The 5 finest brunch spots to try in, and around, Paris
Just like finding the perfect place to enjoy a glass of champagne, finding just the right brunch spot can sometimes be difficult. The best chefs in the French capital have been serving insanely good brunches for years, but with so many offers, finding one that feels just right is harder than ever.
Thankfully, we’ve sorted a shortlist of the 5 finest brunch spots that serve some of the best Sunday food you’ll crave at any time of the day. You’re probably smelling the croissants already, so let’s get right to it!
One hotel, three different restaurants to choose from, the choice; La Bauhinia. The place, inspired by Hong-Kong’s famous flower has everything you’ll need to have a royal experience. As brunches usually go, four courses are available on the weekend: breakfast, entrées, charcuteries and cheese & deserts. On top of that, in order to provide the utmost in comfort, a freshly cooked selection of eggs are served at your table directly. After that your job becomes simple: get your feet under the table and relish!
Le Dalí probably is offering one of the finest brunching experiences in all of Paris. The attention to detail, as you may already know if you’re familiar with Le Meurice, is second to none. It revolves around the finest of both worlds as both Chef Jocelyn Herland and pastry Chef Cédric Grolet offer you a fine selection for a convivial meal. “My aim is to surprise our guests” says Jocelyn Herland, Executive Chef for the palace “and then to let the food carry them into the story of the flavours”. Which — really — sounds like the perfect Sunday food, if you ask us!
Starting off the A-list with a banger: you’ve probably heard about le Royal Monceau? The Parisian palace has one of the best cuisines in Paris, quite literally. The eponym restaurant serves brunches on weekends, with a collection of the best food in the country. While Pierre Hermé takes care of the pastries, the rest of your meal will be made out of the best organic, fresh and local products you can find in and around Paris. The place doesn’t forget anyone: both gluten free and lactose free alternatives are available. But you were probably already convinced by the mouth-watering visuals below…
Chantilly is about 45 minutes away from the city, in a peaceful scenery, which is perfect if you want a break from Paris for a day or two. Hyatt has recently opened its latest establishment there, and even if it’s not located in the city centre of Paris, you can still enjoy the best food France has to offer. The place’s restaurant and its chef, Christophe Scheller, focuses on fresh products but switches it up from the usual with a very nice, industrial setting. From seafood delights, to foie-gras or a selection of the finest charcuterie in town, very little doubt is left when it comes to the quality of your experience there.
Before we go any further with the description, please keep in mind that La Régalade is one of the pioneers of bistronomie in Paris. If you’re wondering about the place’s reputation, know that Parisians appreciate La Régalade for both its cuisine and its ambiance. Or should we say “ambiances”: the place mixes fun, convivial, laid-back environments with the best French bistronomy. “My cuisine follows religiously 3 commandments” states Bruno Doucet, the mind behind the fooderie. “The respect of products, a precise seasoning and perfect cooking”. With these three principles as a foundation, not much can go wrong. The rest is now up to you to discover.