Founded in 1766 on the banks of the picturesque River Seine, Laperouse resides in one of Paris’ most exclusive addresses, a historic mansion overlooking the Ile de la Cite. They say what goes around comes around and Laperouse’s olden day look has never been so now. From worn mirrors to deep pink and aubergine velvet sofas, etched glass and wood panelling the interior could easily have been put together by a leading Parisian designer. Magical views of the river dominate the Velvet Bar while the cosy atmosphere of the restaurant is pure romance. Traditional French food is the order of the day – perhaps the very same meals once enjoyed by those courtesans and politicians who dined here in the 1760s, no doubt the fabulous wine cellar would have impressed them.
51 quai des Grands Augustins
|Price:||Main courses €35. Prix fixe Lunch €40, €55. Dinner €115, €168|
|Opening hours:||noon-2.30pm, 7.30-11pm Mon-Fri; 7.30-11pm Sat. closed 2wks Aug|