Vegan restaurant featuring refined cuisine for dinner on Friday evenings (reservations recommended). Brunch at weekends. Holds cooking classes on weekdays. Reported closed, Jun 2019.

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245 Reviews

First Review by AnnFromIllinois


Points +2156

10 Aug 2022

Surprised this closed

Gentle Gourmet was an old veg staple in Paris. The food was consistently good without being amazing. I liked the venue and it's location though. Been in the queue to review for quite a while.. and I can't even find more recent pictures other than the ones from 2013... but it's better than nothing and at least it will be stored as a memory :)

I also remember the crème brûlée was really good there.



Points +136

31 Dec 2019




Points +74

26 May 2019

Kreative, gehobene vegane Küche

Hübsches Restaurant mit hervorragendem Service. Es gibt diverse Vorspeisen, Hauptspeisen und Desserts sowie tolle Weine. Sehr zu empfehlen, gehobenere Preisklasse.


Points +103

11 May 2019

Amazing dinner

We wanted to here from day one of our planning. It did not disappoint! We started with the cheese plate. There is nothing in America that compares. It was amazing. Then we both split the paella and the stuffed shells. Both were delicious and filling. We ended with the profiteroles. These were delicate and full of flavor. Amazing dinner!

Pros: Wonderful meal from start to finish

Cons: Not in America


Points +24

04 May 2019

Très bon restaurant gastronomique !

Accueil souriant, plats délicieux et esthétiques, j’y retournerai dès mon prochain passage à Paris !


Points +30

27 Apr 2019

Not worth the price

After many good recommendations, we wanted to spend a nice dinner here for my birthday and the food and service have been ok, but not more than this. For 45€ per menu definitely not worth it.

Pros: Fully vegan, Nice location, Friendly staff, but not very attentive

Cons: Food was ok, but lacked in taste, Several Fingerprints on wine glasses , Loads of dust in the shelf next to me


Points +6

Non Veg
08 Apr 2019

Très bon

Restaurant agréable, un peu élitiste...

Pros: Très bonne cuisine végane

Cons: Cher


Points +3316

04 Mar 2019

Nicely decorated food next to the Seine

I visited this place in March 2017. The menue was small and expensive (but probably normal price for central Paris vegan restaurant). The food was nicely arranged however I wasn't particularly amazed by the taste. Could have been better.

Pros: Friendly English speaking staff, Vegan versions of Meringue and foie gras available, Next to the Seine river/central location

Cons: not many choices


Points +830

24 Feb 2019

A little disappointing

We went for the Thai set menu on a Friday and found the food lacking in flavour especially for the price


Points +376

11 Jan 2019

Vegan gourmet cuisine

We went there for our anniversary and it was really an experience - if never had vegan gourmet food before. Everything tasted really good and was nicely decorated on the plate. I loved the wine the waiter brought us. Of course this was more expensive than other vegan restaurants in Paris, but the experience is worth it.


Points +85

05 Jan 2019

Haute gastronomie végane

Le seul restaurant vegan de Paris qui sert des plats réellement gastronomiques (d'autres prétendent le faire, mais le niveau n'est pas le même...). Produits de grande qualité (certains issus du potager du restaurant en Normandie), desserts à tomber, thés d'exception... C'est sûr, même les palais les plus exigeants vont se régaler !
Attention, le restaurant n'est désormais ouvert que le vendredi soir (et le dimanche en mode salon de thé).


Points +25

15 Sep 2018

Never heard anything

I booked online in the morning. Heard nothing back. Called the place and left a voicemail message, never heard anything back. Disappointing


Points +377

05 Sep 2018

Creative and artistic vegan food!

This restaurant is located in a very convenient place. The menu can be quite overwhelming if you are hungry because everything sounds tantalising! We've visited this place many times. We are regulars. But we tend to always get the portobello burger. However, we are not sure if they still offer that option. It's been their popular dish since they first opened. Honestly, everything on the menu is fabulous. We like that they change their menu often according to season. We love visiting them during the autumn because usually they have a dish with pumpkin which we adore! We are happy that they are finally serving Vegan wine! They have an excellent selection. Make sure you make reservations!

Pros: Lovely atmosphere, Great service, Creative and artistic dishes

Cons: Pricey

Cosmic Illusion

Points +118

20 Aug 2018

Had high hopes

We booked a table at this restaurant months in advance of going to Paris due to the glowing reviews and desperate hope of having a 'five star' gourmet meal and night to remember. Unfortunately when you have such high hopes they can be dashed and that was the case here.

