Restaurants in Gare du Nord?

Old Mar 6th, 2006, 12:07 PM
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Restaurants in Gare du Nord?

I'm wondering if there's anyplace decent to eat or to pick up a "picnic" lunch before boarding the Eurostar to London. I have two kids and suspect that they might not like whatever is available on the train.

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Old Mar 6th, 2006, 12:34 PM
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I don't know the exact names but I noticed there was at least two pretty large restaurant/cafes inside. There are places selling croissants and pastries I recall. But I don't know if there are places to pick up picnic food. I'm sure you can buy sandwiches though.
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Old Mar 6th, 2006, 12:37 PM
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There are many eateries including McDonalds just opposite the station - seems only a few small restos in station - of course take-out kiosks selling sandwiches, etc. Not much good is available on the train unless you chose the expensive meals - snack car is limited - and meals may only be available in first class - not sure about that.
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Old Mar 6th, 2006, 01:35 PM
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There's a moderately pleasant, small "designed" cafe in the Gare du Nord that can fuel you, if not thrill you, before the under-the-water ride. And/or snack and sandwich stands.
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Old Mar 6th, 2006, 02:54 PM
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There's a Paul's bakery after you go through security on the second floor (US). They have good sandwiches and pastry. See www.paul.fr
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Old Mar 7th, 2006, 01:21 AM
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You will have many options for having or picking up lunch in the main station. As mentioned by mvor, after you pass security on the second floor, there is a Paul counter that carries pastries and pre-made sandwiches.

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