Carlotta Cutrale / May 6, 2022
If you’re looking for some of the best French restaurants in Dublin then look no further. Here is a list of some of the best French Cuisine restaurants in Ireland!
This lovely small spot of Paris is located in the heart of Dublin, Temple Bar. With its round small tables and their coordinated white thatched chairs at the side of the road, it will welcome you to have a sit and try the very best French cuisine. A pleasant and informal atmosphere in a bistro, that will just teleport you in Montmartre with some french music on the background. Specialities of the chef will, of course, be Escargots de Bourgogne.
Location: 1 Palace St, Dublin 2
In Cork City is possible to find a delicious French-inspired restaurant. Jacques Restaurant opened for more than 36 years, is a backbone for the spreading of French cuisine in Ireland. Exploiting only Irish good ingredients, they rearrange them in some french tasty dishes such as the generous dish of hake main served with cabbage, new potatoes and capers.
Location: 23 Oliver Plunkett St, Centre, Cork
This small spot has been ranked as the fist and best bistro of Limerick. This family-run business has a charming variety of crepe fillings and a handy galettes takeaway options. If you maybe fancy something resembling more a main dish, you can’t not try the Coq au Vin, a chicken stew marinated in red French wine. Close your eyes, can you see now the Quai d’Orsay and its colourful street food stands, on a sunny spring morning? I thought so.
Location: 9 James’s Terrace, Malahide, Co. Dublin
With its all-exposed bricks and dark wood decor radiating more than a touch of industrial chic, this is a very corner of France in Ireland. From brunches to generous dinners, this joint brings the finest French Bistro food and wine with a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Highlights: for the Lunch menu, the highest quality cutting board goat Fromage variety and the Croque Monsieurs! For the Dinner Menu, the Hake Bonne Femme is a must.
Location: Fade St, Dublin
This welcoming and comfortable spot in Galway is a creperie. For every tastes and preference. Both savoury (galettes) and sweet crepes, as well as scrumptious homemade desserts, pastries and salads: if you are looking for a quick lunch or flavoursome bite, Java’s is here for you. It’s delicious, it’s open late, it’s a little bit romantic…if this is not France, what it is?
Location: 17 Upper Abbeygate Street, Galway City
If you’re dreaming about the fancy stereotypical French night of your life, maybe a meal at the Oak Room is what you need. This restaurant, carved in the stunning scenario of the Adare Manor in Limerick county, obtained its first Michelin Star, but it didn’t need that award to spread its great level of fine French Cuisine.
Location: 24 Bridge St, Abbeyland, Cavan
This Brasserie in Dublin will surprise with its avantgarde plats presentations and astonishing implementation of fresh and authentic ingredients. With its focus on innovative and well-presented dishes of modern French cuisine, this joint boast a significant amount of french wines, finely aged, and many food options. Try their excellent oysters and the pan-fried with the Foie Gras and last but not least the rhubarb and strawberry compote.
Location: 20 Merrion St Upper, Dublin 2
This multiple floor French-inspired café is a fantastic gem. The creperie on the ground floor, the first-floor restaurant where you can enjoy not only their duck à l’Orange but also, later in the afternoon, a relaxing tea treating yourself with a fine piece of the best Frech patisserie. Don’t forget the last third floor, the Al Fresco panoramic dining room where to enjoy the magic view of Belfast, just like on the third level of the Tour Eiffel.
Location: Cleaver House, 56 Donegall Pl, Belfast
This place’s fish dishes take inspiration from the far-away Brittany and Normandy culinary traditions. Armorica, this peaceful and iconic joint wants to offer a piece of french tradition to its clients. Normandy chowder with mussels, poached hake in aubergine caviar, and scallops with chargrilled scallions and celeriac purée are just a few of the delicious options you’ll find. For a relaxed and succulent meal or a getaway weekend.
Location: an tSráid Mhór, Oranmore, Galway
Regardless of its name deriving from a potential Woody Allen’s movie set in France, this joint was the result of a romantic love story. Run by Oliver and Deirdre, who met each other around the world, it’s one of the most reviewed and appreciated restaurants, capable of bringing a little taste of authentic France in Ireland. The seafood and the goat cheese boards with one of the superb bottles of wine are exactly what you were looking for.
Location: 1 Steamboat Quay, Dock Rd, Limerick