When you need to impress, be it business or personal, French dining never fails. London being just 213 miles from Paris, you are guaranteed to find some award winning and modesty brilliant (or not so modest) French chefs in the UK’s capital. Haute London samples just five of them.
Probably the most reputable French experience in London (if not simply the best restaurant) Chez Bruce is a fantastic French restaurant worth traveling the extra mile for. Chef Bruce Poole is also drawn to the Mediterranean flavors of Spain and Italy and creates immaculate dishes worthy of a Michelin star chef.
2 Bellevue Road, London, SW17 7EG
020 8672 0114
Time after time winning awards as London’s most romantic restaurant, Clos Maggiore is an oasis of calm and twinkly lights in the heart of Covent Garden. Influenced by the country inns of Provence and Tuscany, its unique interiors create a warmth and intimacy. Head Chef, Marcellin Marc, cooks sublime Provençal inspired cuisine with contemporary panache and is committed to using locally sourced seasonal ingredients to create perfectly balanced menus. The restaurant has been awarded three AA-rosettes since 2008.
33 King Street, London, WC2E 8JD
020 7379 9696
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchin
Predominantly French with subtle modern European influences, Robuchon’s two Michelin star reputation lives on in this popular restaurant. To encourage the relationship between chef and guests, an eating counter wraps around the kitchen meaning that you can see the food being prepared and interact with the chefs as they cook for you.
13-15 West Street, Soho, London,
0207 010 8600
This ever-popular romantic getaway, the Bleeding Heart’s tragic history and brilliant menu will leave a long, lasting impression. Without the waiting list of a West End restaurant you can make the most of your time in the bistro or main dining room by opting for dishes that are classically French. The pigs ear and black pudding salad or sucking pig with confit shoulder are good places to start.
3 Bleeding Heart Yard, London EC1N 8SJ
020 7242 8238
Marcus Waring at the Berkeley
With two Michelin stars, the expectations are high for this French restaurant. It certainly does not disappoint and head chef Marcus Wareing is behind the scenes to ensure that every dish is executed to its impeccable standard. For sophisticated fine dining and outstanding service, this hotel restaurant is among the best in London.
Wilton Place , Knightsbridge, London. SW1X 7RL T
020 7235 6000