1. La Marmite
If you want to try some French classics then La Marmite is the perfect place to do that at a relatively affordable price. Good meals to try are the
foie gras, escargot, confit Duck and cassoulet.
2. Latin Quarter
The Latin Quarter in Paris, also known as the ‘academic’ quarter is just as famous for its food as it is for the Sorbonne University. Just walking through the quarter you will find many great set menu lunch options such as entrée + main + dessert lunch setting you back only 10-12 Euros. These restaurants are great value but typically more ‘touristy’ because of the price and the English-speaking factor.
3. La Cremalliere
La Cremalliere has fantastic décor with live music on most nights of the week performing jazz shows, cabaret acts and even magicians and cancan performers. There is a nice 3 course set menu to choose from for around 20euros.
4. Café Central Paris
Central Paris is a French style restaurant / pub that has a nice balcony view and serves French cuisine such as duck confit, foie gras, and scrumptious desserts.
5. Gérard Mulot
If you have a bit of a sweet tooth and want to indulge in some delicious looking French pastries, quiches, beautiful sweet tarts, biscuits and macaroons, then Gérard Mulot is the place for you.
O’Sullivans is popular nightspot next door to the Moulin Rouge. The Irish bar sets up a dance floor for a late night boogie.
2. Brasserie L'epoque
f you are wanting to head out and test out the mic at a karaoke bar, then this is the place for you. A lot of the songs are in French but they also play English ones too.
3. Le Piano Vache
Located in the Latin Quarter, Le Piano Vache has cool hipster décor and a great vibe that is perfect to hang out with mates any day of the week. They have DJ’s and bands playing as well as pop rock jam sessions throughout the week.
4. Le Dernier Bar Avant le fin du Monde
Translated to ‘The last bar before the end of the world’, this place is one of the quirkiest bars in Paris. The entry is decorated with Star Wars paraphernalia; the upstairs room feels like a Sherlock Holmes’ apartment and downstairs is like something out of Star Trek, really sleek and bare. Even though the décor is a bit out there, the whole feeling of the place is quite relaxed with board games available to play and be social with other patrons. But the best thing about the décor has to be the urinals in the men’s toilets as they have a video game attached where you control a little penguin when you pee!
Perched up high on the top of the Cite de la Mode et du Design, Wanderlust is a new spot that has a fabulous terrace overlooking the left bank of the River Seine. Inside the complex there is also a fashion museum, many cool cafes and shops and a bar. The dance club part of the programming happens only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 11pm onwards and goes until 6am playing electro, new disco and house music.