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by OneNightStanzas

Review: This is *the* place to go for a fancy, upmarket vegan dinner in Paris. My bloke and I arrived at about 7.50pm, technically ten minutes before their doors were due to open for dinner. We'd been advised to arrive early and we were right! They kindly let us in and seated us early, and within twenty minutes the place was basically full. Get there early or make a reservation, especially on the weekend -- it's popular! The first thing we noted is that the place is super chic -- lovely clean decor and a great layout. We were seated by a LOVELY friendly, smiley waitress who spoke English really well and asked immediately if we'd prefer the English or French menu. As soon as we were seated we were brought a basket of delicious crusty bread and a jug of chilled water -- both were replenished when we finished them! For starters we both had salads -- I had the chickpea salad which was very simple, leafy and delicate. Definitely the healthy option I think! It had cranberries in it which I was intrigued by, but it was really delicious. My bloke had the potato salad which looked heavier but also delicious. For main course we both had the veggie burger -- and so did LITERALLY EVERYONE ELSE in the restaurant! It is obviously quite famous and rightly so -- is is great! The burger is quite soft and squishy but very flavoursome. It is dressed with vegan mayo which I am normally sceptical about, but this stuff was good. Also has vegan cheese on it, plus lots of veggies and salad. It's a HUGE handful and we took great delight in watching how everyone tackled eating it! It comes with yummy moreish fries and a side salad. By the time we were done we were WAY too full for dessert, in fact we could barely walk back to the Metro station. The place is a little more expensive than your average vegan eatery, BUT I think it's good value for the quality and big portion sizes -- plus the very attentive, lovely service and the little extras like bottomless free sides of bread. Final note: the toilets are down a tiny, slippery spiral staircase which was a bit hair-raising for me and would be a nightmare for anyone who was in any way infirm, I'm guessing. But they were clean and of a good standard :)


Wine Lover
Posted by Wine Lover on Saturday, November 10, 2012
There was no English menu when I was there which was disappointing (it changes each month but i was there 10 days in to the month).

Both times I visited this week I saw a huge variety of dishes being brought out ad very few burgers in fact. The dish I saw most was actually the seitan bourguignon served in a baked pumpkin!

I was also given no bread on either visit.
Posted by OneNightStanzas on Sunday, November 11, 2012
You should probably write your own review rather than responding to other people's. I definitely loved this restaurant.
Posted by OneNightStanzas on Sunday, November 11, 2012
...or did you reply to my review because you're trying to suggest I'm lying?!
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