Restaurants

Top Choice French in St-Émilion

La Terrasse Rouge

Knowing foodies adore this spectacular vineyard restaurant, borne out of Jean Nouvel's designer revamp of Château La Dominique's wine cellars, 5km north of St-Émilion. Chefs work with small local producers to source…
Top Choice French in Galway City

Pullman Restaurant

One of these two original 1927 Orient Express train carriages at Glenlo Abbey Hotel was used in the filming of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express and was also part of Winston Churchill's 1965 funeral cor…
Top Choice French in The Medoc

Café Lavinal

With Michelin-starred chef Julien Lefebvre from Château Cordeillan-Bages overseeing the menu and 120 wines on the carte de vin, a brilliant dining experience is guaranteed at this village bistro near Pauillac. Retro…
Top Choice Modern French in Nantes

Pickles

This buzzing neobistro would be right at home in Paris. Market-sourced, modern and wholly creative cuisine by English chef Dominic Quirke (a Newcastle lad wed to a French lass) is sensational – and extraordinarily g…
Top Choice French in Salzburg

Esszimmer

Andreas Kaiblinger puts an innovative spin on market-driven French cuisine at Michelin-starred Esszimmer. Eye-catching art, playful backlighting and a glass floor revealing the Almkanal stream keep diners captivated…
Top Choice French in Merrion Square & Around

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

Ireland's only Michelin two-star is understandably considered the best in the country by its devotees, who proclaim Guillaume Lebrun's French haute cuisine the most exalted expression of the culinary arts. If you li…
Top Choice French in St-Germain & Les Invalides

L'Étable Hugo Desnoyer

Duck beneath the elegant stone arches of Marché St-Germain to uncover the stylish steakhouse of Paris' superstar butcher Hugo Desnoyer. Vegetarians be warned, there are some delicious veggie dishes too, but some of …
Top Choice French in Amsterdam Noord

Hotel de Goudfazant

With a name taken from lyrics of the Jacques Brel song 'Les Bourgeois', this extraordinary gourmet hipster restaurant spreads through a cavernous former garage, still raw and industrial, and sticks to the theme by h…
Top Choice French in Gigondas

L'Oustalet

For a slap-up spoil, this Michelin-starred wonder owned by the wine-making Perrin family is the place. Using produce from his own kitchen garden, chef Laurent Deconinck creates delicious, refined dishes rooted in th…
Top Choice French in Saumur

Le Boeuf Noisette

Since opening in 2016, talented young chef Delphine Rémy has been earning enthusiastic reviews for cuisine she describes as française, locale et fraîche (French, local and fresh). Her flagship dish is tender Rouge d…