Bouillon is a Paris institution and was originally a place for white-collar workers to have a three-course lunch of traditional French cuisine with a small pichet of wine to help ease into the afternoon.

Now, both locals and tourist flock to the enormous brasserie for honest, dirt-cheap food that warms the soul and leaves you feeling like you've experienced a little piece of Parisian history.

The waiters and waitresses are notorious for being a little rude but it just adds to the experience. In fact, we think they've been getting a little nicer in recent years which is a bit of a shame.

We recommend the baba au rhum which comes with a whole bottle of rum to add to the desert if you ask nicely.

7 rue du Faubourg Montmartre
9th arrondissement

Open every day

Le Bouillon Chartier website