Paris Addresses

My current Top 10 tables for the best fixed-price lunches in Paris

best fixed-price lunches in Paris

Memorable meals from the Lunch Ladder

Since it’s not really my intention to do restaurant reviews, but I’m often asked for suggestions and recommendations on good addresses and places to eat in Paris, I have decided to add this page.

What I love most is discovering restaurants in Paris that offer excellent, refined, inventive and quality food at competitive prices. If you are visiting Paris, the trick is to do LUNCHES. Most places offer a ‘formule’ or set menu of excellent value where you can enjoy 2 -3 courses for around half the price of what it costs at dinner. You don’t need to spend a fortune in this city to eat amazing food- you just need to know where to go!

Here’s now it works:
This list always displays my Top 10 favourite addresses. Each time I find somewhere better than a place on the current list, one of them gets bumped off the ladder in order to keep it current. Tough choice, I know.

Please note these restaurants are in no particular order- it’s impossible for me to rank them, they are all great for different reasons and in their own ways.

Of course I have a long list of other addresses, ranging from casual to high end gastronomic, wine bars and coffee spots that I would be happy to share with you if you are looking for something specific, so feel free to drop me a comment and I will do my best to get back to you. Also check out Paris by Mouth and Le Fooding for comprehensive guides.

Happy lunching!


Makoto Aoki
21€, 2 courses.
Japanese chef, refined French food, some Basque, Italian and fusion touches

19 Rue Jean Mermoz 75008 Paris / Ph : +33(0)1 43 59 29 24

Rossi & Co
18€ 2 courses.
Creative refreshing modern Italian. Works wonders with buffalo mozzarella

10 rue Mandar, 75002 Paris / Ph: +33 (0) 9 54 96 00 38

Le Pantruche
17€ 2 courses
Modern French bistro food. Masters of l’œuf mollet

3 Rue Victor Massé 75009 Paris / Ph : +33(0)1 48 78 55 60

2 courses 21€ / 3 courses 26€ / entree + main + cheese + dessert 31€
Talented Amercian chef, mostly french crew, very friendly service

3, Rue Richer 75009 Paris / Ph: +33 (0)1 47 70 67 31 (book within same week)

Le Galopin
21€ 2 courses
A range of modern and experimental dishes with well executed classics

34, rue Sainte-Marthe 75010 Paris / Ph: +33 (0)1 42 06 05 03

Le Gaigne
2 courses 17€ / 3 courses 23€ / 3 courses inlcuding a glass of wine and coffee 31€
Well executed, imaginitive, refined, seasonal French

12 rue Pecquay 75004 Paris / Ph : +33(0)1 44 59 86 72

Au Passage
4 – 9€ per plate
Modern French, small tapas style dishes plus bistro classics so you can try everything

1 bis passage saint sébastien, 75011 Paris / +33(0)1 43 55 07 52

Le Bouchon et l’Assiette
22€ Fixed Price Lunch Menu
Classy, seasonal French fare in the 17eme

127 rue Cardinet, 75017 Paris / +33(0)1 42 27 83 93

Restaurant Itinéraires
2 courses 29€
Top notch modernised French fare, creative and refined.

5 Rue de Pontoise 75005 Paris / Ph : +33(0)1 46 33 60 11

Le Mirroir
2 courses 25€ / Main, glass of wine, café gourmand 18€
Refined fresh brasserie fare

94, rue des Martyrs 75018 Paris / Ph : +33(0)1 46 06 50 73


3 Responses to “Paris Addresses”

  1. Lukie Gooda October 10, 2012 at 1:03 am #

    Loved your blog!

  2. Catherine March 11, 2012 at 10:00 am #

    Thank you Rachel,
    This is a great service and no doubt lots of fun for you! I’m taking French conversation in preparation for a trip to Paris when I can, responsibilities permitting. My aim is to live in Paris for perhaps a month at a family house I have read about and take the city and Parisians in at a comfortable pace.
    I’ll be studying your blog with interest.

  3. Jenny Cutler January 15, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

    Wonder if you have a London Friend who can do the same with our trendy/fun not too expensive lunch time restaurants too?

    Am dying to occasionally meet a friend in a restaurant without making a fuss about leaving things off the plate!

    thanks. If I still lived in the centre, I could do this, but not any more.

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