Le Chardenoux is a traditional Parisian family bistro with a heritage stretching back to 1908, designed by MBDS in 2018.

Enclosed in a quiet corner of Paris that was once the home to generations of agricultural workers and market gardeners, Le Chardenoux is a 38 cover restaurant located near the Jardin de la Folie and  home to Chef Cyril Lignac whose chocolate shop and patisserie are within striking distance from Le Chardenoux. 

Photography by James McDonald

Under the helm of celebrated Chef Cyril Lignac, Le Chardenoux is listed as an historic monument with its impressive marble bar a central focus to the restaurant. MBDS has sensitively redesigned the rococo bistro with influences from the pastoral pleasures of the surrounding area and its heritage as an agricultural hub all whilst adding a contemporary twist. A central marble bar remains a focal point whilst reflective materials, including mirror detailing and brass accents, have been introduced into the scheme to add an element of light and optical illusion. A decorative ceiling with a sprawling hand-painted leaf pattern in tones of green reflect the gardens nearby and classic stone flooring lends a traditional touch. Antique bar stools, warm lighting and organic shapes and curves help revive the restaurant whilst a colour palette of rich burgundy and soft sage green ensure the restaurant feels relaxed yet elegant, perfectly reflecting the food on offer by Chef Lignac.