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Le Restaurant de Paul Tower 42

Restaurants, French City of London
3 out of 5 stars
Le Restaurant de Paul Tower 42

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

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A City bistro with views, from the boulangerie and patisserie chain.

This version of Restaurant de Paul is not nearly as French‐looking as the Covent Garden branch. In fact, it’s positively Silicon Valley by comparison, with chunky upholstered green, blue and red chairs, bright monochrome rugs and busy black tiling across floors and walls. The menu, though, is exactly the same.

Classic starters lead into main courses featuring meat, fish, burgers or salads. We shared a perfectly decent but forgettable ham with celeriac remoulade to start. The poussin roti with aubergine and potatoes had good flavour but a smoked duck salad was underwhelming and lacked dressing. As you’d expect from a business with a baking background, the bread is top notch. So too, are desserts – the ‘bottomless’ mousse au chocolate is worth visiting for alone, and you can have as much as you dare.

So then, with decent food and little atmosphere, Restaurant de Paul is solid, if not exactly ooh‐la‐la.

Le Restaurant de Paul Tower 42 says
The second of our French restaurants in London, Le Restaurant de Paul brings a contemporary burst of colour and energy to Old Broad Street, with modern, all-day dining featuring authentic French cuisine as well as a destination wine, Champagne and cocktail bar and an in-house bakery. Equidistant between Liverpool Street and Bank stations, we are open on weekdays from early morning until late evening for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and drinks. Happy hour is from 4-7pm, when you can enjoy any of our cocktails for just £5. Our wine bar offers a carefully chosen list of regional French red, white and rosé wines along with a selection of premium Champagnes. We also offer a range of house cocktails such as the signature l’avion blue, the negroni lavande or the martini café. Closest stations are Bank (Central, Northern and District Lines and DLR) and Liverpool Street (Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines and national rail). There are 88 seats in the restaurant, 20 seats at the bar and a further 24 seats on the terrace. Disabled access available. Free wi-fi.

We also offer Paul’s hearty French favourites such as entrecôte á la bordelaise; cotelettes d’agneau and aiglefin fumé au pistou. In addition, we have finest French gourmet burgers, rotisserie chicken salad and regional plats du jour.


Address: Tower 42
25 Old Broad Street
Transport: Liverpool street
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7.30am-11pm
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