At Place de l’Étoile end of the Champs-Élysées lies Le Drugstore Publicis founded in 1958 by Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, founder of the world-renowned advertising agency Publicis Group, Publicis Drugstore was designed to bring American consumer convenience and bar culture to the Parisian public.The complex offered a diverse array of goods under one roof such as books, pastries and jewellery to cigars and champagne.
Recently, Design Research Studio by Tom Dixon did a complete renovation for their restaurant and terrace.
“The timber walls and unique marble bars are complimented by deep tones of oxblood upholstery and brass fixtures that combine to make a contemporary nod to the glamour and sophistication of the 1960’s world of advertising.”
“An exclusive range of seating has been designed especially for Le Drugstore comprising of dining and low and high bar stools. Fabricated in steel and upholstered for maximum comfort in leather and fabric, the range is inspired by a 1950’s collection created for Publicis Drugstore by Mathieu Matégot, the celebrated Mid-Century French decorator.”
The menu is by of Eric Fréchon, the triple-starred chef of Épicure at Le Bristol and offers everything from finger-foods to main meals, with counter service at the bar and the open kitchen for those requiring entertainment.