Booking over the internet was fine. The staff at the restaurant were reserved (possibly due to us not talking French?) and it was not easy to get a full explanation of the menu (traveling with a young child you need this!)

The food, when it came, felt as if an unnecessary effort had been made to make it be something else. As if vegan gourmet food needed to be aping gourmet meat food. My husband had the raw 'steak tartare,' made of beetroot, I had these seitan rolls with nori. Both were not that enjoyable mainly due to the texture - his being raw and my too chewy. Also my seitan rolls were horribly 'fishy' and I could only eat a couple. The fact that I paid the earth! for them was really galling. I'm someone who can eat most things but this was beyond me.

The location of the restaurant was good - besides the river, and the inside was nicely presented with cloth covered tables and soft lighting.

The toilets were located down a breakneck flight of narrow stairs that you wouldn't want to navigate after a glass or two of wine. The toilet itself was in a 'grotto' running with damp and stinking of rot - not surprising as it was underground and next to the river.

Pros: Nice location

Cons: Very expensive, Food over thought and not enjoyable


Points +25

09 Aug 2018

nice staff, good food

It was a rainy Sunday in April and my train was delayed so I stopped in here and ordered coffee, an app, dessert, and a glass of wine...all were spectacular.

Pros: vegan whipped cream, so good


Points +507

03 Aug 2018

My heart skipped a beat

This was one of the most amazing meals I've ever eaten... and also one of the most expensive! We ordered the tasting menu, which was imaginative, delicious, and generous. The wine menu was not extensive but what we chose was really good. The restaurant itself was charming and well-appointed though the basement bathroom was a little claustrophobic. The staff was kind and helpful and even offered to wrap up our final dessert course, since there was no way we could have eaten it, we were absolutely stuffed!

Pros: Lavish tasting menu, luxurious dining

Cons: So so so expensive, not great bathroom


Points +66

20 Jul 2018

Vegan fine dining

Just walked by this wonderful place while strolling the streets of Paris and fell in love!


Points +118

16 Jul 2018


Les trois fois où je suis allée ça a toujours été hyper bon, c'est super cool d'aller dans un restaurant classe et vegan. J'ai amené des amis pas du tout végé et ils ont aussi adoré.
Les plats sont créatifs et délicieux, j'adore leur burger.

Pros: vegan et classe


Points +88

19 May 2018

the worst experience ever!!!!!#

The worst vegan experience from paris at all. We left restaurant hungry and just very upset like a bonus. Everything what we got wasn't good and nobody didn't care about. We was waiting for an hour at the main course and everything what we got was absolutely tasteless, except the tartar, which had a awful bitter taste. No one asked us if the food is or was ok, despite the fact that the waitress carried away almost full plates. When we told her that we did't really like it at all, she went away without any reaction. We received the bill in full price (almost 100€) for a dinner we ate only roasted potatoes which was a side to tartars. It was our the worst visit of restaurant ever.

Cons: very overpriced


Points +118

12 May 2018


Very tasty. Quite quiet place. Love the food. Everything taste amazing. The meringue was so good, one of my favorite treats before I went vegan so glad I finally got to taste a vegan version. Love it.

Pros: Quiet place , Tasty amazing food , Nice staff

Cons: Very dark inside


Points +15

01 May 2018

Grosse Déception

On aurait souhaités que la nourriture soit à la hauteur de l'accueil (sympa et souriant).
Je voulais leur excuser du fait que nous étions le 1er Mai et que c'est toujours chiant de bosser mais non finalement.
Donc 90€ pour 2 personnes :
Dès l'entrée, aie...
- Fromage végan que j'achète en magasin.
- Asperges mal cuites, purée d'artichaut pas travaillée
- Burger au pain sec, pommes grenailles réchauffées (jamais vu ça...) donc molles, fades même pas aillées...
- Tagliatelles : Le must de la médiocrité, mon amie italienne avait honte ( gout farineux, morilles surgelées sans doutes, et surtout aucun goût).
Seul le Côte du Rhône le thé et le pain étaient plutôt bien.
En définitive tout était sans assaisonnements, fade.

