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my honeymoon in paris/lyon/barcelona - restaurant advice please :)


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my honeymoon in paris/lyon/barcelona - restaurant advice please :)

Coontentment | | Nov 11, 2012 01:25 PM

Hi everyone, I have loved reading the posts in here for restaurant ideas for Paris and Barcelona. I am really grateful for all of the information that is available on here for people like myself that want to get ideas for restaurants to try.

My fiance (elaine) and I will be spending a month in europe on our honeymoon (we're from Melbourne, Australia). We fly in on the 20th of April at 6:10 am. Elaine will be taking classes at Ecole Gastronomique Bellouet Conseil Paris (in the 15th), so we are trying to fit dining around schedule. We're planning on staying near the eiffel tower.

Our budget is around 100 euros per person for meals (food only) for special restaurants, but I would prefer to aim for the 50 euro mark wherever possible. I am also happy going to markets to get cheese, baguettes and charcuterie to have a picnic in a park. These are the restaurants that we are planning on going to:

Guy Savoy (lunch)
Pierre Gagnaire (lunch) - can anyone tell me the average price for lunch here?
le comptoir
le chateaubriand
huiterere regis

I generally prefer laidback dining where possible, but I am also happy to try some three star michelin options. Are these restaurants a good mix to try, or are they too similar? If anyone has other suggestions I would be happy to hear. I would like to try a reasonable spread of restaurants. We'll be in paris for a total of 12 nights.

Also, we will be in Paris on two weekends. Are there any options for weekends (I see that most restaurants are closed)? If I have not searched thouroughly enough on here for the details of weekend bookings, tell me and i'll keep digging.

I know that i am planning this a long time in advance, but i want to make sure that i can get reservations for the days that i want.

I have yet to research lyon and barcelona, so if anyone has suggestions for those locations I would love to hear them!