After our incredible dinner at Michelin Starred restaurant Frédéric Simonin, we made our way to Sir Winston for after-dinner drinks. While I didn’t take photos of our drinks because I was too lost in the splendor of a beautiful evening to think much about it, I was invited to come back in the morning before they opened to the general public by a waitress who reads my blog. Isn’t it such a small world? So, thanks to her, I can share this beautiful space with you and encourage you to enjoy drinks or a small meal here. The service, atmosphere, flavors, and vibe were all of the highest calibers, and I can’t say enough good things about Sir Winston.
Sir Winston Brasserie
Location: Paris, France
Address: 5, rue Presbourg
Food Type: British & French
Dining Experience: Indoor & Outdoor
Price: €75+ per Person
Dress Code: Smart Casual +
Special Diets: Gluten-Free (not GF dedicated),
This British and French restaurant immediately drew us in and felt like home. The decor reminded us of our house, littered with antique books, lush houseplants, and plenty of beautiful places to sit, drink, eat, and relax. The bold colors, crisp, clean whites, and breezy atmosphere were very similar to our house, and it was so serendipitous that the waitress read my blog because it simply felt like we were meant to come here. As I mentioned above, the drinks, the post-dinner dessert, and the ambience were all lovely, only made better by excellent and convenient service.
Sir Winston’s Menu & Our Meals
While we didn’t eat a proper meal here, I would love to go back someday soon. We don’t often drink, but when we do, we want it to be something good, so when the concierge at our hotel, Hotel Raphael Paris, recommended we visit this place after our dinner, we readily agreed. At Sir Winston’s, we tried the Pear Spritz with Merlet pear cream, Prosecco Riccadonna, French and organic tonic La French, badiane, and fresh rosemary. I had the French Spritz with St-Germain elderflower liqueur, Prosecco Riccadonna, Perrier, yellow lemon, fresh rosemary, and the Lady Tiki, made with Rum Plantation Pineapple, Passion Fruit Fair, Falernum syrup, fresh lemon juice, pineapple nectar, and Elemakule Tikki Bitter.
My favorite drink was the Lady Tiki because I love rum-based drinks, particularly when they’re fruity. Robin liked all of them, and though we shared our drinks, as usual, they were made very well and deceptively strong. Still, it was the perfect way to end our evening, and I was surprised by how long we wanted to sit and chat when we were so compelled to stroll town or return to our suite. Something about this charming place enticed us to stay just a little longer.
I loved this place. This was one of the first places we went in Paris; it was how friendly Parisians are. I’d always heard they didn’t view hospitality and customer service the same way we do, so to some, they may seem cold, but the staff here were so welcoming, kind, and accommodating that it rivaled the best customer service we’ve had in the USA. It wasn’t just because we were Americans; they were very cheery and gracious to everyone around us, which was a welcome surprise.
Overall, I wouldn’t have changed anything about our evening here. After enjoying our drinks, we walked around Paris for a time, returned to our hotel, enjoyed a bubble bath while watching the lights of the Eiffel Tower, and prepared for another fantastic day. I’d highly recommend visiting Sir Winston the next time you’re in Paris!