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French Living

27 King Street, Nottingham NG1 2AY, England
+44 115 958 5885
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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10:30 - 22:00All hours
Delicatessen, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
27 King Street, Nottingham NG1 2AY, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went for a birthday meal for my wife. Restaurant has a real French vibe and is very inviting. Staff friendly but not pushy. The food was Great, we ordered from set menus and al la carte, all were good value and great quality. The...More

Thank Danielsollars
Reviewed 5 August 2017

After a morning on the beach, off to French Living for the best French food this side of La Manche. Great food and charming service as ever. And really good value too.

Thank davidblades
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I ate from the Menu Gastronomique and the quality of the food could not be faulted at all nor could the size of the portions. Everything was cooked to perfection and whilst you can probably eat cheaper in Nottingham, you do get what you pay...More

Thank Russell C
Reviewed 20 July 2017

French living is a good example of a French bistro serving typical french dishes lunch pre show or dinner. Particularly good value 3 coarse lunch.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We for a pre theatre meal on Sat 8th July. Never been before and it was charming. The menu is small but the food was delicious and the staff delightful and very welcoming. Good value too. Will be back xMore

Thank chrissie717
Louise L, Owner at French Living, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words. So happy you have found us! Our menu is designed in such a way that our small team of chefs can prepare and cook each dish from scratch, using fresh seasonal ingredients. The bigger the menu ,...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017

My partner had booked us a table here for my birthday on Tuesday, and we ordered from the Menu Gastronomique. Oh my gosh! It was the most wonderful French cooking I have had in this country (and surpassed many places I've eaten at in France!)...More

1  Thank RAR19
Louise L, Owner at French Living, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

What a stunning review! Thank you, merci et à bientôt!

Reviewed 5 June 2017

We went to this genuinely french themed restaurant for lunch.There were set lunch (with choices) and a la carte menus, both very reasonable. Surroundings are very french cafe, atmosphere is lovely and the staff attentive and charming. The food was served quickly, of very adequate...More

Thank BobH9992014
Louise L, Owner at French Living, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you so much for review! Just a tiny correction - we are not "themed". We simply are. Stephane, my Corsican husband, and I created French Living 20 odd years ago, as a place that would make him feel at home in the UK. And...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017

I think this is my third review of French living, but I have been eating here for over 15 years. May 25th we went to a discovery evening, the owner and chef pick a region of France and select food from that area and over...More

1  Thank trentsider
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This is not our first visit but it is always good to return to such a restaurant of this calibre. Again the food at this time was a wonderfully cooked steak in a peppercorn sauce beautifully presented along with a good house Red Wine and...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Good meal, helpful staff who recommended delicious meals, would definitely go there again for a night out with the girls. Quirky decor.

Thank JTX5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$37
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 King Street, Nottingham NG1 2AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Nottingham
  • Phone Number: +44 115 958 5885
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A family owned brasserie in a French provincial town...Nottingham! Since 1994, this delicious Gallic haven, presided by charismatic Corsican Stephane Luiggi, has created a tiny piece of France in the centre of Nottingham. Today it's a thriving, bustling restaurant on two floors, with a ground floor dining area for up to 40 customers boasting a unique Deli Corner, offering farmhouse unpasteurised cheese, wines from small growers, French grocery essentials, as well as some rare brocante finds. A large red-bricked basement room, for up to 44 diners, is reminiscent of Toulousain restaurants, La Ville Rose, where Stephane met his Nottingham-born wife Louise. The dishes and menus are typical of a French bistro; simple, classic recipes, all home-made from fresh ingredients. Stephane and Louise aim to serve meals that make the French feel at home, and the British remember their holidays. Authenticity, combined with a desire to share French culture, to pass on knowledge, from translations to the hidden gems of Corsica, makes French Living a truely unique, warm and memorable experience.
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