The Best French Restaurants in London

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The city of London has a well earned reputation for being home to many of the most exceptional French restaurants in all of Europe. These restaurants are amongst the very best in London, offering a great variety and an even greater ability to tantalise the taste buds. These are the best French Restaurants in London, which must be visited by all lovers of French cuisine. 

 

 

Michelin-starred restaurants do not get much better than Galvin La Chapelle, blending the old and the new to create a dining experience which transports your eyes and mouth to best of France’s culinary excellence. There is no doubt upon first entering the exquisitely stylish restaurant that you are in one of the best French restaurants in London. From the authentic feeling decor to the beautifully prepared food which makes you desperate to come back, Galvin La Chapelle is an undeniably splendid Restaurant. 

The first thing any restaurant needs to do in a city full of fantastic restaurants is to stand out amongst the crowd, Galvin La Chapelle achieves this effortlessly. One of the most advantageous aspects of this restaurant is that it is one of the most conveniently located French restaurants in London. Being ideally located near Liverpool Street Station, this makes for the perfect dining experience for anyone travelling through London. Of course it is not the location which makes this one of the best French restaurants in London, but experience of the restaurant itself. Upon entering you cannot miss and admire the perfectly curated aesthetic, being highly traditional with its old fashioned stone walls, archways, wide open space, and high ceiling. This has an iconic look for a classically traditional French restaurants. However Galvin La Chapelle knows how to keep things modern, being traditional yet up to date with the times, feeling fresh rather than stuffy. 

The attraction only begins with this classic decor, when you come to a French restaurant you are interested in the food. Attention to detail is vital at this restaurant, and is no doubt the reason it has received a Michelin-Star, solidifying it as one of the best French restaurants in London. You are guaranteed three courses of delightful mouth watering French food, the menus being specifically seasonal. The starters are sublime, ranging from Lasagne of Dorset crab, beurro Nantais and pea shoots at £22.50 to Sea bream ceviche, fennel avocado puree and dill at £19.50. You really get your money’s worth with these fantastic starters. The palette pleasing starters are nothing compared to the delicious main courses.  If you want a steak you cannot do better than the Roast Rump, sweetbread, and slow cooked shoulder of Herdwick lamb, courgette puree and tomato jam for £38.00. Fish lovers everywhere will without a doubt love the Roast loin of Icelandic cod, hazelnut crust, grelot onion and crushed charlotte potatoes also for £38.00. These are just a fraction of the excellent main courses which are on display, and are a prelude to some of the best desserts you can have at one of the best French restaurants in London. The desserts are a treat for the eyes and stomach, the Apple tarte tardin and Normandy Creme Fraiche and the Sain-Marcellin, walnut, raisin crouchton and pickled walnut, are particularly recommended. The three courses all come together to make the perfect meal, complemented by a terrific wine list, capping of your perfect dining experience.

There is no denying that when you go to Galvin La Chapelle you are experiencing an authentic French restaurants, which never feels like anything but the real thing. This authenticity combined with some of the best Michelin-star food in London makes this fantastic restaurant one of the best French restaurants in London.

 

 

Otto’s French Restaurant is a one of a kind in the streets of London, as fine dining rarely reaches the height of Otto’s. This acclaimed restaurant comes highly recommended by the finest restaurant critics in London who all agree that it is one of the very best French restaurants in London. For eight years this excellent establishment has been the pride and joy of Gray’s Inn Road, a legacy it has easily earned and will no doubt continue for countless years to come. 

This fabulous restaurant has had the honour of being nominated in the World Restaurant Awards 2019, a prestigious honour, and one it has greatly earned. Great effort has been taken to make certain that you know just how traditional Otto’s is, thanks to some of the most immaculately prepared food you could ever ask for. French classics are married with the perfect wines to make for a dining experience that is not to be forgotten. Otto’s menu is hard to beat, from the entrees onward you are in food heaven. You can’t start your dining experience much better than with a ‘Duck foie gras terrine, caramelised onion jelly, brioche’. Alternatively, ‘the Sautéed wild mushrooms on toasted brioche, seared fresh foie gras, truffle sauce Without foie gras’ is an unmissable delight. Once the entrees are finished your taste buds will be invigorated with the unbelievable flavours of the main courses. The ‘Fish Quenelle encased in Vol au Vent, Shelled King Prawns and Black Chanterelles’ is second to none in a menu which has a spectacular range. If fish isn’t to your liking then look no further than ‘Boned Pig’s trotter stuffed with calf’s sweetbread and morel mushrooms, Madeira sauce’ will satisfy your every need. Finally the deserts will complete the experience in glorious fashion, at Otto’s each is more incredible than the last, from ‘Grand Marnier Souffle’ and ‘Passion Fruit and Mango Pavlova’ to ‘Chocolate St Emilion, Raspberry coulis’, each is better than the last. The food speaks for itself when you digest it, convincing you once and for all that you are in one of the best French restaurants in London. 

