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Derrière restaurant on the edge of Paris’ Marais district is a clandestine restaurant that is one of the hottest meals in town. First, locate the unmarked door between the 404 restaurant and Andy Wahloo that leads into a courtyard and from there into eccentric Derrière. Dining at Derrière is like dining in a restaurant and also in a friend’s boho-chic home. You choose if you’d like to sit in the living room with the live ping-pong table, the bedroom with the mosaic mirrored ceiling where you’ll sit on the edge of the mattress, the screening room den or a host of other apartment-like chambers. If you fancy a fag break, find your way through the mirrored wardrobe into the off-the-record fumoir – very cool. Chef Lionel Delage brings real French culinary nous to his menu of modern French cuisine that features lots of salads and dishes like slow-simmer beef cheek bourguignon. Great wines and service and truly great scene.


Venue name: Derrière
Address: 69 rue des gravilliers
Opening hours: noon-2.30pm, 8-11.30pm Mon-Sat; noon-4pm, 8-11.30pm Sun
Transport: Metro: Arts et Métiers
Price: Main courses €15-€35. Prix fixe Lunch €25

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My friend and I LOVED our evening here. We didn't have a reservation, but they managed to fit us in outside under a heater in the courtyard, which was fine! The food was beautiful, our waiter was lovely, and recommended the perfect bottle of wine to go with our food. We found our way upstairs to the secret room and enjoyed an after dinner cocktail there. I can't wait to come here again, such a fun night!

They were kind enough to fit 4 of us in without a reservation. The food and service was wonderful.