A beautiful terrace on the roof of the Institut du Monde Arabe, which is remarkably quiet outside of lunch and dinner times. Le Zyriab by Noura isn’t just a high class Lebanese restaurant, it’s also a daytime café open to all. Elegant outdoor tables topped with parasols offer a sublime view over the Seine and the Ile Saint-Louis, with the Notre-Dame cathedral in the background. The staff are very friendly, happy to let you spend an afternoon reading on the cushion-strewn banquettes. Drinks aren’t cheap, and given the price of a Perrier of a coffee (excessive at €6), splash out on something more interesting: the home made lemonade, a rose or jellab date syrup drink, or a strained yoghurt laban aryan. Pastis fans should try the Lebanese version, arak. There’s also a good if expensive selection of whiskies of 12 years and older, plus Lebanese and French wines and champagnes.
|Venue name:||Le Zyriab by Noura|
1 rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sat 11am-11pm|
|Transport:||Métro : Cardinal-Lemoine, Jussieu ou Sully - Morland|