Looking for French restaurants in London? The finest French restaurants in London are not only to be found in central London. Wherever you live in the capital, chances are you'll only be a short journey from one of the restaurants on our round up of recommended French restaurants in London. Bon appetit!
More French Restaurants in London
Showcasing truly authentic French cuisine, Augustine Kitchen focuses on serving good quality dishes with fresh produce.
63 Battersea Bridge Road, Battersea, London, SW11 3AU
(020) 7978 7085
Sofitel London St James, 8 Pall Mall, St James's, London, SW1Y 5NG
(020) 7389 7820
The Balcon, situated within the Sofitel London St James hotel, is a grand brasserie offering French-British cuisine overseen by head chef Vincent Menager. Menu highlights at The Balcon include braised Devon lamb; North Sea cod fillet, red lentil curry & spinach leaves; and smoked haddock kedgeree with organic soft boiled egg.
Open in the old Theatre Museum in Covent Garden, Keith McNally brings his New York brasserie Balthazar to London. The French brasserie-style menu is available for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, with brunch at the weekends.
4-6 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7BN
(020) 3301 1155
This Covent Garden favourite remains very popular with anyone looking for some corking French fare.
40 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7BD
(020) 7240 2992
One of Malcom John's acclaimed venues, this Sutton restaurant is brilliant, with a host of very impressive and very authentic French dishes.
12 High Street, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1HN
(020) 8722 0180
Award winning French and Modern European cuisine in Wandsworth.
2 Bellevue Road, Wandsworth Common, London, SW17 7EG
(020) 8672 0114
This charming French restaurant is a favourite amongst Richmond folk, who recommend it constantly for its quality Brittany fare.
11 Hill Rise, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 6UQ
(020) 8948 7473
Malmaison London, 18-21 Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6AH
(020) 7012 3717
Chez Mal is a fresh mix of traditional steakhouse and classic French brasserie, with bold flavours and a fun, upbeat atmosphere. The interiors combine urban style with a touch of Moulin Rouge and a dash of Las Vegas, featuring exposed brick walls dark wooden tables and floors, and plush leather seating.
Exceptional French cuisine on West Smithfield. We recommend trying the amazing five course seasonal menu.
57 West Smithfield, Barbican, London, EC1A 9DS
(020) 7600 6144
Just like traditional cafés in France, Colbert Chelsea is the perfect spot for evening drinks, a light snack or a full French meal.
50-52 Sloane Square, Belgravia, London, SW1W 8AX
(020) 7730 2804
Lavish food with sensational views of the Square Mile from the roof terrace, Coq d'Argent is a wise choice in the heart of the financial metropolis.
No 1 Poultry, The City, London, EC2R 8EJ
(020) 7395 5000
Right in the heart of Surbiton, this popular restaurant comes recommended, with some very good French dishes complementing a selection of those from further afield.
85 Maple Road, Surbiton, London, KT6 4AW
(020) 8399 2365
Alexis Gauthier cements his excellent reputation with this brilliant French restaurant in Soho. An equally excellent wine list awaits too.
21 Romilly Street, Soho, London, W1D 5AF
(020) 7494 3111
Nestled in the old part of Mayfair, Le Boudin Blanc is one of the capital’s hidden French culinary treasures. It’s the perfect spot for a romantic, candlelit dinner a la francaise.
5 Trebeck Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 7LT
(020) 7499 3292
Le Cafe du Marche is one of London's most charming restaurants, with food to more than match its exquisite atmosphere.
22 Charterhouse Square, Charterhouse Mews, Barbican, London, EC1M 6AH
(020) 7608 1609
French restaurant Le Colombier has been a favourite with Chelsea residents for more than ten years.
145 Dovehouse Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 6LB
(020) 7351 1155
Combining good cooking with top-notch service, and a good sense of value, The Little French Restaurant is a little slice of Paris that could easily become a favourite.
18 Hogarth Place, Earls Court, London, SW5 0QY
(020) 7244 6082
Right near Kew Gardens, Ma Cuisine offers the kind of French food that is easy to recommend. Very good wine list too.
The Old Post Office, 9 Station Approach , Kew, London, TW9 3QB
(020) 8332 1923
This Covent Garden stalwart offers a fascinating selection of authentic, regional French food in an atmospheric little setting.
39 King Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8JS
(020) 7395 5803
Fine dining in Soho courtesy of the Michelin starred Pied a Terre on Charlotte Street.
34 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2NH
(020) 7636 1178
An award winning restaurant in Teddington, this very fine restaurant offers classic French cuisine and some incredible wines.
114-116 High Street, Teddington, TW11 8JB
(020) 8977 2239
St Pancras Brasserie
St Pancras International Station, Grand Terrace, Kings Cross, London, N1C 4QL
Head chef Colin Layfield has created an all-day menu, which focuses on the UK’s finest seasonal produce. Breakfast highlights include Rainy Lane yoghurt, spiced Williams pear and John Ross Jr smoked salmon, while a menu available at lunch or dinner features Creedy Carver chicken and leek pie and 45-day house-aged Lake District Rib of beef on the bone.
The original restaurant, designed in art deco style by Martin Brudnizki, now has a variety of flexible spaces perfect for get-togethers and informal meetings, as well as catering for parties of different sizes. New additions include The Glass Room, a semi-private area seating 18, along with the Kitchen Bar area filled with high tables and seating for 37, ideal for all-day working, breakfast meetings and informal business lunches. It also overlooks the open kitchen, making it a great venue for chef demo events.
A newly added private dining room plays host to the first Champagne School, re-imagined as a 12-seater Tasting Room that can also be booked for meetings, masterclasses or parties fizzing with Champagne and British sparkling.
St Pancras Champagne Bar
The much-loved St Pancras Champagne bar is famously the longest in Europe, and has swiftly became a must-visit destination in London, where guests can enjoy the grandeur and panoramic views of the magnificent station. For those looking to enjoy a glass of something special, the menu showcases a variety of champagne and world sparkling wines by the bottle, including 9 by the glass.
(020) 7870 9900
A great place to try warming French dishes or just sample some interesting, unusual wines, Terroris provides a friendly atmosphere and prices that won’t break the bank.
5 William IV Street, Strand, London, WC2N 4DW
(020) 7036 0660
A cosy and quiet French brasserie, Toulouse Lautrec is a welcome addition to Kennington.
140 Newington Butts, Kennington, London, SE11 4RN
(020) 7582 6800