best rotisserie chicken in Paris

Best Rotisserie Chicken in Paris

Are you looking for the best rotisserie chicken restaurants or take-away in Paris? I’ve got a guide to help you get your French style roast chicken fix!

Similar to many Anglophone countries, roasted chicken on the weekend is a religious affair in many French homes. France is well known for their chickens (such as the Bresse variety) and butchers around the country have a wide choice of birds to take home to roast. It’s usually extremely common to find large rotisserie grills outside butchers for those who want an easy lunch or dinner. This has extended to restaurants where precision cooking techniques are added to serve a freshly grilled chicken to order.

Our Favourite Rotisserie Chicken Restaurants

Like my other guides, I’ve tried and tested these addresses numerous times – they’re my favourite locations to get a good rotisserie chicken (in no particular order).

La Rôtisserie d’Argent

La Rôtisserie d’Argent is the sister bistro to the legendary 1 Michelin starred Tour d’Argent – both located next to the River Seine on the left bank. Given the pedigree behind the excellent fine-dining restaurant, you would imagine that it’s little-rotisserie-sister is good, and you would be right.

rotisserie d'argent chicken

The open kitchen with their gas fired rotisserie juts slightly into the main, very traditional, dining space. It’s as Frenchy as it gets, in a good way and the street facing tables even get a view on Notre Dame.

The food is very classical and the star of the show is the very reasonably priced rotisserie chicken. On offer for 1 person is half a chicken and it’s generous – served with a large quantity of roasting jus and either beautifully smooth mashed potatoes or fries. There’s also other kinds of meat available on the spit such as suckling pig or pigeon. The cheese platter is certainly worth taking as we once had some cheese that was sent from the Michelin starred restaurant!

What to know before you visit

  • It’s easy to get a reservation on the same week
  • Try the cheese board!

Address: 19 Quai de la Tournelle, 75005
Tel: 01 43 54 17 47

Le Coq et Fils

Started by Chef Antoine Westermann, Coq & Fils is a restaurant that focuses on only one thing – poultry. It’s a fantastic nose-to-tail restaurant that uses every part of the animal.

coq et fils rotisserie chicken

Starters focus a lot on the giblets from their various birds that come into the kitchen (including a liver and mango brochette) and the mains focus on whole poached, then grilled chickens. The cooking is spot on here and the sides that come with every order are generous. There’s a lot of different options but if you’re alone wanting chicken, there’s a reasonably priced 1/4 bird option. If there’s two of you, take a whole bird to share. They have varying options of ‘prestige’ birds including the famous Bresse chicken variety. There’s even one bird to share for up to 5 people. The dessert menu and wine list is equally as good as the meat!

What to know before you visit

  • You can reserve online
  • It’s very English speaking friendly

Address: 98 Rue Lepic, 75018
Tel: 01 42 59 82 89

Pique Poule

Picque Poule is one of the more casual rotisserie chicken options on this list – it’s a kind of French fast-food way of getting chicken for lunch. As well as the traditional rotisserie cooked chicken they also have confit chicken (in duck fat), fried chicken and chicken burgers. Great for a quick lunch to get your fix but don’t expect a traditional sit-down dinner lunch-with-wine affair.

What to know before you visit

  • It’s very casual – quick service style
  • They’re not open in the evening

Address: 24 Rue Godot de Mauroy, 75009


Whilst they don’t technically offer rotisserie chicken in the traditional sense AND only on Sunday, Brutos have insane whole charcoal grilled & roasted chickens to share. Very much on the pricier side, I would really advise getting one to share for at least 3 people (they are big chickens!). Each chicken comes with a side of fries and a killer harissa mayo. Brutos also have an excellent natural wine menu.

What to know before you visit

  • Their chicken is Sunday only
  • You will need to book a good week in advance

Address: 5 Rue du Géneral Renault, 75011
Tel: 01 48 06 98 97

Cheaper Options

If you don’t want to be spending over €20 per person or don’t fancy a long sit-down dinner with wine and dessert then here’s two of my favourite choices to help you fill your rotisserie chicken craving.

Le Bar Fleuri

le bar flour cheap rotisserie chicken

If you’re looking for a budget rotisserie chicken and fries to eat in – then this is the one. Le Bar Fleuri is a gem of a local bistro in the north-east of Paris and is really unknown to tourists and even seasoned Parisian foodies. It’s a real ‘where locals go’ kind of spot in a residential area near the beautiful Parc des Buttes-Chaumont. Their famous dish is their poulet frites priced at an amazing €6.86. You’re probably wondering why it’s so cheap and so precise? Well around 20 years ago it was the original price on their menu and it hasn’t changed since. It’s surprisingly good for the price – the free range chicken is genuinely tasty and the home made fries are crunchy and well seasoned. There’s even a chicken jus served up. It’s not the most refined spot but for the price it’s definitely worth a detour.

What to know before you visit

  • No reservations needed
  • You might need to queue during peak hours
  • The rest of the prices are normal – it’s only the chicken that’s cheap!
  • Closed on Sundays

Address: 1 Rue du Plateau, 75019
Tel: 01 42 08 13 38

Brasserie Martin

Brasserie Martin is one restaurant (located in the 11th Arrondissement) from the Nouvelle Garde group and have several locations dotted throughout the city and offer a very well priced French bistro style menu. Don’t expect the same dedication to rotisserie meat here like many others in the list but they still take it seriously. For only €16 you can get a half rotisserie chicken with fries and roasting jus during lunch and dinner times. It’s excellent value for money and they have vegetarian options in-case your fellow diners don’t want meat!

What to know before you visit

  • You unfortunately can’t choose which part of the chicken (leg or breast) that you will get
  • You can book online

Address: 24 Rue Saint-Ambroise, 75011
Tel: 01 48 05 34 36


Stevenot are a fantastic group of rotisserie take-aways with 3 different locations in Paris. A great option in-case you miss your reservation or wake-up too late to get a rotisserie chicken from your local butcher. Their chickens are free-range and come from Le Foret des Landes (a region of France near Bordeaux) are grilled inside a high-tech rotisserie machine. Their whole chicken and potatoes for two are generous and it comes with a killer jus which is one of the best I’ve tasted in Paris.

stevenot rotisserie chicken Paris

What to know before you visit

  • Take-away only
  • You can order on Deliveroo/Ubereats

Address: 31 Rue de Bretagne, 75003
Tel: 01 42 78 56 87

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