L’Ange 20 is a charming French Bistro. I found it by googling ‘Paris Bistros’ and was curious because of its exceptionally high rating on Tripadvisor (I think number 7 of all the restaurants in Paris). None of the reviews had a bad word to say. And it was very reasonably priced – 2 courses for €22, 3 courses for €28. Situated right by the Pompidou centre (not my favourite building but always quite fun to see) in a small, quiet side street, but surrounded by a few other tempting looking restaurants, Le Ange 20 is a very welcoming place.
It is TINY, with an open kitchen and as many tables squashed in as possible. The waiter was charming, spoke perfect English and was very attentive. The food was a bit more refined than A la Biche au Bois (another recommended Paris Bistro), I had gambas with guacamole and salad to start and slow-cooked lamb with fresh veg and pumpkin puree to follow. I skipped pudding. The only bad thing was the other guests. All decidedly not French. We had a Russian family next to us who unapologetically spilt wine all over us. And a lot of Americans. I was obviously not the only one who read Trip Adviser. Still, I would recommend it. Book at least a week ahead.
6 Rue Geoffroy l’Angevin, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 40 27 93 67