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“Good food & ideal for theatregoers”
Review of French Living

French Living
Ranked #80 of 1,362 Restaurants in Nottingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 11 - USD 36
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

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 a gluten intolerance which was dealt with very well by the waitress. She explained which dishes were already GF and which ones could be made GF.
Great service, great quality food & perfect if you are planning on visiting the Theatre Royal.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

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 to see “Warhorse”.

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Louise L, Owner at French Living, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

It's true we are perfectly located for the theatre, and Warhorse was a fantastic show. So pleased our pre-theatre service contributed to its success.
Just a thought- our early evening pre-theatre menu can still be enjoyed even if there's no longer Warhorse or any other show you fancy - simply an early evening trip to the restaurant, like a mini-holiday to France :)

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

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.

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Louise L, Owner at French Living, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you for your kind words. True, not "haute cuisine", more like "good cuisine". Home-made, seasonal classic French dishes, all made by our French chefs on the premises. What's there not to like??

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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.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

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

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