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Restaurants, Haute cuisine 6th arrondissement
5 out of 5 stars
© Jill Cousin
© Jill Cousin
© Jill Cousin

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

An elegant love letter to French-Japanese fusion food.

Who’s it for? Fans of beauty on their plates and on the walls.

What should I order? The confit duck foie gras, smoked eel and quince.

When should I go? For the €35-45 lunchtime set menu.

Walking into Yoshinori feels like being wrapped in a giant white sheet – the ground floor dining room is softly lit, with bleached wooden beams, limestone, dainty crockery and soft grey armchairs. The kitchen is open, so you can watch the team operating like a well-oiled, elegant machine. Service is discreet and reliable, to add to the serenity of the dining experience.

Yoshinori Morié’s cooking is a vibrant tribute to French gastronomy, with beautiful Japanese touches. Confit foie gras nudges up against smoked eel and diced quince, a combination of rich and powerful flavours, while skate wings with white cabbage and Brussels sprouts is married perfectly with a glass of white Burgundy.

Edible flowers adorned a coconut mousse, pineapple sorbet and Mexican tarragon desert – a true delight in a bowl. We leave floating on a cloud.

By: Jill Cousin



Address: 18 rue Grégoire de Tours

Transport: Metro: Mabillon
Price: Three-course lunch set menu €45 and evenings €70, set tasting menu €90.
Opening hours: Mon 7-9.45pm, Tue-Fri midday-2pm, 7-9.45pm, Sat 7-9.45pm.

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