5 Décembre 2016
The second Chardenoux opened by Cyril Lignac, a charismatic TV chef who is France’s version of Jamie Oliver, relishes in the glories of French tradition. The menu changes every couple of weeks, in succulent, market-led dishes with a few southwestern accents, like chipirones (baby squid), that show Lignac’s origins. While the first Chardenoux is a listed belle époque gem, this Left Bank version is vintage 40s, with an almost rustic, provincial look from outside, and a shabby-chic appeal within – you sit along the marble counter or settle into buff leatherette booths against gloriously kitsch rose-covered wallpaper.
Address: 27 rue du Dragon, 75006 Contact: 0033 1 45 48 29 68; restaurantlechardenouxdespres.com Getting there: Metro Sèvres-Babylone Opening times: daily, midday-2.30pm, 7pm-11pm Price: set-price menus from €22 for weekday lunch, €39 for dinner Payment type: credit cards accepted Cuisine: French Reservations: recommended