Summer’s finally here, so I figured it’s the perfect time to share some tropical Paris inspiration from our recent visit! I found Polpo Brasserie while researching for our trip to Paris and London, and immediately put it on the top of our list of must-see spots.
While Polpo is not exactly in central Paris (it’s technically in Levallois-Perret), it’s completely worth the trek to the end of the metro line. We actually ended up going twice — the first time we tried, they were closed for a special event — so trust me when I say it’s worth it!
I fell in love the moment we walked in the door. The space is decked with bohemian soft seating, rattan furniture, hanging rope lights, and a plethora of tropical plants. Since the restaurant is on a floating barge docked in the Seine, all of the windows and the patio look directly onto the water. Once we sat at the bar, I couldn’t stop looking around at the entire space. I mean, green and white striped booths mixed with wicker lanterns? Peacock chairs and potted palms? Come onnnn.
Even though I was happy enough just getting to see Polpo in person, trying out their drink menu just about as fun. They make an amazing tropical sangria, which was perfect since it was about 90 degrees out. Their paloma was excellent too, and their dried grapefruit garnish made me want to add a bowl dried of citrus slices to our bar cart. While we didn’t stay for dinner, we did try their tuna tartare which was sublime.
If you’re planning on being in Paris anytime soon, you reeaally should check this spot out in person – it’s even better in real life. Now that we’re back, I’m trying to figure out how to bring these boho tropical Paris vibes into our apartment and keep reliving it all year!