Reviewed by Ruman
We think we’ve found the best halal burger restaurant in Paris.
We’ve had our fair share of average burgers in Paris and London alike. It seems halal-eaters can’t get enough of burgers so Zohra and I take took one (or three) for the team in order to find a burger worth shouting about in Paris. Lo and behold, we found just that at Le Butcher, a burger restaurant just ten minutes walk away from the Arc de Triomphe.
With velvet-cushioned seats, a big neon sign spelling out ‘BUTCHER’, hipster light bulbs and plenty of seats, Le Butcher definitely stands out in comparison to the other halal restaurants we have visited in Paris. A waitress greeted us upon entering and let us choose our seats. The restaurant also has seating upstairs which is great for private/group dining and parties).
We browsed the menu (which was in French) and chose the ‘Le Champs-Élysées’ burger. The menu has a variety of beef and chicken burgers (including a fish burger and veggie burger), items from the grill (beef and chicken steaks) as well as what they’ve termed ‘Anti Burger’. This section of the menu includes some French classics such as Croque Monsieur, Croque Madame as well as salads, fish & chips and beef carpaccio (all halal of course).
The burger we chose consisted of a 150g organic beef patty, iceberg lettuce, tomato, caramelised onions, pickled, melted cheddar and a house sauce in between freshly baked seeded bread delivered daily by their baker.
The burger was cooked just how we wanted. The medium cooked patty resulted in a juicy, great tasting burger. The toppings, though pretty standard for gourmet burgers, worked really well together and I appreciated the generous helping of caramelised onions which added a sweetness to the burger without overpowering the other flavours. You could tell the bread was fresh as it was soft and it held the ingredients together well. My only gripe would be that the seeds from the bun went everywhere as I tried to bite into the burger which made for a messy lunch but a delicious one at that!
We ordered fries alongside the burger which were served in a little basket and faux newspaper. The fries were pretty standard so nothing to shout about. I have to admit that I did enjoy reading the text on the ‘newspaper’ which was all about the difference between fries and chips.
Having visited Joe Burger a few days before (read our review here), it was great to see another great halal burger spot in Paris, but this time one that had plenty of seating and felt more relaxed. I think it’s fair to say that Le Butcher is one of the best halal burger spots in Paris, if not the best (it’s a tough call between Le Butcher and Joe Burger). Given its location, it’s the perfect option during a trip to the Arc de Triomphe or any other attractions in that area. The service is friendly and the restaurant would be a good option for couples, groups and families alike (there’s an option for kids on the menu too).
Value for money: 8/10 (€18.40/£16.23 total bill // €18.40pp/£16.23pp)
Halal Status: All meat served is halal and organic. Alcohol is not available.
Address: 157 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, France
Nearest stations: George V
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Ruman eats a brownie a day, but only with coffee. She struggles to eat more than 2/3 of an adult size portion of food, but always has room for dessert. When not exploring restaurants, galleries or cities around the world, Ruman is a Marketing Ninja at Halal Gems, where she also holds the title of Chief Chocolate Officer.
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Reviewed by Ruman