Paris Insider: Le Timbre

The afternoon I arrived back in Paris from 3 weeks of travelling, I was introduced to this adorable hole-in-the-wall.

“Le Timbre” literally translates to “The Stamp” and it is most fitting for this 20-seater.

Le Timbre offers only one menu per service so unless you have major objections or any allergies, you will be having your meal as the chef intended.

Our menu for lunch
Our menu for lunch

€26 for a starter, main and dessert is a really good price for what you get to enjoy, as the ingredients are farm-fresh and the dishes delectably prepared. You can opt for an additional cheese plate for €8, or choose to replace your dessert with the cheese course for €5.

Really fresh poached egg with a potato mousse - amazing.
Fresh eggs make all the difference in a dish. Poached with fluffy clouds of potato cream – amazing.
cod done just-right, leeks caramelised to develop a stronger, sweeter taste. Grilled fennel bulb was crunchy and sweet.
Cod done just-right with crispy skin, leeks caramelised to develop a stronger, sweeter taste, and the grilled fennel bulb was crunchy and sweet.
Lightly grilled to bring forth a moist, juicy sweetness, the warm apricots were beautiful with cold vanilla bean ice cream and that bit of financier.

If you enjoy dishes well-prepared and thought through with the freshest seasonal ingredients in mind, this is a great place. The friendly and prompt service complemented the whole experience.I love it when a restaurant with a simple concept exceeds my expectations on every level!

Le Timbre
3 rue Sainte-Beuve
6th arrondissement
Closest metro: Notre-Dame-des-Champs, line 12, next to Jardin du Luxembourg




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