5 Décembre 2016
Once a hotel for prostitutes, the ever-so-hip Hôtel Amour has been turned into arty hotel conceived by artist/nightclub entrepreneur André and Thierry Costes in the burgeoning SoPi (South Pigalle) district. Its restaurant has a deliberately retro-chic décor of vintage lightsfrom the flea market, formica and 70s bar, and a picturesquely overgrown courtyard garden that is glazed over in winter. And for somewhere that’s wildly trendy, the mainly Parisian diners are cheerfully eclectic. It is also thankfully unpretentious and relaxed, whether you’re after a buzzy evening or a romantic, candlelit dinner niched in the rockery. Staff are very friendly and happily flexible whether you want a complete dinner on old faves like steak tartare, fish and chips, a cheeseburger and chocolate mousse, or to simply snack on radishes and a tin of sardines.
Address: 8 rue de Navarin, 75009 Contact: 0033 1 48 78 31 80; hotelamourparis.fr Getting there: Metro Pigalle Opening times: daily, midday-11pm Price: lunch and dinner around €30 Payment type: credit cards accepted Cuisine: French Reservations: recommended