Friday, 24 March 2017

A la Chataigne Paris - An Excellent Meal that won’t Break the Bank - Restaurant Review

 There are thousands of restaurants in Paris, from 3* Michelin Restaurants to the seriously cheap and probably not very cheerful.  And there’s Pret, of course, but I’ll come on to that in another post.

Spending more than a couple of days in Paris at the moment is challenging, because you want to eat good food but you may not want 3* restaurants every night.  Or you may.  But restaurant fatigue (not to mention wallet fatigue) is a real problem.

Last night having done some research I booked a table at A la Chataigne.  A small, Corsican restaurant just off the Rue Faubourg St Honore.  The restaurant is so tucked away you’re bound to miss it the first time but make the effort.

The menu is quite small and includes grilled vegetables, octopus carpaccio and other traditional dishes, plus an excellent monkfish Bouillabaisse.  There’s plenty of meat as well, and everything is beautifully presented.  A real plus is the service, which is attentive, efficient and friendly.

Your bill is likely to be much smaller than many Parisian restaurants, and your enjoyment greater.  Give it a try on your next visit to Paris.  I’m going back.  I’ll say no more.

Notes.  A la Chataigne is situated at 22 Rue de Miromesnil, 75008 Paris, Téléphone :01 40 07 90 86

Make sure you book.  You can call them directly as above, or use La Fourchette the French version of Open Table, where you can find many discounts as well.