Feted chef Eric Frechon - who has 3 michelin stars to his name - has opened a brand new restaurant, Lazare, at the busy right bank Paris train station, Gare St Lazare. Unlike Frechon's rarefied restaurant at the Bristol Hotel, Lazare is affordable and democratic - open to all, serving food all day in a place better known for its cheap fast food chains. Food here is inspired by traditional, homely French fare, prepared to high standards. Despite being in a station, the street level restaurant is bright and airy, with quirky train references in the likes of faux-timetables on the wall announcing dishes on offer and a daily paper style menu, detailing starters such as escargot with tomatoes and parsley butter (€18), mains such as grilled salmon with seasonal veg (€18) or veal entrecôte with mushrooms (€39), and desserts such as the house speciality of the vanilla-laced Paris-Deauville (€7), which references Frechon's home region of Normandy, reachable by train from this very station. There are also a selection of cheeses, cold meats, and the old French classic of the ham and butter baguette, La Parisien (for an ultra-affordable €7.50). Tables in the main dining room need to be booked in advance, but last minute diners can be seated at the bar or the counter seating.