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Le 5ème Cru

This Ali Baba’s cave is the kind of place that food and wine lover’s dreams are made of. Strewn with open wine cases of well-priced, classic French wines, it’s a joyful mess where there seems no room for all the bottles. Small dishes are served at lunch, and in the evening, quiche or toasted bread with chorizo, tuna rillettes or ewe cheese and sun-dried tomatoes are served to a decidedly Latin Quarter crowd. You can even rent out the entire place for a special celebration. One of those places you want to brag about knowing, but still keep the secret to yourself.

Le 5ème Cru, 7 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005. Tel: +33 (0)1 40 46 86 34;
Closed Sundays and Mondays. €15–€35