Where to go for contemporary French food in Paris, includes Le Grand Bain restaurant in Belleville for its small plates, including panisse fries.Erin Dahl

Rue Denoyez has long been a must-visit for lovers of street art, but the petite street has another draw: Le Grand Bain, where British chef Edward Delling Williams has the Paris food community abuzz.

Inside Le Grand Bain restaurant in Paris' Belleville area, with its shiny shabby chic interiors (left) and cocktail bar (right).Le Grand Bain

The Belleville resto specializes in imaginative small plates, blending diverse flavors and international ingredients with ease. The menu rotates regularly, with recent suggestions including pollack ceviche with daikon and wakame, melt-in-your-mouth panisse “fries” with ginger mayonnaise, and smoked eel and crispy pig’s ear with apple sauce atop house made bread.

The fresh-baked bread at Le Petit Bain bakery in Paris, just next door to the Paris restaurant Le Grand Bain in Belleville, is a hit with the locals.Le Grand Bain

The restaurant’s bread was such a hit with diners, the crew recently opened Le Petit Grain, a neighboring bakery serving both sweet and savory provisions.

Related Links

  • Find out more about the best bars and restaurants in Belleville.
  • CREAM café offers craft roasted coffee in the same neighborhood.
  • Le Barbouquin is a cafe, bar, bookshop, reading room, and venue for story telling and theatre in the heart of Belleville. Read about it here.

Written by Erin Dahl for HiP Paris. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, London, Provence, Tuscany, Umbria or Liguria? Check out Haven In.



Erin Dahl

Erin’s had a whimsical affair with Paris since her first trip as a wide-eyed teenager. She is Editor for the HiP Paris Blog as well as Co-founder of Content Coopérative, Paris’s first English-native content agency.

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