Chartier, an 18th century dining hall just off Montmartre, is not an unknown restaurant. It is perhaps as popular with tourists as it is with locals. The mixture of people, of languages and of harried waiters all add to the extraordinary atmosphere this place has. Queues can be long but after you get rushed to a table, and you’ve settled on a narrow bench, you’ll fully appreciate what’s going on around you. Waiters dart around the place, scribbling food choices on tablecloths, narrowly avoiding crashing into large trays of fois gras and chocolat chaud which float through the hall at a top pace. You’ll make friends with your neighbour, even if you’re the anti-social type. Don’t expect anything luxe or Michelin starred food. But you will leave smiling, as will your wallet.
7 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre