French Cuisine

French restaurant Folie launches in Soho

Latest opening: Folie

By Joe Lutrario

Guillaume Depoix has opened an upmarket restaurant on Soho's Golden Square that takes inspiration from the Côte d'Azur.

Latest opening Moncks of Dover St restaurant in Mayfair

Latest opening: Moncks of Dover St

By James McAllister

It may be a departure in terms of cuisine, but Moncks of Dover St shows the Park Chinois team is maintaining that sense of glamour and luxury for which it’s known.

Latest opening Monsieur Le Duck

Latest opening: Monsieur Le Duck

By James McAllister

The Gascon-inspired brand that originally appeared in a pop-up premises in Spitalfields, has spread its wings and opened a permanent site in the heart of Clerkenwell.

Yuma Hashemi The Drunken Butler

Flash-grilled: Yuma Hashemi

By Joe Lutrario

Yuma Hashemi is the chef patron of The Drunken Butler, a Clerkenwell restaurant that combines French and Persian influences.

Opening of the month: Southside Scran Michelin starred restaurant Tom Kitchin Edinburgh

Opening of the month: Southside Scran

By Stefan Chomka

The fourth restaurant in Tom Kitchin’s Edinburgh-based restaurant group is a neighbourhood bistro that bridges the gap between his Michelin-starred flagship and his popular gastropub

Bistro Mirey to open in Fulham next year

Bistro Mirey to open in Fulham next year

By Stefan Chomka

Chefs Gerald Mirey and Ko Ito are to open their first permanent restaurant next year following a series of successful pop-up supper clubs in the capital.

Table for Two: Stéphane Reynaud

Table for Two: Stéphane Reynaud

By Hannah Thompson

The restaurateur and cookbook writer on opening Tratra in the Prescott & Conran hotel The Boundary in Shoreditch, timeless French cuisine, and why London has the best restaurants in the world

First Look: The new-look Le Pont de la Tour

First Look: The new-look Le Pont de la Tour

By Liam Garrahan

D&D London's Thameside restaurant Le Pont de La Tour re-opened its doors this week after a two month refurbishment and BigHospitality was one of the first to see it. 

The latest Bistrot Pierre site will be located in the Abbey Sands development in Torquay

Bistrot Pierre launches new site in the South West

By Lauren Houghton

French restaurant group Bistrot Pierre is opening a new site at the sea front in Torquay within the Abbey Sands development and is recruiting up to 60 new staff members for the venture. 

Restaurant magazine hosted the panel debate at The Restaurant Show on Tuesday (8 October)

French cooking: Outdated and overrated?

By Luke Nicholls

A panel debate at The Restaurant Show earlier this week got all the big chefs talking. France may have influenced and defined the terms of virtually all western cooking, but does it continue to impress?

Le Bistrot Pierre to grow to 20 sites by 2018

Le Bistrot Pierre to grow to 20 sites by 2018

By Emma Eversham

Small French restaurant chain Le Bistrot Pierre is to double the number of restaurants in its estate to 20 by 2018 after agreeing a multi-million pound capital financing deal. 

Eric Chavot is glad to be back in London for the opening of Brasserie Chavot

Eric Chavot returns to UK for new London restaurant

By Luke Nicholls

Chef Eric Chavot has returned to the UK from his two-year stint in America to launch his own restaurant – Brasserie Chavot – adjacent to the Westbury Hotel in Mayfair next year.

Business Profile: Le Bistrot Pierre

Business Profile: Le Bistrot Pierre

By William Drew

Two childhood friends opened their first restaurant on a whim. Seventeen years on, Le Bistrot Pierre provides timely lessons in delivering value in the middle market.


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