This summer, two of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport’s bars and restaurants in operation since 2018 were recognised at the FAB Awards 2019; with Teppan crowned best in the world whilst The French Taste took home the judging panel’s special award.

Organised by The Moodie Davitt Report and Foodie Report, the FAB Awards – or the Airport Food and Beverage Awards – the Oscars of airport dining, have recognised the best in airport bar and restaurant concepts since 2011.

Taking centre stage on the winners’ podium was Teppan, an outlet at the heart of Terminal 1 in a public area, where passengers find original food and a casual dining experience and chef Thierry Marx, with two Michelin stars to his name, serving up an original French-style menu alongside a spontaneous and quick-dining concept, all made with fresh and seasonal produce for time-pressed travellers.

Inventive cuisine

As the Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s resident Michelin-starred chef in Paris, Thierry Marx’s menu at Teppan is inspired by his travels and traditional French cooking with one key twist – bringing everything together ‘on the iron’ over a heated plate, just like the Japanese use to cook vegetables, fish and meat, what’s known as a teppanyaki.

The French Taste located in Terminal 2F is the 2nd restaurant of Chef Guy Martin open on the platform, after “I Love Paris”. The restaurant, a neo-classical brasserie, offers different formulas with decoration close to Parisian bistros.


“Fast cooking, made there and then, helps bring out all the flavours of our ingredients. The four basic elements are intimately linked. The earth comes from the ingredients, the water nourishes them and brings them to life, the air lifts the pasta and the fire brings everything together”.

Thierry Marx, Teppan’s Michelin-starred Chef

“We accept this award for best airport restaurant in the world with enormous pride and great recognition for the work Thierry Marx and his teams have accomplished. It’s the second time in just four years that a Paris Aéroport restaurant has won this award, after Guy Martin’s “I Love Paris”.

Mathieu Daubert, Chief Customer Officer, Groupe ADP