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Plan the perfect lunch date at the Eiffel Tower

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Global tourism has become a feature of the 21st century. It generates a significant amount of business capital and is very important to the vast majority of the world population. If tourism had an icon, it would be a certain lattice tower in Paris. The Eiffel Tower has, for centuries, been synonymous to France and the spirit of wanderlust. Over 25,000 people visit the Eiffel Tower everyday the number has only increased every year. It is the most visited paid monument in the world. Its popularity is by no means a fluke. The aesthetically designed tower is a treat for the beholder every season regardless of the weather conditions. Besides, the Eiffel Tower’s offerings are not limited to the incredible stature and breathtaking views.

Lunch at the Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower at night

It is a tough prospect to leave the Eiffel Tower immediately after taking in the magnificent panoramic view of Paris. This is why lunch at this iconic landmark makes sense. There are a few restaurants on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower that provides you with a unique opportunity to feast on some of the best dishes made out of fresh ingredients as you look at Paris basking in the sunny glory. Thierry Marx boasts of two Michelin stars and you will be feasting on his version of a classical French spread. Your lunch will be prepared by gourmet chefs in an open kitchen right before your eyes.

Choices for Lunch at the Eiffel Tower

There are two options available for you if you want to have lunch at the Eiffel Tower:

With Reservation

Without Reservation

  • Reserve a table and time slot from the Headout website.
  • Visit the restaurant help desk 30 minutes before the time slot to collect your ticket.
  • Use the included lift pass to gain priority access to the first floor of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Reach the restaurant to redeem your ticket and have lunch.
  • Book the Eiffel Tower lift tickets online.
  • Head to the first floor between 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM.
  • Reach the restaurant to have lunch, subject to the availability of tables.

Booking a Table for Lunch at the Eiffel Tower

Lunch at the Eiffel Tower

12 PM Slot

  • Arrive at the restaurant help desk at 11:30 AM and collect your ticket.
  • The help desk is located between the north and east pillars of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Board the lift via a priority queue and reach the restaurant.
Lunch at the Eiffel Tower

1:30 PM Slot

  • Arrive at the restaurant help desk at 1 PM and collect your ticket.
  • The help desk is located between the north and east pillars of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Board the lift via a priority queue and reach the restaurant.

Lunch at the Eiffel Tower: Ticket options

Lunch at the Eiffel Tower: Menu Highlights


The starters feature a wide selection of fresh vegetables and French cooking techniques. The tomato gazpacho with vanilla olive oil and fresh basil is a refreshing dish to begin this lunch experience with. You may also try the likes of Maison Verot chicken liver terrine with a honey and Meaux mustard vinaigrette or the peas and goat's cheese preparation in fine cress cream.

Main Course

The popular main course dishes at the restaurant are cod croquettes, creamy risotto, and tagliatelle in the sage sauce. A special main course offering at the restaurant brings together fresh romaine lettuce, organic quinoa, herbs, tomatoes, and Charlotte potatoes, served with a raspberry vinaigrette.


The dessert menu is remarkably rich. The crisp pavlova with raspberry rhubarb sorbet and coconut mousse is a simple and delicious dessert, suitable for one and all. Ferme de Viltain Fromage blanc, muesli with Ile de France honey and fresh fruits are best for you if you are watching your health. If you are a chocolate enthusiast, chocolate creme with dark chocolate coulis is bound to take your breath away.

Kids Menu

For the kids, there is a blend of healthy and indulgent options on the menu. The tomato salad with vanilla olive oil and fresh basil is available as a starter. There is a choice between cod croquettes and chicken fillet in the main course. Kids will also love the chocolate creme dessert served in an appropriate quantity.

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What To Do After Lunch at the Eiffel Tower

Once you are done with your lunch at the Eiffel Tower, you are free to explore the first level. You may want to take photos as a souvenir of your wonderful experience at lunch. You can then head to the glass floor and enjoy the view down below. You can also experience the rest of the Eiffel Tower by purchasing additional tickets from the tower itself or by making prior bookings from Headout.

Eiffel Tower: Essential Information

Getting There

Metro: Walking distance from Line 9 (Pont de Sévres – Mairie de Montreuil : stop - Trocadéro), Line 6 (Nation – Charles de Gaulle Etoile : stop - Bir-Hakeim), Line 8 (Balard – Créteil : stop - Ecole Militaire)
RER: Line C (Versailles / Saint Quentin en Yvelines - Anthony / Massy Palaiseau : stop - champ de Mars - Tour Eiffel)
Bus: Bus 82, stops: Tour Eiffel or Champ de Mars, Bus 42, stop: Tour Eiffel, Bus 87, stop: Champ de Mars, Bus 69, stop: Champ de Mars.


There are a number of car parks around the Eiffel Tower. All of them are situated within 800 meters of the tower. The car parks in increasing order of distance are as follows:

  • Parking Pullman Tour Eiffel (18 Avenue de Suffren, 75007 PARIS)
  • Parking Quai Branly (25 Quai Branly, 75007 PARIS)
  • Parking Sainte Dominique (133 Rue Sainte Dominique, 75007 PARIS
  • Parking Joffre Ecole Militaire (2 Place Joffre, 75007 PARIS)


The Eiffel Tower does not have a cloakroom. Bulky luggage, weapons, tools, adventure sports equipment, explosives are strictly prohibited. Any belongings that are not accepted into the Eiffel Tower, will be considered as lost.

Lunch at the Eiffel Tower Reviews

The food here was amazing. We did the 3-course meal with a glass of champagne and a bottle of wine to split between 3 people. All of the meal and dessert choices were amazing. It was a highlight of our Paris trip. Highly recommend.


 TripAdvisor,  April 2019 

Omg! This place is off the hook! We had the chicken & we were not disappointed. Full of flavor & great portions. The staff is very friendly & very professional. The view & the music are amazing. If you get the chance to go then you will not be disappointed.


 TripAdvisor, May 2019 

 TripAdvisor,  May 2019 

Lunch at the Eiffel Tower: FAQs

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