Le Royal Opera, 19 Avenue de l’Opera, Paris
We’d walked past this café/restaurant many times on our way to and from the apartment. Once we stopped for tea and a croissant and sat outside on your way to the Roissy Bus. But, we’d never eaten here until now.
We’d just arrived from Beaune by train and had our bags, and it was lunch time. The restaurant was pretty crowded but the guy found us a banquette so we could arrange all our bags and backpacks.
A very lively little Italian waitress was a hoot and kept all her customers entertained, including us. Quite an extensive menu, but we opted for a lunch salade composée. The food was very good—a different spin on the perigourdienne theme, but tasty. Prices are reasonable, but not as cheap as in Burgundy—we are in Paris, after all!
The décor inside is quite opulent—lovely ceilings, big paintings, mirrors. I guess it’s with a nod to the Opera Garnier up the street.
We were glad that we came here finally and will happily add it to our list of local places.