France

The typical French service – unfriendly as hell: Restaurant Le Village Ronsard (6. May 2018)

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The typical French service – unfriendly as hell: Restaurant Le Village Ronsard (6. May 2018)

To finish off the day, we decided to try another restaurant recommended in ‘Where Chefs Eat‘ but unfortunately, the ones close were either closed or even closed for good. So, we ended up in a relatively touristic place with surprisingly many locals. I went for the “Gratinée à l’oignon” (EUR 9.90) which was a typical […]

| October 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
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First time I’ve tried frog legs: Restaurant Aux Lyonnais (5. May 2018)

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First time I’ve tried frog legs: Restaurant Aux Lyonnais (5. May 2018)

My absolutely favourite book when travelling is ‘Where Chefs Eat‘ which is basically the perfect tourist guide for any city which is mentioned in there. Especially, when you are considering visiting the restaurants mentioned in there as they are absolutely lovely and recommended by Michelin starred chefs (but the restaurants recommended are not necessarily Michelin […]

| October 8, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Nice little restaurant for a wine break: Restaurant A. Noste (5. May 2018)

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Nice little restaurant for a wine break: Restaurant A. Noste (5. May 2018)

I didn’t have anything to eat at the Restaurant A. Noste but only 0,25l of Rioja Crianza DOC (EUR 11.00) and a bottle of sparkling water (EUR 3.50) but I saw what others ate and frankly speaking, it looked absolutely nice. The place itself is quite lovely and the service is friendly and attentive. Even […]

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
EUR 33.00 (incl. tip) More »
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Average breakfast with a nice little balcony: Club Lounge @ Le Méridien Étoile (5. May 2018)

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Average breakfast with a nice little balcony: Club Lounge @ Le Méridien Étoile (5. May 2018)

The Club Lounge in the Le Méridien Étoile is definitely nothing special but at least it offers quite a decent breakfast menu. Starting with some elements of salad like cucumbers, tomatoes and actual salad as well as about four different types of cold cuts … … freshly pressed juices … … different types of bread […]

| October 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
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One of the reasons why you would want to visit Paris: Wine Bar L’Ivress Sentier (4. May 2018)

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One of the reasons why you would want to visit Paris: Wine Bar L’Ivress Sentier (4. May 2018)

It is more than 7 years ago since I have been to Paris and somehow I have never been able to get to like the city properly. This evening though managed to turn it around a bit. The “large apéro plate” with a variety of cheeses, paté, tomatoes, cornichons, cold cuts, butter and honey … […]

| October 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
EUR 85.00 (incl. tip) More »
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Perfect spot to relax before visiting the Institut Lumière: Le Bistro Autrement (26. March 2017)

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Perfect spot to relax before visiting the Institut Lumière: Le Bistro Autrement (26. March 2017)

If you are into movies and film history, I can definitely recommend you to visit the ‘Institut Lumière’ but as we are still in France, the opening hours are more of a recommendation than actual opening hours, so I ended up looking for a café to wait until the place actually opens and found ‘Le […]

| May 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Outstanding atmosphere and a few taste surprises: Restaurant Les Loges (25. March 2017)

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Outstanding atmosphere and a few taste surprises: Restaurant Les Loges (25. March 2017)

If you want to dine in a Michelin starred restaurant in Lyon, you have to book a couple of weeks in advance. For most of the options, I didn’t stand a chance of getting a table. Luckily, I managed to get one at the Restaurant Les Loges. And it started quite exquisite after the bar […]

| May 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
EUR 720.00 (incl. tip) More »
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Lovely atmosphere but weak service: Bar @ Cour des Loges (25. March 2017)

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Lovely atmosphere but weak service: Bar @ Cour des Loges (25. March 2017)

Given the ‘Restaurant Les Loges’ only opens at 7:30pm sharp and we were a couple of minutes early, I ended up in the Bar at the Hotel Cour des Loges. As I am a huge ‘Mule’ fan, I went for the “London Mule (Gin Bombay Sapphire, Lemon, Ginger Beer)” (EUR 14.00). The drink is simple […]

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
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