Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud is a busy place, and La Crêpitante is one of the restaurants lining it that might not look much from the outside – but don’t hurry past. The décor is unexceptionable – wooden chairs and tables, fairy lights and paper butterflies – but it's a pleasant place to have a meal.
Service is brisk, with the crêpes arriving just as we swallowed the first of our cider. The savoury galettes arrive without garnishes, but with the authentic whiff of Brittany. The house specials are things like the Timbaud (Guéméné Andouille sausage, tomatoes and onion and mustard sauce flamed with cognac, €9.30) or the Rambuteau (scallops, leeks and samphire, €11.50), though these more adventurous combinations don’t always quite work. Perhaps stick to something more classic, like the Parmentier with eggs and potato or a buckwheat crêpe with generous handfuls of mushrooms, ham and cheese. The sweet crêpes cover simple sugar and butter (€3.50) and more elaborate things like the Suzette (butter, orange juice and zest flamed with Grand Marnier). A set menu for €15 brings galette, crêpe and a bowl of cider. Like the venue itself, the menu is good deal, without being life-changing.
|Venue name:||La Crêpitante||Contact:|
63 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud
|Opening hours:||Tue-Thu 12noon-2.30pm, 7.30pm-10.30pm; Fri-Sat 12noon-2.30pm, 7.30pm-11.30pm|
|Transport:||Métro : Parmentier|