Best French Restaurants in London

Victory House French Bistrot & Wine Bar - Leicester Square

$$$ 14 Leicester Pl, WC2H 7BZ, Westminster, London
French Casual Dining Bistrot Cocktail Bar
Victory House French Bistrot & Wine Bar: A Culinary Experience in the Heart of London. Nestled in the vibrant core of Leicester Square, within the elegant confines of the Victory House Hotel, lies the Victory House French Bistrot & Wine Bar – a beacon of authentic French gastronomy set against a sophisticated London backdrop. Allow yourself to be enticed by a menu that celebrates the quintessence of French bistro tradition, all presented in a refined setting overlooking the iconic Leicester Square. For those yearning for an alfresco dining experience, we also offer open-air tables, letting you dine under the canopy of stars while soaking in the dynamic energy of the square. Yet, not just the cuisine shines bright in this Leicester Square gem. Our wine list has been meticulously curated to elevate every dish, while our cocktail offerings promise to entice even the most discerning of palates. The Victory House French Bistrot & Wine Bar stands ready to welcome you from the early morning rays to the twilight's last gleaming. Begin your day with a hearty continental breakfast, indulge in a leisurely lunchtime respite, and let yourself be pampered by a gourmet dinner as dusk settles. A harmonious melding of French cuisine and London elegance awaits. Discover a taste of France in the heart of London only at the Victory House French Bistrot & Wine Bar.

Claude Bosi At Bibendum

$$$$ Michelin House 81 Fulham Road, SW3 6RD, Chelsea, London
French Fine dining Elegant & Chic
Located on the 1st floor of Michelin House, captivating stained glass windows boast a beautiful setting to arguably one of the most attractive dining rooms there is. Claude Bosi’s cuisine is reassuringly simple, allowing ingredients to be highlighted by their own seasonal qualities. His head chef Francesco runs an immaculately presented kitchen, which provides a fascinating backdrop to the guests’ dining experience.

Cafe Rouge- Victoria

$$ 115 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 9SJ, Victoria, London
French Casual Dining
Cafe Rouge Victoria is in a fantastic location. It is centrally located and has transport links. On the doorstep are some of London's most treasured attractions including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Cathedral Cafe Rouge is your local french bistro serving you classic French food with a contemporary twist inspired by French cuisine and Parisienne bistro style. Cafe Rouge is your local bistro to enjoy delicious food and a gorgeous glass of wine.

Bon Vivant

$$$$ 75-77 Marchmont Street, WC1N 1AP, Bloomsbury, London
French Fine dining
Why go all the way to Paris when you can get a taste of Parisian cafe culture right here in London? BV is a french neighborhood restaurant in Bloomsbury that has everything from croissants and coffee au matin to intimate dinners, with light lunches and bottomless brunches in between. French classics such as tartines, charcuterie plates, magret de canard, oozing Raclette are served alongside more modern dishes. Drinks, meanwhile, meander from a well-selected, French-focused wine list, and finish up with cocktails shaken up at the central bar.


$$$ 50 Sloane Square, SW1W 8AX, Belgravia, London
French Premium Casual
Inspired by the great boulevard cafés of Paris, Colbert is an informal, neighborhood restaurant located in Chelsea, only steps away from Sloane Square station. Offering a classic Parisian all-day café menu, Colbert is the ideal casual dining restaurant, and on warmer days guests can enjoy the outdoor terrace in the heart of Sloane Square. The restaurant is also located within walking distance from a number of local attractions and theatres including Cadogan Hall, the Saatchi Gallery, and The Royal Court Theatre, making it the ideal location for a pre or post-theatre meal. The restaurant interior is fitted with welcoming red banquettes, custom-designed glass chandeliers, Art Noveau decorative arches, and a vast collection of original French Artwork.

Cote Brasserie- Sloane Square

$$$ 7-12 Sloane Square, SW1W 8EG, Belgravia, London
French Casual Dining
This is a branch located in Sloane Square. The restaurant is a modern, all-day French brasserie chain, serving regional specialties and traditional classics.

La Poule Au Pot

$$$ 231 Ebury Street, SW1W 8UT, Belgravia, London
French Casual Dining
La Poule au Pot has been a Belgravia institution for as long as anyone cares to remember. The alluring interior, with its intimate nooks and festoons of dried flowers and bric-à-brac, has changed little since the 60s and offers an authentic re-creation of “paysan” France. Alongside the wonderfully atmospheric ambience, the menu is classic French too: excellent ingredients, generous portions and fine cooking, presented with exuberant panache. The wine list is honest, thoughtful, and interesting. In warmer months, the extensive outdoor seating area makes the restaurant one of the most desirable alfresco destinations in the capital.


$$$$ Hyde Park Corner, SW1X 7TA, Belgravia, London
French European Fine dining Elegant & Chic
Celeste is a sensational, Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of London - close to Knightsbridge, Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace, Céleste offers creative, modern french food that's as sensationally presented as it is flavoured. The restaurant holds one Michelin Star. The setting at Céleste is superb - a richly decorated dining room, naturally illuminated during day by a domed glass roof, whilst seductively aglow under the softly lit chandeliers in the evening.

Launceston Place

$$$$ 1A Launceston Place, W8 5RL, East Court, London
French Fine dining Elegant & Chic
Nestled in the quaint residential streets of Kensington, Launceston Place is an award winning hidden gem. The Head Chef Ben Murphy, was named Chef to Watch 2016 by The Good Food Guide and took home the Breakthrough Chef of the Year gong at the Food & Travel Awards. The restaurant has received 3 AA Rosettes in 2019, while the wine list has won Tatler Best Wine List Award, the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine and Notable Wine List 2018 by the AA guide. Open for lunch Wednesday to Sunday and dinner Tuesday to Sunday, Launceston Place attracts a loyal local following, as well as being a fantastic destination for visitors to this charming London neighbourhood.

