Looking for the Best French Restaurant York?  We have several excellent French restaurants in York including a couple of independents and several chains.  Whether you are looking for French onion soup, baked Camembert, steak frites or boeuf bourguignon, then here is where you can find great French food in York.

Le Cochon Aveugle

37 Walmgate, York YO1 9TX

Le Cochon Aveugle serve a fine dining blind tasting menu for the more adventurous foodie.  “It is a small stripped back restaurant in the heart of York, serving a frequently changing tasting menu.  The contemporary European menu is rooted in classical French techniques, and showcases the very best produce available to the kitchen on each individual day.  Josh Overington and his team prepare, cook and serve the blind tasting menu from his open-plan kitchen, to offer casual fine-dining with an emphasis on using high quality ingredients from his carefully selected farmers and producers.”

Rustique – French Restaurants in York

28 Castlegate, York YO1 9RP and 2A Lendal, York YO1 8AA

There are two Rustique French restaurants in York, the second one opening a few years ago after the popularity of the first on Castlegate.  “Established in 2004, Rustique specialises in rustic French cooking in a busy, vibrant upbeat Bistro atmosphere. Offering a large and varied selection of traditionally cooked, locally sourced meat and fish dishes, we pride ourselves on giving our customers a first class, French-inspired dining experience.”

Côte Brasserie

49-51 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HT

Côte’s tagline is “Relaxed all day dining inspired by the brasseries of Paris” and I would agree with that.  They serve breakfast/brunch between 8am and noon Monday to Friday and 9am till 1pm Saturday and Sunday.  They have a good lunchtime and early evening set menu at two courses for £11.95 that includes French classics like steak frites and baked camembert.

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Bistro du Vin French Restaurant York

89 The Mount, York YO24 1AX

The bistro in the Hotel du Vin “With contemporary yet traditional finishes, our Bistro has a sense of sophistication and pays a perfect complement to our ethos, which is all about serving heart-warming, traditional French food and regionally sourced quality ingredients. We encourage you to come and relax, dine and soak up the buzz of the Bistro.”

Cafe Rouge

The Adams House, 52 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HZ

Café Rouge York is located on the historic street of Low Petergate, with a wealth of history and culture around the bistro, which is housed in Grade II* listed building, The Adams House. Running throughout the restaurant are stunning mosaic floors, which lead you through to stained wooden floors.  Whatever the time of day, we have a dish to suit your mood; from steak frites and boeuf bourguignon to a selection of croques, baguettes and vegan options too – all on our menu of classic French food with a contemporary twist.”


Also look at our round up of some of the Best Restaurants in York.


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