Restaurants, French

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L'Escargot Bleu

56 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3SA

L’escargot Bleu is the kind of place that compels you to burst into your dimly remembered and slightly embarrassing school French. It’s just … so French. In fact, it’s everything you'd expect from a French bistro, except (whisper it) with better…

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3 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5AB

Paul Kitching has been cooking his own sweet way since his Michelin-starred fine-diner opened five years ago. It starts with a menu beating a distinctive 2-1-2-1-2 rhythm of choices at each course. The two ‘ones’ are soup and cheese courses, punctuating…

Plumed Horse

50–54 Henderson Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6DE

To begin at the end – and a mighty fine end indeed, distinguished by desserts as delightful on the eye as the spoon. A vibrant gingerbread mousse contrasts with sweet, crunchy ‘rocks’ of honeycomb, a thing of true beauty. Then nougat parfait, delicately…

Restaurant Martin Wishart

54 The Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6RA

You know that moment at the theatre when the lights go down, just before the curtain goes up? The bit when the audience holds its collective breath? That’s what an encounter with Martin Wishart’s tasting menu is like. You scan the menu before you eat…

Champagne + Fromage

22 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7DD

Nestled in fashionable Covent Garden, Champagne + Fromage serves rustic French food in a bright dining room-cum-shop. Wooden shelves are full of award-winning champagnes from independent producers while garlic and French sticks are dotted around on…

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The Doll's House Restaurant

3 Church Square, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9NN

One of St Andrew's better respected restaurants, centrally situated with some attractive outdoor dining and serving an internationally influenced menu based on Scottish produce.

The Kitchin

78 Commercial Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6LX

Treasure maps tend to be jealously guarded, prised from cold, dead hands or relinquished reluctantly at gunpoint. The Kitchin, however, does things differently, each diner presented with a wee scroll depicting Scotland in relief, X marking the spots…

La P'tite Folie

Tudor House, 9 Randolph Place, Edinburgh, EH3 7TE

A decade of unswervingly French service to diners in the West End has built a loyal following of patrons from business lunches to family gathering and romantic evenings in the fenestration-lavished upper dining room at Randolph Place. The kitchen…

Aizle

107-109 St Leonard's Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9QY

When Aizle arrived in April 2014, a lot had to be explained carefully. Aizle rhymes with hazel, we were advised, and the word itself was Scots for 'spark'. A 30-year-old Scottish chef, Stuart Ralston, and his American partner Krystal Goff, an innovative…

Chabrot Bistrot d'Amis

9 Knightsbridge Green, London, SW1X 7QL

Bringing quaint bistro charm to Knightsbridge, Chabrot offers critically acclaimed French cuisine. Led by a team of food and wine enthusiasts, Chabrot offers an extensively researched cellar, and a perfected range of French classics. Offering an…

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Le Bistro Beaumartin

161 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 2UQ

In France a bistro is generally less formal than a restaurant, and here at Beaumartin the relaxed, neighbourhood feel of the Parisian model translates into mismatched tables and chairs, a wood-burning stove and some comfy old leather armchairs for…

Café St Honoré

34 North West Thistle Street Lane, Edinburgh, EH2 1EA

Barring the name and the elegant Parisian bistro-style interior, it’s been a few years since Cafe St Honore has had much to do with French food. With chef Neil Forbes at the helm the restaurant has turned its focus to using the best of seasonal Scottish…

L'Escargot Blanc

17 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4QW

Perhaps the less well-known of the two ‘snails’, L’Escargot Blanc undoubtedly suffers from an uninspiring entrance. But it’s worth climbing the stairs to be greeted by a charmingly French welcome and a huge deli-fridge with promises of good things to…

Pierre Victoire

18 Eyre Place, Edinburgh, EH3 5EP

No story of Edinburgh’s dining scene in the last two decades can be fully told without Pierre Victoire being mentioned. Through thick and thin, ups and downs, Pierre Levicky is still part of the scene; these days he’s operating in relative seclusion at…

The Wild Restaurant

21 Newington Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1QR

You wouldn’t guess from the unprepossessing frontage, but there’s a lot going on here. Having moved into the space vacated by The Wild Elephant, young couple Nico Masecchia and Lili Johnson are developing a unique take on what will hopefully prove more…

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B'est

16 Drummond Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9TX

Billing itself boldly as ‘Edinburgh’s most exciting eatery’, B’est has a lot to live up to, and somewhat inevitably falls short of its claim. Paintings of the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe and stencilled words en Français say ‘this is a French…

Café Rouge - Dulwich

84 Park Hall Road, Dulwich, London, SE21 8BW

With a combination of delicious food, great wines and a real ambience, Café Rouge has embodied the style and je ne sais quoi of French dining since it opened way back in 1989. Now with over 90 sites across the country it's just the place to mull over…

Chez Gerard - Covent Garden

38 The Market, Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2E 8RF

Located directly opposite The Royal Opera House in a beautiful Grade II listed building, Chez Gérard in Covent Garden is a bustling 1930s-style conservatory restaurant, with a beautiful open air terrace overlooking the Covent Garden Piazza.

La Garrigue

31 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DH

On the very short list of French restaurateurs who’ve imported a genuine taste of their homeland’s regional cuisine to Scotland, La Garrigue’s Jean Michel Gauffre will certainly be near the top. Here you’ll find the professionalism and élan of a proper…

Hotel du Vin Bistro

11 Bristo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 1EZ

They care about ‘the finer things in life’ at this French bistro, hidden from the street in an Old Town hotel – a smart conversion of a former asylum. Wine lovers find over 500 bottles on offer; whisky connoisseurs can sample 170 single malts in the…

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Brasserie Vacherin

MILLADON LTD, 12 High Street, Sutton, SM1 1HN

An elegant French brasserie, Vacherin offers delicious, authentic cuisine and superb wines in relaxed, stylish surroundings. There is a picturesque patio for al fresco dining. An intimate bistro-style restaurant, the cosy interior features rich red…

Crêpe à Croissant

1 Ashley Street, Glasgow, G3 6HB

Crêpe à Croissant has three cafés around the city (50 St Enoch Square, 183 Hope Street and 396 Byres Road), but their spiritual home is the static van just off Woodlands Road that has braved the elements for over two decades. They do fill normal…

Atelier Restaurant at Hilton Watford

Elton Way, Watford, WD25 8HA

Showcasing French-inspired seasonal dishes, Atelier Restaurant is an elegant yet fashionable retreat in the Hilton Watford Hotel. Alongside a menu filled with modern continental dishes, an extensive wine list features a knowledgably sourced selection.

Café Rouge - Kew Bridge

85 Strand on the Green, London, W4 3PU

With a combination of delicious food, great wines and a real ambience, Café Rouge has embodied the style and je ne sais quoi of French dining since it opened way back in 1989. Now with over 90 sites across the country it's just the place to mull over…

Café Rouge - Sheffield

383-385 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, S11 8PG

With a combination of delicious food, great wines and a real ambience, Café Rouge has embodied the style and je ne sais quoi of French dining since it opened way back in 1989. Now with over 90 sites across the country it's just the place to mull over…