Visiting the City of Light soon? Here’s our guide to eating out, Parisian style…
Paris is a foodie’s paradise – with an exciting new restaurant around every corner, street food trucks galore and an endless supply of freshly baked bread, it’s almost impossible to have a bad meal.
But all that delicious food can be a bit overwhelming, and if you’re only in Paris for a short break, you’ll want to hit the best spots. So we’ve put together a little guide to some of the best restaurants in the city – as voted for by locals and tourists alike.
Pied de Cochon
This authentic spot serves up classic French fare – think oysters, soups and lots of meat. With its laidback brasserie style and simple, tasty food, there’s no wonder it’s a Parisian institution.
This chic restaurant is a hot spot for the fashion pack. With delicious food and beautiful interiors, it’s Instagram heaven… but the main draw is the people watching. And if you’re dining al fresco, there’s a great view of the Eiffel Tower.
Frenchie To Go
Frenchie is the go-to restaurant for the young and hip in Paris, but we prefer its sister restaurant, French To Go. This smaller, simpler setting serves up a distinctly non-French menu, with stacked pastrami sandwiches and zingy lobster rolls. Go early to claim your spot.
You’ll come across many bistros while in Paris, but this one is a clear favourite. Their steak tartare is a triumph and with a menu of French classics, it’s a hearty spot for your midday meal. Don’t forget the wine!
Ok, so it’s not a restaurant… but when the sun shines in Paris, an ice cream from the Glaces Glazed truck is a must. With unusual flavours like ‘Black Sugar Sex Magic’ (chocolate, wasabi and ginger) it’s not your usual Mr Whippy, but that’s all part of the fun.