We dined on quiet Parisian Sunday at about 230pm and seemed to arrive at this charming old `little castle' at the end of a busy lunch shift for the restaurant. Given its location - so close to Notre Dame - it was unsurprisingly brimming with tourists so initially I was wary of the quality of the meal that was to come.
My fears proved to be completely unfounded though. After a weekend of indulgence we decided to skip entrees and started with the mains - Sea bass and scallops and duck with pistachio. Both were immaculately presented and bursting with flavour. My scallops and sea bass were cooked to perfection with just the right amount of sauce to compliment. For dessert we had the creme brulee and the poached pear. Both perfectly edible but unfortunately not up to the same standard as the mains. 5 stars for the mains and the bottle of Sancere and 4 for the dessert.
In a city overrun by overpriced tourist food options this is a rare jewel. We had no issues in being rushed out of the restaurant that a recent reviewer experience but perhaps this was because by the time we got to dessert it was 330pm. We found the service to be excellent and the wait staff were pleasant. If you are looking for a tasty hearty meal that won't leave you disappointed for the 20 euros you paid for it then L Petit Chatelet is for you. I will definitely go back the next time I'm in Paris.
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