Seven Park Place By William Drabble

$$$$ 7-8 Park Place, SW1A 1LS, St James's, London
French European Fine dining Elegant & Chic
This beautiful new restaurant space has transformed Seven Park Place into an intimate, sophisticated, and modern venue with a perfect atmospheric dining area for guests to savor an elevated Michelin-starred experience. Located in the heart of Mayfair, Seven Park Place is one of London’s hidden gems, offering the most exquisite seasonal menus using the best of British ingredients. A new opulently decorated dining room will transport you through a truly memorable dining experience of inspired French cuisine, showcasing the elegance and flavors of Drabble’s bespoke culinary arts.

Le Caprice

$$$ Arlington House Arlington Street, SW1A 1RJ, St James's, London
French Premium Casual
The classic St James's restaurant, Le Caprice is close to the Royal Academy, Burlington Arcade and Bond Street and moments from Piccadilly, Mayfair and the West End. Le Caprice's menu features classic British, European and American favourites and its timeless black and white interior is complemented by a collection of iconic photographs by John Swannell. For your evening's entertainment, our pianist plays from 6.30Pm until midnight. For more relaxed dining, the full menu is also available at the bar


$$$$ 5 St. James's Street, SW1A 1EF, St James's, London
French Fine dining Elegant & Chic
Boulestin is an elegant and convivial Restaurant and brasserie-style Cafe in St James's serving classic French dishes inspired by the 20th-century food expert and first TV chef, Xavier Marcel Boulestin. Boulestin brings back old-school dishes such as Oeuf en Gelee, Jambon Persille, and Confit de Canard, using M. Boulestin's original recipes, and couples them with impeccable service. With a Private Dining Room and a pretty outdoor terrace-style Courtyard for al fresco dining, Boulestin is the perfect destination, whether you're after a celebratory dinner, special event dining, pre/post-theatre meal, or just a quick bite or light meal in the Cafe.

Cocotte Hoxton

$$$ 8 Hoxton Square, N1 6NU, Shoreditch, London
French Premium Casual
Cocotte is a French farm-to-table chicken rotisserie, offering healthy, delicious homemade dishes made from fresh, farm-grown ingredients, available both to eat in or takeaway.

La Dame De Pic London

$$$$ 10 Trinity Square, EC3N 4AJ, City of London, London
French Fine dining Elegant & Chic
La Dame de Pic London is the first UK restaurant by Anne-Sophie Pic, the only current French female chef to hold three Michelin stars. Recently awarded a Michelin star, La Dame de Pic London showcases Anne-Sophie’s unique culinary identity with dishes that are rich in powerful and unexpected flavour combinations, complemented by a carefully curated wine list.

Club Gascon - French Michelin Starred Restaurant

$$$$ 57 West Smithfield, EC1A 9DS, City of London, London
French Fine dining Elegant & Chic
Club Gascon is a Michelin-starred, contemporary French restaurant cooking imaginative plates of food inspired by the cuisine of southwest France.

Cigalon - French Restaurant

$$$ 115 Chancery Lane, WC2A 1PP, City of London, London
French European Mediterranean Fine dining Elegant & Chic
Cigalon serves authentic Provencal cuisine with a menu inspired by the beautiful flavors of the South of France. The restaurant is based in a magnificent former auction house on Chancery Lane, just off from The Strand and close to Covent Garden and The City. With a private dining room that comfortably seats 8 to 9 guests and our Chefs will design a menu tailored to your needs.

Brasserie Blanc - Tower of London

$$$ 14 Trinity Square, EC3N 4AA, City of London, London
French Premium Casual
Brasserie Blanc - Tower of London is an upscale chain brasserie serving a classically French menu devised by celebrity chef Raymond Blanc.

Chelsea Creperie

$$$ 240 Fulham Road, SW10 9NA, Chelsea, London
French Premium Casual
The Chelsea Creperie first opened its doors in October 2017. Offering delicious French cuisine It is perfect for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, supper, or late-night snack. Conveniently situated on vibrant Fulham Road (right opposite the Chelsea and Westminster hospital), the Chelsea Creperie is the epitome of the perfect local restaurant.

Claude Bosi's Oyster Bar

$$$ Michelin House 81 Fulham Road, SW3 6RD, Chelsea, London
French Premium Casual
Bibendum, the flagship of the Conran gastro empire is housed in the historic Michelin building on groovy Brompton Cross. As you might expect, it delivers top-notch French food with impeccable service in a spacious chic setting. In fact, the food is so delicious that one is in danger of leaving the premises feeling like the Michelin man himself. Fabulous wine list to complement the menu and an ideal location to indulge in a little post-lunch shopping on the cross or down Walton Street.

Le Pain Quotidien - Marylebone

$$$ 72-75 Marylebone High Street, W1U 5JW, Marylebone, London
French Casual Dining
Le Pain Quotidien means "the daily bread" in French, and as the name suggests, we're bakers at heart. At Le Pain Quotidien, they offer french food that is simple, nourishing, and delicious. That's why we source ingredients that are local or organic whenever possible, also believing in the importance of eating a healthy, plant-based diet, so you'll find many vegetarian or vegan options on our menu.
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