Are you Looking for a unique restaurant design to visit while in Paris? Check out Derrière, located between République and Les Halles, in the 3rd district of Paris. Created in 2008 by the Mazouz brothers, Mourad and Hakim, the restaurant was born from a desire to receive friends every evening in a family setting, just like home.
What is unique about Derrière is that there is not only one atmosphere but several simultaneously. Its unique restaurant design is a bazaar of retro objects in rooms to mimic an apartment. There are many rooms to choose from. You can sit in the main room, the bedroom, the boudoir, or the terrace (if the weather is nice). At first glance, the aesthetic looks as if the place was decorated by a traveler collecting his best memories and bringing them back home, like a real-sized treasure box.
An imposing Norton Commando 750 motorcycle welcomes us at the entrance and makes us dream of travel. We imagine crossing roads in unknown lands to meet new people and new cultures.
There is a ping-pong table in their lounge where anyone can play in between courses. The owners are passionate about ping-pong and don’t mess around with it. They even installed lighting fixtures inspired by the game and a jar of balls. This is so that the pong player you are, amateur or professional, can play non-stop.
A little to the right, a table inspired by the 60s and 70s to make you comfortable, next to a bronze table with oriental influences and embroidered chairs. The more you go around the establishment, the more you discover travel relics such as an Air Algérie advertising poster next to Kroenenberg beer vintage advertisers, vinyl, road signs to revise your driving code, coffee tables made of Damascus wood, paintings and portraits of several artists.
The more time you spend there, the more you discover new and unique decorative pieces. If you feel like sitting on the red bench in front of the open kitchens to see all the care the chefs take in preparing your dishes, you will be surprised by your reflection on the giant truck mirror that presides. It’s like being at home, comfortably seated on velvet sofas and eating masterfully prepared French and Mediterranean cuisine.
Since the creation of the establishment in 2008, all the beautiful world has met there. One will find gallery owners, producers, editors, and more eating here. It is not just because of the unique restaurant design; the interest in what’s on the plate and what’s around it.
Reservations are strongly recommended as Derrière is always full. Check out our blog page to read more about our travels in other cities.