In the centre of the Parisian golden triangle, a gastronomic restaurant awarded two stars by the Michelin Guide and ranked 28th by the 50 Best, nestled within a superb 19th century private mansion.

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It is such a tremendous joy and honour for Le Clarence, Christophe Pelé and his team to be ranked 28th in the much-anticipated World’s 50 Best Restaurants classification, making it 2nd finest restaurant in France. This award is a true celebration of Le Clarence’s identity. Born out of a magical recipe, the main ingredients include the audacious concoctions of a seasoned “rebel” Chef, Christophe Pelé, mixed in with the vision of a daring entrepreneur, Prince Robert of Luxembourg, President & CEO of family company, Domaine Clarence Dillon. Together, in November 2015, they created a unique blend of instinctive, brilliantly executed modern cuisine, juxtaposed with the warm traditional charm of a French chateau. Chef Christophe Pelé, on behalf of his entire team, salutes the 50 Best Committee and states: “This extraordinary vote of confidence from such a distinguished panel of epicurean connoisseurs touches us deeply.” Delighted, Prince Robert of Luxembourg remarks: “At Le Clarence, we aimed to create a unique environment where time stands still. On every occasion that I have the pleasure to enjoy Chef Pelé’s cuisine, I am deeply moved by the elegance, delicacy and subtlety of his compositions.”

Chef Christophe Pelé

Brilliantly, he creates an instinctive, inspired and vibrantly modern style of cuisine. At Le Clarence, there is no settled menu, but rather a variety of dishes based on exceptional and seasonal products. The land-sea associations, dear to the chef, are sublimated during each “sequence” of the meal by a myriad of satellite plates with marked flavours. 

Porcini, Puff pastry, Parmesan, Gwell
©Richard Haughton

Pigeon tourte, Foie gras, Spinach, Pigeon jus
©Richard Haughton

Cuttlefish tentacle, Tempura, Oyster, Ginger
©Richard Haughton

Vibrant, daring cuisine

Christophe Pelé brings a touch of innovation and spontaneity that makes Le Clarence’s cuisine inspired and deliciously appealing. This culinary daring is enhanced by the charm of service “à la française”.Provided with a cellar filled with rare wines and highly-valued vintages, the sommeliers of Le Clarence think up pairings to honour Christophe Pelé’s dishes every day.

  • Porcini, Puff pastry, Parmesan, Gwell
    ©Richard Haughton

  • Pigeon tourte, Foie gras, Spinach, Pigeon jus
    ©Richard Haughton

  • Cuttlefish tentacle, Tempura, Oyster, Ginger
    ©Richard Haughton

The Premises

Far from the hustle and bustle of Paris, the experience of enjoying a meal at Le Clarence is a marvellous example of time suspended, so dear to the hearts of Parisians and visiting guests. In this private mansion in the 8th arrondissement, the finest artistic craftsmen have succeeded in creating an extra-special touch inherent to private homes, by drawing their inspiration from the unique charm of Bordeaux estates.
To precede or prolong the moment, a large, stately reception room with its confidential atmosphere, a bar and three private reception rooms especially for customers’ use.

The private reception rooms

On the third floor of the restaurant, three private reception rooms, fully equipped and connected, can welcome all types of event. Business lunches, seminars, press lunches or private dinners… To make each occasion an exceptional moment.

Restaurant Le Clarence

31, avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt
75008 Paris
+33 1 82 82 10 10


The restaurant will be closed from Saturday August 6th (after lunch) until Tuesday August 30th (reopening for dinner)
Wishing you all a great summer and looking forward to welcoming you back!