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.
Tracking down the finest French bistros and brasseries is simple with 5pm.co.uk. 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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French café and wine bar in Leith
An airy French café, bistro and wine bar on Commercial Street, Café Tartine is open for breakfast crepes right through to late nightcaps. The menus offer plenty of choice. There are lots of French classics such as onion soup, boeuf Bourguignon and confit duck leg. A popular option, especially when paired with an after work glass of wine, are the sharing platters of charcuterie, cheese, pâté and char grilled vegetables
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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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British, French, Mediterranean, Scottish
Alea Restaurant - Waterfront 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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British, French, Mediterranean, Modern
Maison Bleue is a vibrant bistro on Victoria Street in Edinburgh’s Old Town serving French, North African, Asian and traditional Scottish cuisine. The historic blue building has been a local dining fixture since 1998. Inside, you will find an eclectic interior of 15th century archways, victorian stairways and hidden corners, which mirrors the variety of the menu.
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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.
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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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The Pompadour by Galvin is a landmark Franco-Scottish restaurant at The Caledonian, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel, on Edinburgh’s Princes Street. It combines the best of classical French-inspired cuisine with locally sourced Scottish ingredients to provide a unique fine dining experience.
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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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French, Scottish, Modern
Friendly relaxed and family run. French bistro atmosphere.
Offer: £19 for 2 courses on the festive menu
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Offer: £29.50 for 3 courses on Sunday lunch menu + complimentary Bloody Mary
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Offer: A la carte availability
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French, Bistros & Brasseries
Serving classic French dishes, the Bistro at Hotel du Vin is tucked away off Bristo Place in Edinburgh’s atmospheric Old Town. It is a cosy, welcoming space with restored fireplaces, reclaimed floorboards and lots of wine merchant memorabilia.
Service is polished but informal and the sommelier is always happy to advise anyone in need of a little friendly guidance around the 200 plus bin list. The Bistro's courtyard - complete with cigar bothy and heaters - is a hidden gem which is well worth seeking out in the sunnier months.
Offer: £22.50 for Festive Afternoon Tea
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French, Mediterranean, Bistros & Brasseries
Since opening in 1975, La Bonne Auberge in Glasgow’s city centre has been a popular spot for fans of French and Mediterranean style food. Proud holder of an AA Rosette, La Bonne Auberge has pleased generations of Glasgow diners, especially pre-show visitors to the nearby theatre district.
Offer: £21.95 for 2 courses on Festive Dinner menu
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Offer: £16.95 for 2 courses on weekend menu
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