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“A fabulous restaurant with a really warm welcome”
Review of La Balancoire - CLOSED

La Balancoire
Price range: $20 - $43
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Montmartre
Description: Small bistro located in Montmartre, in the Abbesses / Lepic street area, we offer a seasonal cuisine. The presence of available candy jar and a swing will allow you to return to childhood for a moment.
Reviewed February 25, 2013

This restaurant is located on one of the quieter side streets of lively Montmartre - just a few hundred metres from 'very lively' Pigalle with its adult entertainments.
The restaurant is managed by two brothers who are very warm natured and welcoming - they were very happy to spend a lot of time with our party and were particularly friendly with our children - one of whom was celebrating her 11th birthday and was very excited!
We were seated in the window in old car seats with our daughter happily placed on the balancoire (or swing) that is a feature of the room. The food was of a high quality at affordable prices, although the current exchange rate makes everything in the Eurozone pretty expensive.
This restaurant is strongly recommended for romantic soirée and family celebrations - but it is small and large parties would simply not be able to squeeze in.

2  Thank CrossyCross
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

What a superb place. Excellent service, with staff who were keen to explain the menu in English, unfailingly polite and very friendly. We tried the <indecisiv> menu and were amazed by a fantastic range of simple but creative dishes. The crowd was a mix of fashionable Montmarte locals and international visitors, with a solid wine selection.

Well prized and excellent value.

Would recommend it to anyone. Will be back!

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1  Thank wdbb
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Amazing find in Montmartre! Everything about La Balancoire is 5 star and would recommend going out of your way to visit. Bags full of character, from the food, the ambiance, the staff we had a fantastic experience here.
After arriving during mid-service we were unable to get a table until a bit later as it was completely full, however the waiter took my name and contact details and called me as soon as a table came available. It was well worth the wait. The menu was imaginative and enticing! Very fairly priced for such quality food. The service was impeccable, both waiters were happy to speak English and explain the menu to us. We were well attended throughout and thoroughly enjoyed the surprise aperitifs.
Make La Balancoire a must visit whilst in Paris as you will not be disappointed!

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

This little place was a great experience.
The atmosphere is cosy and homely. There are several quirks to the restaurants that adds to the character.
All the staff were friendly and they could not help you enough.

The prices were cheap for the quality of the food. All courses were interesting and delicious. The barman will give you a little treat before you go, unfortunately for us is was a banana liquer.

This place does not need to be for a special occasion but equally can be. Definitely eat here and definitely book. Several groups had to be turned away on the night.

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Thank Schwinglo
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

This restaurant is amazing! The ambience, the food, the service, everything was excellent. I live in Paris and this is the best restaurant I have come across since moving over to France. My experience was absolutely lovely and I will definitely be going back. The food is inventive, very tasty and extremely reasonably priced, the service is great and they bent over backwards to get me and my date in even though they were quite clearly crowded and we hadn't made a reservation. The wine was superb and complimented the food perfectly. I'm really glad to have found this place and will be going back very soon...maybe this time with a reservation!

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1  Thank Bezza21
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