Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

Zyriab
Spectacular views can be enjoyed from inside the glass-walled restaurant on the top of the Institute du Monde Arabe a museum of Arabic artefacts. The perfect setting however is on the outside terrace where you sit next to potted olive trees.
Ze Kitchen Galerie
Contemporary French cuisine with an Eastern influence.
Vivant
In the hands of chef Pierre Touitou and sommelier Clément Jeannin, Vivant offers great food, natural wine and much-loved kitchen playlists.
Tokyo Eat
Don't be confused by the name this is not a Japanese restaurant the only thing that's 'Tokyo' about it is its cool contemporary design by various commissioned artists. Browse the trendy concept store next door that sells everything from shoes to sex
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.
The Fish Club
Sushi Okuda
Sushi Okuda in Paris’ 8th arrondissement offers a dining experience not often found outside Tokyo, from the sleek decor to the superlative menu.
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.
Septime
Set in a spare, rustic-chic dining room that evokes a vacation home more than a stuffy hotel restaurant, the bistrot’s ever-changing five-course menu captures the best of seasonal ingredients.
Semilla
A creative, modern restaurant serving dishes that hold vegetables in just as high esteem as meat, Semilla is not your typical Parisian restaurant.
Robert et Louise
Feel at home with an open fire and quintessentially French dishes.
Restaurant Okuda
Restaurant Okuda, the brainchild of Chef Toru Okuda, offers up a superlative taste of Japanese cuisine in Paris’ 8th Arrondissement.
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.
Restaurant David Toutain
Restaurant David Toutain serves up elegant, contemporary tasting menus in its light and airy space in the 7th arrondissement.
Rech Paris
Those seeking fresh seafood and innovative preparations should snap up a table at Rech. The kitchen opened in1925 and is now led by two Alain Ducasse disciples, Jacques Maximin and the young Adrien Trouilloud.
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.
PNY Marais
PNY Marais is a chic, candy-coloured outpost of PNY, offering high-quality burgers and sides alongside a great drinks menu in Paris.
Pershing Hall
Well-heeled folk love to lounge at this boutique hotel's restaurant and bar.
Pavillon Ledoyen
Chef Le Squer deserves every Michelin star he gets for his kooky amuse-bouches alone.
Pasta, Paris and DJ SLOK
Electronic music genius DJ Slok, shares his thoughts on pasta, Paris and the DJ game in this quick interview.
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.
Mood
This Franco-Japanese restaurant serves delicate dishes and out-of-this-world cocktails.
Monsieur Bleu
Monsieur Bleu offers a complete culinary and artistic experience in the heart of Paris.
Mme Shawn
A sophisticated Thai restaurant that draws in a bourgeois bohemian clientele.
Market
Market
Jean-Georges Parisian outpost, Market where the cocktails at dinner are divine the food is delicious and the clientele are glamorous.
Maison Blanche
If Philippe Starck's white décor doesn't dazzle you the view over Paris certainly will.
Ma Cocotte
Outfitted in a warm, living room-style décor with locally sourced furnishings and located near the famed Saint-Ouen flea market, it’s the best place in the vicinity to cuddle up with a bowl of hot chocolate and a plate of tarte tatin.
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 Shang Palace restaurant, Paris
Le Shang Palace is Paris' most talked-about restaurant right now. Headed by Franck Xu, the menu is inspired by south-east China, and has opulence to boot.
Le Severo
With its incredible streaks, hot and crispy French fries and flawless wine list, it's not hard to see why many have named Le Severo the best steakhouse in Paris.
Le Sainte Marthe
There's nowhere better to soak up the atmosphere of this enchanting area.
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 Petit Marché
Scrumptious food a step away from the romantic arches of Place des Vosges.

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