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. Chefs work exclusively with small local producers to source the seasonal…
Top Choice Modern French in Bastille & Eastern Paris

Septime

The alchemists in Bertrand Grébaut's Michelin-starred kitchen produce truly beautiful creations, while blue-aproned waitstaff ensure culinary surprises are all pleasant. Each dish on the menu is a mere listing of th…
Top Choice French in The Medoc

Café Lavinal

With twin Michelin-starred chef Jean-Luc Rocha from Château Cordeillan-Bages overseeing the menu and 120 wines on the carte de vin, a brilliant dining experience is guaranteed at this outstanding village bistro near…
Top Choice Modern French in Riom

Le Flamboyant

Experience a smorgasbord of local flavours at this gem of a restaurant near the clock tower. Set menus offer superb value for their range; try the 'Sens et saveurs' menu for Moroccan-style chicken pastilla (light fl…
Top Choice Burgundian in Cluny

La Table d'Héloïse

South of town, this family-run restaurant with a charmingly cosy, newly remodelled interior is a terrific place to sample firmly traditional Burgundian specialities, from the dexterously prepared fricassée d'escargo…
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 Chambéry

Les Halles

This ordinary-looking bistro, beloved by locals, combines gourmet panache with a warm welcome and faultless service. Try regional specialities including chicken stuffed with diots (Savoyard sausages) and creamy Beau…
Top Choice Modern French in Val d’Isère

L’Atelier d’Edmond

Candlelight bathes stone walls, low beams and family heirlooms in this gorgeous double-Michelin-starred restaurant, where locally sourced ingredients are imaginatively transformed into dishes such as smoked pigeon w…
Top Choice Modern French in Montmartre & Northern Paris

52 Faubourg St-Denis

This thoroughly contemporary, neighbourhood cafe-restaurant is simply a brilliant space to hang out in at any time of day. Be it for breakfast, coffee, a zingy fresh-sage infusion, dinner or drinks, 52 Faubourg, as …
Top Choice Modern French in Chablis

Au Fil du Zinc

At Chablis' newest culinary hot spot, exquisite menus with nods to Japanese cuisine are served in a long open dining area perched over the Serein River, and on the adjoining terrace in summer. A nine-page list of Ch…