One of Paris' best museums also has one of Paris' most over-rated restaurants
Having witnessed David Hockey's brilliant exhibition at the Pompidou Centre, it might seem a good idea to finish your evening at Le Georges, the restaurant on the very top floor of the Pompidou. The view isn’t the only draw: architects Dominique Jacob and Brendan McFarlane's quirky industrial-chic interior wouldn’t look amiss in Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. It's hard to imagine the fiasco that follows if you do venture up...
With waiters running around at over 100mph dont be suprised to be bypassed twice or even thrice before you're seated. And when you eventually are, be prepared to be crammed in like sardines between the plethora of other tourists and selfie sticks. The chicken spring rolls for €16.50 lack all the necessary crunch and are quite frankly miniscule, and this sadness is followed by an acidic mango and tuna tartare for €23. If you havent already got cold feet, have a couple of glasses of chablis to round the bill up to over €100 for 2.
It's a great shame, as the potential this place has goes to waste. A bit like Brad Pitt with an erectile dysfunction. To put it more simply - it's a mess.
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I've been coming to Georges for many years...have been entranced by the priceless view both outdoors in good weather and inside (in the very cool, hip dining room) often. I've never had dinner here but the cocktails and nibblies are great, and the staff is always warm, helpful and tres genial.
Really stunning views of Paris from this restaurant, and the interior design is pretty cool. But it's super pricy here (the waiting staff all dressed in black tie gives a clue..). Have yet to pay €8 for an orangina anywhere else in Paris. If you're by the windows, then you're paying for the view, but if you're being offered a table in the centre of the room it's not really worth it.
Avoid this rip off. Bad service, overpriced tasteless food and hysterical clueless staff. The view is great so take the elevator up for free and enjoy but don't even think about dining here. Form over subtsance, fashion over food, an embarassment to the Pompidou and French cuisine