There are many restaurants in Paris and most of them are in the touristic area. They’re often overpriced and not very original. I’m sharing an insiders tip with you, a restaurant that most tourists won’t find where you’ll get really good food for a reasonable price. May I introduce to you: restaurant La Bellevilloise.
I have to admit, it’s a bit of metro ride. It’s still within the periferique so in central Paris, but it isn’t near all the main tourist attractions. Although you could combine it with a visit to Pere Lachaise, the cemetery where you’ll find the graves of Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf and Oscar Wilde. But trust me: La Bellevilloise is worth the ride! You’ll have a truly unique dinner, much better than the dime a dozen touristic restaurants that you’ll find in the city center.
The building of La Bellevilloise consists of several spaces and is a venue for all kinds of artistic activities and public events.
In one of the spaces, the Halle, you’ll find a restaurant. It’s a great place to enjoy dinner any night of the week or a extensive brunch on Sundays.
For dinner there are 6 different starters. My boyfriend went for this gravlax bowl with salmon, horseradish foam and Thai sauce.
I went for a vegetarian starter, this cauliflower tempura served with cherry tomatoes, salad and 3 different spreads: tahini sauce, garlic cream and spicy tomato salsa.
For dinner my boyfriend loves the the pulled pork burger with sweet potato fries. For vegetarians like me La Bellevilloise has two delicious dishes: vegetarian bibimbap (the Korean dish with rice, vegetables and a soft boiled egg) and a ravioli. I went for the latter and had this pasta dish with organic spinach ravioli, parmesan cream and sun-dried tomatoes. It tasted divine!
They have several desserts at La Bellevilloise and they all sound great; poire Belle Helene for example or apple pie with caramel ice cream. We both went for the Coffee Gourmand where you get coffee (or tea) with a selection of sweets like a macaron and a chocolate cake. It was like a little dessert party!
La Bellevilloise also organizes Jazz Brunches on Sundays. From 11:30 to 2pm you can enjoy live jazz music while savoring on a delicious brunch with savory dishes, sweets and drinks. Reserver your spot here.
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