You can not be one of the best French restaurants in London and not have the best wines to go down with an excellent meal. Thankfully at Otto’s the service will never let you down, they make sure your every need is taken care off. If you want white wines from all over the world, then you are spoilt for choice, from South African Sauvignon Blanc, limited edition New Zealand Little Beauty Pinot Gris, to Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine. The red wines are equally as fantastic, the Côtes du Rhône,Château Argadens, and Hautes Côtes de Beaune, improve any meal they are paired with. If you have champagne, for a special event there is plenty of excellent champagne’s from Pommery Brut Royal to Dom Pérignon. This is but a fraction of the great choices which range from a variety of rose’s, ports, and, sherry’s. What’s more, you are guaranteed a terrific beverage after you meal, should it be one of their fantastic sweet wines, or a spirit, which can range from a variety of unbelievable cognacs, whiskys, and many more. Of course if you want to end your evening with a coffee or tea then you have plenty of options. Truly Otto’s makes sure that all your needs are taken care of so that you can have the best possible dining experience.

When you dine at Otto’s you know that you are dining at one of the best French restaurants in London. There is a reason why this fantastic restaurant is as acclaimed and award winning as it is, because they make certain to achieve a high level of excellence, both in food preparation and overall service, which can only be described as perfect. Otto’s is the fine dining experience which you are looking for, and when it comes to French restaurants this is one of the very best. 

 

 

Coq d’Argent has everything you could ever want in one of the best French restaurants in London, not only are you treated to some of the finest food in all of London, but also dine in an idyllic London location, complete with a rooftop garden. Truly when it comes to great French restaurants Coq d’Argent is a complete and perfect package. The food and environment are rich and memorable, which solidifies this as a restaurant that must be visited by anyone craving a fine dining experience.

Whatever the occasion may be, at Coq d’Argent you are guaranteed an exquisite time, as every occasion is perfect to high degree of brilliance that you are in store for at Coq d’Argent. Their restaurant area is sublime, speaking to a sense of true style and elegance.  If you want something more relaxing and sociable then the grill and bar is unmissable. Making sure you feel right at home with all the best snacks you’ve ever wanted, from salads to a great variety of meat dishes. The bar however is the highlight of this area, with a 1920’s Paris inspired menu that is hard to top. This includes the French 75 and the Boulevardier, as well Coq d’Argent’s own unique and sublime creations, such as Green Breeze and Tropical Storm. Coq d’Argent are truly making certain that you are having the most relaxing time, whilst transporting you to a feeling of Paris. Perhaps the best part of all, which solidifies Coq d’Argent as one of the best French restaurants in London, is the rooftop garden and terrace. Nothing can beat a relaxing afternoon lunch or drink whilst looking over the skyline of London itself, thanks to the perfect view which accompanies this garden. On Friday evenings they even have a live DJ who plays until 1.00 am, keeping that Friday night atmosphere going until the night’s end. 

There is no denying that the dining experience at Coq d’Argent is beyond exuberant, this is in no small way the responsibility of head chef Damien Rigollet. Damien has great experience working at terrific French restaurants, now he has given his talents to Coq d’Argent, curating an unmatched menu. This menu carefully and accurately recreates both classic and modern French cuisine to immaculate detail. For starters you have fantastic options which range from Chou-fleur, and, Coquille Saint-Jacques, to Thon rouge. Starting your dining experience in style, only to become more stylish with a main course which includes, Sole de Douvres and Filet de Boeuf. It cannot be denied that Damien has worked to create something which is a gift for the taste buds. This extends to Coq d’Argent’s grill menu, which possesses a terrific selection including snails, crab, cod, salmon, mussels, lamb shank, and rib eye steak. All of which are prepared to the highest possible quality, looking and tasting heavenly. Of course what is great French food without a great wine to compliment it, fortunately Coq d’Argent has a prestigious wine list. This prestige has been recognised by Wine Spectator, who awarded Coq d’Argent ‘Best of Award of Excellence 2018’. Coq d’Argent has earned this honour, with a seemingly never ending selection of high quality wines from not only all over France, but the world.

