5 Décembre 2016
From the outside, this just looks like a cheerful everyday café, but foodwise this is a bistronomic trip to southwest France with some cosmopolitan tinges. There are Asian touches and a few trips across the border to the Spanish side of the Basque Country as well – or as the restaurant puts it « In Les Landes, but in Paris ». As it’s mainly tapas-style dishes – in generous portion sizes – the best approach is to come here with a few friends and share several different dishes, seated around a communal table or a barrel inside or outside on the terrace (heated in winter). Being from the southwest there are several duck options (duck nems, foie gras fritters), though my favourites are the wooden clog full of chipirons (fried squid), and the original take on crème brûlée in passion-fruit skins, which adds a welcome touch of tangy acidity.
Address: 119 bis rue Monge, 75005, Paris Contact: 00331 45 87 06 00; dansleslandes.fr Getting there: Métro Censier-Daubenton Opening times: Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm, 7-11pm; Sat, Sun noon-11pm Price: dinner around €35 Payment type: credit cards accepted Cuisine: French Reservations: recommended