Best French restaurants in Edinburgh and Glasgow
From superb Parisian cookery to Michelin-starred greatness
Take a handful of the finest Scottish ingredients, mix in a liberal pinch of French flair, add a sprinkling of Gallic temperament and season with authentic staff – et voilà, you have the perfect recipe for a type of Scottish restaurant that remains a favourite among locals and tourists. Edinburgh and Glasgow's French offerings span everything from modest brasseries boasting checked tablecloths and mismatched cutlery to opulent Michelin-starred fine dining establishments.
Edinburgh's best French restaurants
38–40 Grassmarket, Old Town, EH1 2JU
Real French people serving real French food in surroundings that recreate all the atmosphere of a Parisian bistro.
petitparis-restaurant.co.uk | read our review of Petit Paris
Restaurant Martin Wishart
54 The Shore, Leith, EH6 6RA
Michelin-starred excellence combining top quality local ingredients with traditional French techniques.
restaurantmartinwishart.co.uk | read our review of Restaurant Martin Wishart
Glasgow's best French restaurant
Brian Maule at Chardon d'Or
176 West Regent Street, City Centre, G2 4RL
A masterclass in fine dining, impeccable local sourcing and cooking with skill and complexity.
brianmaule.com | read our review of Brian Maule at Chardon d'Or