Au prix de chaque plats (environ 25 euros) c'est tout simplement une arnaque gustative. Nous avons testé toutes les tables véganes de Paris, et malheureusement je n'y retournerai pas même si on m'invite. J'ai attendu que l'on me demande lors du paiement si tout s'était bien passé... et non.. donc c'est juste avec honnêteté que je répond par procuration.
En tout cas bravo, les textes descriptifs font saliver à la commande, mais dissimule vraiment une rapidité de préparation. Faites juste un effort d'être à la hauteur de vos tarifs ou devenez une brasserie avec un menu à 12€


Points +54

07 Apr 2018

Waste of money

Really dissapointing, would have given one star but that’s not possible for fully vegan restaurants on HappyCow...

The food was mostly inedible for our company of five vegans, tried several different dishes. The waiter was rude and argued back when we told we couldn’t finish our main courses. She told us we just didn’t know how the food was supposed to be. Refused to reimburse for the inedible food. I hope no-one takes omnivores here to ”try out vegan fine dining”, the worst restaurant we tried in Paris, don’t recommend to anyone.

Pros: Nice location

Cons: inedible food, rude waiter, everything but the location


Points +591

28 Mar 2018

Assez décevant, manque de saveurs

Un petit 13/20.
Service : bof bof, un serveur qui veut nous amener le dessert après l'entrée, trois personnes qui viennent prendre notre commande à cinq minutes d'intervalle, mais bon, rien de grave.
Amuse bouche : purée de pois chiche fadasse servie sur des cuillères noires en plastique ! A 80 EUR le menu complet on pourrait s'attendre à un peu de vaisselle correcte, non ?
Cocktail ok mais trop sucré, jus pressé très bon par contre.
Entrées : "déclinaison" (11,90 EUR), sans inventivité, cruel manque d'épices ! "Nid printanier" (14,90 EUR) avec une bonne idée, le croquant de sarrasin, mais il n'était pas croquant (ou "plus"), et les deux trois légumes servis avec avec sans grande saveur.
Plats : on a pris le "gastronomique" (26,90 EUR). Formidable "beurre" à la réglisse (clou de la soirée), mais les pleurotes étaient un peu dénaturés dans le vinaigre et on aurait aussi aimé le chapeau, utilisé ailleurs dans l'assiette (ils en font quoi ?). Purée de petit pois insipide et la présence de quatre petits pois posés dessus n'y change malheureusement pas grand chose, pas plus que la boule de navet cuit à l'eau. Là encore, le chef semble ignorer le royaume des épices. Il devrait voyager...
Dessert : un chocolat cacahuètes très décevant, gras, et même vulgaire avec des biscuits Oréo émiettés (pour 11,90 EUR), et une soupe de fraises correcte, avec des tuiles de sésame excellentes. Pas mal, mais pas vraiment de saison.
Mignardises : très correct, sans plus.
Bilan : on est déçus, surtout pour 140 EUR à deux.

Pros: Végane, Joli, Bonne idée

Cons: Où sont les épices ?, Où sont les ingrédients originaux ?, Où est la belle vaisselle ?


Points +33

16 Mar 2018


Je suis venue 3 fois, et je repars à chaque fois en me disant que l’endroit est bien situé et le personnel plutôt gentil. MAIS, je trouve la nourriture pompeuse sans être transcendante, elle ne vaut en tout cas clairement pas ce qu’elle coûte. À deux, plat et dessert, 1 verre de vin pour l’une et 1 tisane pour l’autre: 88€. Je crois que nous abstiendrons dorénavant car nous repartons toujours un peu déçues.

Pros: le quartier

Cons: le prix


Points +465

16 Mar 2018

Nice experience overall

Food was bit salty and flavors were bit out of balance and for my opinion the food, that was generally good, wasn't at the level of it's pricing. The thing that I liked the most are the great cheeses they made filled into a large conchiglioni pasta. We had to take the outdoor sitting because it was very smoky inside of the place, tho the view of the canal is divine :)


Points +100

05 Mar 2018

Expensive macaroons, not the best

1/4 macaroons would we buy again, the chocolate one. The others tastes like perfume. A nice place though, looked really fancy!


22 Mar 2019

Didn’t you just walk in and they hadn’t macarons available? Their hours of operation is confusing to me I just want to try a vegan macaron in Paris! The only other place I have read has them is Patisserie Vegetal but when I went they didn’t have them for sale but only for pre order.


Points +19

25 Feb 2018

trés decevant

les plats sont fades et pas assez consistant et beaucoup trop cher!

Updated from previous review on 2018-02-12

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