Review on Le Grand Véfour
Le Grand Véfour restaurant located in the gardens of the Palais Royal is housed in a beautiful 19th century building that has been a restaurant since the 1780's. This romantic restaurant, classed as an historic building has had its fair share of famous diners, Napoleon, Danton, Hugo, Colette and Jean Cocteau have all dined here, as the brass plaques on the tables will testify. Much of the original décor remain, the magnificent carved boiserie ceiling, the famous mirror decorations, ornate gilded frescos and the early 19th century glass paintings of goddesses. Tables are well laid with crisp white linen, elegant porcelaine de Limoge and Baccarat glasses.
Guy Martin has headed up the kitchen since November 1991 and he has created a menu of exceptional culinary delights. The cooking is classically French, with skill in abundance and eye-catching presentation on the exquisite plates. Open your account with duck terrine served on watermelon, delicately flavoured with spices or frog's legs in a sorrel sauce. Follow on with a steamed fillet of sole infused with tetragon, a New Zealand spinach, parmesan and shellfish emulsion or noisettes of lamb with star anise. Proceedings conclude in style with stunning desserts such as gourmandises au chocolat, a medley of chocolate served with chocolate sorbet or strawberries on a lemon crisp infused with spices. There is an excellent choice of cheeses from Guy Martin's native Savoy and an impressive wine list to complement the cuisine. Service is flawless and attentive but prices are extravagant, so you might want to consider their lunchtime menu at 88 Euros.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.30 - 1.45pm Mon-Fri
Dinner: 8.00 - 9.30pm Mon-Thu
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express