Le Floréal, the revamped corner bistro in Paris' 10th arrondissement, has had a makeover and is open for business again! This former PMU (French betting-shop-cum-bar chain) was taken over by the crew who own hipster down-and-out bar Chez Jeannette last year, only to close for a couple of months this year to undergo extensive renovations. Freshly reopened, Le Floréal now has a Mondrian-esque facade of geometric blocks of a simple palette of red, yellow, black and white, bringing a bright touch a retro class to this spot just beneath Belleville and just across the street from much-lauded restaurants Le Chateaubriand and Le Dauphin. The terrace gives on to the busy road, but it's elevated and walled in, meaning you can drink or eat outside whilst being slightly removed from the traffic fumes and passing hoi polloi. The interior has an retro 60s-luxe vibe, shining with black lacquer and brass touches, neon lighting announcing "cocktails" and "fruits de mer", and black and red leather banquettes. The slightly American influenced menu features cheese burgers and cheesecake as well as indulgent lobster and other seafood delicacies, served all day every day. You can also just pop in for a coffee or cocktail on the terrace, and breakfast and a weekend brunch are also available.
73 rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75010 Paris
Tel: 01 40 18 46 79
Open: Every day, 8am-2am
All images copyright Kim Laidlaw Adrey