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Maison Becquey

  • Restaurants
  • La Villette
  • 3 out of 5 stars

Time Out Says

3 out of 5 stars

The drinks are impressive, the food not so much at this waterfront bistro bar/rotisserie.

Wander down through the Parc de la Villette, along the green-tinged Canal de l’Ourcq down towards Jaurès metro station, and you’ll now find a handful of excellent recent bar and restaurant openings, like the Bancs Publics, Café Odilon and the latest, Maison Becquey. With its polished, industrial-chic look, lamps suspended from the ceiling, hanging plants and pink neon lights, the décor has a cool, laid-back feel about it that extends also to its atmosphere. 

Food wise, ingredients generally come from the various reputed farms around the Île-de-France region, but the menu veers off in all directions, offering a hodgepodge selection of fish, burgers, pasta and bagels. And having heard a lot about their supposedly brilliant spicy chicken and home made chips (€13.90), we’re slightly disappointed. It’s decent, sure, but we wouldn’t have it again: the meat isn’t substantial and the skin barely crisp.

Progress onto the drinks menu, however, and things get a lot more exciting. Their tip-top selection of organic wines and artisanal beers (various Parisian brews at €5.50) refill us with confidence, as do their complex signature cocktails, like the extraordinary Wandez-Vous (tequila infused with chilli pepper, cucumber cordial, fresh coriander and Perrier, all poured over crushed ice), or the much sweeter After Sex (vodka, orange juice and banana juice).


Houssine Bouchama
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Houssine Bouchama


34 quai de la Marne
Metro: Crimée
Opening hours:
Mon-Sun 8am-2am
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