Opened in 2016, located in the redeveloped Les Halles in front of the Jardin Nelson Mandela and opposite Saint-Eustache church, legendary chef Alain Ducasse's Champeaux is something special. Sitting in the sun on the terrace, people-watching and eating some of the finest fare in the capital, it couldn’t get more perfect. While inside you feel like you're going back in time (but somehow not); the interior design by Ciguë is all pure lines and raw materials, the strongest element being the huge metal slats (like a rail station departures board) showing information on the menu. Then there’s the food: contemporary yet earthy, in the market-brasserie tradition – the name Champeaux is a reference to the large market that stood on the site back in the 12th century. The signature dishes are the snails, oysters, boudins (black and white puddings) and tartars but served with light sauces and flavourful condiments. The restaurant's been a riotous success since it opened – even though it's on the pricey side for a brasserie – partly because of its cocktail and wine list; you can also just come for an aperitif.
ChampeauxAn Alain Ducasse brasserie, bar and lounge exquisitely designed and serving stunning food and drink
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