Paris may play host to some of the world’s finest gastronomic experiences, but they don’t come cheap. A meal at one of the city’s best restaurants can easily set you back over a hundred Euro per person - and that’s before wine and service. Unfortunately, most visitors to Paris are there to celebrate a special occasion and want to dine out accordingly. So where to go?
Newish restaurant Septime perfectly bridges the gap between haute cuisine and hip(ster) friendly pricing. The pared back, industrial decor is not dissimilar to something you might find in downtown Manhattan or the more gentrified parts of East London, and the staff are dazzlingly polite, helpful and cool. In perfect English, they’ll help you to navigate the 55 Euro carte blanche dinner menu, which provides five courses of innovative and seasonal modern French cooking. You’ll leave full, a bit drunk, and happy in the knowledge that you’ve eaten somewhere very special indeed.