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French places to eat

In Paris:

Other places in France:

  • Cafe du Centre in Roquecor in the south west of France owned and run by Aussie couple Michelle and Jean-Marc whose chef has worked with Rick Stein
  • Le Vivier in our Isle sur la Sorgue - Michelin star restaurant on canal, excellent service and food; Patrick and Celine Fischnaller are the owner/hosts who have worked in many London restaurants previously before settling back in regional France to raise their kids   

Tips on places to eat and food in France.

As you can see not a lot of places we recommend above but collating a list of restaurants/cafes in France our members would recommend - if you have some, email us

For all French restaurants  in Australia go to Some notable ones below:

In Brisbane:

  • C'est Bon restaurant, which opened in July 2008 at Woolloongabba, serves the classic French dishes which Michel Bonnet is famous for
  • Rhubarb Rhubarb at Wooloowin is a popular restaurant owned by Michael Palardis serving a mixture of traditional French food and nouvelle cuisine
  • Montrachet in Paddington is an upmarket restaurant serving nouvelle cuisine created by well known French chef and owner Thierry Galichet
  • French Twist is a chain of French bakeries/cafes selling bread and pastries just like you would find in France.
  • Chouquette is a classic French patisserie/cafe which can be found at Shop 1, 19 Barker St, New Farm, Brisbane ph: 3358 6336
  • Le Bon Choix boulangeries/patisseries 379 Queen St, City and 2 Dawn Rd, Albany Creek  ph 3865 7773

Elsewhere in Australia:

  • On the way to the Sunshine Coast in SE Queensland enjoy authentic French cuisine at:
    • Le Relais Bressan (also French tearooms) 344 Flaxton Drive Flaxton  ph 5445 7157
    • The French Room 4 Pine Grove Woombye ph 5442 1511 chef Erik Van Alphen
  • C'est Bon restaurants where classic French meals are served are located in Brisbane and Cairns (in a colonial style building with verandas under a mini Eiffel Tower)
  • Vue de Monde has  up-market , fine dining and cafe in Melbourne
  • Chez Olivier has two French themed venues: Le Bistro at 121 greville St, Prahran and L'Epicerie at 256 Glen Eira Road, Elsternwick Melbourne
  • Koots restaurant serves modern French cuisine in a relaxed setting, complete with a  wisteria covered courtyard, 479 Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong, Melbourne
  • Creperie Le Triskel in Melbourne 32 Hardware Lane, specialising in savoury and sweet galettes/crepes with imported french cheeses and other quality products.  Also serving croque monsieur, salads, freshly baked croissants and pains au  chocolat, tartines
  • Bergerac Restaurant, 131 King St, Melbourne is a traditional French restaurant ph 03 9629 2868
  • Roule Galette is a French creperie/cafe/bar located in Scott Alley, 241 Flinders Lane in Melbourne where Michel prepares delicious crepes/galettes
  • de la france provincial bakeries in Sydney and Melbourne are a boulangerie and cafe with the traditional croissants, filled bagettes and crepes

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