Best French Restaurants in Edinburgh


The restaurant set in the heart of Edinburgh's historic old town offers a range of cuisines including French and North African apart from traditional Scottish cuisine. The stone arches and the spiral wooden staircase gives it an old world charm.

Cafe Marlayne

A classic French restaurant,Café Marlayne can be a  lively bistro at day time and a romantic dining place at night,which has served authentic French flavors and staed true to its character since the beginning


It has been offering delectable Franco-Scottish fare for more than10 years! The city regulars make the bistro's main clientele. A very busy and much loved restaurant in Edinburgh.

Duck's at Le Marche Noir

One of the best options in Edinburgh to sample fresh and flavoursome French cuisine. Duck's at Le Marche Noir also offers an impressive wine list.


Jacques specialises in breakfast, lunch,traditional pastries, cakes and varieties of herbal teas.

La Cuisine D'Odile

Indulge in an authentic French dining experience in this restaurant that remains blissfully way from the hustle and bustle of the main thoroughfares. Apart from cultural shows it also offers French music, opera, piano and organ recitals to ensure a memorable experience for the diners.

La Garrigue

Explore the fresh and rustic cooking styles of Southern France at its best at La Garrigue, the winner of 2 AA rosettes since its opening.

La P'tite Folie

A popular dining place in Edinburgh for delicious traditional French cuisine.

Le Café Saint-Honoré

The conspicuous French decor, daily changing menu and some of the best French delicacies you could ask for - Le Café Saint-Honoré will offer an exquisite dining experience for sure !

Le Sept

Le Sept brings out the best flavors of France at affordable rates.Located right in the centre of the Old Town, it is favorite hang out of diners.

Maison Bleue

it is impossible to miss the bright blue facade of this cheerful French Bistro. The interiors exude a distinct North African vibe with the bar area furnished in umber shades. The menu is diverse and offers a good mix of traditional and modern dishes.

Martin Wishart

Considered the best restaurant in Edinburgh but then foodies always have their favourites.

Petit Paris

Petit Paris has been a favourite among the French food aficionados,for around ten years now. A highly rated restaurant, which offers an authentic French ambiance.

Polo Fusion

Excellent fresh food Scottish/French restaurant with interesting green decor.

Restaurant at the Bonham

Be it business or pleasure, the restaurant at the Bonham will be a good option to consider. The interiors have a minimalistic design and a sophisticated theme. The menu offers the best of Scottish and French cuisine.

Edinburgh has many French restaurants that open all day serving a selection of sandwiches, baguettes and salads among others. Here is our list of some of the most popular French restaurants in the city of Edinburgh.

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