Claire De Lune is the undoubted standard-bearer of French cuisine in Frankston. There is no stuffiness at this Beach Street eatery though, no haute-cuisine snobbery, as they dish up refined but overall hearty and heartwarming iterations of French classics. Portion sizes are generous and tastes are rich, so don’t assume you’re in for a dainty, unfulfilling feed of French follies. Stop in on your way between Melbourne and Mornington for a grass fed fillet mignon steak wrapped in bacon that will certainly keep you going, or dive into a complex beef bourguignon pie that combines two of French cuisine’s most celebrated skills in slow pot stews and pristine puff pastry. It’s not all protein at Clair De Lune though, and there is of course a crunchy creme brulee or decadent chocolate mousse for dessert, and a vibrant ratatouille omelette bake that ranks as one of the best vegetarian French meals outside Melbourne.