Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

Le Ciel de Paris
The sky's the limit in Europe's highest restaurant...
Le Pin Up
Very hip welcoming to all-comers and the drinks don't cost silly money.
Le Cherche Midi
This popular left bank Italian specialises in fresh pasta and fantastic antipasti.
Le Chateaubriand
The name suggests a conservative establishment but this restaurant is young and fun.
Le Kitch
Trendies champion this quirky little resto-bar on the Marais side of Oberkampf.
Le China
Le China is one of the trendiest places for dinner and dancing.
L’Atelier de Joel Robechon
A concept restaurant that really delivers; L'Atelier is worth a visit.
Le Baron Rouge
A lovely local bar à vin by the Rue de Cotte
Kodo
Kodo is popular with a dapper arty set that appreciate culinary genius.
Jean-Francois Piege
Cosy French comfort food in a chic apartment atmosphere.
Le Bar
The incredibly decadent Le Bar is the place to see and be seen‰Û_.
La Perle
Paris's fashion elite dare to mingle with us mortals in the coolest bar-café in Le Marais. .
La Patache
What starts modestly here can end up all over the place...
La Palette
You'll find an arty crowd hanging out at this popular left-bank café-bar.
La Mezzanine de l’Alcazar
Cocktails flow in this hip bar and the music moves from afrofunk to Balearic to deep house and disco.
Higuma
The fantastic dumplings and noodles are superb at the slightly hectic Higuma.
Georges
The trendy top-floor restaurant of the one-time controversial 'inside-out' building.
La Fourmi
A great spacious café-bar that's oblivious to seedy Pigalle.
Fish La Boissonnerie
Enjoy fresh fish dishes and regional wines in a homely atmosphere.
Drouant
Magnificent upscale brasserie with superchef Antoine Westermann.
La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturel
Oozing Parisian chic, this sumptuous bar offers perhaps the most upmarket take on wine and cheese" for miles around."
La Caravane
Stuffed with cool summery furniture it really is like a kitsch 1950s caravan.
L’Assignat
This authentic café-bar has a big personality.
Ice Kube
Sip on Grey Goose in Paris's permanently frozen ice bar.
Habibi
Lounge on recycled armchairs at this tiny contemporary wine bar.
Grazie
For Italian pizzas and cocktails in a rustic New York loft-like setting, head here.
Chai 33
Brainchild of the Buddha Bar team, Chai33 is a wonderful contemporary wine bar.
BarOurcq
This off-the-beaten-track bar is great for relaxing to good music.
Au Rocher de Cancale
Unhectic neighbourhood hang-out serving up 20 kinds of salads, traditional provincial dishes and cocktails.
Au P’tit Garage
A battered bar with a 50s twist and a laissez-faire attitude.
Andy Wahloo
Arabesque meets pop-art in this funky and fashionable Marais haunt.
Sezz
Strangely placed in the residential 16th, Sezz is modern yet warm.
Villa Royale
Designed in OTT Rococo style, Villa Royale is the perfect love nest.
Chez Omar
Buzzing and relaxed spot to go for generous serves of North Africa's best.
Chez Marianne
Chez Marriane's Falafel is the perfect snack whilst wandering through the Marais.
Chez Mai
Eccentric little Mai will keep you entertained in her shoebox Chinese restaurant.
Saint Thomas d’Aquin
Decorated with elegant simplicity this hotel is definitely worth booking ahead.
Chez l’Ami Jean
Enjoy superb gourmet food in an informal atmosphere at Paris' oldest Basque restaurant.
Saint James Paris
The only château-hotel in Paris, the Saint James offers an exclusive experience.
Chez Julien
One of the best views and the best steak and chips in Paris.

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