PARIS

Fine Dining

  • Alan Geeam (16th) - Alan Geaam has worked his way up from a dishwasher to a Michelin-starred chef. At his eponymous restaurant, he combines classic French cuisine with touches from his native Lebanon. 

  • Baieta (5th) - Julia Sedefdjian, 23, won her first Michelin star at age 21 while cooking at Les Fables de la Fontaine. Two years later she opened her own restaurant, specialising in the cuisine of her hometown, Nice. The Bouillabaieta, Julia’s take on a bouillabaisse, is simply phenomenal. 

  • Clover (6th) - Quaint little neo-bistro serving exciting modern French cuisine by chef Jean-François Piège. 

  • Frenchie (2nd) - Creative, contemporary French cuisine in a small convivial bistro setting. The chef, Gregory Marchand, is incredibly talented, and Frenchie is one of our favourite restaurants in Paris (and now London!) 

  • L'Inconnu (7th) - Japanese chef Koji Higaki serves creative Italian dishes with a Japanese twist. Very refined, but not in the slightest bit stuffy or over-embellished. 

  • La Table d'Aki (7th) - For seafood lovers. Chef Akihiro Horikoshi worked at l'Ambroisie (famous 3-star Michelin restaurant) for 20 years and brings classic French technique to his 18-cover restaurant. One of our favourites.

  • Les Climats (7th) - A restaurant for lovers of Burgundian wine. In addition to a truly impressive wine list, the food is fantastic and the setting wonderful for a warm summer's day.

  • Les Fables de la Fontaine (7th) - Seafood dishes prepared to absolute perfection. Chiara had the best sole meunière of her life at this very restaurant. 

  • Passage 53 (2nd) - Located in one of Paris's most beautiful arcades. 2-star Michelin restaurant serving contemporary French cuisine by a talented Japanese chef.

  • Quinsou (6th) - Simple yet elegant food made with exceptional ingredients, and an incredibly unique wine list to boot. 

  • Septime (11th) - 1-star Michelin, modern "neo-bistro" in one of Paris's hippest neighbourhoods. Carte blanche tasting menu recommended. 

  • Sushi B (2nd) - A beautiful and classic sushi bar which sources much of their delicious fish from Bretagne. The young sushi chef has recently won a well-deserved Michelin star.

  • Verjus (1st) - One of our favourite restaurants in Paris. A casual restaurant with a fantastic seasonal tasting menu that is made even better when combined with the wine pairing. 

Casual Restaurants

  • Bistrot Belhara (7th) - Basque-inspired modern bistro with an excellent value prix-fixe menu. 

  • Botanique (11th) - A wonderful bistro serving refined French classics such as whole black truffle in puff pastry and perfectly cooked sole meunière. Their wine list also happens to be extremely good value. 

  • Candelaria (3rd) - Candelaria serves some of the best Mexican food we've had. Also, the cocktail bar at the back of the restaurant is a hidden gem.

  • Cravan (16th) - A charming neighbourhood café open all day (including Sundays!) and serving excellent coffee, delicious food, and great cocktails. Their Sunday roast gets these Londoners’ solid seal of approval.

  • Eels (10th) - At the ripe age of 25, Adrien Ferrand is a rising star in the Parisian food scene. His restaurant in the trendy 10th arrondissement serves creative dishes in an understated yet stylish setting.

  • Ellsworth (1st) - Run by the same couple as Verjus, Ellsworth is a much more casual restaurant serving American/French dishes. Their buttermilk fried chicken is out of this world.

  • H Kitchen (6th) - An unassuming, casual, neighbourhood restaurant with a fabulous seasonal menu. The food is creative but homey. French with a Japanese twist. 

  • Kunitoraya (1st) - Fantastic, authentic, homemade Japanese udon in a beautiful former bistro.

  • L'Office (9th) - Lovely, simple restaurant with outstanding modern French cuisine for a very reasonable price. A menu that rotates very frequently, but is always solid. 

  • La Régalade Saint-Honoré (1st) - Quintessential French bistro. Their homemade paté, which they make everyday and gets passed around from table to table is some of the best we've had. 

