Les Petites Sorcières

Address: 12 rue Liancourt, Paris, 75014, France
Telephone: 01 43 21 95 68

- Mid-range

4.4

Ghislaine Arabian’s personalised northern French cooking in a pretty Paris bistro setting.

I first discovered Ghislaine Arabian's cooking when she was chef of the illustrious Ledoyen – one of the rare top women chefs in France, so when I found out that she'd taken over this little corner bistro at the end of 2007, I quickly came along for her personalised bistro style. Arabian is a forceful personality and although she does have a couple of staff, this is really a one-woman show, as she bosses every one around, flits in and out of the kitchen, answers the phone and takes orders.

Food and drink
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Service
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Food and drink
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Value for money
4.4
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Ambience
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Location
4.4
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Food and drink

Accomplished bistro cooking, with the best dishes given the personalised regional perspective of Arabian's north of France near Lille: shrimp fritters, leek tart and an excellent main course of cod in beer sauce with crispy fried onion garnish, steak with caramelised chicory.

Ambience

Tightly packed wooden tables in a pretty corner bistro and a crowd of chattering locals.

Service

It's fine but don't expect haute cuisine levels of attention. I have heard complaints of long waits but the Arabian one-woman show is all part of the style.

Location

A sidestreet in the residential 14th near the rue Daguerre street market, south of Montparnasse.

Price advice

Excellent value at lunch when there are formules at 20 and 25 euros, pricier at night when you can expect to pay around 45 euros.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Foodies
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Relaxation

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