Coq d’Argent has worked hard to make certain that you achieve the best finest dining possible at a restaurant that can truly be considered one of the best French restaurants in London. There is no doubt that this restaurant is relaxing and stylish, thanks to a superb restaurant area, grill and bar, and a fantastic rooftop garden complete with a beautiful view. Top it off with some of the very best French food in London, complemented by an acclaimed wine list, and you have an exquisite French restaurant which is not to be avoided.  

 

 

For 27 years a cornerstone of the great French restaurants in London has been Pied a Terre, a torch it holds to this day. This restaurant is the authentic French dining experience, with a unique and diverse menu which is unforgettable on every level. Every detail of Pied a Terre is meticulously prepared for their guests, dining has never felt this perfect. This restaurant is a highlight of the West End and of French dining in London, solidifying its position of one of the best. 

Since 1993 this astounding restaurant has earned at least one Michelin-Star concurrently every year up until this day. This acclaim gives you an idea of the high standard of quality that Pied a Terre meets every single year. A standard it meets seemingly without effort, which is why they deserve all the acclaim they have achieved, striving for greatness by giving their guests what they never knew they needed. However it is not just Michelin-stars which prove how fantastic Pied a Terre is, they have won Readers Choice’ Awards Best Restaurant in the World 2007, Number 4 in UK Top 100 Restaurants, 2008, the International Wine and Food Restaurant Award 2012, Wine List Confidential Top 10 Wine Lists in London, 2018. Furthermore, they have consistently earned between two to four Red Rosette AA’s for over a decade, along with a plethora of Hardens awards, and much more. The only other evidence you need to see that Pied a Terre is one of the best French restaurants in London is to see it for yourself. Beyond even the food, the drinks are unmissable, their list defining the term, fine wine. With the tasting menu you are given the option of trying some exquisite wines, each wine being carefully selected to match the food to perfection. This is a wine list which you taste buds will forever be grateful for, reds ranging from Reserva, Talhao da Serra, Quinta dos Termos, Beira Interior, Portugal, 2014, to Coteaux Champenois, Urville Rouge, Drappier Champagne, France, NV. All of these and many more are beyond gorgeous, and if you really want to treat yourself the Chateau Musar, G. Hochar, Vallee de la Bekaa, Lebanon, 1993 is highly recommended. Of course the whites are just as excellent as the reds, with the Le Ge de Chateau Guiraud, Bordeaux, France 2016, and, the Chablis, Ler Cru la Forest, V. Dauvissat, Burgundy, France 2005, being recommended highlights of the white wine list.

At a restaurant such as Pied a Terre the highest priority is the food, fortunately this what elevates an excellent restaurant to one of the best French restaurants in London. As stated earlier there is the opportunity to try a tasting menu, comprising of 10 courses at  a cost of £104. A price which is more than worth it thanks to Executive Chef Asimakis Chaniotis, who will create a completely surprising and unique dishes for your pleasure, utilising the finest and freshest ingredients available. Naturally for most people a simple, yet exquisite tasting menu is all you want, but fortunately all your needs are met at Pied a Terre. The lunch menu being a unique and seasonal, with a starter, main and desert, meeting all of your culinary needs for up to £60 for the best lunch possible. Knowing that people, particularly in London have certain needs, Pied a Terre have uniquely created their own theatre menu, comprising of quick, easy and yet still delicious food for before you head off to the West End. Naturally they also have a seasonal festive menu, and whatever the season you are guaranteed something special. If you happen to be a vegetarian or a vegan then Pied a Terre has you covered, with food which even the most die hard meat lover would adore. The dishes which the miracle workers at Pied a Terre are perfection and need to be discovered by all lovers of food. 

There is no escaping the brilliance which Pied a Terre exudes, thanks to an attention to detail which is unparalleled, whether it be for their wine list, food menus or a combination of the two. There is no denying that this Michelin-starred restaurant has earned the acclaim which it has culminated for over 20 years, becoming accepted as one of the best French restaurants in London. 

 

 

Blanchette has only been open since 2013 and it has not taken them long to establish themselves as one of the best French restaurants in London, standing toe to toe with many of the greats who have been around for decades. This fantastic restaurant has made certain it offers variety and the very best that a true Parisian restaurant has to offer. Classic and inventive, everything about Blanchette feels refreshing, from the terrific food to the dedicated service and excellent venue. 

