Paris is considered the culinary capital of the world by many as the city of love boasts endless gastronomic delights. Whether you are looking for a fantastically flaky croissant, a café to people watch or a restaurant that will accommodate a long Parisian lunch with champagne aplenty, our guide below will have you floating down cobblestone lanes.
Le Relais de L’Entrecôte Saint Germaine http://www.relaisentrecote.fr/
Should you have an appetite for steak and frites make sure to visit this traditional French Bistro in Saint Germaine specialising in this one dish alone. We can confirm, with first-hand experience, that you have not tried steak and frites like this before. As reservations are not taken, do not be disheartened by the queue. The deliciousness that will soon be on your plate will be worth the wait.
LouLou is an enchanting restaurant located within the gardens of Palais Du Louvre making it the perfect setting for a long lazy lunch in Paris. Unwind with a glass of wine in hand and savour exquisite Italian cuisine including LouLou’s mouth-watering selection of risottos and pastas. You will want to return daily for the remainder of your time in gay Paree.
L’Avenue keeps glamourous company. Sitting pretty alongside the designer stores of Avenue Montaigne, the stylish eatery offers your best chance of rubbing shoulders with the likes of Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé, both regularly seen frequenting the establishment along with many other celebrities. We recommend ordering the legendary smoked salmon blinis with lobster fries. To avoid disappointment, reserve a table in advance and request to be seated outside for the best people watching in Paris.
Owned by Ralph Lauren, this cosy and romantic garden restaurant serves westernised American cuisine. On arrival guests are served deep fried olives, which despite sounding questionable, are truly delicious. Should you still have room and desire dessert we suggest trying Ralphs famous Brownie with walnuts, homemade vanilla ice cream and warm chocolate sauce. Exquise!
Don’t forget to stop by Bar Vendome for a refreshing Aperol spritz after a long day shopping on Rue Des Capucines. Once home to Coco Chanel, the bar exudes the atmosphere of a large Parisian brasserie and is located within the iconic Ritz Hotel, a Leading Hotels of the World Property.
If you want to visit a traditional Parisian tearoom, look no further than Angelina’s which historically dates back to 1903. Designed with La Belle Époque flair, you will be eating with your eyes as you take in the room and select from gorgeous pastries and savoury delicacies. Make sure to request Angelina’s signature hot chocolate which has a unique pudding-like texture.
Cafe De Flore https://cafedeflore.fr
Café De Flore is your quintessential Parisian coffee house where guests are encouraged to relax and enjoy French fare on an iconic cobblestone street of Saint Germaine. For lunch we ordered a French classic, a decadent and cheesy croque monsieur. It definitely hits the spot after a long morning exploring Paris. This establishment is great for coffee, a light breakfast or even an afternoon aperitif.