  • Le Relais de l'Entrecôte (multiple locations) - There's only one thing on the menu here: steak-frites, served with l'Entrecôte's secret sauce. If you're still hungry afterwards, their ice cream profiteroles are pretty great too.

  • Les Papilles (5th) - A stone's throw from the Jardin du Luxembourg, les Papilles is a quaint little bistro serving classic, hearty French dishes.

  • Sur Mer (10th) - Stellar, fresh seafood at reasonable prices. Close to Gare de l'Est and Gare du Nord.

  • Yen (6th) - Authentic Japanese soba in the centre of the St Germain district.

Cafés & Quick Bites

  • Bread & Roses (6th) - A delicious bakery with seating - perfect for a brief respite.

  • Breizh Café (3rd) - Thought to be the best crêpes in Paris, and as such, reservations usually necessary.

  • Café des Musées (3rd) - Classic Parisian café in the heart of the Marais, with a very reasonable prix-fixe lunch menu.

  • Cosi (6th) - For a quick bite on-the-go, Cosi serves lovely sandwiches and panini with fresh ingredients and delicious bread. Perfect for a picnic on the Seine or in the Jardin du Luxembourg.

  • Creperie Suzette (3rd) - Another great crêperie in the Marais. Perfect for a quick and simple lunch during a shopping trip.

  • L'As du Fallafel (3rd) - Some of the best falafel on the planet. Enough said.

Wine & Beer Bars

  • Allénotheque (7th) - This restaurant has an impressive wine shop downstairs with a small bar area to have a glass. If you don't mind not being outside, it's great for a quick drink during a visit to Paris's new hotspot, Beaupassage. The restaurant is supposed to be good as well.

  • Frenchie Bar à Vins (2nd) - The wine bar associated with one of our favorite Paris restaurants. Can't think of a nicer spot for a glass of wine and some charcuterie!

  • L'Avant Comptoir (6th) - Wonderful spot in the heart of Paris with fantastic French finger food made with top-notch ingredients, and of course great wine!

  • La Fine Mousse (11th) - In an area a bit off the beaten path, this cosy bar easily has the best beer selection you can find in Paris and is a fantastic place to sample beers from small French microbreweries that don't make it out of the country!

  • Les Fines Gueules (1st) - A fantastic spot by the Palais-Royal, this wine bar & restaurant in a lovely 17th century building has fantastic French meats, cheeses, and a selection of over 800 wines!

  • Verjus Bar à Vins (1st) - Intimate wine bar below one of our favorite Parisian restaurants. A wonderful place to try wines by the glass you've never had before!

Coffee, Tea & Desserts

  • % Arabica (7th) - Originally from Kyoto, this little specialty coffee kiosk in Paris’s brand new foodie hotspot, Beaupassage, serves delicious coffee and has lovely outdoor seating.

  • Café Kitsuné (1st) - Great coffee and arguably the best terrace on the Palais Royal garden

  • Café Oberkampf (11th) - Tiny little coffee shop serving excellent coffee, and supposedly good brunch.

  • Jugetsudo (6th) - A stunning Japanese tea shop/salon.

  • L'Arbre à Café (2nd) - This charming little shop does most of its business wholesale, but makes the best espresso in Paris hands-down! A must-visit  for any coffee drinker.

  • L'Éclair de Génie (multiple locations) - This place is éclair heaven--need we say more?

  • Mariage Frères (multiple locations) - There is no tea shop more impressive than Mariage Frères. Most of the shops also have tea parlours, where they serve a lovely brunch and delicious tea-flavoured pastries (e.g. Earl Grey chocolate tart)!

  • Nina's Paris (1st) - A tea salon that channels the style of Marie Antoinette. Their tea blends are arguably some of the best we've come across, and their cakes are lovely too!

  • Pierre Hermé (multiple locations) - Don't let Ladurée fool you--Pierre Hermé has the best macarons in town.

  • Popelini (3rd) - Cream puff heaven. They also happen to be small, which is great for those keen to try many different flavours!

  • Sadaharu Aoki (multiple locations) - French-style pastries with a Japanese twist. Think matcha opéra cakes and black sesame macarons.

  • Télescope (1st) - Great little café in one of our favourite parts of town, with some of Paris' best coffee, delectable pastries and friendly staff.