The perfect place to unwind after a hard day shopping, Le Stella offers up a good dollop of Parisian charm at a great price.
Based in a renovated 17th-century house and owned by American chef Daniel Rose, Spring is a fantastic ‘break from the norm’ in a city that can sometimes rely too much on it’s identity, and not it’s values. Daniel has been providing cutting edge culinary cuisine to his loyal band of Parisian followers for some time now, so expect to book ahead to grab a table, as this place is popular. Proof that you don’t need to a local to make waves on the French cooking circuit.
When you combined the cooking of Jean-Louis Nomicos and interior designer Anne-Cécile Comar, it was always going to be a mathc made in heaven. This is one of the finest restaurants that Paris has to offer, with a swank value of ten, with a price range to match. Book well in advance to secure a table for some truly magnificent contemporary French cooking, with a wine list sent from heaven. Bring your wallet though, you’re gonna need it!
So make the most of your trip to Paris by dining in one of these amazing eateries. After all, Paris is the city of love, and hey, we all love food! Get stuck in folks, (and book ahead!!)