From fine-dining French restaurants like three-Michelin-starred Caprice to humble Parisian-style bistros, we’re rounding up the best French restaurants in Hong Kong.
With a multitude of French restaurants all over Hong Kong, we’re hoping to narrow your choices down by sharing some of our favourite places for authentic French fare here in the city, which serve everything from great wine and cheese to French haute cuisine. Ranging from fancy French fine-dining restaurants like three-Michelin-starred Caprice to laid-back Parisian-style bistros, we’re rounding up the best French restaurants in Hong Kong. Bon appetit!
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BELON – Modern Neo-Parisian bistro by Black Sheep Restaurants
Black Sheep’s Michelin-starred concept BELON pays homage to old-school French cuisine and immaculately handles seasonal ingredients without a sniff of pretentiousness. With decorated chef Matthew Kirkley at its helm, the relaxed Neo-Parisian bistro serves up re-imagined classics with contemporary flair. Ideal for a special occasion or an extra-special date night, BELON is a fantastic option for those looking to enjoy a true culinary experience.
BELON, 1/F, 1-5 Elgin Street, Soho, Hong Kong, 2152 2872, belonsoho.com
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Le Bistro Winebeast – No-fuss French fare with wine pairings
Run by husband-and-wife duo chef Johan Ducroquet and sommelier Cristina Carranco Ducroquet, this unassuming French restaurant, which originally sat just above the Wan Chai Market, is a firm favourite of ours. The food here is well-portioned and expertly flavoured, with menus being updated every six weeks to feature the freshest seasonal ingredients. Be sure to ask Christine for her advice on which wines will pair perfectly with your meal.
Le Bistro Winebeast, G/F, Newman House, 35-45 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, 2782 6689, www.lebistrowinebeast.com
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Bistro Breton – Offering a true taste of Brittany
Sai Ying Pun’s Bistro Breton by La Creperie will sweep you away to Brittany’s charming coastline, with its azure blue walls and seafood-centric menu (think fresh oysters, blue lobster, crab, sole and seabass). Chef Nicolas Drouglazet introduces diners to specialties from the beloved French region such as Brittany Fish Soup, La Chorizo Galette, Duck Confit and French Sole Meuniere, alongside a superb selection of French wines housed in the restaurant’s own wine cellar.
Quote “Sassy Cocktail” upon booking a table to enjoy buy-one-get-one cocktails from 5pm to 7pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Bistro Breton, G/F, 321 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 3489 0959, Facebook: Bistro Breton, Instagram: @bistrobretonhk, bistrobretonrestaurants.com
Gaddi’s – Hong Kong’s first French fine-dining restaurant
Kristal caviar, crystal chandeliers and a Chinese Coromandel lacquerware screen from the 17th century? You’d expect no less from Hong Kong’s first fine-dining French restaurant! Gaddi’s has had an ongoing presence in the Hong Kong culinary world since the ’50s, and the décor of the restaurant matches the intricately designed French dishes by chef Albin Gobil.
Gaddi’s, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2696 6763, www.peninsula.com
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Metropolitain – Casual French bistro inspired by the metro stations of Paris
Named and modelled after the iconic metro stations of Paris, Metropolitain’s distinctly French decor, along with the semi-outdoor terrace and authentic bistro fare makes this a go-to destination. The breakfast and brunch menus are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser (you can’t go wrong with the Eggs Benedict!).
Metropolitain, G/F 46 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 6271 6102, www.french-creations.com/metropolitain
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Maison ES – Contemporary French Cuisine in a charming vintage setting
Tucked away off Wan Chai’s Star Street, this charming French restaurant is the ideal setting for anything from a quiet dinner with friends, to a special occasion celebration. Its vintage-inspired venue has a tranquil garden atmosphere that will transport you back in time, and, coupled with the specially curated menus by Chef Esther Sham, treat you to an unforgettable degustation experience.
Maison ES, 1A Star Street, Wan Chai (entrance on Electric Street), Hong Kong, www.maison-es.com
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La Crêperie – Savoury galettes and sweet crepes a la Brittany
Serving specialities from the French western province of Brittany, La Crêperie is a perfect spot for a casual lunch or dinner. The savoury galettes and sweet crepes made with buckwheat are a treat, and make sure to check out the lunch sets, which range from $126 to $155 for a main, drink and dessert.
