Bistro in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

There's always at least one vegetarian option (such as roast beetroot and purple-carrot crumble) on the small but superb weekly menu at this welcoming little stone-walled bistro footsteps from Père Lachaise, alongside meat and poultry dishes like confit spiced lamb shoulder or duck terrine with pickled lotus root. Wines are excellent; artisanal beers include a quinoa-based gluten-free brew. Cash only.

Desserts such as Sichuan pepper and chocolate mousse pack a punch.