This outlet will boast full table service in a 180-seater restaurant, serving breakfasts, brunches, lunches, afternoon teas and even dinners, in addition to the famous display counter.
PAUL is popularly known from French airports mostly but it has been a family business since 1889 and has spread the taste of its patisseries and baguettes across Europe, Asia, USA and the Middle East, as well as Africa and now into South Africa. From that first store in Croix in northern France, it has become the most recognisable French bakery brand in the world, with just over 670 outlets.
I have visited Paul’s in Melrose Arch several times. PAUL is a French Family owned Bakery and Patisserie. My favourite tarts are the smooth vanilla custard pastry tartlets and the lemon meringue tarts.
As you walk in you see a display of the bakery Golden croissants, tempting Pain au Chocolats with rich croissant dough surrounding a heart of dark chocolate, a rainbow display of macarons, mouthwatering traditional Eclairs and sweet puff pastry with tart apple sauce or smooth vanilla custard cream and apricots stand ready to lure you in for a taste.
The glory doesn’t end with the pastries, they bake deliciously fresh hand-crafted traditional French breads which come in a variety of shapes and makes, each offering a taste revelation. What would ordinarily be a warm bun scattered with poppy or sesame seeds paired with the baked Camembert cheese, caramelised onions.
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