Tuesday, December 11, 2012
BELMONT; the brand new place to be in Paris.
With a skillful blend of colours, styles and flavours, Alfred Bernardin combines different genres to serve up a new, contemporary and sophisticated cuisine at his stunning new restaurant: BELMONT.
Trendy and unconventional,
BELMONT is now open in the heart of the
up-and-coming Sentier district.
Character, originality and eccentricity:
Alfred Bernardin’s new challenge.
A mix and match decor
BELMONT has been completely designed and decorated by its owner, Alfred Bernardin, and his team.
From Paris to Marrakech to New York, Alfred has painstakingly sourced an array of vintage pieces and has designed the rest of the furniture, resulting in a bespoke atmosphere and a unique decor which is quite unlike any other.
Alfred mixes styles and materials to achieve a completely unexpected and highly original result. Chairs from the 1950s, 60s and 70s sit side-by-side contemporary designer-style pieces, everything carefully and precisely set out over the restaurant’s 250 m² to leave an impression of orderly disarray. BELMONT appropriates the chic industrial spirit, offering traditional interior design, with a modern twist. Zinc blends harmoniously with the warmth of the dark, aged beech flooring. The noble material of a leather table marries perfectly with the cosy spirit of a Chesterfield sofa. The decor plays on geometry, blending round, square and oval shapes, beneath an Eiffel-style structure, with a 6-metre high ceiling.
Decidedly singular, this new Parisian restaurant stands out for its unique style. It dares to break all the rules by mixing vintage with contemporary. Over the top? No, resolutely funky!
Original and refined flavours
BELMONT serves up traditional yet highly inventive French cuisine, as well as flavours from beyond our borders: Lebanon, Spain, Italy, Peru, etc.
The menu offers a variety of tapas served all day until late into the evening. Varied, sophisticated and refined, the menu is based around quinoa, guacamole, tabbouleh, jumbo prawns, scallops, duck’s breast, extra-large burrata, or a platter of Iberico de Bellota hams... Flavoursome dishes to suit everyone’s tastes.
To help simplify the lives of its local customers, the restaurant also offers, during opening hours, a take-away service: “BELMONT to go”.
From 9 am at the BELMONT you can enjoy a breakfast selected from a menu including cookies, croissants, carrot cake, a latte, and fresh fruit juices. For lunch, BELMONT offers a menu based around two starters, two main courses and two desserts, as well as a regularly-changing mini-menu comprising fish, meat, pizza, burgers, Caesar salad, etc.
Later in the day, customers can peruse the full tapas menu!
For those wishing to accompany their cocktails with a light snack, the restaurant can serve food until late into the evening, upon the customer’s request.
On Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 am to 4 pm, in a warm and relaxed atmosphere, BELMONT serves an American Brunch (set price of €20) comprising hot drinks, fresh fruit juices, a selection of viennoiseries, etc., along with a choice of eggs Benedict, Norwegian eggs, egg white omelette, omelettes with a variety of fillings, Californian salad, burgers, etc.
To the sound of the DJ (guest or resident) or a BELMONT playlist, customers can accompany their meals or cocktail evenings with the wide range of classics or BELMONT creations. There are currently 44 cocktails!
Tapas, music, cocktails, in the evening the restaurant may start to resemble a mini-nightclub...
Reservations and “Belmont to go”:
01 40 41 90 90
86, rue Réaumur – 75002 Paris
Metro stations: Réaumur or Sentier
Open from Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 2 am
Brunch Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm
Closed Sunday evening from 4 pm
Vinci car park: 32 rue Dussoubs (a stone’s throw from the Belmont)
Number of covers: 140 / Terrace: 20
Capacity for events: 300 +++
Picture windows opening on to the south-facing terrace