Hôtel Amour

Price guide: Mid-range

8 rue de Navarin, Paris, 75009

Price guide: Mid-range

Hôtel Amour

By Natasha Edwards, your Paris expert

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#13 of 80
expert-rated restaurants in Paris
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
5
5.0
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Honeymooners, Seasoned travellers, Art, People watching, Relaxation, Romance, Trendiness

Best for Outdoor dining - Expert review of Hôtel Amour

Lovely for an outdoor meal in the très hip Amour.

Fashionable, trendy yet not show-off, the restaurant at the hip arty Hôtel Amour created by André, Thierry (son of Costes) and Emmanuel Delaveyne has become a hangout for arty Parisians, in particular for its wonderful overgrown courtyard garden. Inside is 70s' vintage bistro style. Outside, there are little round tables in a walled courtyard garden, romantically draped in swathes of ivy and Virginia creeper. They recently added a retractable glass roof (or what they call the veranda), so that you can eat indoors/outdoors all year round. The roof also comes on at 10.30pm for the sake of neighbours and those staying in the hotel.

Food and drink: 

Old favourites, good ingredients: simply prepared roast free-range chicken, a cheeseburger, Caesar salad, even fish and chips.

Ambience: 

Buzzy and international whether sunning in the garden by day or in the evening when little candles flicker on the tables, and as much a hang-out for Parisians as hotel guests.

Service: 

Although Costes places have a reputation for attitude, I found the waitresses here really friendly. Food can be a little slow to arrive but they'll do their best to find you a table and were perfectly happy when a friend just wanted radishes and dessert.

Location: 

Up and coming SoPi (South Pigalle), just off foodie rue des Martyrs.

Price advice: 

Around 30 euros for three courses, although you can easily just lunch on a main course or a salad.

Tables to book: 

Outside rather than inside. Most romantic are the little tables hidden in the rockery at the rear.

More information on Hôtel Amour:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Bistro, Restaurant
Food:
French, International
Address:
8 rue de Navarin, Paris, 75009
Telephone:
01 48 78 31 80
Website:
http://www.hotelamour.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily noon-11pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
Al fresco, André

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