It is the interior designer Laura Gonzalez who has just restored one of the capital’s oldest pubs to its former glory. What used to be a typically English bar, dark, with a very masculine design, becomes a contemporary HQ where you can enjoy reinvented pub food, Bollywood-style. The places become luminous, solar, with lush Indian notes. On the ground floor of the sign, the large dining room is enriched with a long wooden and copper bard to offer 60 new place settings. At the back of this room, a small cocooning red lounge can accommodate around twenty people. In another angle opens like a charming winter garden, very vegetal, adjoining a large terrace. Enamelled lava tables, colorful printed benches, large pleated fabric lights, dancing tigers and greenery brighten up the place.
In the kitchen, Anglo-Indian chef Manoj Sharma artfully blends the classics of popular British cuisine with the spicy flavors of Delhi. On the plate, crab, lamb or cheddar croquettes, vegetable tempura, fried calamari, roasted beets, eggplant caviar, burrata, sea bass ceviche, Scottish salmon marinated in gin, croque-sir, croque vegetarian, Winston salad, Lady Bombay salad, roast free-range chicken, lobster curry; for dessert, mango lassi, rum baba, red fruit pavlova, fresh strawberries and raspberries.
We love the idea of platters to share: the Churchill, which includes fried calamari, vegetarian tempura, onion rings, cheddar croquettes, eggplant caviar, lamb croquettes, fried chicken, or the signature platter, with Scottish salmon marinated in gin, tuna tartare, squid, sea bass ceviche, crab cakes and naan. The prices are low – a full meal (excluding drinks) from around thirty euros – which explains a mixed clientele in this district both tourist and business.
Sir Winston Churchill, 5 Rue de Pres-bourg, Paris XVIth. Phone. : 01.40.67.17.37.