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Diners' Choice: French restaurants in London

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall French cuisine in London? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of 64 Goodge Street restaurant
4.8
4.8 (393)
£41 and over
French
Fitzrovia
About the restaurant
64 Goodge Street is a new restaurant from Woodhead Restaurant Group, which opened in early August 2023. A former travel agent in our beloved Fitzrovia (64’s older siblings Portland and Clipstone are just round the corner), we were hugely excited by the opportunity this blank slate of a site afforded us.

We’ve been able to build from the bottom up, and therefore design every inch of space to meet our hope for 64 Goodge Street. Namely, that it is a space in which guests feel utterly taken care of.

We are open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. We very much hope to see you soon.

Top review
TheGaffer
Dined 6 days ago
Wonderful as always - inventive, charming, cosy, delicious.
A photo of Claude Bosi at Bibendum restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1616)
£41 and over
French
South Kensington
About the restaurant
Celebrated French chef Claude Bosi launched Claude Bosi at Bibendum back in 2017, with a ground-floor seafood and oyster bar and first-floor restaurant which is ‘unashamedly fine dining’, with the chef's signature contemporary and light-hearted flair.

The a la carte menu features some of his signature classics and the chef’s Michelin-starred alma matter, with ingredients sourced predominantly from the British Isles and France. The striking upstairs dining room with its dramatic and iconic floor-to-ceiling stained glass windows has been redesigned to house a larger central open kitchen. The light and airy dining room will feature the original Conran chairs with a soft colour palate of muted blues.

Top review
PamMvip
Dined 4 days ago
It was the most relaxed elegant dining experience one can only hope for in these days of fast turnarounds in dining rooms and very indifferent music played very loudly. The service was discreet and impeccable. The sommelier very attentive with excellent suggestions throughout the service. It was a truly memorable evening.
A photo of Otto's Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (880)
£26 to £40
French
Bloomsbury
About the restaurant
Otto's Signature dishes are Canard a la Presse, Homard a la Presse and Poularde de Bresse demi deuil.

Our private room seats up to 30 people.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
One of the best meals that I've had. Otto is a wonderful host and his teams attention to detail on the food and service is second to none. Highly recommended. If Heaven was a restaurant it would be Otto's.
A photo of La Dame De Pic London restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1440)
£26 to £40
French
Tower Hill
About the restaurant
A stunning two Michelin-starred French Restaurant in the City of London, La Dame de Pic London serves innovative French cuisine from renowned French female chef Anne-Sophie Pic.
Top review
JohnH
Dined 3 days ago
Of course its not cheap but a great value lunch menu for a 2 star Michelin level restaurant at £100 especially with the offer to bring your own bottle of wine when buying one. We (a table of four) took a 2000 vintage bottle of Chateau Lagrange (which thankfully was in great shape) and bought a bottle of Delamotte champagne for £95. The final bill for four including coffee, petit fours and service charge was just under £600 (not including the value of the wine we took which had been purchased many years ago). I'm only including the figures in the hope it might help those who love fine dining decide if they can or want to afford the experience. I am certainly glad we decided to go. As hoped, the multiple amuse bouche courses really showed off the skill of the kitchen as much if not more than the main courses. Magnificent precision was always on display both physically in the presentation and in the clever balance of flavours and textures. I am always amazed at the skill of delivering multiple flavours that are recognised individually but then also develop additional complexity when in combination with one another.
A photo of L'Aventure restaurant
4.8
4.8 (297)
£41 and over
French
St John's Wood
About the restaurant
Few restaurants can equal the ultra-"cute" charm or longevity of this St John's Wood "CLASSIC",run by chef- Patronne Catherine Parisot
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 18, 2024
Beautiful setting as always. It’s cudos is it’s timeless class.
A photo of Saint Jacques restaurant
4.8
4.8 (540)
£41 and over
French
St. James's
About the restaurant
Richard Weiss, iconic restaurateur and sommelier, returns to London’s West End with Saint Jacques restaurant. A relaxed and discrete chic bistro setting, Saint Jacques makes the perfect venue for breakfast, a convivial lunch, early evening cocktail or intimate dinner to savour.

