The Frog & British Library
114 avenue de France, Paris, 75013
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Singles, Sporty types, Live entertainment, Relaxation
Expert review of The Frog & British Library
I don't normally particularly go for British/expat pubs, but this manages a clever entente cordiale of French brasserie and British pub and is the best place to eat in the newly developing university and business district around the new national library, drawing a mixed French and Anglophone crowd – you never quite know quite which language you should be speaking here.
Decent pub grub spans the globe and includes a creamy chicken korma curry, salmon bagel, burgers, steak, goat's cheese salad and snacks such as nachos. It also really is a brasserie in the old French sense of the term: six own beers brewed on the premises include Inseine bitter and refreshing summer Maison Blanche.
An airy neo-pub setting on the ground floor of a modern office block — exposed air ducts, copper brewing tanks, wood floor, chesterfield sofas – with pub ents that include sports on TV, bands on Thursday nights and Gary the magician on Wednesdays. It's also a good place before or after the cinema – the MK2 multiplex is almost next door.
Casually T-shirted and bilingual though not always the speediest.
Corner spot in the fast evolving Seine Rive Gauche development zone around the Bibliothèque Nationale François Mitterrand.
Around 15 euros a main course; weekday lunch menu is also 15 euros.
The original Frog & Rosbif (116 rue St-Denis) north of Les Halles and the Frog & Princess (9 rue Princesse) in St-Germain; see website for other addresses.
More information on The Frog & British Library:
- Price guide:
- Bar, Brasserie, Pub
- British, Burgers, French, International, Snacks
- 114 avenue de France, Paris, 75013
- 01 45 84 34 26
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Fri 7.30am-2am, Sat & Sun noon-2am.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not necessary
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Al fresco