Browsing All posts tagged under »restaurants in Paris«

The Fabulous Parisian Tenth Arrondissement, and surrounds

March 3, 2013


My last four years in Paris have mainly been in the tenth arrondissement and I've fallen in love. Over the last year or two it's started to become gentrified, and as a result some fabulous food options have been popping up.Here are my top tips for this fabulous neighbourhood...

Haute Marais

August 8, 2010


I have just spent a few weeks in Paris and have discovered that a whole load of new cafes and bars have sprung up in what used to be a bit of a run down area. It’s by the Marie III and rue Dupuis. I spent a delightful day with friends discovering a few places […]

Polidor, Paris (5th)

April 8, 2010


An ex colleague has recently moved within Paris and is now by Cluny la Sorbonne, in the 5th arrondissement. I am delighted as I don’t know this area very well. I (wrongly) associate the fifth with St Michel, hoards of tourists and fan restaurants, but there is so much more. We tried to go to […]

L’avant Gout, Paris (13th)

February 24, 2010


When I was in Paris recently, a client took my boss and I out for lunch.They had recently moved offices and told us that there weren’t any good places nearby so they had booked a restaurant in the nearby 13th Arrondissement, not far from Place d’Italie. L’avant Gout is run by chef Christophe Beaufront in […]

Cafe Lezard, Paris (1st)

February 23, 2010


Recently when I was in Paris, a friend took me out for lunch in my favourite area, rue Montorgueil, to a cafe that I have been to numerous times for drinks, but I had never eaten there. What a mistake, how could Cafe Lezard have been on my doorstep for so long without me discovering […]

Team work at L’Imprimerie, central Paris

February 19, 2010


The Imprimerie is just south of the Bourse and apparently where the newspaper journalists used to hang out (Imprimerie means ‘the printer’). Only a few of the newspapers are left in that area and they have far more choice of venue so now the Imprimerie hosts a mixed crowd. It’s was one of my favourite […]

A perfect Sunday in Le Marais, Paris

February 8, 2010


Sunday is my favourite day in Paris. A lazy morning, some kind of ridiculous brunch/lunch menu in the Marais with friends, a wander around stopping at the odd boutique, coffee with more friends, more wandering, maybe another stop for friends and then dinner before going home for a tisane and early night. The Marais is […]

The Hidden Kitchen, Paris

January 13, 2010


This place is so good that it deserves a whole post to itself. A friend heard about the Hidden Kitchen and we decided it would be great for a celebration dinner of some type (we usually don’t struggle for excuses between birthdays, jobs and moves to other countries) but every time we tried to book, […]

Moroccan Paris

January 11, 2010


There are a number of North Africans¬† that have migrated to France and this means some wonderful Moroccan restaurants have appeared. The Mosque in the 5th is a great setting for a mint tea and pastry in the summer after a walk around the jardin des plantes, or sit inside in winter for a warming […]

Parisian Markets – shopping for food

January 8, 2010


Granted that I have a ‘thing’ against supermarkets: there’s something about everyone piling down to Tesco’s or Sainsbury’s for their weekly shop every Saturday morning that scares me. Shopping in this way takes much of the enjoyment out of it and despite recipe cards all over the place, I feel it stifles creativity. There is […]