La Crêperie, 1/F, Kui Chi Mansion, 100-102 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2529 9280, lacreperierestaurants.com
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Scarlett Café & Wine Bar – Kowloon’s hidden gem for French food and wine
With its laidback ambience, delectable food and affordable wines, this French-style bistro is a great spot for a drink, lunch or dinner in Tsim Sha Tsui. And if you’re looking to treat yourself on the weekend, Scarlett is open from 11am to offer an à la carte brunch menu with options for free-flow oysters and French wine!
Scarlett Café & Wine Bar, 2 Austin Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3565 6513, www.randblab.com/scarlett-hk
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Caprice – Three-Michelin-starred French gastronomy at Four Seasons
If you’re looking for glamour, then Caprice at the Four Seasons Hotel is certainly that. With crystal chandeliers and plush leather chairs adorning the dining room, Caprice epitomises luxurious French gastronomy. It is among the small handful of Hong Kong restaurants to be awarded the prestigious three Michelin stars and prides itself on its carefully curated wine list to match the exquisite cuisine.
Caprice, Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3196 8882, www.fourseasons.com
Épure – Contemporary fine French cuisine and rare vintage wines
Boasting a gorgeously designed venue that exudes a sophisticated sense of French heritage, an enviable collection of rare vintage wines and impeccably executed plates of fine French cuisine, it’s no surprise Épure has maintained a Michelin star since 2017. Perfect for business meetings, intimate gatherings and lavish celebrations, the service here is sure to impress.
Épure, Shop 403, Level 4, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3185 8338, www.epure.hk
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Bistro du Vin – Rustic home-style French fare in Kennedy Town
For rustic homey French fare, pop by Kennedy Town’s Bistro du Vin for a mini trip to France. With homemade bread, delicious rillette and a long list of eggy delights, the French fare here won’t disappoint! The owner’s passion for wines from the Burgundy region is evident from the extensive wine collection housed at the back of the restaurant, which in itself adds to the restaurant’s charm.
Bistro du Vin, 39 Cadogan Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 2824 3010, piccoloconcepts.com
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Louise – Unpretentious French fine dining from JIA Group
Opened in partnership by JIA Group and acclaimed French chef, Julien Royer, this Michelin-starred restaurant is set in a grandiose two-storey heritage building in PMQ. Louise serves high-quality French classics, without any pomp, taking inspiration from the chef’s upbringing in the French countryside.
Louise, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central Central (enter the gate closest to the Hollywood Road intersection), 2866 0300, www.louise.hk
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Bâtard – Elevated French cuisine and fine wine
Bâtard’s menu delivers simple yet flavourful and complex dishes, emphasising fresh seasonal produce, elevated to pair with the finest wines from France and beyond. Offered at retail prices, you can choose from the hundreds of wine selections on hand and thousands of selections available at a day’s notice from the Fine Wine Experience warehouse.
Bâtard, Shop E, 165-166 Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong (inside The Fine Wine Experience), 2318 1802, batardhk.com
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More French Restaurants In Hong Kong:
- LPM Restaurant & Bar – French-inspired flavours and delicious interpretations of Niçoise cuisine in Central. lpmrestaurants.com
- Jean May – A charming French bistro in Wan Chai serving home-style comfort eats. www.facebook.com/jeanmayhk
- L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon – LANDMARK’s Three-Michelin-Starred restaurant founded by French celebrity chef Joël Robuchon. www.robuchon.hk
- Pastis – Stop by this popular Central hangout for a glass of vin and some French home-cooked food. www.pastis.hk
- The French Table – Modern French fine-dining cuisine in Wan Chai. thefrenchtable.com.hk
- L’Envol – Innovative French haute cuisine by two-Michelin-starred Chef Olivier Elzer found in Wan Chai. lenvolhk.stregishongkong.com
- Vivant – Helmed by Belon and Batard alum, Chef Jeston Chua, expect a focus on French technique and bistro-style viands. www.twins-kitchen.com
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Editor’s Note: “The Best French Restaurants in Hong Kong” was most recently updated by Nicole Moraleda in May 2023. With thanks to Annie Simpson for her contribution.
Main image courtesy of Caprice via Instagram, image 1 courtesy of BELON, image 2 courtesy of Bistro Breton, image 3 courtesy of Metropolitain via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of La Crêperie via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Caprice via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Bistro du Vin via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of Bâtard via Instagram.