Located in Soho, Blanchette is one of the culinary highlights of the area, founded in 2013 by three brothers, Maxime, Malik, and Yanis, the three founders have created something truly special. Taking their combined service experience in London and New York, and Paris to create an excellent variety of food and atmosphere. Malik, who founded his own music company, provides the music, making certain that the atmosphere is perfectly curated, relaxation being the key aspect. This however is only the beginning of the atmospheric effect, they have taken extra care to make certain that you are fully relaxed. Decor is a big part of this, thanks to a rustic charm complete with early 20th century layout and furnishing, which transports you back to 1920’s France. This attention to detail is exactly what you want from a French restaurant, a sense of authenticity. However you get much more than authenticity, as an extra treat Blanchette has their own private room for events called the Jungle Room. Similar to the rest of Blanchette, the Jungle Room exudes maximum relaxation, fitting up to 14 people you are guaranteed a great time with your friends, family and colleagues, no matter the occasion. Once again the decor is on point, yet is distinctive from the rest of the restaurant, making the room feel truly special. This is thanks to the jungle themed artwork of Aldo Gigli which brings the Jungle Room Alive. 

There can be no denying that at Blanchette your pallet is sure to be pleased, thanks to one of the most outstanding menus Soho has ever seen. Fish lovers will adore what they have to offer, ‘Fillet of Sea Bream with Courgette Fritters, Preserved Lemon Vierge and Labneh’ is a delight to behold. And any fish lover cannot do better than ‘Madagascan Tiger Prawn with Fennel and Pernod Sauce’. Naturally the meat dishes are just as perfect, ‘Braised Lamb Shoulder with Anchovy, Rosemary and Soubise Sauce’ is mouth wateringly delicious. As for the ‘Grilled 6oz Rump Steak with Fried Egg and Sauce Poivrade’ its pure perfection. Vegetarians, and lovers of great food in general, are in for a treat thanks to a great selection which includes ‘Heirloom Tomato with Fresh Curds and Riesling Dressing’ and ‘Baby Aubergine and Courgette with Chermoula, Feta and Marinated Red Peppers’. Blanchette is spoiling its customers for choice with such a terrific food selection, which also includes a marvellous set menu. For £8.5 you can have an excellent starter choice of mixed olives, bread and butter, a selection of Charcuterie, and Cheese Beignets with Onion Confit. Following this is a selection to share, which includes, ‘Moules with Harissa Orange White Wine Sauce Spicy Cauliflower Beignets, Baba Ganoush and Pomegranate Molasses Monkfish Carpaccio with Caviar and Ginger’ and ‘Corn Fed Chicken Breast with Petit Pois a La Francaise Braised Lamb Shoulder with Anchovy, Rosemary and Soubise Sauce’. Finally there is the  fantastic puding selection made up of ‘Passion Fruit Vacherin’, ‘Chocolate and Grand Marnier Ganache, Vanilla Butterscotch and Crème Fraiche’, and ‘Sorbet of the Day’. This set menu is divine, and is only one of two, the other is equally as fantastic, all of your culinary needs are met at Blanchette’s which is why it is one of the best French restaurants in London. The wine list, including great champagnes such as ‘Bollamatta Rosé, Bibi Graetz, Brut NV, Tuscany’ and white wines including ‘Léon Beyer ‘Réserve Personnelle’ (Riesling) Alsace’. The red wine has such classics as Aloxe- Corton, Domaine François Gay & Fils (Pinot Noir) Burgundy, Côte de Beaune 2015‘. This is just a percentage of the outstanding beverages on display which serve to improve what is guaranteed to be a great dining experience.

Blanchette has everything you could ever need from one of the best Franch restaurants in London, a terrific atmosphere, complete with great music and excellent decor which takes you back to France in a simpler time. Topped of with food that is exquisit in its perfection, the fact that Maxime, Malik, and Yanis have managed to create such a superb restaurant in such a short amount of time is a miracle. A miracle which must not be missed out on by French restaurant lovers. 

 

 

Le Garrick is a restaurant which the second you walk through the front doors you are transported straight to France. No stone has been left unturned in making certain that this restaurant is anything short of perfect. For over three decades Le Garrick has been a highlight of Covent Garden, being popular with theatre lovers and couples looking for a romantic evening, this French restaurant has it all. With a great atmosphere and food, you are guaranteed a fantastic time at what proves to be one of the best French restaurants in London. 

