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Manger restaurant Paris

Manger restaurant Paris

Manger restaurant Paris

Manger restaurant Paris

Manger restaurant Paris

Manger restaurant Paris

Address 24 rue Keller; 75011 Paris
by rue de la Roquette
Neighbourhood 11th Arrondissement – Bastille | See on map
Metro Voltaire [M9], Bastille [M1, M5, M8], Ledru-Rollin [M8]
Telephone +33 1 43 38 69 15
Website http://manger-leresto.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Manger/351246108315141
Price Lunch menu EUR 25-34. Dinner menu EUR 55. À la carte EUR 40-60.
Hours Tues-Sat 12-14:30, 19:30-22:30

Similar to celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen in London, Thierry Monassier’s Manger is built around an apprentice programme that takes in underprivileged youth and trains them for a career in hospitality. And as at the pukka Brit’s restaurant, the good cause doesn’t come at the expense of ambition; this is no soup kitchen.

It is a former supermarket, but the talented Marie Deroudilhe has worked her magic on the interiors, and in charge of the kitchen you’ll find young hotshot William Pradeleix whose cuisine has turned the place into one of the hottest eateries in town. Think modern French with plenty of innovative touches and international references.

Some of the country’s top chefs, masters like Pierre Gagnaire and Yannick Alléno, have also chipped in, donating recipes for the special dîner des chefs evening menu. Ordering à la carte will cost you about the same, while the prix-fixe lunch menu – each day featuring a different theme from grilled, spit-roasted, steamed, simmered, or comfort food – is slightly cheaper.

Located in a bobo area near Bastille and hyped relentlessly by both magazines and blogs, it’s predictably popular among the thirty-something media crowd, so preen yourself for a night of posturing. That’s when the generously pour of wine (un vrai verre de vin – a quarter bottle) is particularly welcome.