Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester
Exquisite food and a setting to dress up for from this Michelin-starred chef. ££££. Tue-Fri L& D; Sat D. You must book. www.alainducasse-dorchester.com. The Dorchester, Park Lane, W1K 1QA. T: 020-7629 8866. E6. Station: Hyde Park Corner.
Combination of a Parisian salon and a Provençal bistro. ££. Daily B,L & D. www.aubaine.co.uk. 260-262 Brompton Rd, SW3 2AS (and branches). T: 020-7052 0100. F5. Station: South Kensington.
Classic bistro serving classic and inventive French food. Excellent charcuterie plates, homemade terrines and cheese. ££. Daily L & D. www.blanchettesoho.co.uk. 9 D’Arblay St, W1F 8DR. T: 020-7439 8100. D7. Station: Oxford Circus.
Waiters (music students) perform opera while you dine in a restaurant decorated with musical instruments. Two-course set D £54; three-course £59. £££. Wed-Sat D. www.belcantolondon.co.uk. Corus Hotel Hyde Park, 1 Lancaster Gate, W2 3LG. T: 020-7262 1678. E4. Station: Lancaster Gate.
Sir Terence Conran’s modern French restaurant, located in trendy Shoreditch. £££. Tue-Sat D. www.theboundary.co.uk/restaurant/food. 2-4 Boundary St, E2 7DD. T: 020-7729 1051. Off map. Station: Shoreditch High Street.
This French brasserie serves classics such as tuna tartare and tournedos Rossini. ££. Mon-Fri & Sun L& D; daily D. www.brasseriejoel.co.uk. Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, SE1 7UT. T: 020-7620 7272. F8. Station: Waterloo/ Westminster.
Bustling French brasserie and bar. £-££. Daily L & D. www.brasseriezedel.com. 20 Sherwood St, W1F 7ED. T: 020-7734 4888. E7. Station: Piccadilly Circus.
Dazzling French-inspired cuisine in an elegant dining room at The Lanesborough hotel. £££-££££. Daily B,L & D. www.lanesborough.com. The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, SW1X 7TA. T: 020-7259 5599. F6. Station: Hyde Park Corner.
Exquisite dining room with one of the best wine lists in London. ££-£££. Daily L & D. www.clos maggiore.com. 333 King St, WC2 8JD. T: 020-7379 9696. D8. Station: Covent Garden.
Imaginative Michelin-starred French cuisine from Gascony and an award-winning wine list. £££-££££. Tue-Fri L; Mon-Sat D. www.clubgascon.com. 57 West Smithfield, EC1A 9DS. T: 020-7600 6144. D9. Station: Farringdon.
Galvin Bistrot de Luxe
The highly regarded Galvin brothers’ classic Parisian-style bistro. ££££. Daily L & D. www.galvinrestaurants.com. 66 Baker St, W1U 7DJ. T: 020-7935 4007. D6. Station: Baker Street.
Les 110 de Taillevent
Contemporary French dining by the same team as the famous Taillevent restaurant in Paris. More than 100 glasses of wine are offered by the glass. £££. Daily L & D. www.les-110-tailleventlondon.com. 16 Cavendish Square, W1G 9DD. T: 020-3141 6016. D6. Station: Oxford Circus.
This elegant establishment is London’s oldest French restaurant – it was established in 1927. ££. Mon-Sat L& D; Sun L. www.lescargotrestaurant. co.uk. 48 Greek St, W1D 4EF. T: 020-7439 7474. D7. Station: Tottenham Court Road.
Le Pont de la Tour
Stunning riverside restaurant serves classic French dishes in a 19th-century former tea warehouse. £££. Daily L & D. www.lepontdelatour.co.uk. 36D Shad Thames, SE1 2YE. T: 020-7403 8403. Off map. Station: London Bridge.
Five restaurants and bars under one roof. Head to the Gallery – a stylish gastro brasserie with one-of-a-kind furniture – or the Lecture Room & Library, which is Michelin-starred. Afternoon tea in the Glade lounge. £££. Mon-Sat D. www.sketch.uk.com. 9 Conduit St, W1S 2XG. T: 0870-777 4488. E7. Station: Oxford Circus.