True to 17th arrondissement affluence, Rimal boasts a large terrace, pristine white tablecloths, flower arrangements and dapper waiters. But step inside and Rimal reveals itself to be a welcoming, family-run restaurant with a laid-back vibe and attentive staff. The mezze for two people (€56) is made up of 10 hot and cold plates including the classic tabbouleh, hummus, labneh, mouttabal, aubergine salad, lemon chicken wings, cheese rolls, falafel and sambousik – and the portions are hearty. Other dishes include quail with fried shallots and pomegranate molasses or grilled meat platters, shawarma and kafta (€20 approx). The meat is renowned for being delicious, chosen by one the bosses who is an ex-butcher himself. It's a brilliant place for a Lebanese blowout, as long as you don't mind the hefty bill at the end.
94 boulevard Malesherbes
|Opening hours:||Every day from 12noon to 3pm and from 7pm to midnight|
|Transport:||Métro: Villiers, Malesherbes or Monceau|