Don't be fooled by the discreet façade – this new darling of the Saint-Denis foodie scene is all about deceptive sizes. The first surprise is the main room, its improbably vast dimensions harbouring a modern, tastefully furnished dining area that opens out onto an inner courtyard. The second is the brobdingnagian Sunday roast (€18), the highlight of the menu and a veritable feast of meat, veg and succulent Yorkshire pudding of the sort that you'll rarely encounter east of Canterbury. Though we had no qualms whatsoever about quantity or quality, the pleasure we took in eating was perhaps surpassed by the satisfaction we had of observing our fellow French diners' preconceptions of British food crumble with every mouthful – here, for once, is a case of British cuisine commanding respect among the French. So popular are the roasts that you're adviced to call two days in advance to pre-order your meal.
Sundays aside, Floyd’s Bar & Grill serves up no less detectable (if hardly British) meat and seafood dishes, such as coddled oysters and T-bone steaks, all prepared on the kitchen's charcoal grill. Most meals come in at the €30 mark.
|Venue name:||Floyd's Bar & Grill||Contact:|
11 rue d’Enghien
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sun noon–midnight|
|Transport:||Métro : Château d'Eau, Bonne Nouvelle ou Strasbourg - Saint-Denis|