Best French Restaurants in Penang

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French is all about love and beauty, which includes their widely regarded food. Assorted fresh pastries, main courses that tow a praiseworthy presentation, delectable desserts and wicked spread of wines – nothing is short of a masterpiece. By the same token, it’s pretty common to overhear debates that French cuisine drains up your bank account and that does not ring true. From casual dining to sheer elegance, this crib list below offers you to satiate your belly with various budgets. But they all share one thing in common – sure to lock your heart with flavours of France on a plate. 

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    La France Cafe and Restaurant

    From a humble stall amidst a bustling food court to a charming restaurant that spells class and comfort all over, La France has to be on your gastronomy bucket list. Predominantly churning out authentic French delicacies, besides the flavour and presentation triumph, another winning point here is the wallet-friendly price tags. Among the mainstay on the menu is their oven-baked ciabatta and croissants which come in various fillings and sauces, assorted pasta and decadent desserts like crème brulee and homemade crepes. The homey vibes and alfresco space with lush greenery surrounds just invites you to let loose and relax after a hearty meal. 

    Tips

    They also serve German dishes too

    Things to expect

    An easy-going and homey ambience

    Best with

    Cakes

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM40.00

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    La France Cafe View restaurant

    3, Jalan Irrawaddi, 10050 , Georgetown, Penang
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    0124127355

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—03:00PM
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:00PM—10:00PM
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    Farquhar MansionPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Farquhar Mansion is a renowned French restaurant with a fine-dining footprint. The revamped two-storey colonial building is a dream come true for photography enthusiasts and foodies who yearn for deluxe dishes that exude adept techniques and inspiring presentations. Their Hard Rolls and Sunflower Bread with assorted butter are the best bet to set the tone for the rest of the meal. The main course menu is pretty extensive but nothing falls below delicious. Think dishes like Oyster Chowder with Scallop, The House Special Duck Confit with Pumpkin Puree, Granny Smith Roasted Vegetables and Balsamic Emulsion, Lamb Rack with Mushroom Stuffed Lamb Loin and many more. Match the fine fare with a quality range of wines. You may have to splurge a little more yet the experience is worth each and every penny. 

    Tips

    Only diners with Nobleman and Royale member cards are invited to dine-in on the second floor

    Things to expect

    First class service and ambience

    Best with

    Crème Brulee

    Price

    RM40.00 to RM100.00

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    Farquhar Mansion View restaurant

    33, Lebuh Farquhar, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
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    0195288933

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    Monday
    12:00PM—03:00PM
    Monday
    12:00AM—12:00AM
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—01:00AM
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    Dining Room - Macalister MansionPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    This award winning French restaurant is among the most reputable restaurants in Penang that epitomes elegance and creativity both on the plate and the picture-perfect atmosphere. Backdropped with whitewashed walls, chic decor and charming chandeliers, it would be a little tough to tear yourself apart from your Instagram, till the scrumptious spread of food hits your table. The menu is quite a revelation, where bold flavour combinations and artistic intelligence constantly overlap to have you weak at knees. Think dishes like Pan Seared Hakkaido Scallop with Butternut Squash Mousse and Coriander Gel, Foie Gras Cappuccino, Duck Confit, and Salt & Passion Fruit Brownie, to name a few. Further augment the flavours with their curated wines. 

    Tips

    Call for reservations

    Things to expect

    Upscale dining experience with courteous service

    Best with

    Wines

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM100.00

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    Macalister Mansion View restaurant

    228, Jalan Macalister, 11400, Georgetown, Penang
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    042283888

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    07:00PM—11:00PM
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    The View @ Equatorial HotelPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    You might have got a viewpoint already with the name of the restaurant. Housed in one of the most celebrated hotels on the island, The View offers haute French dining with a bird’s eye view of the gorgeous city. Either you opt for the a la carte menu or quell your voracious appetite with their semi dinner buffet; everything on the menu offers an unforgettable imprint on your taste buds. With a passionate kitchen that has creativity up their sleeves, you’ll be amazed at dishes like Pistachio crusted cod fillet, crab bisque with parmesan cheese and beetroot foam, and signature roasted duck leg confit with Perigueux sauce. And French gastronomy is no stranger to cheeses; their cheese board with fresh cheeses along a myriad of condiments just gets a firm nod.

    Tips

    Call for reservation

    Things to expect

    Cosy ambience with top notch service

    Best with

    Wines

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM100.00

    The View View restaurant

    Hotel Equatorial 1, Jalan Bukit Jambul, 11600 Penang , 11600, Jalan Bukit Jambul, Penang
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    046327000

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    Basil le Bistrot

    Predominantly serving a plethora of French dishes along usual Western fare, apart from the flavour hit, Basil le Bistrot has captured the hearts of many with affordable price tags. Upon entering you’ll be greeted with a host of freshly baked pastries in trays and glass shelve chockfull with macarons, brownies and other confectionaries. The mains come in hearty portion and presentation that are camera-friendly. Another winning point here is the charming personality of the interior, a hybrid of modern touches with old-school ambience. On a side note, coffees are worth trying. 

    Tips

    Check out their Facebook for the latest menus

    Things to expect

    Fresh bagel aroma hovering throughout the space and interior that Instagrammable

    Best with

    Mushroom Quiche

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM30.00

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    Basil le Bistrot View restaurant

    3-17, Jalan Kek Chuan, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10400 , Georgetown, Penang
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    0174172283

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    Monday, Thursday, Friday
    11:00AM—10:30PM
    Saturday, Sunday
    09:00AM—10:30PM
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    Patisserie Equateur

    Hopping over to the mainland to delve down a range of French delicacies that are nothing but spectacular. There is a decent selection of spaghettis and mains available but desserts are the name of the game here, as everything is made fresh daily with lots of attention. Variety of photo-worthy desserts includes Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake, French Lemon Start, Crème Brulee, Lychee Panna Cotta, colourful macarons and many more. On top of that, notch your meal with their aromatic teas or coffees. Given the whitewashed interior and attentive staff, it seems to be the best bet to unwind yourself after a long day. 

    Tips

    Pastries are worth devouring too

    Things to expect

    Chic and clean ambience

    Best with

    Mango Milkshake

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM30.00

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    Patisserie Equateur View restaurant

    18, Jalan Sentral 4, Taman Sentral, 13400 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 13400, Butterworth, Penang
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    043132730

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—12:00AM
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    Arte Restaurant

    Arte Restaurant offers more than a gastronomic experience as it draws a fine line between an art gallery and elegant dining space. Upon stepping foot in, the beautiful portraits adorning the walls are sure to tug one’s heartstring straightaway, especially photography enthusiasts. And of course, all these would not matter if the food wasn’t up to mark but fret not as the kitchen downright delivers in style. Options have potential to induce food comatose yet among the best sellers here are the mushroom soup, selection of amuse bouche, duck confit, miso grouper fish and fruit panna cotta. Also, one can clearly see a great deal of love and passion instilled into each dish as they are plated gorgeously. Not forgetting, curated wines sure know how to wrap up your meal delightfully. 

    Tips

    Call for reservations

    Things to expect

    Pleasant service and beautiful backdrop

    Best with

    Wines

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM50.00

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    Arte Restaurant View restaurant

    25, Jalan Argyll, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10050, Georgetown, Penang
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    042519718

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:30PM—10:30PM
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