Hg2 : The Hedonist


Septime has certainly attracted some high-wattage talent since its opening. Young chef Bertrand Grébaut, who worked at three Michelin-starred L’Arpège before earning his own star at L’Agapé, has brought his considerable accolades to the project. The restaurant is also said to be a favourite of Jay-Z and Beyonce, which is a different kind of stamp of approval. What all parties can agree upon, though, is that the food at Septime is something extraordinary. 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, balanced together in playful and challenging combinations. Dishes are sparsely described (“Line-Caught Tuna/Raspberries/Tomato Water”), which makes for tableside surprises. In the new wave of France’s democratising Le Fooding movement, Septime plays a starring role – though booking a table first is definitely advised. 

80 rue de Charonne,
+33 1 43 67 38 29
Opening Times
Mon. 7:30-10pm; Tues.-Fri. 12:15-2pm, 7:30-10pm
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