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French restaurants might not dominate the British restaurant scene in quite the way they used to but every food lover in every town has their own favourite French bistro or brasserie. There is something irresistible about classic French cooking that means there is always a demand for restaurants that deliver an authentic taste of France. Thanks to 5pm, finding the best French restaurant in your area has never been easier.

French restaurants in the UK

Tracking down the finest French bistros and brasseries is simple with We list a massive selection of French eateries with all the information you need to know about them. If you want to know if they serve coq au vin or duck confit then check their sample menus. Just as useful are our readers’ reviews. Written by 5pm users who have eaten in the restaurants, they are packed with useful information. Whether you want to eat in the Cafe Des Amis in London or La Vallee Blanche in Glasgow, 5pm’s customer reviewers have been there already.

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Dining Room at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society New Town, Edinburgh

French, Scottish, Modern

h3. Modern European cooking in Edinburgh city centre Part of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Dining Room at 28 Queen Street serves some of the capital's finest food. Situated on the first floor of the Society's townhouse, the elegant dining room enjoys views over Queen Street Gardens and the New Town. Along with spacious Georgian proportions, The Dining Room features bold contemporary furniture and striking, whisky-themed art. Private dining rooms, a Charles Heidsieck Champagne table and the superb range of single cask whisky in the ground floor Kaleidoscope Bar add to the appeal.

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La Garrigue Old Town, Edinburgh

European, French

La Garrigue is a popular French restaurant on Jeffrey Street in Edinburgh’s Old Town. A cosy and comfortable space with fine views to Calton Hill, it features Tim Steadman’s trademark chunky furniture. Long a favourite with lovers of French food in Edinburgh, La Garrigue shot to national prominence when it featured on Ramsay’s Best Restaurants. As well as happy customers, La Garrigue attracts other plaudits including two AA rosettes and awards for its wine list.

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Market Kitchen Liverpool, Wigan

European, French, Modern

Market Kitchen is a family-run, French restaurant on Warrington Road, Ashton in Makerfield. The charming decor makes for a warm and homely atmosphere. In fact, Market Kitchen's interior design would not look out of place in a village bistro in La France profonde. An open kitchen allows diners to watch the chefs in action or you can keep an eye on the street life through the large windows.

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Waterfront Restaurant South Side, Glasgow

British, French, Mediterranean, Scottish

Waterfront Restaurant opened in the spring of 2017 in Alea Casino on Springfield Quay. The dining room has breathtaking and unrivalled city views over the River Clyde. The emphasis here is on having a good time, whether in the vibrant, colourful restaurant or in the wider casino complex where a packed entertainment schedule of tribute bands and sporting fixtures keep things lively.

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Restaurant at The Bonham New Town, Edinburgh

French, Bistros & Brasseries

80 reviews

Restaurant at The Bonham is located in the boutique hotel of its namesake in the West End of Edinburgh in the New Town and offers French inspired cooking. The Bonham’s townhouse interior features striking and dramatic art by Tilo Stengel and offers a sophisticated yet contemporary dining experience but with a relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Smiths of Uddingston near Glasgow, Glasgow

French, Scottish, Modern

110 reviews

Friendly relaxed and family run. French bistro atmosphere.

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Brian Maule at Chardon D'Or City Centre, Glasgow


336 reviews

Many of Glasgow’s fine dining fans would put Brian Maule’s Chardon D’Or at the top of the city’s culinary achievements. Located on West Regent Street in the city centre, the key to Brian Maule's success in Glasgow is down to the seasonal, locally sourced produce combined with traditional French techniques to create quality dishes.

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Martin Wishart At Loch Lomond Loch Lomond, By Balloch


52 reviews

Set on the banks of Loch Lomond, Martin Wishart's new restaurant is set in the stylish surroundings of the Cameron house hotel.

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L'Escargot Bleu New Town, Edinburgh

French, Bistros & Brasseries

51 reviews

L’Escargot Bleu is a popular French restaurant on the ever buzzy Broughton Street in Edinburgh. It is the sister restaurant of L’Escargot Blanc on Queensferry Street. Both restaurants would find themselves near the top of any poll dedicated to finding Edinburgh’s most authentic French restaurants. At L’Escargot Bleu, vintage drinks adverts, efficient service and a soundtrack of Edith Piaf set the scene for satisfying, French culinary classics.

£14.90Offer: £14.90 for 2 courses on daily specials board

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The Airds Hotel & Restaurant Oban & Surrounding, Appin

British, French, Seafood

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Located in Port Appin near Oban, Airds Hotel and Restaurant has long been renowned for its elegant rooms, stunning loch views and the award-winning quality of its dining. A classic country house hotel, the restaurant at Airds uses the finest local produce including ingredients from their own kitchen garden. Recommended in the Michelin Guide and holders of three AA Rosettes, Airds Hotel and Restaurant is one of the finest Scottish restaurants on the West Coast.

£53Offer: £53 for 5 courses from daily menu + after dinner drink

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Galvin Brasserie de Luxe West End, Edinburgh


18 reviews

The Galvin Brasserie de Luxe is a chic Parisian-style brasserie, part of The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Princes Street, in the heart of Edinburgh. The Galvin Brasserie de Luxe blends classic French brasserie dishes and local seasonal specialities, especially seafood. It is led by Chris and Jeff Galvin, holders of multiple culinary awards including Michelin stars.Acclaimed Scottish chef Jamie Knox oversees the kitchens.

£17.50Offer: £17.50 for 2 courses on seasonal menu + glass prosecco

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Edinburgh River Life West End, Edinburgh

Caribbean, French

47 reviews

Edinburgh River Life is on Dalry Road in the Haymarket area of Edinburgh. The restaurant opened in 2012 and provides quality French and Caribbean cuisine, with many regular customers considering it a 'hidden gem' in Scotland's capital. With comfortable seating, warm welcomes and friendly service, Edinburgh River Life offers a glimpse of French-Caribbean culture and cuisine in a relaxed setting.

£0.00Offer: 15% a la carte discount

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Atlantic Brasserie City Centre, Glasgow


863 reviews

Located on St Vincent Place, Atlantic Bar and Brasserie is a French restaurant on the lower ground floor, underneath sister restaurant The Anchor Line. Inspired by an early Glasgow pop-up restaurant which was built for the Empire Exhibition of 1938, Atlantic offers a contemporary French brasserie and bar in a sophisticated and glamorous vintage setting.

£16.95Offer: £16.95 for 2 courses on Weekend Menu

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Hotel du Vin Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh

French, Bistros & Brasseries

315 reviews

The Bistro at Hotel du Vin is tucked away off a beguiling courtyard in Edinburgh’s atmospheric Old Town. It is a cosy, welcoming space with restored fireplaces, reclaimed floorboards and lots of wine merchant memorabilia. The Bistro offers classic British food with a twist of French cuisine and the menu changes every day depending on the produce available.

£19.50Offer: £19.50 classic afternoon tea with tea + glass of champagne

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