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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

A friendly small plates and cocktails joint on bar-hopping hotspot, rue Amelot.

A hop, skip and a jump from Filles du Calvaire metro is Pasdeloup, complete with kitchen sit-up bar, a back room cocktail bar and a more intimate area ideal for birthdays. Take a drink recommendation from the staff, formerly of Experimental Cocktail Club and Candelaria. A delicate crab meat, hazelnut oil, Pink Lady apple and potato emulsion (€12) goes perfectly with a glass of white Amalaya (€6.50) and satisfies us during the wait. The staff are wonderful but a little thin on the ground, so come patient.  

All this will be forgiven once the cocktail pairings arrive. The Fisherman's Vice is a green cocktail of Aquavit, Lillet blanc, sugar, lemon, fresh coriander, coupled with a cod green curry and coconut milk, full of flavourful spice offset by the dreamy rice. The cocktail is to die for too – fresh and light, just how we like it. It’s gone in a few sips. A chicken breast stuffed with 18-month aged Comté cheese and chanterelle mushrooms is accompanied by a Wino; Sablet white wine, savory (a peppery herb similar to thyme), lemon, Laphroaig whiskey and soda. The combination is equally delectable – these chefs know what they’re doing. The final bill isn’t cheap, but it does nothing to dent the mood as we leave this gastro, friendly joint. 


Written by
Lorraine Grangette


108 rue Amelot
Metro: Filles du Calvaire
Opening hours:
Tue-Sun 6pm-2am
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