Now this is a place I like to have brunch on Sundays. However, this is brunch with a distinctive difference: unlike the name of this large, baroquo style restaurant on the edge of the Canal Saint Martin, the food just isnt french but in fact Indian.
As my wonderous English blood and years of living in the East End of London, near Brick Lane and Spitalfieds to be precise, have taught me: Indian can only be eaten when its good or when you have had a glass/pint/shot too many. THIS place however, that I also come to at lunchtime has succulent Tikka, Madras and other types of curries, great quality naans and chutneys with a good choice of wines. The unique twist here: its all set in a brassery style place with everything but indian atmosphere except from the food.
You can bring your kids and sit at a large table bordered by sofas or come on an evening for a glass of wine and curry and at lunch for a quick meal before shooting off to Republique or the Quai Valmy.
90 quai de Jemmapes, 75010 Paris
Métro Jacques Bonsergent