Business meals in an original setting

Looking for a restaurant with an original theme for a get-together with your staff or customers? There are so many offbeat ideas to bring a touch of fantasy to your next business lunch or dinner in Paris!

Why not climb aboard a special kind of bus to discover the French capital as you've never seen it before, go back to the time of the kings and queens of France for a memorable dinner show, enjoy a bird’s eye view of the horse races ...

Dans le noir: Blind tasting

Dans Le Noir - Terrasse, Paris © OTCP

An amazing experience for your senses awaits you in the heart of the 4th arrondissement of Paris. The concept of this unusual restaurant called Dans le Noir? is to enjoy surprise menus of 2 to 5 dishes in total darkness. Traditional French cuisine is served (vegan menu available) accompanied by delicious wines. To guide you and answer your questions, staff can be present throughout your meal. All you have to do is relax and enjoy this awakening of the 5 senses!

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Pachamama: a small piece of Latin America

Le Pachamama - Le patio 1er étage, Paris

The Pachamama offers an immersion in South America just a stone's throw from the Place de la Bastille. In an exotic setting, this club, restaurant and cocktail bar has 3,000 m² spread over 4 levels for your private events for up to 1,000 people. On the first floor, La Cantina (180 seats) offers a culinary trip with specialities such as Peruvian ceviche, spicy corn soup, beef churrasco, or Pluma Iberica. For a business meal or a reception, choose Mama's semi-private dining room (25 seats), or the adjoining Patio bordered by a green wall (70 seats).

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Les Belles Plantes: bucolic break

Les Belles Plantes - Terrasse jardin, Paris

The Belles Plantes opened in 2018 within the grounds of the Jardin des Plantes. Open all day, this bright and modern restaurant hosts after-work,drinks or business lunches in an idyllic setting. Savour original and delicious cocktails, and seasonal cooking including Parisian brasserie classics. The terrace on the garden side is perfectly suited to your business meals (up to 48 people), while the larger courtyard terrace can host up to 80 people for a cocktail party. The restaurant is available for full private hire for up to 230 people.

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Rural By Marc Veyrat: Mountain Chalet

Rural Paris by Marc Veyrat - Déco ® Isabelle Kanako

Rural by Marc Veyrat, at the Palais des Congrès de Paris, is a bright and convivial eatery that takes its inspiration from a traditional mountain inn. With wooden chairs, tables and beams, and sheepskin fabrics, it has the look of an authentic mountain chalet – ideal for meals for convivial group get-togethers (300 people seated and 440 for a cocktail party) meals. On the menu: local cooking with casserole dishes, an irresistible selection of cheeses, and a choice of traditional desserts from the buffet.

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Reminisens: travel back to royal times

ReminiSens - Diner Baroque - Louis XV, Paris © Caroline Masselin

How about a business meal that takes you back to the time of French royalty, from Louis XIV to Louis XVI?  This is the concept of Reminisens, a restaurant theatrein the heart of Versailles. Menus are inspired by gourmet recipes from the 17th and 18th centuries and the waiters and waitresses are dressed in the costume of the fashion of the French Court of the time. And for an extra touch, you can become a spectator by attending a play while enjoying a meal in a private room!

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Le Buddha Bar: exotic world tour 

Buddha-Bar - Intérieur buddha, Paris

The Buddha bar is a  bar restaurant, with atypical decoration including a statue of Buddha overlooking the main room, is spread over 2 levels. The mezzanine invites you to enjoy an exotic cocktail and the downstairs room is ideal for your business meals. The menu revolves around world food, with Californian, Hawaiian, Asian and Indian influences. Playing a lively eclectic music selection that gets more potent as the night goes on, this is a great place to experience Parisian nightlife. To round off your evening, go to the Buddha Bar’s intimate new bar, the Secret 8 – available for private hire for up to 25 people!

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Manko: burlesque cabaret

Manko Paris - Cabaret tables lumière © Moma Selection

Step through the doors of Manko, a hybrid nightspot on the prestigious Avenue Montaigne. Combining fine dining and theatre, this unique 400 m² venue offers new a festive experience in the heart of Paris! Globally renowned chef Gaston Acurio serves up dishes with Peruvian flavours. The entertainment line-up includes astonishing and burlesque numbers, interspersed with DJ sets. This new hip night spot is available to hire according to your needs: either partially, the restaurant or the 200 m² mezzanine, which offers a bird's eye view of the cabaret, or in its entirety to surprise your guests with a sumptuous setting.

