10 place Constantin-Brancusi, Paris, 75014
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, Relaxation, Special occasions
Best for Value for money - Expert review of La Cagouille
This is one of my failsafe addresses for expertly prepared fresh fish at very reasonable prices. The style is low key and unassuming – a bright dining room with vaguely nautical fishing weights and knick-knacks and a big terrace – but this place has plenty of fans and once you've eaten here you'll see why.
Fish, shellfish and nothing but. The cooking style is very minimalist here – don't be surprised if your dish comes accompanied by no more than a few baby potatoes – but the fish is always beautifully fresh and the timing just right. Tiny, buttery clams to nibble, then whitebait or razor shells as starter might be followed by baby sole or john dory, and owner-chef Allemandou is not afraid to serve less fashionable species such as mackerel. Classic desserts include fruit tarts and chocolate profiteroles, and Allemandou is also famed for his collection of vintage cognacs.
Calm and civilised with an eclectic range of diners, mostly French.
Helpful and efficient without being obtrusive.
In the modern part of redeveloped Montparnasse with plentiful outdoor tables on the square in summer.
The formule at 23 euros for two courses and menu at 38 for three courses, half a bottle of wine and coffee are excellent value for fish of this quality, based on a limited selection of dishes from the carte. Allow around 45 euros if eating à la carte.
Ask for a table outdoors in summer.
More information on La Cagouille:
- Price guide:
- French, Seafood
- 10 place Constantin-Brancusi, Paris, 75014
- 01 43 22 09 01
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Daily noon-2.30pm, è.30-10.30pm, 365 days a year.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Al fresco