Le Trumilou

Tel: +33 1 42 77 63 98
Address: 84, quai de l’Hôtel de Ville – 75004 Paris
Cuisine Type: French
Metro: Hôtel de Ville

A quiet family bistrot in the heart of Paris (next to the main town hall). Apart from a few fellow tourists, you may well be welcomed by the host’s children, who greet the customers on Saturdays.

Le Trumilou offers a respectable choice of traditional French food, not too sophisticated but very reliable. Jump back in time, to the good old days when your mother fed you with a thick vegetable soup and fresh crusty bread ; when meals were cooked for hours, and meat was so tender that it melted in your mouth.

Are you there ? Now try la mijotée de canard aux pruneaux (duck with prunes), so soft and tender with a dangerously tasty wine and honey sauce. Or l’andouillette, typical bistrot food, a large traditional sausage roasted and served with home-made French fries and a mustard sauce.

Oh, one last thing to persuade you: in the view on the river Seine probably lies a hint of what the true Paris means to the Parisians.