Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

Vivant
In the hands of chef Pierre Touitou and sommelier Clément Jeannin, Vivant offers great food, natural wine and much-loved kitchen playlists.
The V at Hôtel Vernet
The V at Hôtel Vernet serves up modern French cuisine in a light, airy dining room that's encircled with contemporary art and crowned with a glass dome.
Sur Mesure Par Thierry Marx
Situated in a modernist white dining room with futuristic wave-shaped walls courtesy of Patrick Jouin, the restaurant turns out delicate, light-handed, and artfully arranged plates.
Robert et Louise
Feel at home with an open fire and quintessentially French dishes.
Restaurant Guy Savoy
Restaurant Guy Savoy, with its views over the Seine, the Académies, and more, is a much-lauded Michelin-starred restaurant in the Monnaie.
Porte 12
A modern French restaurant housed within a former atelier, Porte 12 offers set dining menus for lunch and dinner in the 10th arrondissement.
Pamela Popo
Found in the Marais, Pamela Popo is a stylish book-lined bistro offering indoor and al fresco dining, with a menu of delicious French dishes.
Les Fous de L’Île
A quirky cabinet of curiosities that serves home-cooked French fare.
Le Train Bleu
The gold Rococo brilliance and painted frescos make this no ordinary railway buffet.
Le Timbre
Tasty French cuisine made with the freshest market ingredients.
Le Terroir Parisien
Chef Yannick Alleno turns his Michelin-starred talent to offering affordable, creative bistro fare at Le Terroir Parisien at the Maison de la Mutualité.
Le Taxi Jaune
Cool and retro bistro in the up and coming northern Marais.
Le Sporting
Dim lighting sumptuous food and fabulous wine makes for perfect romantic dining.
Le Rousseau
There is a subdued elegance at this popular left-bank haunt.
Le Réfectoire
Trend-setting chef Inaki Aizpitarte serves high-quality fare amidst art-school-chic design.
Le Murano
A funky restaurant serving modern French fare with an international twist.
Le Miroir
Old-school feel with new style classics close to Gare du Nord.
Le Jules Verne
Enjoy fabulous food and views from 125m up the Eiffel Tower.
Le Dauphin
Le Dauphin is a bijou tapas-style restaurant with Rem Koolhaus and Clément Blanchet-designed interiors and a menu of modern French dishes.
Le Cristal Room
The menu is as glistening as the chandeliers. Worth visiting if only for the novelty toilets.
Le Coq Rico
Le Coq Rico is an all-poultry restaurant in the 18th arrondissement from chef Antoine Westermann, offering ethically sourced and masterfully cooked fowl.
Le Comptoir du Relais
Famous chef Yves Camdeborde wanted to get back to basics when he opened this tiny left bank restaurant. The old school décor harks back to Paris' golden age (although it's new) as does the unpretentious mouth-watering food.
Le Chateaubriand
The name suggests a conservative establishment but this restaurant is young and fun.
Le 114 Faubourg
Sleek interiors and chic diners make Le 114 Faubourg the go-to brasserie for the urban elite.
La Tour de Montlhéry-Chez Denise
An old school Parisian bistro, La Tour de Montlhéry-Chez Denise has red-and-white checked tablecloths, free-flowing wine, and a menu of meaty classics.
La Régalade Conservatoire
A trendy restaurant for tourists with taste.
La Poule au Pot
A classic French bistro in the centre of Paris.
La Mascotte
Authentically old-school unpretentious dining - a Parisian classic.
La Gazzetta
Informal and cool this bistro is among those which are quietly revolutionising French dining.
La Fontaine de Mars
A picture perfect bistro loved by both locals and tourists.
La Fidelité
La Ferme Saint-Simon
A seasonal French restaurant on the Left Bank, La Ferme Saint-Simon is a sleek, moody space offering a great wine list and a menu of creative dishes.
La Cantine du Faubourg
A dining experience akin to clubbing you can eat till 1am and down cocktails until 4am.
L’Opera
Where food and architectural design meet in a flurry of juxtapositions...
L’Oiseau Blanc
L’Oiseau Blanc is an elegant French restaurant perched on the rooftop of The Peninsula Paris with an aviation theme and a weekly changing seasonal menu.
L’Atelier de Joel Robechon
A concept restaurant that really delivers; L'Atelier is worth a visit.
Jean-Francois Piege
Cosy French comfort food in a chic apartment atmosphere.
Drouant
Magnificent upscale brasserie with superchef Antoine Westermann.
Derrière
Unconventional irreverent and downright brilliant setting you'll also get terrific bistro-style food here.
Chez Paul

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