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Globetrotting epicurean Richard Sahlani set down his bags near Cardial Lemoine Metro station in Paris 5th in 1985 to share his love of the Mediterranean and its food. The happy result is Savannah Café, a colourfully cosy hive of enchanting people, cool world music and inventive cooking as charming as the Lebanese-born host himself. An invitation to journey among sun-drenched countries, the ‘melting pot’ menu is inspired by several continents, staying longest at the Mediterranean sea. Curry to caviar, ceviche to kefta, Savannah Café serves only the best – to eat in on brightly patterned earthenware or take away – and with a rare ‘gentilesse’.