Most Authentic French Restaurants in Brighton

J’taime..j’taime! If you really love your French food then you’ll love Brighton. We have some of the best French cuisine outside of France and don’t just take my word for it. Try any of the following French restaurants and you’ll be one satisfied customer. Bon appetit!

Brasserie Pascal

Brasserie Pascal is one of Hove’s most stylish and modern French restaurants, with very exciting, fresh and most importantly, tasty food and fine wines. The atmosphere here is friendly and inviting- you want to stay for hours indulging in what this entire restaurant has to offer. So much so, you may even forget you’re not dans la capitale de la France.

The menu offers diners a fantastic blend of classic and contemporary French cuisine and is designed to suit all palates. All meals are presented beautifully and simply, which compliments the authentic French ambience Brasserie Pascal radiates.

Choose a delicious starter, such as oysters on ice (6 for £8.50), French snails in garlic and parsley butter (6 for £5.70) or confit salmon rillette (£7.50), the choices are endless. Mains consist of favourites; such as pan-fried calfs liver (13.50) and specialities like classic lobster thermidor (£tba) and slow braised lamb shoulder (£35). There is also a wonderful selection of cheeses on offer and desserts to die for!

To find out more or to make a reservation please visit the official website:

Brasserie Pascal
6 Queens Place
2nd Avenue

Tel: 01273 729 990


A long-standing favourite amongst locals, this French restaurant in Hove ticks all the right boxes- perfect setting, faultless service, ambient atmosphere and marvellous food and wine. L’Eglise prides itself on using local produce and keeps their menu seasonal and as fresh and full-flavoured as possible.

Their menu is dynamic, with a variety of eating options. Starters consist of Charcuteries tapas (from £3.50) or sharing boards to start (£5 per person, min 2 people sharing).  Diners can also choose to enjoy 2 courses for £9.95 or 3 courses for £13.95, on selected dishes only. There are many French classics on the menu, such as Coq au vin (£6.25 lunch/ £12.50 dinner) and Entrecote 10oz (£16.50) and you’re sure to be blown away by full-bodied flavour and perfect textures. Of course, there are lots of desserts and cheeses to choose from too, which will leave you feeling totally satisfied.

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit the official website:

196 Church Road,

Tel: 01273 220868

La Fourchette

La Fourchette oozes sophistication with its bright, spacious eating area and handsome décor consisting of leather and expensive wood furnishings.  There food here is prepared “a la minute”, so you know what is on your plate is fresh and bold – how an excellent authentic French dish should be.

The menu is concise yet offers such a variety in flavour- enjoy starters, such as sautéed scallopes with pea puree, black pudding and pancetta sauce (£8.00) to Caquelon mussels gratinees in garlic and herbs butter (£5.50 small/ £9 large) to name just a few.

Main courses start from just £6.00 and include dishes cooked using classic French brasserie style but with unexpected tastes. Why not try the confit duck leg (£13) or rack of lamb with herbs crust (£15.50), is your mouth watering yet? Followed by some glorious desserts (from £6.25) or French cheeses plate (from £7.50). Did I mention the wine is divine too?

To find out more or to make a reservation please visit the official website:

La Fourchette Brighton
104-105 Western Road

Tel: 01273 722556

Rack of Lamb photograph by Gudlyf

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