Chez Gladines

Restaurants Latin Quarter and south Paris
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Chez Gladines
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Chez Gladines

This Basque canteen is renowned for cheap nosh, large portions and tables so tightly packed that befriending your neighbour (or at least his elbows) becomes part of the experience. The gargantuan bowls of salads are the stars, all served with lashes of fried potatoes, cheese, eggs and meat (usually ham or lardons), and Basque specialities like “poulet basquaise” (chicken in a spicy tomato sauce). Dishes rarely cost more than €10–€12. Even the wine is cheap with the most expensive bottle hovering around €16. Needless to say Chez Gladines is a popular spot so get there early or be prepared to queue up in the street.

Venue name: Chez Gladines
Address: 30 rue des Cinq Diamants

Opening hours: Daily 12pm-3pm, 7pm-11pm
Transport: Métro Place d'Italie
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If you've been in Paris long enough, you have at some point probably eaten at Chez Galdines! This chain of restaurants is known for their huge portions and their low prices, making it very popular with Parisians and tourists on a budget! The salads are huge (when topped with cheese, bacon and fried potatoes, can we still considered it to be a salad?), they have a selection of cheap wines, and they serve hearty Basque-style dishes that are sure to satisfy even the most ravenous appetites! The stuffed peppers and the Basque Chicken are both really good! Don't expect fine dining, as this is very average cooking, but if you're really hungry (and not on a low-fat diet) then you will be more than happy here!