Our favourite five restaurants this month will tickle all your taste buds with everything from classic crepes to fancy foie gras.
This recently opened restaurant is a great little place for a relaxing meal and with continuous service daily from 9am to 10.30 you can eat here at any time of the day, a rarity in the capital. Found at the quiet end of rue Lepic in the very busy Montmartre neighbourhood, Jeanne B offers a picturesque view from its terrace, serving you a postcard moment of the city while you enjoy freshly prepared French cuisine including roasted chicken, homemade savoury tarts and their croque homard (lobster roll). The menu also boasts homemade dessert pies and Alpérel artisan ice-cream and with Jeanne B featuring a deli counter you can grab gourmet treats on your way out. 61 rue Lepic (18th), 01 42 51 17 53
142 Crêperie Contemporaine
When visiting Paris you must dine on French cuisine and while foie gras and escargots are gourmet delights, you still cannot beat a traditional crepe. While you can sample a takeaway crepe from food trucks around the city, the popular dish is best tasted at 142 Crêperie Contemporaine. The restaurant in the 15th arrondissement specialises in the very thin pancake, serving both savoury and sweet varieties. The menu offers a number of different buckwheat crepes served with different toppings including cheese, ham and mushrooms and sinful dessert crepes including a delicious Nutella and salted caramel sauce crepe. Reservations are recommended. 59 rue Saint Charles (15th), 01 40 59 84 01
Le Café Kousmichoff
We have found the perfect table for you for when you are shopping on the world-famous Avenue des Champs-Elysées and hunger strikes. Discreetly tucked away on the first floor of the Kusmi Tea boutique, you will find Le Café Kousmichoff, a contemporary restaurant where Russian and French cuisine meet. Opt for caviar or smoked salmon served with blinis if you are leaning towards a Russian voyage or sample the foie gras or the beef carpaccio if you are a French lover. The dessert menu is equally Franco-Russian-flavoured with a traditional cherry and poppy seed Russian cake on offer as well as the famous Paris-Brest pastry from the Pâtisseries des Rêves, one of the best names in French pastries. The restaurant is open daily from 8am to 11pm making it the perfect stop for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a simple tea break or even a cocktail. 71 ave des Champs-Elysées (8th), 01 45 63 08 08
For a lazy weekend treat, a decadent brunch should definitely be on the menu and La Cuisine restaurant is a beautiful table for a gourmet buffet. The Royal Monceau’s French restaurant serves a delicious spread every Saturday and Sunday to help you start a lazy day in style. Weather permitting, reserve your table in the terrace and enjoy the fresh buffet, which features everything from croissants, pains au chocolat, cheese, smoked salmon, salads, pasta and Pierre Hermé pastries and macarons. Sunday brunch from September 1 and Saturday brunch starting from September 7. Reservations are recommended. 37 ave Hoche (8th), 01 42 99 88 00
In the heart of Paris, only a few steps away from the gorgeous opera house and the famous department stores, fresh and authentic Italian cuisine is served at Gioia Mia. This family-run traditional trattoria is a quaint address for simple yet very good Italian fare. From the open kitchen, watch the chef prepare his chalkboard menu, which changes on a regular basis but always features delicious dishes such as an onion and bacon tart, beef carpaccio served with roquette and parmesan, and a classic tiramisu for dessert. Open Monday to Friday, this is a great table for lunch or dinner after a day of shopping. 61 rue de Provence (9th), 01 45 26 61 30