8 of the Best French Restaurants in London

Our top picks for the best French restaurants in central London including French restaurants that have been awarded Michelin stars and ones run by celebrity chefs

French gastronomy has been a huge part of British life and British food for almost one thousand years. From the days of the Normans onward there are influences that can still be seen, heard and of course tasted today. French words like menu, café, picnic, salad, soup, omelette, restaurant, chef, and many hundreds of others have become part of the English vernacular.

Although there are many similarities between the two cuisines due to this inflow of influence, French cuisine still has a "je ne sais quoi" that has caused it to remain distinct and ever popular. Perhaps it is the richness, the garlic, the sauces, the butter, the wine, or the romantic connotations associated with French dining.

If you are a lover of French cooking then you are spoiled for choice in London with numerous Michelin starred French restaurants amongst the most celebrated places to dine in the city. It is not always such accolades that help define a great restaurant though and with hundreds to choose from we have put together the following recommendations for the best French restaurants in London to help you decide.

If you have a favourite French restaurant in central London that we have not mentioned then please let us know about it. If you enjoyed this article then take a look at our London guide and London blog for more inspiring ideas of things to do and places to visit in London.

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Alyn Williams (at The Westbury)
Alyn Williams (at The Westbury)

37 Conduit Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 2YF

Alyn Williams is a born and bred Londoner his culinary journey started at home where his father both grew vegetables...Read more

British Restaurants French Restaurants Conduit Street Mayfair Eating Restaurants Michelin Star Restaurants 1 Michelin Star

Chez Mamie
Chez Mamie

22 Hanway Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1UQ

Homemade food in the heart of london. Read more

Eating Restaurants French Restaurants Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants Hanway Street Fitzrovia


Food Hygiene Ratings for Chez Mamie
Hygiene Rating: 1/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Chez Mamie
Inspected: on 18/02/2019

Pied à Terre
Pied à Terre

34 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2NH

Pied à Terre is an independently owned West End gastronomic restaurant located in the heart of Fitzrovia, London W1.Read more

Charlotte Place Charlotte Street Fitzrovia Eating Restaurants Michelin Star Restaurants 1 Michelin Star


Food Hygiene Ratings for Pied à Terre
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Pied à Terre
Inspected: on 25/06/2018

Galvin at Windows (at the Hilton Park Lane)
Galvin at Windows (at the Hilton Park Lane)

22 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1BE

With an interior evoking the glamour of the 1930s, Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows restaurant and bar has become...Read more

French Restaurants Park Lane Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Mayfair Eating Restaurants Michelin Star Restaurants 1 Michelin Star

Hélène Darroze (at the Connaught)
Hélène Darroze (at the Connaught)

The Connaught, Carlos Place, Mayfair, London, W1K 2AL

In the beautiful surroundings of Hélène Darroze’s two Michelin-starred restaurant at The Connaught, her lifelong...Read more

French Restaurants Carlos Place Mayfair Eating Restaurants Michelin Star Restaurants 2 Michelin Stars


Food Hygiene Ratings for Hélène Darroze (at the Connaught)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Hélène Darroze (at the Connaught)
Inspected: on 28/03/2018

Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay

68-69 Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HP

Royal Hospital Road Kensington & Chelsea Michelin Star Restaurants Eating Restaurants 3 Michelin Stars


Food Hygiene Ratings for Gordon Ramsay
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Gordon Ramsay
Inspected: on 14/02/2019

Le Gavroche
Le Gavroche

43 Upper Brook Street , Mayfair, London, W1K 7QR

Michelin Three Star dining from Michel Roux Jr. Interactive view of restaurant, bookings, opening times, location,...Read more

French Restaurants Brook Street Upper Brook Street Mayfair Eating Restaurants Michelin Star Restaurants 2 Michelin Stars


Food Hygiene Ratings for Le Gavroche
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Le Gavroche
Inspected: on 28/02/2019

Petrus
Petrus

1 Kinnerton Street, London, SW1X 8EA

Enjoy Michelin star dining in London at Pétrus, the warm and stylish restaurant in the heart of Knightsbridge. Cross...Read more

French Restaurants Knightsbridge Kinnerton Street Eating Restaurants Michelin Star Restaurants 1 Michelin Star


Food Hygiene Ratings for Petrus
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Petrus
Inspected: on 24/03/2016

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