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A weekend near Canal Saint Martin

We booked Hai Kai quite late on, but wouldn't have got in without a reservation. Enjoy your trip!

Dec 01, 2014
Pimpernel in France

A weekend near Canal Saint Martin

Just reporting back.

First of all, thanks for all the advice, we had a wonderful culinary weekend and found a bunch of places that we would otherwise never have got near.

In quick summary:

- Le Boeuf Couronne - incredible starter of mushroom, cream and cheese. Nothing sophisticated but delicious comfort food. Pretty good steak, the puddings stretched the chef. Not in a good way. Ideal location for Pitchfork.

- Hai Kai. We just loved this place. From the friendly, interesting, super-helpful Maitre d' to the deco out of a design magazine, via inventive food, just the perfect modern french restaurant.

- El Nopal delivered good quality burritos and take away mexican beer, which is more than one could ask for late on a saturday night.

- and Holybelly was the perfect brunch spot. We just about beat the queues by getting there around 10am, and enjoyed their take on breakafst nachos.

Thanks again! james

Nov 16, 2014
Pimpernel in France

A weekend near Canal Saint Martin

Thanks for all the advice. We're happy to miss some of the early acts at Pitchfork, so the final food line up is: Boeuf Couronne on Friday, Holybelly or Ten Belles for brekafast on Saturday, Hai Kai for lunch, musee Picasso then El Nopal on the way to Parc de la Villette. And recovering at Brasserie Thoumieux on the Sunday before bundling on to the Eurostar.... Merci! PS and any last minute additions or deletions possible so let me know if you see any mistakes or missed opportunities

Oct 26, 2014
Pimpernel in France

A weekend near Canal Saint Martin

thanks Parnassien, macdogg and the always active and reliable mr talbott - these look terrific. let me have a quick look and report back with decisions

Oct 22, 2014
Pimpernel in France

A weekend near Canal Saint Martin

yes, of course
we loved vingt vins d'art and also took the "get out of the Marais" tip, and found a brilliant wine bar with some incredible tacos (can't quite remember the name will try when i've left work today)

Oct 22, 2014
Pimpernel in France

A weekend near Canal Saint Martin

Hello, i've had brilliant tips from the Parisian Chowhound community before so just wanted to check out my plan for the weekend of 1st November. We're going to a music festival at Parc de la Villette so were thinking of a quick (?) steak au Boeuf Couronne on the Friday night. Then maybe lunch au Deserteurs on Saturday, before wolfing something on the way (a taqueria - any suggestions?).

Then what to do before we get back on the Eurostar - a long lunch? Could go anywhere in Paris, though we will be waking up in the Canal Saint Martin.

Advice much loved xxxx

Oct 20, 2014
Pimpernel in France

Sunday night in the Marais?

That's very kind. We're near Hotel de Ville, but happy to walk anywhere really. So, whatever your favourite would be?

May 01, 2014
Pimpernel in France

Sunday night in the Marais?

Hi everyone

My girlfriend and I are looking for a delicious, but not too formal place for dinner this Sunday. We're at a wedding the night before so somewhere we can recover from our hangover with French food, wine and chat? We're staying I the Marais and may not be up to much travelling...

Many thanks in advance,

James

Apr 28, 2014
Pimpernel in France

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