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Ask the French what they think of British cuisine and you’ll usually get a speedy put-down to the effect of ‘it’s terrible’, or a baffled ‘is there even such a thing?’ Even the historic French nickname for the Brits, the ‘Rosbif’ (‘roastbeef’), is a wry comment on dodgy British food choices.
But it doesn’t have to be that way, as the brilliant British bars and restaurants below prove. It seems Parisians are increasingly being won over to the gourmet fish and chips cause, and increasingly opting for a pint of the black stuff rather than a glass of your standard French plonk. Even contemporary British art now has a much higher profile on the often inward-looking Paris art scene than it ever has before.
Bearing all this in mind, and given the miserable fact Brexit now risks cutting a much deeper cultural divide between the two nations, we thought it was about time we rounded up the best of the many British places to shop, eat, drink and browse art in the French capital. So here we go:
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