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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 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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Cafe Tartine Leith, Edinburgh

French

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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Maison Bleue Le Bistrot South Side, Edinburgh

British, French, Mediterranean, Modern

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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Le Petit Cochon Finnieston, Glasgow

European, French, Mediterranean

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.

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Le Bistrot Old Town, Edinburgh

European, French, Modern

Le Bistrot is a French restaurant just off Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Housed in the same building as the French Consulate and Insitut Français Ecosse, it brings an authentic taste of home to French nationals living in Scotland. The restaurant’s interior mimics the chic bistros of Paris, with a wide airy space, exposed brick wall and small bistro style tables.

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The Prancing Stag West End, Glasgow

British, European, French, Traditional

0 reviews

The Prancing Stag is a family-owned restaurant offering up a menu of Scottish food with an international inspiration. Inside, the atmosphere is cosy and welcoming. The menu is complemented by a carefully selected wine list.

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Maison Bleue Le Bistrot South Side, Edinburgh

British, French, Mediterranean, Modern

3 reviews

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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Le Petit Cochon Finnieston, Glasgow

European, French, Mediterranean

13 reviews

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.

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Le Bistrot Old Town, Edinburgh

European, French, Modern

5 reviews

Le Bistrot is a French restaurant just off Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Housed in the same building as the French Consulate and Insitut Français Ecosse, it brings an authentic taste of home to French nationals living in Scotland. The restaurant’s interior mimics the chic bistros of Paris, with a wide airy space, exposed brick wall and small bistro style tables.

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Smiths of Uddingston near Glasgow, Glasgow

French, Scottish, Modern

119 reviews

Friendly relaxed and family run. French bistro atmosphere.

£16 Offer: £16 for 2 courses on fixed price menu

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Maison Bleue Old Town, Edinburgh

British, French, Mediterranean, Modern

6 reviews

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.

£29.50 Offer: 25% discount on a la carte menu

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The Prancing Stag West End, Glasgow

British, European, French, Traditional

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The Prancing Stag is a family-owned restaurant offering up a menu of Scottish food with an international inspiration. Inside, the atmosphere is cosy and welcoming. The menu is complemented by a carefully selected wine list.

£25.23 Offer: A la carte available

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Brian Maule at Chardon d'Or City Centre, Glasgow

French

368 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.

£22.50 Offer: £22.50 for 2 courses on lunch menu

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L'Escargot Blanc New Town, Edinburgh

French

71 reviews

The sister restaurant to L’Escargot Bleu on Broughton Street, L’Escargot Blanc is an atmospheric French bistro on Queensferry Street in Edinburgh’s West End. Vintage French posters and monochrome photos give it a dash of Parisian chic while the food is simple but packed with flavour and very carefully sourced. Many would say that the two L’Escargot restaurants are among the most authentic French restaurants in Edinburgh.

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

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L'Escargot Bleu New Town, Edinburgh

French, Bistros & Brasseries

55 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.

£12.90 Offer: £12.90 for 2 courses on daily specials board

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