Simon Martensz (ex-Orange and Town Hall Hotel) worked his way up from sous-chef to Head Chef at Hell of the North. His modern French menu includes a range of bistro classics that won’t disappoint. The restaurant gets its quaint name from the famous Paris to Roubaix bike race. Situated in a bluestone building, the relaxed yet elegant restaurant is brimming with European style and charm.
The grazing menu encourages you to stay for a while and share a meal with loved ones. Pork, veal and prune terrine is wrapped in pistachios and bacon. It is served with an apricot and raisin chutney and cornichons to create a perfect flavour balance. Beautifully presented on a black plate, barramundi with shellfish cassoulet and squid-ink gnocchi is a tasty melange of seafood. The barramundi is superb, with crisp skin protecting the tender flesh.
PSST! If you are looking for something different in wines, ask for the handwritten list – it contains some real gems.