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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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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Maison Bleue Le Bistrot is the sister restaurant of the iconic Victoria Street Maison Bleue. Although the bistro aims to bring a touch of authentic Parisian cafe culture to Morningside, the menu is also delightfully eclectic with various Scottish and global influences.
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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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French, Bistros & Brasseries
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.
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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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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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Hotel du Vin Bistro is a classic French bistro on The Scores in St Andrews. Flooded with natural light, the cosy bistro features dark, reclaimed floors, restored fireplaces and beautiful chandeliers. As the du Vin in the name suggests, this bistro offers a splendid selection of wines from around the world and the hotel’s friendly and highly trained sommelier is more than happy to guide guests around the list.
Offer: £24.95 for 4 courses on Sunday lunch menu + glass of fizz
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British, European, French, International
The Western Club Restaurant has set new heights of dining excellence since it opened in November 2014. Located in a prime city centre site, The Western Club Restaurant has arguably Glasgow's most stunning dining room overlooking the iconic Royal Exchange Square.
Offer: £65 two person offer - Chateaubriand, sides + glass of wine
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Offer: A la carte availability
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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: £49.95 2 person offer - 3 courses each on prix fixe menu + bottle of wine to share
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Offer: £21.95 for 2 courses on premier menu
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European, French, Mediterranean
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Le Petit Cochon is a wine bar and bistro in Glasgow’s hip Finnieston. Soft lighting, candles, fairy lights and exposed brick walls create a cosy and welcoming space. The restaurant serves European dishes, brunch and small plates. Its wine bar boasts an extensive selection and recommended pairings can be advised to be served alongside the dishes.
Offer: A la carte availability + glass of wine
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