Noisy, busy and buzzing, the Delacourcelle brothers’ jovial bistro plunges diners into the heart of a Parisian’s Paris. At lunchtime join the flock and go for the fabulous-value formule dejéuner (lunch menu), which might feature truffle chestnut soup, pollack and purple carrots, and for dessert pineapple minestrone, served with a glass of wine and loads of ultracrusty, ultrachewy baguette (the best).

Asian spices mingle with traditional French ingredients, thanks to chef Philippe’s extended sojourns in China, Malaysia, Japan and India. Marc is the man behind the interesting wine list, which focuses on France’s small independent vignerons (wine producers).

There's a heated terrace; phone and laptop chargers are (rare for Paris) available on request.