5 Décembre 2016
It’s hard to resist a name like paradise for a meal out, especially on a street with an ever-growing number of trendy places to eat and drink. In the evening, there’s a large choice of artistically presented creations, perhaps scallops with shellfish juice and sea lettuce or lamb with ceps and salsify. However, I’ve like to come here for lunch, when there’s a bargain three-course €16 menu, though the limited choice can be a bit of a risk, depending what’s on offer on the day: on my last visit turkey with multi-coloured carrots or scorpion fish and a fruity panna cotta. The airy two-storey space has chipboard tables and banquettes downstairs, larger communal tables and a hidden garden upstairs, with a staircase said to have come from the steamliner France. Staff could be a little warmer, though they were happy to let us sit and chat for hours.
Address: 14 rue de Paradis, 75010, Paris Contact: 00331 45 23 57 98; restaurant-paradis.com Getting there: Gare de l’Est Opening times: Mon-Sat noon-2am Price: lunch menu €16; à la carte from around €35 Payment type: credit cards accepted Cuisine: French Reservations: recommended