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Le panoramique: dinner at the races

Vincennes hippodrome de Paris - Restaurant panoramique  © Olivier Martin Gambier

For a memorable dinner and spectacle, the Vincennes Hippodrome de Paris is the place to go. The restaurant, Le Panoramique affords a privileged view of the racetrack. And for a special business dinner, a private box is available to you. If you wish, you can also take a peep behind the scenes on a guided visit! It is worth noting that the Vincennes racecourse in Paris has numerous modular spaces for your professional events such as conventions, workshops and cocktail receptions.

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Noto Salle Pleyel: art-deco setting

Noto Salle Pleyel - salle, Paris  © Didier Delmas

Situated above the Salle Pleyel, the recently-renovated famous concert hall Noto Salle Pleyelhonours Italy and the seasons through delicious food – an invitation to travel to the Mediterranean! The interior decor was inspired by images of Visconti’s epic movie The Leopard, but still retains an art deco spirit with crystal chandeliers, thick carpeting and red velvet banquettes. The place can be privately hired from Sunday to Wednesday for up to 120 people for a cocktail reception and for 80 people for a sit-down dinner.

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Train Bleu: return to the Belle Epoque

Le Train Bleu - Grande salle, Paris © Train Bleu

The Buffet de la Gare de Lyon, which would later become Le Train Bleu, was built in 1901 for the Exposition Universelle. Now a listed historical monument, this Parisian institution at the heart of Gare de Lyon train station is just as superb as ever. The restaurant was renovated in 2018 thanks to Maison Rostang and now welcomes guests with splendid Belle Epoque decor featuring ornate gold decorations, frescoes and wood panelling. The chef offers a generous menu inspired by the PLM (Paris-Lyon-Marseille) line, based on regional products from the South West of France. Accustomed to an international clientele, the restaurant welcomes business tourists in transit and takes them on a culinary journey before they catch their train. All aboard!

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Ducasse sur Seine: the gastronomic cruise

Ducasse sur Seine - Tables, Paris

Come aboard the 100% electric boat-restaurant Ducasse sur Seine, moored on the Right Bank of the Seine just opposite the Eiffel Tower. Multi-Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse invites you for a 2-hour gastronomic cruise along the banks of the Seine with views of Paris’s most beautiful monuments. ‘Déjeuner sur Seine’ (‘Lunch on the Seine’) and ‘Nuit Étoilée’ (‘Starry Night’) cruises offer contemporary cuisine that is both healthy and seasonal. For your business lunches and dinners, Le Carré on the upper deck is a perfect private reception space for up to 20 guests. The upper deck can be hired out for private events, either in its entirety (120 people) or in part (45 people). Finally, La Terrasse offers a unique view of the Eiffel Tower at the start and end of the cruise.

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Gourmet cruise: dinner on the Seine

La Croisière Gourmande - Paris Bateau Seine - tables

The Diamant Bleu is a Seine riverboat and welcomes guests for a Croisière Gourmandeevery Saturday evening. This floating restaurant offers passengers a trip along the quaysides with a breathtaking view of the capital's monuments. During this 2-hour-15-minute dinner cruise in a lounge atmosphere with two singers, Paris unfolds before your eyes. The Tasting menu is equally delightful, after which you can enjoy the view from the deck terrace with a glass of champagne and then dancing in the evening to DJ music.

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Bustronome: itinerant restaurant

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Meet at the Arc de Triomphe for a discovery tour of Paris with a meal on board the Bustronome. This double-decker sightseeing bus offers a gastronomic trip lasting from 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours through the heart of Paris. Take a seat aboard this unusual restaurant (38 seats) and watch Paris unfold before your eyes as you enjoy a 4-or 3-course lunch or dinner with food/wine pairing. Throughout the tour, a multilingual audio guide will share all the secrets of the capital and its most beautiful monuments with you. For a company dinner or festive period meal, four buses with a total capacity of 152 seats are available for private hire.

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