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La Coupole if you have time for only one meal

A classic institution in Montparnasse

PARIS: La Coupole is a classic institution in Montparnasse and the world’s most famous French brassiere. The restaurant is massive and the art deco style interior beautiful. These places have had plenty of socializing and historical celebrations for decades. A beautiful sculpture is placed in the centre and artwork highly displayed all around. La Coupole is always crowded and I would suggest making a reservation.

La Coupole

From my previous visits I know the menu has highs and lows, but this time the seafood and the famed lamb curry was perfect – and notoriously served to President Francois Mitterrand which happened to be his last meal. The dish is spicy and delicious if you are a fan of Indian food.

La Coupole
Escargot as a starter

Focused on Seafood

However, the menu is focused on seafood and the every item on the Royal Platter of Seafood was fresh, including all the 18 Irish oysters accompanied by butter bread and pickled onions and lemon. Our desserts of with liquid chocolate were amazing and the perfect end to a lovely meal.

For birthdays, there is uproar of servers parading and singing with lights and sparklers – this happened three times that evening – noisy and fun. This landmark brassiere opened in 1927 and if you were passing through Paris and had time for only one meal to taste French, this is the one.

La Coupole

To be honest; It wasn’t cheap at all

Order: Royal Platter of Seafood, crab, lobster, langoustines, prawns and 18 oysters. Beef and Indian Lamb Curry, served since 1927. Dessert: Warm chocolate poured over profiteroles.
Price: 150 euro with wine for two
Value: It wasn’t cheap but worth every euro
Best for: Dinner with your partner or sealing a deal.
Address: 102 Bd Montparnasse, Paris. Phone: +33 1 43 201420
Website: https://www.lacoupole-paris.com/

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Gudmund Lindbaek
Gudmund Lindbaek
Journalist founded King Goya a few years back. Meeting people, local food and engaging stories are my passion. I plan for ambitious once-in-a-lifetime trips. My delight is the prospect of Future Travels: Longer, Slower, Farther! I just want a tiny slice of adventure to be alive, and then excited to return home.

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