Top choice french in Tirana

With its lace window curtains and tubs of flowering plants, this might look like a simple French bistrot and indeed, the food leans heavily on Gallic cuisine. But a meal here reveals a refined operation as attentive waiters talk you through the daily menu of artfully executed seasonal dishes, typically including some seafood options and some fabulous starters.

There's also one of the best wine cellars in Tirana with a wide selection of French, Italian and some good Albanian bottles.

With limited tables, it's wise to book ahead.