Le Moulin de la Galette
courtesy of Le Moulin de la Galette

Montmartre may be one of the most popular neighbourhoods of Paris, but this affection hasn’t always translated to good eating for visitors. Now, though, one of the most famous restaurants in the area, the charming old 17th-century windmill known as Le Moulin de la Galette has reopened after a stylish renovation with a very appealing new menu.

Pride of place here goes to beef from Scotland, the US and Argentina, depending on the cut, cooked on a Spanish-made Josper grill. It makes for a fine feast after a starter – maybe escargots, terrine de foie gras de canard or house-smoked organic Irish salmon. There’s also a good assortment of other dishes, including, for example, scallops in maltaise sauce, cod roasted with thyme, and wild duck with cabbage.

Don’t miss the chocolate mousse or the organic lemon meringue tart for dessert, and note that they have a charming outdoor terrace for warm-weather dining. As it has become very popular with the locals since it reopened, reservations are essential.

Le Moulin de la Galette, 83 rue Lepic, Paris 18th. +33 1 46 06 84 77. Average price à la carte: €40.

From France Today magazine