Sydney's best French restaurants to try
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Best French Restaurants in Sydney

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With Bastille Day just around the corner, there’s no better time to say ‘oui, oui’ to dining out at Sydney’s best French bistros. 

From delicate pastries and perfectly fluffy soufflés to cheesy soups, rustic ratatouille and hearty Coq au vin, there's something about French cuisine that makes our hearts sing! We’ve picked out some of Sydney’s best French restaurants that are ready to be explored.  

Bon appétit!

Claire's Kitchen at Le Salon

Surry Hills | Accepts Yums

The interior of Claire's Kitchen at Le Salon

Claire’s Kitchen at Le Salon is French Chic at its best. Step through the doors and enter a world of glamour and decadence with soaring ceilings, imported wallpapers, glittering chandeliers and French antiques. Former TV chef Marc Kuzma (aka Claire de Lune) lets his talents shine with French brasserie classics such as three cheese souffl, with a contemporary touch. Get ready to experience true French finesse. BOOK NOW >

Black Bottle

Darlinghurst | Accepts Yums

The shop counter at Black Bottle in Darlinghurst displaying French cheeses, cured meats and dessets

A relaxed, authentic and local wine bar serving classic French bistro fare and delicious drops. Black Bottle’s market influenced menu features fresh seafood, Australian cured meats and artisan cheeses that are sure to delight. Check out their Bastille Week Special Menu which includes a French feast of favourites from escargots to cote de boeuf. BOOK NOW > 

Frenchies Bistro & Brewery

Rosebery | INSIDER

A dish at Frenchies Bistro and Brewery sitting on a dining table

Frenchies delivers produce-driven cuisine, showcasing the best of French modern bistronomy. Executive Chef Thomas Cauquil specialises in the art of Charcuterie, integrating fantastic patés and terrines to the exciting menu, which changes daily based on the best produce found on the market. Don't miss Frenchies special Bastille Day Menu from 13 to 16 June including classics such as Pâté en Croûte and Vanilla Crème Brulée. BOOK NOW >

Chez Pascal French Restaurant

Sans Souci | INSIDER

A dessert dish from Chez Pascal French Restaurant

Chef Philippe Lebreux and his son Pascal have created a French-style haven in the heart of Sans Souci that has Francofiles going weak at the knees. With a menu full of everything from escargot to boeuf bourguignonne and Chez Pascal’s signature braised Ox cheek, Chez Pascal is the longest running single owner French restaurant in Sydney, having welcomed loyal guests for over 35 years. BOOK NOW >

Macleay Street Bistro

Potts Point | Romantic

A selection of dishes at Macleay Street Bistro

This small French inspired bistro nestled in the ‘Paris' end of Potts Point is renowned for its exquisite cuisine and unique appeal. With a menu that blends French tradition with a Modern Australian twist, expect the best of both worlds - fresh Australian produce and ingredients mixed with the finest French flavours. BOOK NOW >

Bellevue Cottage by Antoine

Glebe Point |  INSIDER

The exterior of Bellevue Cottage by Antoine

Embark on a culinary journey from Chef Antoine Moscovitz' French heritage to the heart of Sydney's Blackwattle Bay. Located in Glebe's heritage-listed building, Bellevue Cottage evokes a nostalgic charm with a distinctive edge, offering a modern take on French classics while using local produce with refined technique. BOOK NOW >

La Grillade

Redfern | Accepts Yums

The interior of Le Grillade in Redfern

La Grillade has been an unassuming gourmet retreat for Sydneysiders for almost 25 years. Behind the vintage oak farmhouse door is a sumptuous slice of provincial France: rustic exposed beams, an earthy combination of soft reds and greys, and service staff that grace each table with personality and charm. Enjoy rustic farmhouse-style dining room and a covered courtyard, offering a French-influenced menu. BOOK NOW >

Atelier by Sofitel

Sydney | Accepts Yums

The dining room at Atelier by Sofitel

Atelier is a French-inspired grill offering the freshest locally-sourced produce from across Sydney and Australia within an elegant and striking setting. Take in breathtaking views of Sydney Harbor as you discover a selection of succulent meats and seafood inspired by the seasons and grilled to perfection. BOOK NOW > 

Excited to explore other French restaurants in Sydney? Head to TheFork to see the full selection.

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