We have to admit that British cuisine is somewhat rare in Paris’s culinary melting pot. When the young entrepreneur Julien Roques recently returned from London, he decided to rectify this omission. His idea was actually a good one when approached with all the care that characterized the creation of Rosemary, a self-styled Paris gastropub. The description is well-deserved – in fact, it fits the place like a glove. In front, the pub area with its high bar tables and seats serves half a dozen beers on tap, glasses of wine and a few cocktails, accompanying fish fingers with brown sauce or eggs with Piccadilly sauce. In back, the attractive, comfortable dining room with its British-style wallpaper (floral William Morris and embossed greyish-beige) leads to a small, rustic yard. In the kitchen, Aurélien Sérugue, a young chef who trained with the popular Gordon Ramsay, prepares specialties from across the Channel, sometimes slightly revised. We began with lightly-cooked salmon with horseradish and fresh radish (€9), very much in the zeitgeist of today’s cuisine. Then the obvious choice was the legendary beef Wellington (€24), a jewel of British cuisine. We were pleased by the impeccably-cooked choice cut of beef tenderloin in its puff pastry with a delicious gravy and cress. A chocolate crumble (€10) brought our very pleasurable meal to its conclusion. An appealing place to just have a drink or opt for a very British spread.
From noon to 2:30pm and 7pm to 10pm Closed Sunday evening and Monday Average price: 40 €