Since 1986 Le Garrick has maintained its status as one of the West End of London’s finest examples of classy French dining, it is therefore no wonder that the restaurant has become so popular with theatre goers. The moment you see Le Garrick you think of a Parisian restaurant, exuding that sense of French charm. Once you enter the image is complete and you are fully transported to Paris, with its bricked walls and candle lit decor which lends the restaurant a feeling of both quaint and costly. Undeniably the atmosphere is charming, a charm which it has refined for over thirty years. The cosy charm lends the restaurant a sense of romance making it the perfect place for a romantic meal, whether you are celebrating an anniversary or are on a date. Le Garrick makes for the perfect evening no matter what the event. Of course there are many reasons to visit Le Garrick, one of the best is for a place to eat or drink before and after a day at the theatre. Being situated in the West End it is the perfect restaurant to attend after a classy time at the theatre, continuing your day in the spirit of the theatre by discussing your time there at an equally classy restaurant. One thing that should not be missed out on is the opportunity for a discount, getting a members card entitles you to 15% of all charges from Monday to Friday at lunchtime up until 5 pm. This is highly recommended because after just one meal here you will be coming back. Once is enough to make anyone a fan of this terrific French restaurant.  

Rarely can a restaurant treat the taste buds as Le Garrick does, thanks to a menu which is undeniably pure French cuisine. The ingredients feel authentic and are completely delicious, this is in no small part thanks to a menu that has variety and care taken in its preparation. Starters include such fantastic entrees as cassolette, scallops, foie gras, mussels, and escargot, which are beautifully prepared for your enjoyment, starting your dining experience perfectly. The perfection however continues thanks to an immaculate main course selection, which ranges from classics such as beef bourguignon, moules-frites, fish of the day, and a special dish of the day. Each dish being authentically French, taking your taste buds to a French heaven. Of course if it is steak you want then you have a choice of onglet, rib-eye, and a 14oz 28 day old rib-eye, that will make your mouth water with delight. The excellent food does not end there however as the desert menu must not be avoided, including such treats as creme brulee, cafe gourmand, and petit gateau. All of which is served with the option of a coffee, tea, wine or lecture to help complement the end of your meal. As a treat, it is highly recommended that you try the Sunday lunch at Le Garrick, which includes the mussels, rib-eye steak, and creme brulee, truly delicious. This meal costs a bargain price of only £20 per person plus a Kir, proof that they really do care about their customers at Le Gerrick. As with all of the best French restaurants in London the wine list is spectacular, thanks to fantastic champagnes for celebration and spirits for relaxation. Recommended wines include ‘Sancerre ‘Domaine du Pré Semelé’, 2018’, ‘Vallet Frères, Meursault Premier Cru ‘Blagny’, 2011’, ‘Gamay de Touraine AOC, 2017’ and ‘Château Lalande, St Julien, Bordeaux, 2014’. Perfect wines to compliment what will certainly be an exquisite dining experience. 

It cannot be denied that Le Garrick has everything that is needed to be amongst the best French restaurants in London. The atmosphere is perfect for any customer, whether they are romancing or returning from a night at the theatre, you are guaranteed the charm of a Parisian restaurant. However the atmosphere is only the beginning of what makes Le Garrick such a terrific French restaurant as it is the food which keeps you coming back. The food being utterly fantastic, and most importantly authentically French, truly transporting you to France, allowing you to experience the very best of French dining.      

 

 

For a restaurant which oozes the greatness of French cuisine there is nowhere more fitting than Le Cafe Du Marche. This restaurant is quintessentially French, since 1986 authenticity has been the main concern. With its regularly changing menu of classics to suit the season to an overall charming and infectious atmosphere. Like many of the best French restaurants in London, Le Cafe Du Marche is irresistible to anyone who loves great food, and is the perfect addition to the French restaurant scene. 

This exquisite French restaurant was gifted to us in 1986 by the late Charles Graham-Wood, who learned all the best about hospitality from working at the legendary savoy. This top of the line experience has transferred brilliantly into Le Cafe Du Marche, which has a fantastic sense of hospitality in every facet of its conception. Now managed by Graham-Wood’s daughter Charlotte, the legacy which began in 1986 still remains as strong and prestigious as ever. Le Cafe Du Marche is perfectly placed within a beautiful cobbled street in Smithfield, which already gives the restaurant a natural sense of charm. However the full force of charm comes upon entering Le Cafe Du Marche, as you see the charming decor that has the feel of true country French restaurant that takes you back to the 20th century. This quaint charm make you feel completely relaxed and right at home, making for the perfect dining experience. What’s more there is the opportunity for private dining in their high-ceiling roof dining room, Le Granier. A self contained dining area, with its own bar, toilet and kitchen. Furthermore, as with the rest of Le Cafe Du Marche the charming atmosphere is unparalleled, with its large windows and oak panelling, Le Granier has a true rustic charm. Capped of with terrific live jazz music you know that you are in for a brilliant dining experience at one of the best French restaurants in London.  

