After, during or before a visit to the National Museum of Natural History, the Ménagerie or to the Jardin des Plantes, are you looking for a haven of peace to enjoy a drink, a meal or a sweet break? Rush to discover the new café-brasserie named “Les Belles Plantes”.
In lieu of “La Baleine”, this hidden spot on the side behind the Ménagerie will seduce everyone. Two green terraces, a large bar and a spacious and light restaurant with a bucolic style await you. You will definitely make yourself at home.
Flowered wallpapers, wicker furniture and dried flowers create the charming and laid-back décor of the restaurant. Speaking of the terraces, on one hand you’ve got varied tables like at some table d’hôte or the garden lounge surrounded by mini-kitchen gardens (no, don’t eat the tomatoes!) and on the other side, a sunny terrace looking onto the Jardin des Plantes fauna and flora.
The asset of the place is that it’s open all day long, from 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (from April to late September). Whether you’re looking for a place to have lunch on the go, to dine al fresco or to have a drink, a sweet break, an ice cream or an aperitif, you’re at the right place.
Moving on to the menu, the place has a simple but tasty menu with dishes and courses based on fresh and seasonal products. If you want to chill on the terrace, go for the lovely boards to share. Charcuteries and cheeses or antipasti, shrimps and tapenades, it’s up to you.
As a starter, go for the soft-boiled egg marinated with asparagus or the tuna tartare with mango.
Now onto the main course, vegetarians will choose the gourmet veggie club sandwich. But how about fish? Choose the semi-cooked tuna and its delicious ginger-lime sauce served with ratatouille. A ratatouille like we love and where nothing is actually mashed.
To end the meal or have a break in the afternoon with an ice cream scoop, a cheesecake and even a chocolate cake.
Of course, in light of the location, children are not left out. A drink, main course and dessert menu is served for €13 for them. They can choose between the garden burger, the fish & chips or the pasta with tomato sauce. For the dessert, it’s compote, Haribo ice cream or chocolate waffle.
For the relaxing break, we go for the lovelies and delicious cocktails the bar has. The place also offer beautiful creations such as the Folle Envie that blends lemon peel, cardamom, Archibald French tonic and fresh rosemary. Soft people like me will go for the Detox du Jardin based on cucumber, fresh mint, lime, apple juice, cane syrup.
From 6 June 2018 to 30 September 2018
Les Belles Plantes
47 Rue Cuvier
75005 Paris 5
coupes glacées: 8-9 €
planches à partager: 19-21 €
entrée+plat ou plat+dessert: 22,5 €
entrée+plat+dessert: 28 €
Ouvert d'avril à fin septembre
Group booking (+5 people)