La Table du Récho

Eco-friendly restaurant doing good

Green Features

  • Compost
  • Farm to table
  • Gives back
  • No plastic bottles
  • Organic food
  • Recycling
  • Vegan friendly
  • Vegetarian friendly
  • Zero waste approach

Company Description

La Table du Récho is a solidary and inclusive restaurant hosted at Les Cinq Toits, a temporary shelter. in the 16th district of Paris

Created by the association le Récho, the philosophy of the restaurant s to offer a socially responsible, environmentally friendly and low-waste cuisine

Every day, a seasonal menu, mainly vegetarian, is composed of 2 starters, 2 main courses and 2 desserts that change daily.

By philosophy, the plates are low in carbon, therefore essentially plant-based. Some products with a high carbon footprint are also banned by choice.

La Table du Récho, is also a social & inclusive enterprise, which trains 7 inhabitants of the shelter in the restaurant industry, giving them the opportunity to find new employment.

Events are also regularly organised there in the form of open tables or collaborative cooking workshops.

Holiable's Review of the Table du Recho

Going there

Located in the west of Paris, on a wide boulevard of the 16th arrondissement, the place is a few steps away from the metro station ...

What strikes you when you get to the Cinq Toits is the location.

Passing in front of the beautiful façade of this massive building, few people can imagine the place of solidarity  that has been created here, in what was once a police station.


The Recho is, primarily an NGO whose name is the acronym of REfuge CHaleur & Optimisme.

Here, the founders of the association put down their luggage until 2021 and created a gourmet, eco-friendly and supportive table.

Beyond a place to have lunch or dinner, eating here, you also participate  in this social enterprise's projects and mission.

Indeed, the building houses solidarity and social enterprises but is above all a home for refugees or asylum seekers.

Some of the inhabitants are trained, as cooks or waiters, with the perspective of finding a new job.

What's in my plate?

In the kitchen, the chef & the inhabitants prepare with 4 hands a daily menu.

A  "fusion" cuisine inspired by the origins of the refugees crossed since the creation of the RECHO. The menu is 100% seasonal, mainly plant-based, mostly organic, and above all 100% good.

That day, on the menu, a cold courgette soup with fresh cheese and herbs, a cheese Croque, then a fish ceviche  were the delight of our taste buds.

On the décor side, the table du récho is installed in the old clock tower of the building, in the summer a small terrace allows you to have lunch or dinner with those who live there.

Our opinion

A beautiful, inclusive and supportive address doing good.

A wonderful example, of a 100% social and environmental comittment.

The plates are not huge, and it is highly recommended to order several to share.

We went there in the middle of summer, so the place was relatively quiet, but there is no doubt that it must be much more lively at other times of the year.

Holiable Review Based on our visit in: July 2020

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51 Boulevard Exelmans
, 75016 Paris - IDF, France
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Public transportation
Bus Stop : Exelmans
Metro Station: Exelmans
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