Whether you’ve come to the city on a budget or you’re prepared to go the whole hog in terms of cost, eating out in Paris is a must. It is a big part of social life in France and the line between cafe, bistro, brasserie and bar is very much blurred. Le Pantruche, named after the 19th Century theatre nearby serves excellent seasonal and reasonably priced food. Dessance provides a unique dining experience for those with a sweet tooth: the restaurant is desserts only, with a range of intricately detailed deserts and unique flavour combinations. If you want to experience an authentic Brasserie, Bouillon Racine is a heritage-listed 1906 Art Nouveau soup kitchen - and the soup really is delicious - the caramelised onion soup is a particular favourite. In the northern Marais, nouvelle cuisine is flourishing. and bringing new impetus to the food in the city. From Candelaria, a Mexican taco and cocktail bar, to Nanashi, which bills itself as ‘Bento Parisian’ - new leading lights are forming.