The name is old-fashioned (Pantruche is an old slang word for 'Parisian') and the Pigalle location a little frentic, but once inside Pantruche its charm is immediately apparent, with a classic and cosy bistro décor, myriad mirrors and smiling staff.
Young chef Franck Baranger, who cut his teeth at some of the most prestigious Paris establishments, offers simple yet sophisticated cooking at affordable prices – there's a set menu for €17 (dish of the day and dessert) at lunchtime and €34 in the evening (starter, main and dessert). Try the white asparagus, the chicory cream or the excellent black truffle risotto. It's especially worth mentioning how delectable the sauces are here – they'll have you running your finger around the plate. And make sure to include a dessert – the grand dame here is the soufflé with Grand Marnier.
This restaurant serves one of Time Out's 50 best dishes in Paris. Click here to see the full list.