Petrelle is an excellent local restaurant known as the secret, romantic place where famous Parisians take their lovers and mistresses.

We're not sure if this is true but the clandestine dining room serves truly seasonal cuisine hidden behind heavy velvet curtains from the inquisitive glances of passers-by.

The space is adorned with found objects and surrealist bibelots such as the plastic Dali-esque lobster we found on our table one night. Fresh flowers and candles sit at the centre of the tables, filling the room with a soft light.

Keep your eye out for celebrity sightings as you enjoy the fabulous cuisine - we saw Isabelle Adjani and Mélanie Laurent one night.

34 rue Petrelle
9th arrondissement


Open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday

Petrelle website