After an absence from Paris, and getting to take in some sun in a much warmer part of the world, it’s good to be back in Paris. And what better way to return to PAris’ wintry climate than a hearty, warm meal at really good prices? Chez Gladines a t30 Rue des Cinq Diamants in the 13th arrondissement. The place is always well patronized – code for “it is always packed – so be prepared to wait if you go out in a large group”. The prices are arguably the lowest you will find anywhere – and all transactions here are strictly cash (no bank cards accepted). Indeed, at the amounts that they charge for meals, large wads of cash are not necessary.
Bearing all of these factors in mind, I went out for a 26 euro dinner for two people, including wine – which was the most filling, heart and body warming meal I’ve had in a while. And a fantastic, down-to-earth way to return to the city!