A food lover’s guide to restaurants in Paris:
Le Water Bar Colette is a trendy, fashionable restaurant on Saint-Honore with an excellent lunch menu and lots of beautiful people enjoying the finer things in life.
Angelina, a tearoom restaurant established in 1903 is a five minute walk from the Louvre. This little landmark must be visited for the legendary and deliciously rich African hot chocolate and an extensive pasty bar.
Le Philosophes sits right on Rue du Vielle in La Marais and is a great place for people-watching – not to mention classic French onion soup.
L’As du Fallafel is rumoured to have the best falafel in the world. This small, hole-in-the-wall resto definitely lives up to the bold statements thrown its way with people standing on the streets, messily munching their pita sandwiches.
With no menu, Le Relais de L’Entercote, only serves steak frites in a tasty butter-based, ‘secret’ sauce. With line ups around the block every night, try to get there before 7pm to avoid a long wait and bring a healthy appetite for their large portions.
Cafe de Flore, a famous cafe in Saint-Germain, was the meeting ground for the Existentialist Movement in the early part of the century, used to be Picasso’s cafe of choice and is now Karl Lagerfeld’s. For a taste of French history and celebrity sightings, take some time for an Orange Pekoe Tea after a long day of shopping.
La Petite Tour is a cute creperie in the heart of the Latin Quarter with a warm, cosy feel and traditional sweet or savoury buckwheat crepes.
Laduree sells fifteen thousand macaron a day and is responsible for inventing the double-decker macaron. Indulge in some fresh treats for an afternoon picnic at the park.
Amorino has 12 locations scattered throughout Paris and offers some of the best Italian gelato ever made. They serve you as many flavours as you like, shaped as a flower bud in a cup, waffle cone or focaccina. A dream come true.