007 Restaurant: Brasserie Terminus NordSeptember 15, 2014
This delightful combination of Art Nouveau and Art Déco is a mere stone’s throw from the Gare du Nord train station. Since 1925, the traditional brasserie has been extending a gourmet welcome to Parisian travelers. Businessmen heading off to London, European Parliament members returning from Brussels, families visiting from the provinces… everyone’s paths cross at Terminus Nord, the most animated of the great Parisian brasseries.
Bond stays in hotel Terminus Nord in Ian Fleming‘s short story “From a View to a Kill”. In John Gardner‘s “Death Is Forever” he says that Terminus Nord’s restaurant is one of his favourite restaurants in Paris.
“Of all the railway stations in Europe, Bond liked the Gare du Nord best. The place held special memories for him. It was also within walking distance of one of his favourite restaurants in Paris – Terminus Nord.
Bistros and restaurants hovering in the shadow of any great railway terminus should normally be avoided. Inevitably their clientele consists of birds of passage, people leaving and arriving at the station. So it follows that the service is perfunctory, at best; at worst, slapdash; while the food is only passable. Happily Terminus Nord, directly opposite the Gare du Nord, is a prestigious exception. Its service is impeccable, while the food attracts gourmets who are not merely passing through the French capital or using the railway station.”
John Gardner: “Death Is Forever”
007 Travelers had dinner at Terminus Nord as well as stayed one night in the hotel.
The food was great and the dessert was delicious!
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