Bistro in Bastille & Eastern Paris

Tucked away on a charming Bastille backstreet behind a mulberry-coloured façade, Buffet has burgundy leather seating, wooden tables, mirrors and terrazzo floors. Despite its name, there's no smorgasbord but a short daily changing blackboard menu of bistro dishes like lemon sole with hand-cut chips, lamb shoulder with prunes, and chestnut and chocolate mousse that belies the complexity of the cooking.