The cuisine at Le Cafe Du Marche is distinctly French and is unmistakably authentic, and of course the taste of these dishes are out of this world. French cuisine at its very best has has been brought to the streets of Smithfield in all its glory, courtesy of Le Cafe Du Marche’s fantastic menu. The three-course set menu is priced at £39.50, which considering how delighted your taste buds will be is a bargain. The entrees include all of the classics, ‘Escalope of smoked salmon, poached egg, beurre blanc’, ‘Game terrine, quince chutney, toasted sourdough’, ‘Puy lentils, and baby carrots, grilled goats cheese’ and much more for you to start your dining off perfectly. The main course lives up to the excellence of the starter, thanks to such greats as: ‘Roast pheasant, rainbow chard, parsnip puree, blackberry and port sauce’, Butternut ricotta and wild mushroom strudel, saute, new potato’ and ‘Lozere leg of lamb, wild mushrooms, dauphinoise, madeira sauce’, this unbelievable selection is just a taste of excellence on display. Finally the deserts cap of your dinner perfectly, thanks to choices which include: ‘Autumn fruit crumble, and ‘Pistachio bavarois, raspberry and honeycomb’, all of the desserts are utterly delightful. There is no denying that the food is mouth wateringly delicious, and it is only natural to want to wash such excellent food down with an equally fantastic wine. Fortunately Le Cafe Du Marche does not let you down, from a brilliant range of white wines including Sauvignon Blanc Bordeaux and Muscadet Sur Lie La Quilla. The red wines being even better with such classics as Cotes Du Rhone and Barbera D’alba Boroli. Along with these terrific choices is an excellent variety of champagnes, rose’s, port, and dessert wines. As with all the best French restaurants in London, clearly all culinary requirements have been met. 

Truly Le Cafe Marche is an excellent slice of French brilliance, from its overall atmosphere to the perfect food. Charlotte Graham-Wood has done an exquisite job of continuing her father’s fantastic legacy, maintaining Le Cafe Marche as one of the best French restaurants in London. There is no denying that the unlimited amount of charm which this restaurant exudes is unmissable for food lovers everywhere. 

 

 

There  is nothing about La Dame De Pic that does not shout class and elegance, this fine restaurant is a beauty to behold. This beauty becoming enthusiasm once the first dish enters your sight, being wonderfully prepared and tasting even more delicious than it looks. La Dame De Pic brings the very best of French cuisine into the 21st century, being unmistakably modern in every sense of the word. The atmosphere and food will make you relaxed and enjoy every moment of this new and exciting French restaurant.    

This acclaimed restaurant has recently been awarded two Michelin stars in 2020, rightfully so as the food at La Dame De Pic is incredible in both its presentation and overall delicious flavour. The excellent food is courtesy of Anne-Sophie Pic, truly one of the finest chefs France has produced since the turn of the century. Anne-Sophie has gained considerable acclaim in the last decade, being declared the world’s best female chef by Veuve Clicquot, and earning three of her very own Michelin stars. Now Anne-Sophie brings her well documented culinary excellence to La Dame De Pic. The food is prepared to immaculate, yet unique detail, demonstrating that Anne-Sophie works from instinct rather than rigid rules. The lunches are a wonder to behold in of themselves, for a starter the ‘Fresh Cheese Gnotti’ is recommended, served with wild mushroom, baby spinach, Tonka and Voatsiperifery pepper emulsion. This is just one option which is only a starter for a distinctive and incredibly tasty lunch. From the main menu the choices are out of this world, the starters including berlingois, Scottish Langoustine, Foie Gras, Bluefin Tuna, Oscietra Caviar. The equally excellent main course made up of Wild Sea Bass, Red Mullet, John Dory, Cornish Wild Turbot, Kagoshima Wagyu Beef, Suckling Pig, Brittany Pigeon, and Veal Sweetbread. All these choices are unmissable and come alive with taste in your mouth. At one of the best French restaurants in London a tasting menu is to be expected, and the tastes are as fantastic as you would expect. The tastes on display include Berlingots, Blue Lobster, and much more to keep your appetite pleased. If that wasn’t enough then the deserts are the cherry on the top of this perfect French restaurant. This immaculately chosen desert menu comprises of Itakuja Chocalette, The White Millefeuille, Tiramisu, Pear, and a selection of French cheeses. Naturally the wine list is perfect, to go with your perfect meal, which was awarded the WFW Best Medium-Sized Wine List in the World in 2018, earned in no small effort by Wine Director Jan Konetzki. Many of the best wines on their list come from the Rohon Valley, which has an almost 2000 year history of growing the best grapes for wine. They have made sure that there is nothing but the best at La Dame De Pic. 

