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1 Rue Commines, 75003 Paris, France
Adorable, yes, adorable, cosy little Seafood inspired restaurant located in the heart of the beautiful Marais district in central Paris.
Having only opened in 2013, it grows in popularity and reputation on a daily basis and rightly so! And apparently named after the merchant ship that was famously found during mysterious circumstance in late nineteenth century.
The simple light and bright interiors work really well in this tiny and cute space, setting the scene in readiness to sample their wonderful choices of fresh and delicious wild oysters, picked directly from the front of house oyster cages placed prominently across the bar top. The oysters were listed by region and sold seasonally by the piece in groups 2-5 and the selection we had (recommended by the maître d) were just were stunning!
Their wine list (and cocktail program) didn’t disappoint either, on recommendation, we had the light and refreshing Champagne to accompany our Oysters which worked a treat.
We loved this adorable, little local seafood and champagne restaurant (it’s not just Seafood they also cater for Vegetarians, check out the menu) with its big windows and cosy round bar area and we hope you do too, couldn’t fault it, we are going back as its now one of our favourite go to’s in Paris!
Pamela Popo, 15 Rue François Miron, 75004 Paris, France
In homage to a local & infamous singing artists (Serge Gainsbourg) song of the same name, enjoy the beautiful cuisine & Parisian setting at the adorable PP.
Tucked away on the charming rue François Miron (4th arrondissement) on a small and quaint terrace, you will find the perfectly petit PP restaurant, fully equipped with its own stylish and comfortable lounge bar on the ground floor before ascending up to the rickety stairs (it a charming old building) to the two room restaurant space, that’s cute as a French button.
In the summer time, the doors are opened wide as the space extends the cosy ground floor bar area where you can sit and relax with a cool cocktail.
The downstairs room is a nice, comfortable lounge for drinks, but for more serious eating, you’ll want to move upstairs to the dining room.
The food on offer was excellent, with French classics galore (melt in the mouth Steak with French fries and steamed vegetables) a wonderful specials board (Duck confit) and all of the information you require to help you make your choices from the wonderful, friendly, attentive and helpful wait staff.
If you can, it’s great to grab a spot outside, however the inside rooms are just as wonderful, filled with ambience, charm, charisma setting the perfect mood.
4 Rue Saint-Gilles, 75003 Paris, France
This wonderful, vibrant, relaxing Parisian institution (even though it’s a Spanish tapas restaurant) is found right in the heart of the beautiful Marais district and just a few steps from the famous Places des Vosges.
An established Parisian go to for wonderful, flavoursome tapas dishes that didn’t not disappoint. Opened in 1992, this vibrant little Tapas bar continues to flourish offering its treat to anyone who like good tapas!
Les Caves Saint-Gilles welcomes you to its little corner haunt, packed with retro vibes, original tiled floors, vintage wooden chairs and dishes full of good things to eat, alone or to share with friends.
Sample the fresh crispy whitebait, Pata Negra (dry grilled giant shrimp/gambas) assorted shell-fish choices, patatas braves, succulent and hearty tortilla or a range of fried fresh fried dishes, wonderful. Small but nice choice of desserts too, the ice cream was yum!
Accompany your meal with a delicious bottle of Spanish wine straight out of the Saint-Gilles cellars, your ticket to wonderful cuisine experience.
133 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 75011 Paris, France
One of a few ‘Big Mamma group’ trendy pizza restaurants, dotted across the French Capital that literally has the Parisians queuing out of the door (and now we know why, divine!)
A neighbourhood favourite Italian trattoria serving marvellously authentic Neapolitan style pizza (both white and red base) that area hard act to follow.
There’s a very casual ‘no-reservations policy’ so get there early! (there are a few bar stools though, if you don’t mind that as an alternative) But when you get your table, you will soon know what the fuss is about. The Pizza’s and the classic desserts with a twist! (panna cotta with a splash of Grappa, tiramisu ‘made with lemon) were good, very good and the super- friendly (mostly Italian staff) will make you feel welcome, give great recommendations and look after you for the whole night
Their cocktails were great too, we went for the citron inspired Spritzer (sparkling white wine, seltzer, Campari, Lemon/Lime) and the traditional Italian antipasti (San Daniele prosciutto, creamy burrata and fresh ricotta di buffalo served with honey and bresaola) whilst we waited on our pizza, definitely did the trick too.
With an ingredients and wine list that’s all imported directly from Italy, you can’t say it’s not ‘real’ Italian, a nice touch that adds to the authenticity and realness of this great Pizza hang out.
If you love authentic Italian pizza and desserts, then this place is a must for you! Fabulous!
Kommendörsgatan 7, 114 48 Stockholm, Sweden
Situated in the more upmarket/buzzy area of Östermalm in central Stockholm, this super cool, white-tiled bistro and popular neighbourhood urban chic restaurant with a nod to NYC Bistro styling will serve you up filling, creative and tasty American style dishes such as, chargrilled steak, a selection of sliders and possibly a donut for dessert, alongside some of its more classic Swedish dishes
Apparently the restaurant is run by the very established group who also run Boqueria, Vassa Eggen, Tennstopet and the coffeehouse Albert & Jack's and joins them in offering quality American (NYC) inspired dishes in a cool central neighbourhood.
With a relaxed and light atmosphere this restaurant is open for both dinner and lunch and apparently their Saturday brunch spread is known for being particularly impressive, serving classic dishes such as American style blueberry pancakes amongst other little treats to spoil yourself with.
Oh, and there is a cute little intimate cocktail bar too, should you wish to say after dinner.
www.Ificould.co.uk loved this place!
Go check it out https://www.kommendoren.se/