37 rue Marbeuf, Paris, 75008
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Families with younger children, Singles, No fuss, Relaxation, Shopping, Sightseeing
Expert review of Aubrac Corner
This authentic foodie challenger to the fast-food chains was opened by the 24-hour brasserie Maison de l'Aubrac, bringing a distinctly regional, gourmet touch to snacking. And it's also an Auvergnat deli where you can buy Aubrac beef, terrines, unusual jams, prepared dishes or stock up in the wine cellar.
The star turn here is the Mac Aubrac – Aubrac Corner's take on the burger, made from beef from its own herd of Aubrac cattle in the Massif Central, prepared rare or well-cooked to command. The bun was a little crumbly and hard to master but the beef was amazing, succulent and bursting with flavour unlike any other burger you've ever had. There are other things, too: a plat du jour, such as sautéed veal with pasta or a pot-au-feu, and aligot (a diet-busting combination of mashed potato, cream and melted tome cheese); prepared salads, a range of sandwiches, and desserts including fruit salad and house chocolate mousse.
Bright, cheerful take on the fast-food eatery, with a counter where they take the orders and chill cabinets for helping yourself to salads or desserts. You can eat in or take out, although with only two tiny tables indoors and several outside, it's more of a fine weather option.
Friendly young counter staff, who cooked the burger exactly how I'd ordered it (medium rare).
Just off the Champs-Elysées in an area which tends to extremes – sandwich chains on one hand, luxury restaurants on the other.
The Mac Aubrac costs just 8 euros (you can have it with chips next door in the Maison d'Aubrac for 21), and is also available in a formule with aligot, soft drink and dessert. Sandwiches are around the 6 euro mark and the hot plat du jour is 6.50 euros.
Mother house the Maison de l'Aubrac is just next door and is open 24 hours.
More information on Aubrac Corner:
- Price guide:
- Café, Takeaway
- Burgers, French, Snacks, Traditional
- 37 rue Marbeuf, Paris, 75008
- 01 45 61 45 35
- Opening times:
- Mon-Fri 8am-8pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not possible