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Contemporary, chic dining near Les Halles.
Sit at the counter of this "contemporary inn" for refined dishes on ceramic plates (the newest craze in Paris restaurants) in a super cosy setting; think cream benches, walnut wooden walls and marble tables. There’s even an adjoining hotel if you fancy a kip afterwards.
In a neighbourhood with very few good hangouts, the reasonably-priced menu is a delicious gem. €22 for an ‘amusette salée’: two puff pastry rounds topped with airy ricotta, followed by yellow pollock with a shellfish jus and a coffee and a madeleine for afters. Chef Yannick Lahopgnou’s other star idea? A small plates element to the menu, such as the excellent chestnut velouté, comté and squash ravioli and other delicious dishes for sharing. And we’re sure by the time we’re next back in Les Halles, the kinks in the service will have been straightened out.
25 rue du Pont Neuf
|Transport:||Metro: Châtelet les halles|
|Price:||Lunch menu €22, small plates €9-22, dishes to share from €44 per person|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat midday-2pm, Mon-Sun 7pm-10pm. Breakfast: Mon-Fri 10.30am, weekends 7.30-11am, weekend brunch 11.30am-3pm|