As a student I am always in the pursuit of a bargain here in Paris, and this week I found a very reasonably restaurant called Chartier (unfortunately it is not Cartier!) in the 9th arrondissement. Clearly I am not the only person to have heard about the restaurants great prices as the place quickly fills up, so make sure to come early!
While here my friend (who is a know it all about Paris, and fills me in on tidbits of information all the time) explains that the restaurant was in a previous life a soup kitchen and has been transformed into a large restaurant who's motto is to "satisfy the bellies without hurting the wallets". (Simple and to the point I guess?)
Be warned the menu is only available in French, but the waiting staff were very friendly and offered several recommendations. I took the recommendations of the waiters and ordered some Crevettes roses mayonnaise for the great price of just €3.70, as a starter. For my main course I picked the sausage and Lentils for the reasonable price of €8.60. (We decided against desert, choosing instead to pick up some ice cream later!)
The Crevettes were delicious, I was very sorry to have finished them but was left excited about my main course.
The sausages and lentils were really good and very filling, my friend had the chicken which surprisingly was very Irish like as it came with chips and gravy!(Not something I have seen very much of here in Paris)
As the restaurant gets very packed you may have to share your table with other guests, so I advice you to get there early so you have plenty of space!
7 rue du Faubourg Montmartre 75009 Paris
Tel: 01 47 70 86 29
Metro: Grand Boulevard (lines 8 & 9)
Open: 11:30 am till 10 pm daily
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