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Where to eat and drink in Paris this summer

From summer café culture to hot new restaurants and gourmet ice cream, Paris in summer is one big picnic

There are hot new restaurants opening in Paris in every season; the summer months in Paris also bring seasonal pop-ups, busy terraces and a great deal of al fresco drinking. The city may swelter, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a hit of café culture and some gourmet cooking – it is Paris, after all.

Take it outside with the city’s best al fresco brunches

There's nothing more Parisian than the tradition of a good weekend brunch. And with long sunny mornings beckoning, we want to take this tradition and put it where the sun shines. So let the fresh air chase away your hangover and grab another coffee, with our round-up of the best terraces for brunching on a Sunday morning...

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Let it all hang out by the canal


A pretty café-restaurant, Le Pavillon des Canaux is another great project with an artistic edge and a stimulating community feel to it. Set in an old two-storey house overlooking the Canal de l’Ourq and its houseboats, Le Pavillon is bright, colourful and peaceful...

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19th arrondissement

Cure your fried chicken cravings at a hip new hangout

From the precocious team of restaurateurs behind Candelaria, Glass and Mary Celeste comes Hero: a boutique restaurant and bar serving Korean fried chicken or ‘yangnyeom’. If you’re unable to secure a table (reservations are strongly recommended), it’s still worth stopping in at the downstairs bar to sample the menu of luscious Korean-fusion cocktails...

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2nd arrondissement

Take it easy with Martin at our favourite new tapas bar


A former barman at Au Passage, Loïc Martin opened his eponymous tapas bar and bistro with an emphasis on local and organic produce. Everything here is homemade, and the space is cosy and simple: exposed stone walls, a carpeted veranda and jars of silverware on every table...

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Make up your own mind at Brasserie Barbès

It was never going to be a quiet opening; the shining white façade of the four-floor Brasserie Barbès could be seen by some as a shining light in a traditionally gritty neighbourhood, by others as a load of old hipster whitewash...

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La Chapelle

Stretch out and sip in the sunshine

From luxurious rooftops to hidden al fresco cafés, these are some of our favourite spots to catch a shot of sunshine in Paris (and a few shots of liquor while we're at it). The city's café culture is at its finest as the beau monde relax into long summer evenings, and these outdoor bars provide the perfect setting (and sustenance) to soak it all up...

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Scream for the best ice cream in Paris

Our sticky-fingered guide to the best ices in the capital takes you from glorious gelati in luxurious ice cream parlours to sweet shops full of bonbons; simply the best places in Paris to indulge a sweet tooth...

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By: Time Out editors

Get your Soju to go at a top new Korean canteen

A new sister restaurant of Ma Kitchen on Rue d'Hauteville opened on the Canal Saint Martin in June 2015 — good news to fans of their cooking who were becoming tired of the long lines at the original. SAaM is more low-key, nestled on Rue de Lancry behind a pretty natural wood façade...

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Canal Saint Martin