When fine dining at one of the best French restaurants in London you expect to feel your most relaxed, fortunately at La Dame De Pic you are able to fully soak up the atmosphere. When dining at this fine French restaurant you get a true sense of modernity, getting the feeling that this is the true contemporary dining experience. The modern decor is unmistakably classy with its wide open spaces, large windows, mirrors and the clashing red and white colours of furniture. It cannot be denied that Le Dame De Pic has brought French dining into the modern world, which is what elevates it to being one of the best French restaurants in London. Further proof of this can be seen by the restaurants private dining area, which is perfect for special events. Comprising of a large table which seats up to twelve people, who sit in maximum comfort and style. You are able to enjoy any event, whether it be a social event or corporate meal, you’ll be able to socialise and dine with the perfect atmosphere not matter the reason. Furthermore, guests have the fantastic opportunity to choose from a four, five, and six course menu. Lastly their expert team of Sommeliers will always be on hand to make certain you have the best possible wine to go down with your meal. Anne-Sophie has set out to defy tradition by modernising a dining experience most people associate with the last century. However by bringing it into the modern world she has made sure that La Dame De Pic feels fresh and innovative. 

Most of the best French restaurants in London take you back to the past, however Le Dame De Pic shirks of tradition by diving head first into the twenty first-century. This has paid off brilliantly, from both the food and the atmosphere you have a new and innovative dining experience. You are guaranteed fantastic time at this terrific French restaurant which will make you feel relaxed thanks to a true sense of class and elegance.    


 

Authenticity has never felt quite so charming as it does at Chez Antoinette, which truly feels like a slice of French excellence planted in the Covent Garden piazza. Everything about Chez Antoinette speaks to idyllic French dining, from the atmosphere that has an undeniable French flavour to the outstanding culinary delights. Chez Antoinette has well earned its position as one of the best French restaurants in London thanks to a fantastic sense of authenticity that livens up you dining experience. 

Chez Antoinette is relatively new to the French restaurant scene, only opening in 2014, founder Aurelia Delclos, in honour of her grandmother, known as Antoinette, and was inspired by her grandmothers authentic French cooking to offer excellent French cuisine to the world. Now thanks to Aurelia we are able to experience authentic French cuisine at its most delicious. Chez Antoinette serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all to an authentic and mouth-watering quality. The breakfast menu includes such excellent options as ‘Homemade Brioche’, ‘Antoinette Croque Monsieur/Madam’ and ‘Eggs Royal/Eggs Benedict’. Each of these is made with a specific Chez Antoinette style and flavour which is unmistakably authentic. However it is their all day menu which truly transports you to France, from the aperitifs you are given the choice of a cheese board, home to all the best cheeses, a charcuterie board, saucissons, a mixed platter of cheese, charcuterie, salad, and bread, and finally baked camembert. All delicious options, and only a small part of what makes Chez Antoinette one of the best French restaurants in London. The highlight of the Chez Antoinette menu is the Les Tartines, open faced sandwiches, which comes courtesy of chef Marion Boho, who has done an outstanding job of making certain these dishes are as authentic and palate pleasing as possible. These unbelievable Les Tartines include brie, goats cheese and honey, avocado and beetroot hummus, rillettes, anchovy, and foie gras. Each prepared to perfection, as with the rest of the menu, which includes goats cheese salad, smoked salmon salad, jambon cru salad, and duck confit salad. Finally, Chez Antoinette has a terrific selection of homemade desserts, which includes Antoinette’s chocolate cake, lemon tart, apple crumble, caramel and hazelnut tart, and a cake of the day. Being home made each of these deserts has been carefully prepared for your ultimate enjoyment, as is to be expected of this fantastic restaurant. 

It is only natural for a French restaurant to have the right atmosphere to feel suitably French, fortunately authenticity is the most important thing at Chez Antoinette. Aesthetics are very important to creating authenticity, and the aesthetics at this restaurant are perfect. Aurelia chose the furniture and crockery herself to create the aesthetic, choosing a variety of antiques throughout the country to help recreate her childhood eating with her grandmother. This demonstrates the love and care taken in creating the right atmosphere, and needless to say Aurelia has been extremely successful. Chez Antoinette is a French restaurant which makes you feel right at home and relaxed, which significantly adds to the restaurants charm. Overall the aesthetic has a rustic charm, feeling right out of a time and place in 20th century France, when Aurelia’s grandmother would have been cooking for her. Aurelia has shared this time and place with us all, and it truly transports you back. Of course it is not just the atmosphere which makes you feel at home, nor indeed the food, but also the drinks list. Many of the drinks having been chosen from a variety of areas throughout France for an added feeling of authenticity. This includes French tea, a fantastic selection of rose’s, white, and red wines, as well as a glass or bottle of the always fantastic Monbazillac as the restaurants dessert wine. True care has been taken to make certain that you achieve an authentic French dining experience, which is truly respectable, and given their great success Chez Antoinette has to be considered one of the best French restaurants in London.                   

