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Les Papilles

30 rue Gay Lussac, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 25 20 79
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“panna cotta” (132 reviews)
“cauliflower soup” (101 reviews)
“fixed menu” (80 reviews)
Open Now
19:00 - 22:30All hours
French, European, Delicatessen
€€ - €€€
30 rue Gay Lussac, 75005 Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The guy who welcomed us was very unwelcoming and even rude. The food is very average and you don't have any choice. You just have to take what they have on the day. The soup is very good but served lukewarm. They don't seem to...More

2  Thank Avner1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate two superb meals here - a dinner and a lunch. The dinner was a set menu of sweet potato, shoulder of lamb, blue cheese and a fig veloutee. The menu changes regularly so check before booking. Lunch was cod and potatoes and rice...More

Thank nics218
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here you have to reserve in advance - and you have to call the owner before 15.00 on the day of your dinner to confirm! Every little space is occupied in this typical French bistro. We would have preferred a bit more space between tables....More

Thank Roarmaag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I had dinner here after a recommendation from a friend, we started of with a butternut soup that was so smooth and was served on crispy bacon and crotons ... delicious. The mains were pork belly stewed soft with vegetables. The servings...More

Thank Anneme V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small restaurant in the Latin Quarter that usually has a set menu for all guests on any given night. We went last week and could not have had a better meal. The menu of the day consisted of a Soup with celery,...More

Thank snyder710
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to get the last free table on a Friday night, at 9.30pm. Although packed, Bertrand gave us a lovely table. We knew there was no menu and Bertrand outlined the food to come - cauliflower soup, followed by duck with vegetables, then...More

Thank kerr_edinburgh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second visit to Les Papilles (for lunch) was so wonderful, it prompted me to write my first review! We were a table of three and were seated promptly. On the owner Bertrand's suggestion, the three of us had pork filet with fresh, seasonal vegetables...More

Thank mhumbert16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Planning ahead for our five-night visit to Paris with another couple, I perused TripAdvisor for an interesting place to dine on our first night. “Les Tastebuds” and its no-menu, you’ll-like-what-we-serve-you approach seemed like it was worth a shot. And we weren’t disappointed. Great bistro atmosphere,...More

Thank DonegalDan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and wine was amazing - could really recommend this place! They even made room for our stroller so we could bring our sleeping baby.

1  Thank hannea360
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For atmosphere, service, wine choice and food quality this would be hard to beat. The single menu on a Saturday worked perfectly. You get the feeling that the staff really want you to have a good experience and we certainly did. This place is fairly...More

Thank Rob_Greg
Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life,
architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The
small streets are filled with classical buildings,
student bars and lively eateries while the squares are
dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined
by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin
once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which
celebrates the great men and women of France. During
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Questions & Answers
8 May 2017|
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Response from bertrand B | Property representative |
Hello No sorry Thank you
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11 April 2017|
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Response from Cowboyup317 |
Thank you everyone. We had a response, and a reservation has been confirmed. Looking forward to dinner!!
16 March 2017|
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Response from Travel2307 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is safer to reserve as the place is small. You can write an email to the restaurant, address on their website. English works fine and in case you have any allergies/intolerances they are able to adapt the fixed menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 rue Gay Lussac, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighbourhood: Quartier Latin
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 25 20 79
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