Sometimes, just sometimes, you want to go to a pub that treats you like the grown-up you’re trying so hard to pretend to be. The Three Cranes is that pub. They don’t blast out music, or try to tempt you with flashing lights, crisps, scratchings, nuts, or the school dinner classics that make up most pub menus. This place serves proper French bistro food done right. The pub itself is fairly small, but the upstairs grill room is where you want to eat. It’s quiet, it’s comfortable, and pork rillettes and a pair of lamb chops with bone marrow butter are the kind of grown up choices you should be making in your life.
Where we've featured it
More spots in CitySee more
Kym’s is a lively and modern Chinese restaurant on Bloomberg Arcade in the City, specialising in small plates and meats.
Brigadiers is a very good and very fun Indian restaurant near Bank in the City, specialising in barbecued meats.
Bob Bob Cité
Bob Bob Cité is a ridiculously over the top, luxury City brasserie where you’re set for great French food and a bloody good time.
More French spotsSee more
The Coach is a beautifully renovated pub near Farringdon. It’s a great place for a drink, but the French bistro food is fairly average.
The Other Naughty Piglet
The Other Naughty Piglet is a cool little restaurant in Victoria, serving inventive French-inspired small dishes along side a biodynamic wine list.
Oldroyd is a mix of French, Italian, and Spanish, and the best restaurant in Islington. It’s also very small, so plan accordingly.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more