Given the short time in which Chez Antoinette has been around it is surprising that they have achieved the greatness that they have. However thanks to outstanding food, drink and atmosphere Chez Antoinette has assured itself as being one of the best French restaurants in London. The authenticity on display is charming and unmissable for people looking for the best of French dining. 

 

 

For a restaurant which prides itself on is contemporary French cuisine, Clos Maggiore is a restaurant which understands its customers and has made cuisine is the best it can be. Their customer care is so great that in 2016 they were voted the most romantic restaurant in the world by Hardens and Architectural Digest. It is not difficult to see why Clos Maggiore would be considered so romantic, as everything from the food, atmosphere and decor can be said to be idyllic. Hence why it is one of the best French restaurants in London, and an unmissable one at that. 

Along with being voted the most romantic restaurant in the world in 2016, Clos Maggiore came third in Europe’s most romantic restaurants by Big Seven Travel, earned Wine Spectator Grand Award in 2018, and imbibe’s Wine Lists of the Year UK. All of this acclaim is well earned as Clos Maggiore is a restaurant where the customers dining is the highest priority, hence why it is one of the best French restaurants in London. For the ultimate atmospheric experience they have specifically chosen a very unique aesthetic choice, styling itself after the country inns of Provence and Tuscany, which creates a cosy sense of intimacy. Compounding this excellent atmosphere is a cherry blossom adorned conservatory which includes a retractable glass ceiling, perfect for enjoying the summer evenings. For those winter evenings it is lite up by candle light and a gorgeous fire, creating the perfectly comfortable atmosphere. It is therefore not surprising that Clos Maggiore is considered one of the most romantic restaurants, as the atmosphere is idyllic, as it transports you to a beautiful European environment. As with all great French restaurants the private dining area is fantastic, complete with beautiful wood panelling, a brilliant view of Covent Garden, and a roaring fire. This makes for an extremely relaxing and comfortable dining experience, an experience which the staff will perfectly curate around your event. Holding up to 23 people, the staff will arrange the decor and a specialised menu for your enjoyment, making certain that whatever the event your every need is taken care off. Truly that is what is so great about Clos Maggiore, that you come out satisfied no matter what the occasion. 

Ultimately you cannot have a great restaurant without a great menu, and there is no denying that Clos Maggiore provides exactly that. The delectable food comes thanks to the boundless talent of chef Marcellin Marc, who has infused the very best of Provincial cuisine into the menu for a perfect result. The result of this is that Clos Maggiore have been consistently been awarded with AA-Rosette Awards. These awards are well earned as Marcellin has taken great dedication in sourcing local and seasonal ingredients from small UK-based produces, making certain of high quality. Choosing fish fresh from British waters, organically grown vegetables, and meat sourced from around the UK. Thus making certain each ingredient is of the highest possible quality, something which becomes evident once you try it. Highlights from the sample menu include ‘Pan Roasted Les Landes Duck Liver’ for a starter, ‘Hand Rolled Fresh Pappardelle’ as a vegetarian option, ‘Pan Roasted South Coast Wild Turbot’ as fish dish, and for a meat option the ‘Slow Braised Short Rib of Black Angus Beef and Toasted Hazelnut Pangritata’. All of these dishes are mouth watering in how fantastic they are, in no small part because of the great care taken in making them. Every great meal requires a great wine to wash it down with, and with Clos Maggiore you are spoilt for choice, thanks to a cellar with over 2500 selections from over 18 different countries. Of course it is impossible to drink every single one of these wines, hence why in 2014 they introduced the Coravin wine preservation system, allowing you to taste the very rarest of wines. It is therefore not surprising that they have won awards for their wines, and why they are one of the best French restaurants in London. 

To be considered on of the best French restaurants in London great care and attention must be taken in every aspect of the service. Fortunately, great care and attention is at the forefront Clos Maggiore, from the atmosphere and decor which is rich with romance to the food which is authentic and delicious. Everything about Clos Maggiore demonstrates that they care about satisfying the customers culinary needs. 

Each of the best French restaurants in London is unique and distinctive, adding a great flavour to the city itself through their excellence. For anyone looking for the perfect and authentic French dining experience none of these restaurants can be avoided.        
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