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French Living

27 King Street, Nottingham NG1 2AY, England
+44 115 958 5885
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Delicatessen, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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27 King Street, Nottingham NG1 2AY, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It really is like a traditional French provincial bistro - it's not 'haute cuisine' and doesn't pretend to be. Despite being full on a weekday lunch time, service was rapid and friendly. The lunch menu is one of Nottingham's lunchtime bargains.

Thank hnswst
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited prior to attending the Theatre Royal. Best omelette I have ever tasted. Great service. Not expensive. Can highly recommend.

Thank Imp1UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We joined a large family party celebration, excellent food all round and surroundings, excellent wine, a very aurthentic expereince.

Thank gary h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For almost a quarter of a century, my wife and I have enjoyed this interesting restaurant. Our children have grown up and enjoyed this place with us, and we have all introduced friends and family who equally agree with it’s mission, to delight with simple...More

Thank Adam A
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Fabulous meal! Great wine selection! Always a favourite with us - unpretentious, authentic French food from one of our favourite areas in France. 👍

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Bland, tasteless food!! French food is allegedly a gastronomic experience and Petit Paris and le Bistrot Pierre try hard to prove this. French Living falls way short. If you want good food this is not the place to go. Avoid at all costsMore

Thank Loisderby11
Louise L, Owner at French Living, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

I am sorry you felt the need to write this, but I am also extremely grateful to you for highlighting the widespread misconception of what French food is all about. Have you watched the Hairy Bikers Tour of the Mediterranean on the TV at the...More

Reviewed 14 January 2018

Have been going to French Living for nearly as long as it has been open, and have never had other than a really nice experience. This visit was with a couple of friends, but over the years we have gone with a group of 14,...More

Thank doisyvedrines2001
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Great food from great people. Tartiflette for me and salmon in lobster bisque sauce for her with a bottle of Cahors to share. Well worth a visit.

Thank markcc75
Louise L, Owner at French Living, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thank you for the praise and recommendation. Very much appreciated!

Reviewed 10 January 2018

Whenever I have a French meal I wonder why I bother eating anything else. French Living is a classic unpretentious bistro where you can get a perfect omelette and a really good house red. This is a good value lunch menu à prix fixe with...More

Thank BarnsleyHarry
Reviewed 29 December 2017

We were recommended Bistro Pierre but it looked a bit touristy for our liking so found this place on Tripadviser. We were pleasantly surprised that we could have the pre theatre menu which was excellent value for money. The portion sizes were generous for the...More

1  Thank Kim H
Louise L, Owner at French Living, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

So happy you found us and enjoyed the experience. I do hope you come back again!

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$38
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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