Bringing new life to St James’s with classic French dishes and modern creations, the Saint Jacques seasonal menu blends tradition and innovation to suit all tastes – from Richard’s legendary tableside prepared Steak Tartare to a decadent fondant au chocolat.

Saint Jacques’ interior amalgamates the characteristics of a warm traditional brasseries with a vibrant and fresh aesthetic. Key features include the light and airy main dining area, where the clean and organic design coupled with the floral artwork complements the local and seasonal ingredients used. Our French windows then open onto our courtyard, a tranquil oasis of a kind rarely found in Central London.

Top review
ChicagoTomvip
Dined 5 days ago
Classic French selections, preparation, presentation and follow-up service. My wife and I test a new place by ordering what they say is their specialty or what we know best from our own experience. Here, the oysters were excellent, outdone only by turbot stuffed with a scallop soufflé. Transcendent!
A photo of Gauthier Soho restaurant
4.6
4.6 (4415)
£41 and over
French
Soho
About the restaurant
Having earned a star within a year of opening Gauthier Soho, Alexis Gauthier is described by Zagat guide as "...one of the Best New French food destinations in London...". With an emphasis on vegetables in all dishes, Alexis provides a seasonal tasting menu with the best possible ingredients (British where possible) all 100% plant based. All served in a chic Soho Townhouse where the staff really make you feel special. There are also five private dining rooms for parties of all sizes.
Top review
JimH
Dined 6 days ago
If you’re in London, this is the spot, reservation required. This is a plant based restaurant but, you would never know it. The chef has to be the best in the business. I won’t ever come to London, without spending a night at Gauthier. Absolutely amazing
A photo of Pavyllon restaurant
4.8
4.8 (203)
£41 and over
French
Mayfair
About the restaurant
Pavyllon London is the British expression of multi-Michelin-starred French Chef Yannick Alléno's lust for life. It is undoubtedly fine, yet it's a relaxed neighbourhood restaurant. Every plate is innovative and highly crafted, yet unpretentious. To dine at the counter is to take front-row seats at a culinary theatre. At the centre of it all, Bar Antoine vibrates good vibrations.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Amazing experience, professional service, fantastic food, comfortable environment
A photo of Paris Grill - Tower Hill restaurant
4.7
4.7 (209)
£26 to £40
French
Fenchurch Street
About the restaurant
Paris Grill is a unique food, beverage and events business, that has entertained the city since 1978. Paris Grill is a perfect destination for breakfast meetings, business lunches and evening dining and entertainment. Designed to impress colleagues and clients, it is also a great place to meet up with old friends or that someone special.

Located downstairs, Bardot’s bustling brasserie and bar serves freshly made express dishes including our famous Paris Grill Steak Sandwich.

For more formal dining, the upstairs restaurant delivers top quality cut steaks, fresh fish along with traditional French indulgences and house specials including our famous table side Tartare.

Top review
StephenB
Dined on May 9, 2024
Steak Sandwich was superb and friendly Manager and staff. Wine was reasonably priced and great Peroni on draft
A photo of Augustine Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (303)
£26 to £40
French
Battersea
About the restaurant
Named after Franck Raymond’s grandmother, Augustine Kitchen showcases truly authentic French dishes, with a focus on produce from the Evian region where Franck was born.

Augustine Kitchen is a 45 cover restaurant and has got an intimate family feel with a focus on good quality produce and wine. The producers are handpicked, to ensure the very best quality, including charcuterie from Monsieur Colliard and fish from Mouchet Anythy sur Leman, a fourth generation fisherman.

Regional dishes feature Reblochon tarte, gratin of crozets and delicate smoked fera, whilst other highlights range from the sublime snails served with garlic mousse and parsley butter to pike quenelle or pork shank which has been slow cooked for 36 hours.

Behind the bar, the handpicked selection of wines are displayed in open racks, in a typical French charm, along with a fine selection of Armagnacs, Cognacs and other well known spirits.

Top review
Judy
Dined on May 11, 2024
Brilliant restaurant. Great food-authentically French, and delicious! Our favourite restaurant .
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