Île-de-France restaurants

Top Choice French in Versailles

Ore

Full-length windows frame the Cour d’Honneur and Cour Royale at this resplendent light-flooded restaurant inside the Château de Versailles. Created by superstar chef Alain Ducasse, it offers breakfast (mini pastries…
Top Choice French in Senlis

Le Julianon

Framed by blue shutters, this 17th-century stone house contains Senlis' best restaurant. Cutting-edge flavour combinations include Lozère sausage with fig jus, rhubarb-poached chicken, smoked sea bream-stuffed calam…
Top Choice French in Chartres

Le Cloître Gourmand

Entered from rue du Cardinal Pie, this 17th-century townhouse framed by duck-egg-blue shutters has timber-panelled walls, beamed ceilings and up-close views of the cathedral's north portal. Book at least a week ahea…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Fontainebleau

L'Axel

Chef Kunihisa Goto has gained a Michelin star for his inspired flavour combinations: turbot with candied artichoke and yuzu-butter sauce, veal sweetbreads with cinnamon-roasted carrot purée, and mango mousse in a wh…
French in Fontainebleau

La Table du Parc

Right by the château gardens entrance at the chic La Demeure du Parc hotel, this contemporary restaurant has 50 seats in its dining room (illuminated by a deer-antler chandelier) and another 40 on the umbrella-shade…
French in Versailles

Le Cheese Club

Every dish at this contemporary, bottle-lined bistro is based around a specific cheese, from starters such as Cantal mille-feuille (layered pastry), to mains like beef tartare with Mimolette, spiced duck with l'Ossa…
Gastronomy in Versailles

La Table du 11

For an appropriately sumptuous meal in this stately town, Michelin-starred La Table du 11 fits the bill. Dark-blue flooring matches its façade; dishes on the daily changing menu might include roast onion with a garl…
Cafe in Versailles

La Cour

Framed by a royal-blue façade and painted with giant flower murals inside, this charmer is hidden in a little courtyard that fills with tables in warm weather. Everything is made fresh daily, including quiches, tart…
Bistro in Chartres

Le Tripot

Tucked off the tourist trail and easy to miss even if you do chance down its narrow street, this atmospheric space with low, beamed ceilings is a treat for authentic and adventurous French fare like saddle of rabbit…
French in Chantilly

Le Vertugadin

This elegant white-shuttered townhouse serves classical cuisine such as meat, game and terrines accompanied by sweet onion chutney. A warming fire roars in the hearth in winter, and summer welcomes diners to the wal…