Le caveau de l’isle : 36 Rue Saint-Louis en l'Île, 75004 Paris, France Pricing : 25 euros + Atmosphere : 4/5 Food: 4/5 Value for money: 5/5 I chose this restaurant originally for its location. It is situated on Île Saint Louis but is far away enough from the crowds of tourists to be quiet. I’ve since gone back for the atmosphere, food and friendly cat. The restaurant is quite popular with locals and tourists alike and it’s easy to see why. The restaurant is small and intimate. The staff are very friendly, the food is reasonably priced and very good value for money. Two courses will set you back about 25 euros not including drinks. The cuisine is a bit of a mix. There are traditional French dishes like duck confit (which I would heartily recommend) but also other things like kebabs. The portion sizes seem huge but you never come out feeling too stuffed. As for the taste of their dishes I have always enjoyed whatever I ordered. Overall if you are looking for a safe “bistro” to go to this is the one.
Big Fernand : 40 PLACE DU MARCHÉ SAINT-HONORÉ 75001 – PARIS Pricing : 15 euros + Atmosphere : N/A Food : 5/5 Value for money : 3.5/5
I’ve only ever ordered takeaway from this restaurant. (Hence why there is no “atmosphere” rating.) It quickly became a favourite due to its range of fresh burgers made from real meat and cooked to your preference of rareness. I am a huge fan of their own brand ketchup and their fries. I still maintain that this place does the best burgers in Paris. (I haven’t actually tried any other place- if anyone fancies doing a burger crawl sometime please shout!) I love the food here but I do think sometimes it is a bit pricey considering how much food you get. It’s difficult because if you double up your order (extra fries and patty) it’s too much. Nonetheless this is still my go to place for a take away!
La Maison bleue : 7 Place Franz Liszt, 75010 Paris, France Pricing : 25 euros+ Atmosphere : 4/5 Food : 5/5 Value for money : 5/5
La Maison bleue is my local bistro. Its ingredients are locally sourced from the market and their menu is seasonal. There is a large choice of dishes on offer. All the dishes I’ve had made me feel fancy af. The layout of the food is always very pretty and the food is as tasty as it looks. They don’t seem to be afraid of gravy in this place which is refreshing. I’m also a fan of this bistro as they sell my favourite ice cream for desert. (Une Glace à Paris) It’s very popular with the locals and there is hardly a night when it is not busy. In terms of price it is a bit expensive but the quality of food is well worth it. (The menu du jour is 16. 50 on a week day at lunchtime.) The staff are very friendly and happy to give advice on wine/food. So far on my gastronomy travels La Maison Bleue is my favourite place to eat.
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