A Mediterranean getaway awaits you at the Yaya restaurant, in the heart of the Docks of Saint-Ouen, less than two kilometres outside of the Paris city limits. Thanks to the Chantzios brothers, you will feel like in Neochori-Ithomi, the village of their yaya (grandmother in Greek) in the Peloponnese region. The decor is made up of long sea ropes hanging from the bar and braided lanterns overhanging the banquettes, in a gigantic room bathed in light.
This ultramodern Greek tavern offers a multitude of dishes based on local products. As a starter, share traditional meze on homemade bread with olive oil. Then opt for pretty garnished plates, such as osso buco in pine honey with seasonal tabbouleh, or grilled cuttlefish with a lemon-flavoured chickpea mash in Espelette chili pepper. For dessert, go for the Yaya orange cake or the chocolate cake with olive oil, black salt and orange zest.
Drawing from the success of this first restaurant, the Chantzios brothers renewed the experience in the Halle Secrétan, located in the 19th arrondissement of Paris. The place gives off a sweet feel of the peninsula, using delicate natural light as well as shades of white and blue. In either restaurant, you will not be disappointed. Just imagine the sound of the waves to perfect the illusion of a trip to the land of Olympus...
8, rue de l'Hippodrome
+33 (0)1 44 04 27 65
Menu: around 29 EUR
33, avenue Secrétan
+33 (0)1 42 41 12 86
Menu: around 30 EUR