Paris is packed with good restaurants, but the ones I love most are those where the locals go out to eat. La Régalade Conservatoire is one of those places. The restaurant is part of Hotel de Nell and located just off the Grand Boulevard in Rue du Conservatoire. The ‘bistronomy’ concept by Bruno Doucet is simple and stylish. The menu is down-to-earth and very accessible. With its multiple choice fixed price menu (€37 for a three-course meal) you can expect seasonal, local and traditional recipes with a contemporary flair. Reinventions of your grandmother’s dishes are served up in new ways but without losing the original flavours.
The decor is kept simple but stylish. A black and white checkered floors with dark blue walls make it sophisticated. The bistro accents like blackboards with the daily special, and artisan breads, are fun and down to earth. This mixture makes the restaurant a comfortable and informal space to have breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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Bistronomy La Régalade Conservatoire is famed for its simplicity and finesse. The dishes bring back memories of traditional flavours but have a modern twist.
I had a delicious risotto with black ink from squid, and prawns as a starter. A rich dish full of flavour. As a main I had a juicy steak and seasoned potatoes. The best was their signature dessert: grandmother’s rice pudding. I don’t think I’ve ever had rice pudding with so much flavour. It has that perfect hint of vanilla, and just the perfect structure. Loved it! The service is great and warm, very personable. I would love to eat her again some time.
For reservations: La Régalade Conservatoire
7 Rue du Conservatoire