As one of the shining stars of Paris' restaurant scene, Septime offers an unforgettable contemporary French dining experience at the hands of the highly talented young French chef, Bertrand Grébaut. Grébaut (ex. L'Arpege and Joel Robuchon) is one of the leaders of France’s gifted young chefs who have worked their way through the world’s best gastronomy kitchens, yet have opted away from the Michelin limelight in favour of opening their own fresh and creative take on the modern French bistro - i.e. highly sophisticated cuisine served with seriously democratic prices. Septime offers a highly affordable 3-course lunchtime menu for only €26 euros, and an evening 5-course “carte blanche” menu for €55 euros. The perfectly executed, inventive and artfully presented dishes celebrate the season’s finest produce - asparagus spears in oyster sauce gribiche, mushrooms en brodo, a smear of chocolate and caramel au beurre salé with fresh passionfruit ice cream. The industrial-meets-rustic-farmhouse setting is chic yet welcoming; the expertly chosen wine list features some fantastic rare varietals (where organic wines feature heavily); and the charming and professional service team are another highlight of the experience. If there’s only one restaurant that you visit in Paris, make sure that it’s this one. Bookings essential.