One of our favourite discoveries of 2013 was laidback restaurant Le Richer, from the same team behind slightly more upscale address L'Office (and we're not alone: L'Express Styles agrees it's one of the best Paris restaurants of the year and Le Fooding has awarded it the accolade of best bistro in its 2014 Paris guide). The corner space in the capital's 9th arrondissement, with exposed brick walls and large oval mirrors, houses an unpretentious neobistro serving well-executed lunch and dinner dishes, (such as a trout tartare starter served with cauliflower and tomato and citrus mousse, €10) as well as breakfast, pre-dinner small-plates (check out the smooth and creamy burrata), artisan beers on tap and a selection of well-chosen wines. Richer ticks many boxes: inventive cuisine, seasonal food, relaxed atmosphere, friendly service, reasonable prices (around €35 for two courses), open daily and no need to book in advance (walk-ins only). It's a great option for when you need good food and a good vibe at a moment's notice. We like.
2 rue Richer, 75009 Paris
Open daily from 8am-1am