If you’re in Paris, the first thing you’ll want is traditional French cuisine – unless you secretly want a fries.
A British restaurant called L’Entente – Le British Brasserie has become a surprise hit among Parisians – which you might not expect.
The French are notoriously snobbish when it comes to food, but the restaurant has become a place of worship.
Managed by Englishman Oliver Woodhead who has lived in Paris for two decades, it also serves British classics like Chinese pâté and lemon posset.
Speaking to The Telegraph, owner Oliver said: “So many people tell me they’re pleasantly surprised. I didn’t expect to be the weekend spot but last Sunday the champagne was still flowing at 5pm.
“The London restaurant scene is light years ahead of Paris.
“It’s revolutionary what we’re doing here – there are 500 registered French restaurants in Britain and countless French-style establishments – in France there is now a British brasserie.”
In the three months since the restaurant opened, members of fashion including Karl Lagerfeld and Marc Jacobs have dined there.
Former French President François Hollande was also present.
And the restaurant has even been featured in the Vogue fashion bible – which is quite the badge of honor.
A weekend brunch might see you eating Earl Gray soaked porridge with fried eggs and black pudding on toast on the side – for € 24 (£ 20).
Or you can feast on a shepherd’s pie for € 17 (£ 14) followed by an apple crumble for € 10 (£ 8).
Oliver told The Telegraph that a very British thing the restaurant insists on is timing.
While many French restaurants will close Sunday and Monday, L’Entente is open seven days a week.
Sun Online previously revealed that there is one restaurant in Paris where people dine completely naked – although keeping your clothes at L’Entente would be better advised.