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French Living

27 King Street, Nottingham NG1 2AY, England
+44 115 958 5885
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Delicatessen, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
27 King Street, Nottingham NG1 2AY, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank RAR19
Louise L, Owner at French Living, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Great lunch with a parisienne friend, she loved it. Great food, good staff and a different kind of place.

Thank stephensF1302FM
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The food is always excellent with plenty of healthy greens. The Pre-Theatre Menu is exceptional value at £13.95 for two courses and £15.95 for three courses. That is even before you take account of the superb food. The service is quick and friendly. The only...More

Thank ColonelDavey
Louise L, Owner at French Living, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you for your kind review. Corsican wine is not mass produced. Columbu is a small grower, using traditional organic methods, producing very special wine from this sun-rich terroir, rich in minerals and herbs from the maquis. Unfortunately carefully crafted, rare gems such as this...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Excellent service for our pre-theatre meal, but too much on the plate - salad and broccoli! Made it look a mess. Two mini-burgers; why not one good size? Good house wine.More

Thank GrahamK2
Louise L, Owner at French Living, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you for praising our pre-theatre service; the trickiest one to master! The French are often criticised for not providing enough greenery on the plate, so I am a little surprised that you would have preferred less. A green salad with vinaigrette is a standard...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 22:00
Thursday
10:30 - 22:00
Friday
10:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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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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.
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