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Top restaurants for a pleasant lunch in Paris

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Choosing a restaurant in this metropolis of gourmet pleasures can prove to be a real headache. Between traditional bistros, elegant brasseries, starred establishments and confidential addresses, Paris offers a plethora of choices that can make anyone dizzy. So, we have concocted an anthology of restaurants for you to have lunch according to your desires.

You like typical Parisian terraces

Les Deux Magots

We take him to lunch a delicious fish of in Divellec in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. Ideally located near the Esplanade des Invalides, the restaurant's very chic terrace is bathed in sunlight. At Divellec, it is the sea that is in the spotlight and has always been. The time for a precise and tasty tasting, you discover iodized flavors. As a starter, try the fabulous oysters, squid, clams or one of the carpaccio or ceviche. Then comes the time to choose between several fish. Sole meunière, sea bass in a salt crust, John Dory cooked on a plate of Himalayan salt, Turbotin and its Béarnaise sauce. The right address for a gourmet meal high flying!

If your mom prefers iconic cafes of the Capital, it is at Les Deux Magots that you have to take him. This unmissable Germanopratin spot inaugurates every summer its garden terrace. At the corner of Boulevard Saint Germain and the famous eponymous square, you can taste traditional and quality dishes, while enjoying the Left Bank charm. Nothing likea typical Parisian terrace to have a nice time with his mom!

Divellec, 18 Rue Fabert, 75007 Paris

Les Deux Magots, 6 Pl. Saint-Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris

You like to have lunch by the water

Stars of Paris – Chez Francette
Chalet of the Islands

Just because you're in Paris doesn't mean you can't enjoy a nice lunch by the water. For a real moment of calm, we take our mother to the Island Cottage. It's in a green, on the edge of the Bois de Boulogne lake, that the Chalet des Iles restaurant invites you to enjoy an unforgettable lunch on the terrace... In this setting where the nature is honored, it is very pleasant to grant oneself a gourmet break. The cuisine of this haven of peace is simple and tasty, favoring seasonal products and the authenticity of tastes in the pure French tradition. Thus, we find as a starter the traditional snails, white asparagus from our regions but also homemade duck foie gras.

For those who prefer boat trips, we choose the Stars of Paris and its restaurant At Francette. Ce floating restaurant with an innovative gastronomic concept offers you an unforgettable culinary experience in the heart of the City of Light. Moored at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, this enchanting experience combines charm, elegance and breathtaking view of the monuments Parisians.


If you want a more gourmet version, take your mum aboard the floating restaurant Ducasse-sur-Seine. The chief Alain Ducasse offers a prestigious setting and refined cuisine, all combined with a magical cruise along the Seine. 

Chalet of the Islands, Bois de Boulogne, Pier of the Chalet des Îles Porte de la Muette Belt of the lower lake of, 75016 Paris

Stars of Paris, Port of Suffren, 75007 Paris

Ducasse-sur-Seine, 19 Port Debilly, 75116 Paris

Do you like Thai food?

Chez Thai
Moom Mom

If your mom is a fan of thai food, this one is lucky! Paris is full of delicious Thai restaurants. Among them are Chez Thai, in Neuilly-sur-Seine. Chez Thaï is an institution that offers a fragrant and colorful cuisine that will make your senses and taste buds travel. More oriented a gastronomic heritage Thai, the recipes mix various influences from Southeast Asia, such as those from Vietnam, Hong Kong or certain regions of China. They weave a real bridge between its different cultures and merge perfectly

You can also eat delicious pad thai from home Moom Mom located in the Grands Magasins district a few steps from the Opéra Garnier.

Chez Thai, 4 Rue de l'Eglise, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine

Moom Mom, 19 Rue de Mogador, 75009 Paris

You like the Left Bank atmosphere

The Editors
At Lipp's

For a bucolic lunch, nothing beats the Left Bank. And who says Left Bank necessarily says the brewery Editors. In the 6th arrondissement, the Publishers figure essential address. On the pretty terrace, a myriad of tables with white tablecloths invite you to a moment of indulgence. À la carte, the classics of french bistronomy hang out. Between well-stocked salads, a club sandwich to die for or very good meats, our heart swings. It is also interesting to look at the daily specials of the chef Julien Deleury that adapt to the seasons and always seem to respond to our desires of the moment.

In the same district, a few steps from here, we find At Lipp's, an iconic brasserie on the left bank. The reputation of Chez Lipp lies mainly in its traditional French cuisine, a real ode to the flavors of the terroir. The menu offers a selection of iconic dishes such as Alsatian sauerkraut, Coq au vin and the famous rib steak served with crispy fries. You will undoubtedly come across the celebrities of the neighborhood who like to meet there.

The Editors, 4 Carr de l'Odeon, 75006 Paris

At Lipp's, 151 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris

You like chic and confidential restaurants

The Man's Café
Bauhinia at Shangri-La

Want to dine facing the Eiffel Tower? The Shangri-La Paris Hotel opens the doors of its confidential garden: Summer by La Bauhinia. A true urban oasis of great elegance, this new summer spot takes up residence in the heart of a lush French garden. Since May 1st and until October, it is the skilful hands and the creative spirit of the Chef Quentin Testart who work in the kitchen. At only 28 years old, this young Parisian shakes up the classic codes of gastronomy of palace with a creative, spontaneous and identity cuisine, putting more emphasis on sharing, fun and friendliness. Lunch in the garden of La Bauhinia is the guarantee of an exquisite moment!  

For a chic and confidential dinner, other addresses are available to you such as the incomparable Cafe de L'Homme. It is in the Palais de Chaillot, a listed place, that you can enjoy authentic and generous cuisine, where each preparation is homemade.

La Bauhinia - Shangri La Hotel, 10 Av. d'Iéna, 75116 Paris

Coffee of Man, 17 Pl. du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris

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