We went here two or three years ago and had a lovely meal. But tried it again recently and we were utterly disappointed. Caroll is a charismatic lady who seemingly draws in unsuspecting passers-by with the standard line of "you don't like my food, you don't pay". In reality, it's mediocre at best. Not bad enough to complain about. Just sadly lacking and hideously overpriced. Like us, you might be temped in by the 22euro lunch menu. But when you are seated, Caroll acts as if she doesn't know what you are talking about. And unbelievably, I was required to go back outside the restaurant to make my choices. We were the only ones in the restaurant. And on reflection, that should have been a sign. Caroll is moderately entertaining, but unfortunately this place has had its day. Avoid at all costs.
La Table du Palais Royal
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Posted: Tue Feb 19 2013
A gourmet restaurant a stone’s throw from the Louvre, La Table Du Palais Royal deals entirely with ingredients sourced through organic farming methods.
The menu at this charming restaurant clearly reflects its owner Caroll Sinclair’s strongly held belief that the purer the agricultural process behind it, the better the food. Yet neither the concept nor the ethics threaten to get in the way of one’s enjoyment, and indeed it’s the fantastic home cooking and welcoming feel to Sinclair’s pride and joy of a restaurant that have seen it become such a favourite amongst the culinary enthusiasts of the 1st arrondissement. The rustic feel to the decor, with its exposed white stone walls and cosy basement areas, adds further to the feeling of being right at home.