Best French restaurants in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Best French Restaurants in Edinburgh and Glasgow

L'Escargot Bleu / credit: Albie Clark

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

L'Escargot Bleu
56 Broughton Street, EH1 3SA
Scotland's abundant larder combines with classic French cooking in this much-loved central bistro. | read our review of L'Escargot Bleu

Petit Paris
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. | 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. | 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. | read our review of Brian Maule at Chardon d'Or

Eating & Drinking Guide 2017/18

Eating & Drinking Guide 2017/18

24th Edition published April 2017. Widely recognised as the most reliable, comprehensive and authoritative guide to eating out in more than 950+ restaurants, bistros, cafes and bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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