Can't believe that there isn't a "Restaurants" heading here! And in Paris of all places too!
To start things off, if you're a seafood addict in all its forms, then make a note of this address:L'Ecailler du Bistrot
22 Rue Paul Bert,
, in the 4e, is a personal favourite.. The oldest brasserie in Paris - est. 1864 - a few steps from the 'must visit' Place des Vosges
and Place de la Bastille
, Bofinger is considered to be the "most beautiful brasserie in Paris" with its classic Belle Epoque
Bearing in mind where you're eating, the set menu
is v reasonable.
Another favourite if you just want to take the weight off your feet is the snug Taverne Henri IV
13 Place du Pont-Neuf
They serve terrines, pâtés, rillettes and charcuterie etc with pain poilâne
.. with some excellent regional wines.
I've recommended the Hippopotamus chain before - they used to be consistently reliable for good steaks - but they've gone down the pre-cooked food route.
We broke a journey at a Hippo in Tours
in April and - well, never again. Terminus Nord
is on my list of places to try.. one of these days..