The Beef Club, Paris — Paris, France
The three owners of the Experimental Cocktail clubs have launched their first food joint, a restaurant specialising in meat, with a speakeasy cocktail club underneath. Located in a former butcher shop, celebrated during the golden years of the food halls of Rungis at Les Halles, the Beef Club is the answer to enjoying good meat in a contemporary setting. Mary Yves le Bourdonnec, one of France’s finest butchers will personally cut and prepare the meat provided by Tim Wilson, legendary British butcher and founder of the Ginger Pig. Those with less carnivorous tendencies can enjoy seafood, including delicious lobsters, oysters or grilled fish. Young talented French designer Dorothée Meilichzon created the space using warm earthy ochre wallpapers mixed with white tiles, mirrors, original French drinks cabinets, kilim-inspired fabrics, wooden floors and furniture evoking the 1950s and 60s. Once you have finished your dinner, you can pop down through an old butchery to the flame-hued cocktail club, designed to keep you dancing until the early hours.