Even though it has only just opened, the small, softly-lit bare-brick walled cellar with counter-space only gets packed pretty quickly - the reputation of the Hidden Kitchen preceeds them, and rightly so. There is an excellent selection of wines from €4-12 a glass, and a concise menu of small-plate foods to go with them (between €4-14), which are varied enough to provide either a little aperitif snack or a light supper shared between friends, and even includes sweet options for pudding. Dishes include light-as-air shoestring fries with spicy ketcup, fried chicken that smells so good it nearly won over a vegetarian on our visit and crispy basque pork belly - all of which go beautifully with the judiciously chosen wine.
Verjus, 47 rue Montpensier, 75001 Paris
Open Mon-Fri, 6pm-11pm
All photos copyright Kim Laidlaw Adrey