Is Le Petit Sud the spot for fine dining and mind-blowing French food? No. Is it the spot for making your way through the wine list and eating excellent charcuterie on a romantic first date? Absolutely. In case the chandelier made of wine glasses doesn’t give it away, Le Petit Sud is a proper wine bar, but with none of that ‘are you sure you want to pick the rosé’ side-eye. Both the waiters and the wine list will happily point you towards the right bottle, with cheat sheet sections like ‘fresh and crisp’ or ‘weird and wonderful’. They’re opposite the Kensington entrance to Hyde Park, and just a five minute walk from the Royal Albert Hall, so if motorcades and Bach are your thing then Le Petit Sud is the perfect spot for a plate of cheese and a gateway glass of Chablis.
More spots in KensingtonSee more
French restaurant Belvedere’s hidden location in Holland Park makes it feel like you’ve stumbled on a real-life Hotel California. But with peacocks.
Muriel's Kitchen is an all-day coffee and a light-bite spot near South Kensington station.
Yashin Sushi is an excellent, creative, and modern sushi restaurant with an ever-changing list of unusual and seasonal ingredients.
More French spotsSee more
Primeur is a brilliant neighbourhood wine bar and restaurant with excellent Modern European small plates and a fantastic candlelit atmosphere.
Brixton’s Naughty Piglets is a dream of a neighbourhood restaurant with great vibes and modern French food.
Boulestin is a kind of expensive French restaurant in St James’s with a nice little patio that most people don’t know about.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more