5 Affordable Michelin Guide Restaurants in Paris

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As one of the most visited cities in the world, it’s no surprise that Paris boasts an incredible range of restaurants and cuisines. Like other major capitals however, the City of Lights is pretty pricey, so it can be difficult to find excellent eateries that don’t blow your entire budget in one go. Luckily, the Michelin Guide has already done the hard work and highlighted some of the best quality spots around. At these five Bib Gourmand restaurants, you can get a meal for around €25pp.

La Vierge


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This homely neighbourhood restaurant serves up very well-made traditional dishes such as mussels, snails and beef tartare. At lunchtime, you can get three courses for just €20 per person, which really is a steal!



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The decor at this Korean restaurant may be pared back and industrial, but the food is jam-packed with tongue-tingling flavour. You can’t really go wrong with classic dishes like barbecue beef and bimimbap with beef tartare, tofu or kimchi.



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Located in Les Halles, which is nicknamed the ‘stomach of the city’ because it was once the site of Paris’ fresh food market, Lai’Tcha is the sister restaurant of the Michelin-starred Yam’Tcha. The more casual sibling offers comforting, high quality Chinese cuisine, including delicate dim sum and warming noodle soups, for a pleasing price — the most expensive dish on the menu is the sautéed beef, which costs €24.


Another highly-regarded Korean spot in the city is Mandoobar, an intimate locale where you can watch as Seoul-born chef Kim Kwang-Loc works away behind the counter. The menu is brief, featuring tartars, sides and the moreish mandu dumplings that the restaurant is named after.

Pho Tai


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An unassuming gem hidden on a sleepy street in the 13th arondissement, this Vietnamese eatery has achieved legendary status among those in the know. It serves vibrant, authentic dishes — including steaming bowls of its namesake beef broth Pho Tai — in welcoming, no frills surrounds. The brilliant chef behind this cult spot is Mr Te, who moved to France in 1968!