An original zinc centrepiece
When passing through the velvet curtain at the front entrance, the 1930s zinc bar attracts immediate attention. The big coffee percolator, in original condition, also stands out. On the floor, the two-tone "tile-cement" paving stones have been preserved, while the red leather bench-seats enhance the white walls, tiled in ceramic – a gentle nod to the city dweller of old. The bistro can accommodate up to 40 guests, and is bright and airy. Here, there are no tablecloths, and customers can either lunch together at the same table, or at the bar, where one can also sit for a coffee or cocktail.
When it’s sunny, the front terrace becomes an extension of the bar, opening right onto the canal. The patio, meanwhile, offers a more private outside environment in which to sit. On Sundays, when the area is pedestrianised, the Hôtel du Nord slows down a gear, putting on a relaxing, casual brunch … just how Sundays should be.
Set menu of the day or business lunch à la carte
Enjoy lunch either in the bistro or the restaurant, two separate and very distinct spaces, with a single, set menu, supplemented daily by three courses of blackboard specials.
© Photos : Valérie Manikowski