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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.


Venue name: Lapérouse
Address: 51 quai des Grands Augustins

Opening hours: noon-2.30pm, 7.30-11pm Mon-Fri; 7.30-11pm Sat. closed 2wks Aug
Transport: Metro: Saint-Michel
Price: Main courses €35. Prix fixe Lunch €40, €55. Dinner €115, €168

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Laperouse - shocking and awful service!

1.Our relatives from USA made a special gift delivery to Laperouse with wedding greetings and a huge bouquet of 60 white roses. Now we have the proves that it was delivered to the restaurant 20 minutes before our coming. Unfortunately we had not this information that evening and didn’t ask for the delivery that was not handed over to the newlyweds at all.

2.The privatization of the bar was not offered in due time according to my booking below; instead our wedding party had to share the bar with another jolly and noisy crowd while the restaurant made an extra gain.

3. “White gloves service” we asked for was indeed a little bit confusing: after we replaced from the bar to “La Boussole” room the waiters put the wine at the corner table, filled our first glasses and then closed the doors of the room leaving us with the clear table. During 1 hour we enjoyed bread and wine, serving us ourselves. With white gloves tact nobody disturbed us with any service. To initiate waiters’ further activity I had to go looking for them in the corridors of the restaurant… After we enjoyed appetizers this situation was reproduced another time. As a result all the diner we had to serve the wine ourselves.

4.And yet the bill we got included in a miraculous way both the bar privatization and the white gloves service.


Beautiful place in a wonderful city A delicious gourmet cuisine And a staff very nice and professional I deeply recommend this restaurant Thank you for this magic moment