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Perfect backstreet bistro
Word to the wise: If you want to eat at Frenchie, book now – reservations are like gold dust.
An alley round the back of Les Halles might not sound like the most auspicious location for a great restaurant, but this hugely popular, easy-going bistro is a mould-breaker. Packed daily since it opened a few years ago, the food at this intimate little place is sensational (and well-priced) with a fixed price menu of French dishes that are classic albeit rather lighter than is strictly traditional.
Frenchie also has a menu for its cosy, wood-beamed wine bar – one that goes beyond mere finger food – so consider trying there if a dining room reservation proves elusive.