With the traditional Parisian brasserie in decline, a new website is pointing diners to alternative cheap eats. The founders of Les Petites Tables show us where to dine well on a shoestring
‘No kebabs, no sandwiches – that’s our rule. Apart from that, if it’s good we’ll consider it.” Romain Passelande and Thomas Le Gourrierec are talking about their website, Les Petites Tables, a guide to finding a good lunch (and sometimes dinner) in Paris for under €10. At one time, says Romain, you’d look to a brasserie for good basic food; now, brasseries just do rubbishy croque-monsieurs and frozen stuff. But as their quality declined, other places, from bistronomie joints to veggie cafes and ethnic restaurants, filled the gap.