Another project from the Costes family, those purveyors of Paris lounge cool, this time calling on the interior decoration services of India Mahdavi, who New Yorkers might know from The Hotel on the Rivington and APT, and Londoners from Suka, so the tone has long been set for this there-level café-brasserie.
The décor is more pop-tastic than you might have expected – pink pool table, black-and-white floor tiles and Xavier Vaihan’s massive Sophie sculpture, whose yellow bosom sinks into the floor of one level with the backside coming down the celling of another – but the real surprise is the pedestrian menu. Fish and chips or spaghetti Bolognese, anyone? Chase with a banana split or, as your fellow eurotrash diners, a more than respectable mojito.
For something more secluded than the sceney bar and dining areas, but definitely not any less fancy, then make a booking for the private Germain Paradisio bar and screening room downstairs.