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French Cuisine - Recommended Restaurants in London

By Paul Caffell (13 Jul 09)
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Best French Restaurants in London

If you're after a delicious French meal to celebrate Bastille Day or just after somewhere with that 'je nes sais quois' you'll find a great selection of French restaurants below.

With our successful affiliation with livebooking.com, it's now easier than ever to book a table at a fantastic restaurant for any dining occasion. There are now almost more French restaurants in London than Paris, well, maybe not, but there's certainly loads of quality restaurants in our capital serving superb French cuisine. To help you choose the best, we have selected a list of restaurants to inspire you to book a table.

Almeida Restaurant & Bar - Islington.
Almeida is a fine addition to Islington's vibrant neighbourhood restaurant scene, as well as having an appeal for foodies throughout London. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table

Bastille Brasserie - Highbury & Islington.
Bastille is a restaurant in Highbury & Islington serving French & Mediterranean cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere where you can happily enjoy a delicious meal or simply a cocktail or two at the bar. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table

Bel Canto Restaurant - the City.
A Parisian sensation, Bel Canto offers fine French cuisine with a flamboyant, theatrical twist. Served by one of the restaurant's 100 trained opera singers, the delectable meals range from fresh lobster and pasta, to roast sea bass and prime beef, with a selection of splendid desserts. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table

Bistro 51 - St James's.
Bistro 51, located in St James's, has classic French & British dining. You'll find a lively and informal atmosphere, exceptional service and attention to detail. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table

Brasserie Roux & St James Bar - Mayfair.
Inspired by Albert Roux, Brasserie Roux is situated on Pall Mall in an extraordinary double-height space. The one hundred-seat brasserie offers classic French brasserie cuisine in an atmosphere of informal elegance. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table

Brasserie St. Quentin - South Kensington.
Brasserie St Quentin was one of the first brasseries in London, offering the best of La Cuisine Bourgeoise, sourcing produce from suppliers and farmers around the country. The hallmark of St Quentin is simple classic dishes from the best ingredients at an affordable price. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table

Cafe des Amis - Covent Garden.
Nestled in the heart of theatreland with the threat of competition on every corner, Cafe des Amis remains one of the most popular eateries in the area after 26 years in business. French fare with flair and warm yet stylish surroundings makes Cafe des Amis a restaurant that will lure you back for more. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table

Chez Gerard (Charlotte St.) - Fitzrovia.
On entering Chez Gerard you find you have been transported to a traditional Parisian brasserie of the 1930s. Apart from the panelled booths, luggage racks and stylish zinc bar, there is no mistaking the sounds, aromas and tastes of France. A restaurant renowned for "the best steak-frites this side of Paris" and serving award-winning wines. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table

Chez Gerard (Opera Terrace) - Covent Garden.
Situated above the Covent Garden Piazza this French style restaurant overlooks the street performers in front of the Royal Opera House. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table

Clos Maggiore - Covent Garden.
In the heart of the West End, off Covent Gardens piazza, Clos Maggiore is a romantic remembrance of stylish country inns in Provence with a refreshing approach to modern French cuisine. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table

Coq d Argent - City.
Coq d'Argent is one of the City's most popular restaurant and bar. Regional French food is served in a spectacular dining room which, like its spacious lawned roof terrace, offers unparalleled views over the City of London. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table

Elenas L'Etoile Restaurant - Fitzrovia.
Elena's offers delicious, unrivalled French & Italian cuisine. The menu incorporates popular, mouth watering dishes, starters of parfait chicken liver and foie gras with Armagnac and main dishes of grilled entrecote with sauce bearnaise and chips. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table

Gazette - Battersea.
An authentic brasserie in the style of local French village cafes. With true hospitality one can find at anytime during the day something to suit the occasion: an early breakfast, a comfortable chill out with a glass of wine in the lounge, a business lunch or a romantic night out. It offers a pleasant atmosphere of well-being. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table

La Trouvaille Restaurant Wine Bar - Soho.
The Philosophy of La Trouvaille is passion. From the sourcing of the finest ingredients, to the extensive wine list from the south and southwest of France and Corsica in an upbeat but relaxed environment in Soho. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table

Le Gothique - Wandsworth Common.
The food at Le Gothique is predominantly French as one would expect with two frenchmen in the kitchen. But do not leave thinking you have to partake of the three course feasts on offer in the restaurant. Lighter meals are served both lunchtime and early evening in the bar. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table

Le Piaf - Wimbledon.
Relaxed, stylish and friendly are all part of the Piaf magic. Carefully blending informal dining with the vibrancy of the Mediterranean makes Piaf a great restaurant for special occasions or just catching up with friends. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table

Peridot - South Kensington.
Peridot is an informal and spacious restaurant looking out onto the garden square, is open daily for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea serving Andrew Turner's more informal cuisine, as well as favourite classics. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table

Roussillon - Pimlico.
Roussillon restaurant has been established in Pimlico since 1997 and specialises in classical french cooking and the wines of south-west France, but with a emphasis on using the best available British produce. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table

St Germain in Farringdon.
Forget St. Germain if you are in search of a traditional French brassier to wile away an evening in. This restaurant is for those in need of something contemporary and chic - enter with that agenda and you won't be disappointed with this Parisian meets New York styled establishment. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table

Terrace Restaurant - Piccadilly.
Sitting high above Piccadilly, The Terrace Restaurant & Bar is one of the roomiest venues in London, it boasts a blend of old and new world within its classical yet contemporary surroundings. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a Table

Truc Vert - Mayfair.
Offering a taste of rustic France Truc Vert is an oasis in the heart of the city. With simple decor- lots of wood, caramel coloured walls and wine racks full of many a tempting tipple. It’s homely and unpretentious and the food is damn good to boot.

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