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USD 50 - USD 100
French, European
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Reviewed 17 May 2022

A hidden gem indeed. If you like simple but delicious food, bringing back the days when food was proper and to be fully enjoyed, with no foams or small, square cuts, or hybrid beef like modern day cuisine, this is the place for you. There...is no fuss here, and everyone is so very friendly, a bit like visiting a friend's home and enjoying their home-cooked meals, old world style. We thoroughly enjoyed the food there.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 7 April 2022 via mobile

Was down in Samui for a pre-Songkran getaway and we ventured out for dinner at Chez Francois on a recommendation from a friend and we were not disappointed. From the moment you arrive the care and attention from the front of house team immediately put...you at ease for the rest of the experience. Compliments to the front of house who were knowledge about the menu and were able to guide those that might have needed it. It’s sounds like a silly thing but all the dishes arrived at the same time and no- one was left looking on as others dined. This might sound like a little thing but you’d be surprised at how many supposed fine dining places in Thailand that cannot manage this most basic of things. We went for the a la carte option and all of it was beautifully cooked and the balance of flavours were perfect. Had a wonderful meal in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. We’re only here for 4 days in total but if staying longer we would definitely dine here again.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 14 February 2022 via mobile

Valentine's night at Chez Francois in Bophut, Koh Samui, was one of the best meals I have ever had, anywhere in the world. Home made, freshly and perfectly cooked food. And the food bill, excluding alcohol, was less than 3000 baht! On what planet can...you get that?More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 30 October 2021

Really cool little place. Limited tables and a focus on the food and service. Seriously. Just go. I am still full a day later.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 28 July 2021

Great food , good vibes . We visited the restaurant on regular basis. However reservation staff is extremely rude to us when making reservation over the phone. This one mistake completely ruined our perspective over the restaurant and their management.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 23 April 2021 via mobile

The food here is sooooo goooood. Great quality, good price and good service. We will come back next time when we visit Koh samui

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 17 April 2021 via mobile

This restaurant seems to be the favourite of French food lovers. Honestly I don’t understand why! It wasn’t bad but it is old fashioned food that some people may like but I was not impressed by the quality. I am currently staying at the Ritz...Carlton and their steakhouse is much better for about the same price! Wine conservation is also a problem as the Oyster Bay pinot noir was not as good as it should have been (I know this wine pretty well). Even dessert was average. The bill was 5450baht and on top of it they charged 3% if you pay by credit card. I won’t come back.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 12 March 2021

Of all the excellent dining establishments in Bophut this is our favorite. Very small and quaint, the staff quickly makes you feel welcomed and like part of the family. The food is cooked to perfection. The chef sent out several amouse bouche that were fantastic....We enjoyed a nice wine selection. The chef then personally thanked every customer as they departed. Cafe Francois is not cheap, but you definitely get what you pay for.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 31 January 2021

Sensational French cuisine in Ko Samui. Delicious food and friendly conversations with all the staff and Chez Francois himself. Menu was very well explained, service was very attentive. and also acknowledging dietary preferences. Highlights were the foie gras and the rib eye steak. The restaurant...is quite small - in a cozy way - so bookings highly advised.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 15 January 2021

Enjoyed the dinner here some time in late November. Service was very attentive and friendly, the food was tasty and the ambiance was nicely decorated - oozing a homely feel. We started the appetizer plate with some prawns, foie gras and escargot, and also enjoyed...their hor d'oeuvres on the house which was the mushroom soup. The mains were also enjoyable; we had the beef fillet, striploin and monk fish. Ended the meal with nice mixed plate of dessert and limoncello. Overall, a cozy restaurant and a lovely French dinner in Koh Samui.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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8 January 2017|
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Response from DayTrip32456384419 | Reviewed this property |
Just returned from Koh Samui, went to Chez Francois, still absolutely fabulous, and asked Sonny the Maitre de for best way to contact them, he said try instagram or Facebook or even telephone. You may have already tried all... More
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15 May 2016|
Response from francoisp794 |
Greetings, Please visit our Facebook page Chez Francois account, you can also make your reservations on the said account. We'll be glad of service to you! Best regards! Team CF
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Chez Francois is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5