French restaurants in the City of London absolutely ooze class.
Take date night up a notch and impress your other half with a trip to one of the Square Mile’s most iconic French restaurants. Whether it’s a bistro or brasserie, our continental cousins know how to do delicious food.
So, let us take you on a quick trip to some of the top French restaurants in the City of London. Bon appétit!
La Dame de Pic
Hidden within the Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square, you’ll find La Dame de Pic. The modern French restaurant’s interior is the epitome of laid-back luxury and, despite being fine-dining, the restaurant is very relaxed. The three set menus at the two-Michelin-starred restaurant, are from French chef Anne-Sophie, and each one takes you on an incredible culinary journey full of flavour. The menus include wild turbot with Mexican lime and the showstopping white millefeuille with Tahitian vanilla and jasmine jelly. Pair the set menu with delicious wine and enjoy the artwork on display while each plate comes out. What’s more, if you’re lucky, Chef Anne-Sophie may pop out to catch up with you!
Four Seasons Hotel, 10 Trinity Square EC3N 4AJ
Another Michelin-starred restaurant, Club Gascon serves contemporary cuisine influenced by the southwest region of France. The modern menu, created by Chef Pascal Aussignac, uses seasonal and traditional ingredients to create unique and creative dishes. The restaurant offers two menus. Sip a cocktail and enjoy French tapas or charcuterie from the bar menu, or indulge with a rich bowl of traditional cassoulet Toulousain from the bistro menu. If you’re in the area, make sure you also check out sister restaurant Cigalon for another romantic experience.
57 West Smithfield EC1A 9DS
Bob Bob Ricard City
We can’t have a list of French restaurants without mentioning the iconic Bob Bob Ricard City. With beautiful art deco interiors, the menu merges Russian and French cuisine, which is unique and delicious. Order the beef wellington and settle in for the night with the iconic ‘Press for Champagne’ button, which sits beside every table. Press for flowing Champagne and even more flowing conversation. Fantastique!
Level 3, 122 Leadenhall Street EC3V 4AB
A City favourite, the high-end roof-top restaurant and bar is just a stone’s throw away from Bank station. Found at No.1 Poultry, the restaurant serves traditional French cuisine which you can enjoy on the amazing outdoor terrace and gardens. With 360-degree vistas of London, the rooftop gardens are a calm oasis in the centre of the financial district. With a choice of a la carte of a set menu, why not order the duck liver ballotine with fig chutney and brioche before taking your after-dinner tipple to the garden to take in the views.
1 Poultry EC2R 8EJ
Galvin La Chapelle
Devour a plate of cod with coastal herbs, pickled kohlrabi and velouté of clams while sitting under the high stone ceilings of the Michelin-starred French restaurant. Just a short walk from Liverpool Street station, Galvin La Chapelle serves hearty, yet polished, French seasonal cuisine in a beautiful setting. We suggest you order the loin of fallow deer from the modern menu with a glass of Champagne and transport yourself to a coastal French village. Pure bliss.
35 Spital Square E1 6DY