Food and drink
Old favourites, good ingredients: simply prepared roast free-range chicken, a cheeseburger, Caesar salad, even fish and chips.
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.
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.
Up and coming SoPi (South Pigalle), just off foodie rue des Martyrs.
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.
- Families with teenagers
- First-time travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- People watching