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Tom Dixon design and plates by Eric Frechon of Le Bristol - Drugstore's new restaurant sets the bar high
The 1960s Champs-Elysées icon counts a brand-spanking new restaurant to its name. Restaurant Le Drugstore is as sleek as can be, in terms of the Tom Dixon design (an open plan marble kitchen boasting, "Come take a look...").
What about the Menu? Thought by Eric Frechon (3 Michelin-starred chef and head of the kitchen at Le Bristol), its revisits the French classics : a golden toasted Croque Monsieur, dainty finger sandwiches... Nothing to be astonished though. But wait for the heavy hitters —a strip of Wagyu beef that disolves on the tongue, a rémoulade of smoked cauliflower and haddock with an irresistable crunchy/soft texture and bursts with flavour. Desserts ? Depends. Millefeuille too sugared, but giant gooey meringue with a zingy berry confit.
OK it's a bit on the expensive side, but the quality is yards better than some of its lack-lustre neighbours. And, like the shopping section, Le Drugstore has late opening hours. Lunch, from 12pm to 2.30pm and dinner, from 7pm to 11.30pm. Whether you're on the Champs craving a 10pm burger or need the latest coffee table book. Or a chocolate éclair! A corner of French pastries is now opened until... 2am !
133 Avenue des Champs-Élysées
|Transport||Metro/RER: Charles de Gaulle Étoile / RER (A)|
|Prix||Starters from €13, burgers €19, mains from €25|
|Heures d'ouverture||Daily 12pm-2.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm|
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