“Nature calls the shots, for us and for you”. The chalkboard at the entrance of Le Comptoir à Manger tells you everything you need to know about Carole Eckert and Bérangère Pellissard’s minuscule but utterly delightful Strasbourg neo-bistro. Tucked away on a side street in the city centre, the two-woman operation is a shrine to seasonal Alsatian produce (not that kind of Alsatian). So committed are the duo to keeping it regional that they’ve banned olive oil and black pepper in favour of local aromatic herbs and spices. While Carole keeps the guests entertained front of house, pouring carefully chosen wines, Bérangère - who cut her teeth at 3* Auberge de l'Ill and 2* Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons - produces miraculous dishes from the tiny kitchen. The whole thing is completely charming and out-of-this-world delicious. Come!