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French Living

27 King Street, Nottingham NG1 2AY, England
+44 115 958 5885
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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9:30 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Delicatessen, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
27 King Street, Nottingham NG1 2AY, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Faultless on every count. Perfectly understated - the food speaks for itself with great service and wine. Looking forward to the next visit already.

Thank jenkshawkneekins
Louise L, Owner at French Living, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Always a beautiful feeling to receive acknowledgment of our hard work. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had another fantastic lunch here. This little piece of France never fails to deliver on everything. I always have a galette as they are scrumptious and was delighted to see ile flottante on the specials board and was able to pre order it in case...More

Thank Catherine D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of 9 of us visited French Living for a meal before going to the theatre. The food was good quality - I had a steak which was cooked perfectly to my liking & everyone had something they enjoyed. One of our friends has...More

Thank ksims114099
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pre Theatre menu with good food at a reasonable price .A lovely atmosphere could be in a little bistro in France with friendly service.All this in City Centre 3 minutes walk to Theatre Royal and Concert Hall.Set the evening for a thoroughly enjoyable evening...More

Thank bex5y
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 16 March 2018 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 5 March 2018

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

Thank gary h
Reviewed 22 February 2018 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 4 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 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, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
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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