Fogon

Address: 45 quai des Grands Augustins, Paris, 75006, France
Telephone: 01 43 54 31 33

- Mid-range

4.7

Spanish gastronomy: the haute paella of Paris.

Chef Anthony Herraiz, originally from Cuenca in La Mancha, moved to Paris in 1997, and since 2005 has been in this sophisticated restaurant in St-Germain, which he designed himself including the clever oak tables (with secret cutlery drawer) with a sleek modern setting that perfectly suits his fabulous reinterpretation of Spanish cuisine.

Food and drink
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Service
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Value for money
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Ambience
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Location
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Food and drink

A plate of fabulous ham carved off the bone is a good dish to share as a starter and even something as simple sounding as pan con tomate (crushed tomatoes on bread) is a treat. But the real speciality here is the rice, cooked to perfection. Anthony Herrraiz's six different variants on paella raise paella out of its rustic convivial reputation to a gastronomic feast. Each is prepared for a minimum of two people - and served in its iron cooking pan. My favourite is the black rice - rice cooked in squid ink with squid and fish, but the valencienne with rabbit, chicken and vegetables is excellent, too. And it's also a pleasure to find an interesting list of Spanish wines.

Ambience

Fashionable yet relaxed. The sleek modern interior suits the sophisticated take on Spanish cuisine, with a clientele that is smart but not showoff.

Service

Courteous, knowledgable Spanish staff, happy to explain the different wines and dishes

Location

A good central location on the busy quayside thoroughfare of St-Germain.

Price advice

Rice dishes cost 22 euros per person; there's also a rice menu at 44 euros with tapas, paella and dessert and a tapas menu at 49 euros per person served for a whole table.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Families with teenagers
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Special occasions
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  • Design and architecture

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