Hg2 : The Hedonist

Au Pied de Fouet

Very old and very tiny, Au Pied de Fouet packs a handful of tables onto each of its no-frills floors and feeds its faithful clientele with unpretentious French cuisine: blanquette de veau or tripoux, washed down with decent wine. Authentically enough, the chef-patron is from the Auvergne, where the originators of the city’s first bistros were from. Regulars have their own numbered napkins, stored in the meuble à serviettes; all comers are seated cheek-by-jowl, in front of checked tablecloths and gleaming wine glasses. There’s now a second location, on rue St-Benoît in the 6ème.

45 rue de Babylone,
+33 1 47 05 12 27
Opening Times
Mon-Sat 12-2.30pm, 7.00-11.00pm. Closed Sundays.
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