In bustling Barbès, Brasserie Bellanger, the French-style Big Mamma à la française of Victor et Charly, serves joyful Frenchy dishes to the trendies of the Paris-North area. In a slightly over the top but efficient decor featuring all the new codes (high velvet chairs, marble bar, mosaics, mismatched tableware, plants, brass, kitsch pitchers…), hangovers can now be treated during a delicious authentically comfy Sunday brunch.
On the programme of treats
The usual suspects are on deck ! Aside from the croque-monsieur, the great classics on the menu (sausage-mashed potatoes €13, tartare €13, truffled white ham €8...) will also be present for the brunch. But the big novelty are the eggs Benedict with grilled lard or veggie with spinach (€12). As main dish, we discover juicy and crispy poultry to share, escorted with crunchy matchstick fries (€16 per person). And for dessert, a new melt in the mouth chocolate cake is the new star (€7) amongst other house specialties—baba au rhum and light millefeuille.
The added plus
The open kitchen behind the bar, right in the middle of the brasserie, where one hears the brigade joke and bang the pots and pans in a jpy brouhaha resolutely communicative. Good vibes guaranteed.
Brunch served on Sunday from noon to 3pm