Le Jules Verne
Expect stratospheric everything when you dine on Alain Ducasse’s recently revamped pie in the sky: fabulous food, sublime design, views of Paris from 125 metres up the Iron Lady’s legs, and the pleasure of increasing your personal status by getting a reservation (book ahead,
seriously). On the menu are silken adaptations of beef tournedos with duck foie gras, turbot with champagne sauce, pink grapefruit soufflé and an Eiffel-inspired praline nut (served without a bolt). The front-of-house staff – especially the team of master sommeliers – are as impeccable as you’d hope from Ducasse; and the superchef’s preference for gorgeous, craftsman-produced table settings has never been more appropriate than in this symbolic dining room. Patrick Jouin, who also designed Ducasse’s restaurants at the Dorchester and the Plaza Athenée, has created a sumptuous eyrie, with carbon-fibre seating engineered by the Pininfarina studio.