5 Décembre 2016
With a corner spot near the Collège de France, Le Pré Verre quickly became a Latin Quarter fixture when it opened a decade ago. It recently changed hands but many of the original team have stayed, and new owner Jean-François Paris keeps up the spirit of seasonal bistro cooking, unusual combinations and exotic spices (coffee mashed potato, cardamom-flavoured caramel), with some of the Delacourcelle brothers’ original dishes, and a varied selection of regional wines. I still like it best at lunchtime when it’s the ever-packed, chatty haunt of bargain-seeking academics, almost all of whom opt for the no-choice lunch menu (two courses, small glass of wine and coffee); there’s a more international set at night. Ask for a table on the ground floor or terrace rather than in the basement.
Address: 8 rue Thénard, 75005 Contact: 0033 1 43 54 59 47; lepreverre.com Getting there: Metro Cluny-La Sorbonne Opening times: Tue-Sat, midday-2pm, 7.30pm-10.30pm Price: set-price menus from €14.50 for lunch, €32 for dinner Payment type: credit cards accepted Cuisine: French Reservations: recommended