Perched the left bank hillock of Montagne Saint-Geneviève, The Bombardier is the place to come to drink stout in peace and to indulge in a bit of nostalgia for the other side of the channel, if you're so inclined. It's a great find for locals and students in search of quality beer, as long as you're OK with the decor that comes with the adjacent libraries – blackboards around the room announcing the latest sports matches, Monday night student deals and Sunday pub quizzes.
Behind the bar, there are all the beers you'd expect and some you wouldn't, like the Wells Banana Bread Beer and others from the Wells & Young brewery – quality products attested to by the numerous awards on the walls. An extra boon is the unabashed British pub menu, from the generous breakfast to the fish and chips via chicken, fish or vegetable curry with mango chutney (yes, curry is Britain's national dish). A great place to hole up when the weather suggests you're back in London, not Paris.