French Bars in London
France is renowned worldwide for its fine cuisine and exquisite wine, and luckily London is host to many of these fine establishments, that give you a genuine feel for French culture. Also known for bringing to the world such spectacular events as cabaret and burlesque shows, an evening in French surroundings is always an enjoyable one, so read on to find the best French restaurants and bars in London.
Last updated on 17th October 2017
L’Etranger is a French restaurant in Kensington with a difference. Offering up traditional French treats inspired by Japanese cuisine means you’ll be treated to fantastic fusion dishes like caramelised black cod with miso and pomme gallette. Like a luxury French restaurant should, their wine list is both extensive and award-winning.
Ever wanted to experience your own slice of Southern France in the heart of London? Well now you can with the opulent and refined Baranis in Embankment. Serving innovative cocktails such as the must-try Red Panther, why not also enjoy a traditional game of Pétanque in the UK's only inside court? Authenticity is key here and you will not be be disappointed.
La Bonne Bouffe promises the finest French cuisine right in the heart of East Dulwich, boasting a warm atmosphere, low lighting and a menu of French classics cooked to perfection.
Take a step out of your comfort zone and head to the Lautrec Jazz Club in South London. Showcasing the best jazz and funk & soul performers that the capital has to offer, the venue is quickly becoming one of London's most popular music locations. Better still, the bar and kitchen staff work as a team here, pairing traditional French dishes with fine European wines. This is perfect for anyone looking for a quaint French restaurant in London.
While Habit may be a bar geared to British dining, they do have something special, and that's some of the best French wine in London. Join them for some of the best bottles as their drinks menu sweeps all regions in the country.
Fewer restaurants get more French than Aubaine. Sitting near the French Quarter of Kensington, they serve up contemporary yet charming dishes to friends, families and tourists in a pretty, quaint venue.
Le Bar is the latest addition to Farringdon's diverse bar scene, pairing fresh cocktails and fine glasses of wine with seasonal small plates of French food. The restaurant was opened by the same masterminds at the Michelin-starred restaurant Club Gascon and will recreate recipes and flavours from South West France. With every drink complementing the flavours that are served by the kitchen, an evening at this restaurant bar will leave you feeling full and with a huge smile on your face.
Boasting some of the finest Provencal inspired dishes in the city, Cigalon is a stunnign French restaursnt in London that makes the most of their Southern spots. From petite dishes and stunning fish plates to cocktails and Champagne, this is most certainly the place to impress.
A little slice of Paris exists just off Kensington high street, and it’s called Aubaine. Open from brunch straight through to dinner, those obsessed with the wonderful food of France, classic interiors and a venue packed with Parisian charm, pop in to visit your new favourite, intimate French restaurant.