5 Décembre 2016
Traditional varnish has been replaced by the unfinished look of raw plywood, indicative of the casual, modern approach of this much talked about recent addition to Parisian bistronomie, which is round the corner from the foodie shops of rue des Martyrs. The downside is that it’s full of bloggers snapping food pics, but for all that it feels relaxed, the staff are friendly and the food is just what you want: light, modern, seasonal and artistically presented. Starters – perhaps mullet ceviche with a swirl of crunchy, purplish-orange heirloom carrots, or asparagus with cuttlefish — seem more interesting than the main courses. For dessert, there are lots of citrussy things. The same team also run nearby Le Pantruche on rue Victor Massé.
Address: 8 rue Hippolyte-Lebas, 75009 Contact: 0033 1 53 20 88 70; facebook.com/pages/Le-Pantruche-Bistrot-Gourmand Getting there: Notre-Dame de Lorette Opening times: Mon-Fri, 12.30pm-2.30pm; 7.30pm-10.30pm Price: lunch menu €19, dinner menu €32 Payment type: credit cards accepted Cuisine: French Reservations: recommended