Best French Restaurants Leeds – French cuisine is famous world wide, and rightly so . The French are a nation of foodies and take their meals very seriously. Once you start to research French food and its history, it’s easy to see why. In fact, food is such an integral part of French culture that UNESCO placed the ‘gastronomic meal of the French’ on its list of intangible human culture.
Fun facts about French food!
Around 500 million snails are consumed per year in France.
Ten billion baguettes are baked and sold each year in France. There are even strict laws that govern their production. To be officially named a baguette, the bread can only contain three ingredients – flour, yeast and salt, absolutely no preservatives, and each must weight exactly 250 grams.
Let’s check out the Best French restaurants in Leeds!
3 St Peters Square, Leeds, LS9 8AH
A truly French, atmospheric restaurant offering the very best if French cuisine in a beautiful, romantic setting. Kendells Bistro gives the ultimate Parisian bistro experience. Just a few of the mouth watering options from the menu are listed below.
COQUILLES ST JAQUES
~baked scallops in shell, chorizo, roast garlic, hazelnut butter~
PÂTÉ DE CAMPAGNE
~course French country terrine, cornichons~
CUISSES DE LAPIN AUX PRUNEAUX
~braised leg and shoulder rabbit, d’agen prunes, calvados cream paperdelle pasta, crispy ham~
JOUE DE BOEUF ALA BOURGUIGNON
~ox cheek, red wine, mushrooms, bacon, garlic, shallots, mash~
L’ASSIETTES DE FRUITS DE MER
~grilled fillets of sea bass, cod, king prawns, scallop, squid parsley. garlic, capers, olive oil lemon garlic~
Sous le Nez French Restaurant in Leeds
The Basement, Quebec House, Quebec Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire. LS1 2HA
Sous le Nez is a popular French restaurant, conveniently located in the heart of Leeds city.
…”From a quick lunch, shopping retreat, post work dinner and drinks or a night of wonderful food and atmosphere, we are a french inspired bistro and restaurant and have something for every occasion. The restaurant at Sous le Nez is a cavernous basement with an array of nooks and crannies and secluded private spaces. Its ‘subterranean’ nature provides the ideal hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the city above…”
Anfew of the delicious options from the menu are listed below.
~Individual Fillet of Beef Wellington, Red Wine Sauce~
~Outdoor Reared Duo of Pork; Pork Fillet Topped with Dijon Mustard, Pink Peppercorns & Watercress, Wrapped in Bayonne Ham and Baked in Filo Pastry. Belly Pork, Crackling, Green Apple Gel, Red Wine Jus~
~Minimum 30 Day Dry Aged, Char- Grilled Fillet Steak, Field Mushroom & Tomato or Peppercorn Sauce~
~Pan Seared Pigeon Breast, Tartlet of Fricasse of Wild Mushrooms, Chicory, Pancetta~
Victoria Mill, Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS1 4BJ
You can enjoy authentic french inspired food in a upmarket setting at Brasserie Blanc.
…”Our food is sourced with care from some of the best producers and farmers in the country, the dishes are freshly prepared by our wonderful chefs and brought to you by knowledgeable teams who are here to make your visit just as perfect as it can be. Our classic French food has been joined on our menu by some wonderful new dishes inspired by Raymond Blanc’s travels so we visit North Africa, Asia and even the Americas with our tastes and textures. We have something for everyone so if you don’t have a ‘taste for adventure’ then tuck into great steaks, burgers, fishcakes and awesome desserts….”
31-32 Park Row, Leeds, LS1 5JD
At Le Chalet you can enjoy a unique experience. Not only offering the more traditional french dishes, you can also enjoy afternoon tea and dedicated ‘ cheese nights’.
..”In le Chalet, you have a unique experience of exclusivity. For us, you are the one & only; we value individuality & taste. All products are baked and cooked in house; we are aware of the goodness of real ingredients…”
Le Chalet Mussels
~Freshly caught mussels cooked Mariniere style with Garlic, White Wine, Parsley & Cream~
~Mix of Bacon, potatoes, Onions, Mushrooms, Green beans cooked
in creamy garlic sauce served on a a galette~
~Classical French soup made with caramelised onions cooked in a rich beef stock topped with grilled bread and Emmental cheese~
K25, Albion St, Leeds LS1 5AT
At Crepaffaire the crepes are fast & fresh, prepared in front of you and made with sweet or savoury natural ingredients.
~Double Nutella, Whipped cream, Ice cream~
Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese
~Scottish smoked salmon, Cream cheese, Chives~
~Tomato, Spinach, Mushroom, Cheddar~
The Whole Shebang
~Strawberries, Bananas, Nutella®, Whipped Cream, Ice Cream~
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