Food and drink
Happily food is not too much like that in Tati's films, although it has some quirky touches. Rather it's a gently fusion take on trad French cuisine menagère, which feels spontaneous and instinctive rather than dogma. For lunch here, we had fish rillettes with wasabi, a butternut squash flan with poached egg and veal stuffed with morteau sausage. At dinner, dishes are slightly more elaborate and there's more choice. The wine list scans France, with some interesting discoveries, such as an inexpensive and surprisingly good red Marcillac from southwest France.
A loving tribute to the 50s and 60s. Quiet and good for a chat at lunchtime, hots up at dinner.
Just a two-man show on our visit: a friendly young bar man, and Viveka tending tables.
In the fast-evolving 10th arrondissement, where train station hinterland between Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est, on a sidestreet just off boulevard Magenta, next to the St-Quentin covered market, meets a growing population of "creatives".
It costs 18-23 euros for two or three courses at lunch; 28-35 euros at dinner, when dishes are slightly more elaborate and there's more choice. Wine starts at 3.50 euros a glass.
- Families with teenagers
- Chilling out
- Design and architecture