Change of plans at the last minute – 404 was PACKED…on a MONDAY. Will definitely book for another time…
We ended up walking towards the Centre Pompidou, which incidentally is stunning all lit up. Love Paris at night. We stopped outside another Moroccan restaurant called Riad Nejma…didn’t really have the intention of going in but we were approached by a drunk Russian and before we knew it we were inside the restaurant evading said Russian.
I was really looking forward to trying 404, but this was a great last-minute alternative. It’s a beautiful place – ignoring the excessive indoor trees – a brilliant restaurant to go to with a group of friends. There’s a huge indoor-courtyard with a glass roof, and two floors of seating. At one point there was live music coming from upstairs…staff were friendly, service was fast, and the food was YUM.
I had the Tagine d’agneau, pruneaux et amandes – it was deliciousss. The lamb was so tender it was melting off the bone. The girls shared copious amounts of Saadi couscous (with chicken & Merguez sausage) – We all licked our plates clean and were the last to leave.
The meal came to €35 per head including wine and cocktails; which I thought was pretty reasonable considering location.
There really wasn’t much to complain about, apart from the bad Khobez bread served with the tagine, and the fact that there were still stones in the prunes. Oh, and stay away from the cocktails – the Mojitos were awful (mint syrup in a Mojito???) All in all, a brilliant night out with the girls!