French restaurants, fashion boutiques and designers, drawing on our recent love in with all things French, here we highlight the best of French style inspiration in West London…
1 FLAMANT, Westbourne Grove
Launched in Belgium 30 years ago, today Flamant is a flourishing international brand that is much in demand in France as it as around the world. In search for a complete and complementary design story, paint and wallpaper have become important additions to their furniture collections that now encompass home furnishing and lifestyle products ranging from interior accessories to custom-made solutions. It’s a French feel, but Flamant goes much further than that.
176 Westbourne Grove W11 2RW; 020 7221 5567; flamantshop.co.uk
2 CÔTE BRASSERIE, Westbourne Grove
Inspired by new trends on Paris, award-winning Cote Brasserie is dedicated to serving authentic dishes with a modern twist, using high quality produce at great prices. The menu evolves seasonally and a range of fortnightly specials ensures there is always something new for regular guests to enjoy. Fresh on the menu examples include pan-roasted haddock wrapped in smoked French bacon and WyeValley asparagus with Hollandaise.
98 Westbourne Grove W2 5RU; 020 7792 3298; cote-restaurants.co.uk
3 AIME LONDON, Notting Hill
In 1999, French Cambodian sisters Val and Vanda Heng Vong found themselves living in London. Whilst enjoying the creative diversity that London has to offer, the sisters still found themselves missing many of their favourite Parisian labels and products that they couldn’t get hold of on the British side of the Channel. So the multi-brand lifestyle boutique Aime was opened and, today, is a fashion and lifestyle emporium featuring cult fashion labels and stunning jewellery.
32 Ledbury Road W11 2AB; 020 7221 7070; aimelondon.com
4 THE MEWS OF NOTTING HILL, Notting Hill
What do you get when you mix stylish French chic with a free-spirited bohemian heart and a love of rock and roll? The dreamy aesthetic of Parisian designer Rime Arodaky. Exclusively available at The Mews of Notting Hill, Arodaky’s designs are sultry, seductive and stylish. Both edgily modern and sweetly vintage, these dresses are timeless and ever so chic.
18 Powis Mews W11 1JN; 020 7221 9613; themewsnottinghill.co.uk