ECLECTIC, The Brasserie of an Englishman in Paris
The first French creation by the British designer Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio, the Eclectic restaurant has recently set out their table in the new Beaugrenelle district. Featuring Parisian chic with a twist of English eccentricity, the design is inspired by the architectural environment and the modernist spirit of the neighbourhood. Exposed structures and concrete add to the palette of textures, colourful leather banquettes and sculptural furniture are arranged around central alcoves and a succession of open-plan lounges line the façade on the side of the Seine. At the heart of a decor that seems to move in balance, various lamps emit a subtle light that illuminates the talent of Tom Dixon, who has masterfully managed to make an intimate space out of an area of 300 square metres. As eclectic as the name suggests, the restaurant is a heady collage of influences, offering delicacies without borders and signature dishes such as traditional British fish and chips. A mix-and- match highway, bringing together à la carte dining with the essentials of a Parisian brasserie. Perfect for a meal following a movie in the new MK2 cinema designed by Ora Ito, another iconic designer, or before going shopping at the new mall everyone is talking about. JR.
Éclectic, 2 rue de Linois, Paris (15th)
32 min metro ride from the Hotel Fabric ( line 8)
Open daily from 08.00 a.m. to midnight ( last orders at midnight)
Tel. 01 77 36 70 00 ; www.restauranteclectic.fr
photo restaurant Éclectic Paris