March 22 2014
Open since November 2013, Clamato is the little brother to Septime, located right next door and by the one and only, Bertrand Grébaut. Specialising in seafood, oysters and natural wine, it attracts a hipster clientèle – beautiful women and sexy men sporting a few days of stubble.
Great with a group of four or five friends if you are able to bag yourselves a table or as a couple sitting at the bar. Service is friendly and informal. Order a whole lot of small plates – it’s not cheap, but it’s fresh, modern and very tasty. I particularly recommend the smoked eel burger, the artichaut and prawn dish and the deep-fried crab with the most addictive spicy mayonaise that I would happily eat off the spoon until falling blissfully into a food coma…
Essential Information Address: 80 rue de Charonne, 75011 Telephone: 01 43 72 74 53 Website: Facebook Opening Hours: Wednesday – Friday, from 7pm – midnight. Saturday and Sunday, from midday. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Reservations: recommended – a couple of days in advance. Suggested footwear: do you remember those pumps you wore to Bones? Key Words: seafood, shellfish, modern, French