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!
Old Church Refectory, 6 Church Walk, Richmond, London, TW9 1SN
(020) 8940 6264
La Buvette is an intimate French restaurant located in the heart of Richmond. This bistro style venue offers classic dishes from regional France. A comprehensive choice of wines are available to complement your meal.
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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
More top quality French cooking in Soho with this reputed venue from the celebrated chef Joel Robuchon.
13-15 West Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9NE
(020) 7010 8600
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
From the brilliant hands of Will Smith and Anthony Demetre comes this very fine restaurant on the Strand. Perfect for pre-theatre dining.
40-42 William IV Street, Strand, London, WC2N 4DD
(020) 7420 2050
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
Searcys St Pancras Restaurant and Bar is a glamorous venue serving Modern European cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients, and a wine list which has been carefully selected to complement the food. The restaurant has been designed to make rail travellers feel as welcome and as comfortable as possible, with a dedicated room for luggage.
St Pancras International Station, Grand Terrace, Kings Cross, London, N1C 4QL
At over 90 metres long, the Searcys St Pancras Champagne Bar is the longest champagne bar in Europe. Located on the Rendezvous level of St Pancras International, the bar showcases up to seventy bins and offers something for everyone, from a post work glass of bubbly to celebration bottles costing up to £6,500.
(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