Published 15 December 2021
by the CODE team
With Paris only a simple train journey away, we’ve put together the top spots to visit when visiting the French capital.
Perfect for a special occasion, Le Clarence sits just off the Champs‑Élysées and feels like your very own opulent Parisian townhouse. Pre‑meal champagne in their upstairs lounge will start you off nicely, before indulging in the classic yet creative menu by Christophe Pelé. Favourites are the mussel au gratin and sole with grilled corn.
The latest brasserie from iconic Parisian group Silencio is an excellent option for dinner in the French capital. Expect reimagined French brasserie classics in beautifully designed surroundings. Think croque monsieur unlike you’ve had before, and beef tartare to die for. There’s even a cinema if you want to cinematically conclude your evening watching a classic flick.
Jaïs is a local bistro serving classic French food amongst a chic crowd of local Parisians. We recommend kicking things off with the fois and pistachio pâté en croute, and their 21 month aged jambon before swiftly moving onto steak frites. A definite mid‑shopping lunch spot.
Ideal for a soothing refuge from the bustle of the city, Folderol is a hub for Parisians to get a glass of great wine, and an ice cream! Expect to be charmed by the easy, knowledgeable service from chef‑owners Jessica Yang and Robert Compagnon (also owners of currently‑closed Le Rigmarole next door). We recommend the chocolate ice cream with pear sorbet alongside a glass of lovable pet nat Chenin.
Expect delicious, traditional Lyonnais dishes at this Alain Ducasse bistro which has a wealth of history, having initially opened in 1890. Our favourite dish is the Quenelle de Brochet, a poached pike and potato dish served with a rich, delicious langoustine bisque. The art deco surroundings will transport you to Lyon, and a very reasonably priced pre fixe menu will have you leaving satisfied.