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French Living

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Delicatessen, French, Bistro
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27 King Street, Nottingham NG1 2AY, England
+44 115 958 5885
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9:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A family owned brasserie in a French provincial town...Nottingham! Since...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cosy, intimate and casual

Authentic French menu, excellent range of dishes, beautifully cooked and presented. Reserved and discreet service, quiet ambience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
DonnyRob
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is just a great French restaurant, relaxed and informal with excellent service. There is a good menu and they do a pre theatre meal as well as the menu of the day. We have eaten here a few times now and we have never been disappointed, the food is just lovely. The staff are French which makes it just... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The staff were friendly. The food was delicious, well prices and came out in a reasonable time. The menu had a wides selection of food and drinks that suits the decor well. The atmosphere was perfect for an early evening meal, calm music not too loud as to make conversation difficult.

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We have been to this restaurant many times now and the service and food is consistently good. We last visited on 18th July for a pre theatre meal and I had one of their specials which I thoroughly enjoyed. The staff are polite and attentive and you get the feeling that you could actually be in France. I would definitely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Authentic French menu, excellent range of dishes, beautifully cooked and presented. Reserved and discreet service, quiet ambience.

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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I was craving for french food and came upon this bistro. The food was decent but feel disappointed with the taste. Although the atmosphere made up for it.

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FrenchLivingUK, Owner at French Living, responded to this review

When craving French food you certainly stumbled into the right place. Not sure what sort of French food you were craving, but our dishes could not be more authentically created, especially in terms of taste. Sometimes our taste-buds can be a little out of sorts which means we can't taste the full flavour of our food. I suggest you come... More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had the set menu option and it was fantastic. Delicious and great value, too. The place itself is lovely and beautifully decorated and the staff are very helpful. Can't wait to go there again! I'd recommend the duck, it was brilliantly done.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

We having been visiting this restaurant for some years now and try to visit as regularily as possible though not living in Nottingham Every three months we come to their discovery evenings and learn new tastes and experiances On our last visit we saw that their was going to be a night with some live entertainment and immediately put my... More 

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FrenchLivingUK, Owner at French Living, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed our first Repas-Concert! We had a wonderful time too. Flossie is a very talented entertainer. Our cellar restaurant is perfect for recreating this French cabaret atmosphere, and the acoustics were incredible, so we will most definitely do something similar again. More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I ate hear with my son Saturday lunchtime. Nice friendly greeting and service throughout. I had the menu de midi and really enjoyed it. Everything was lovely, fresh and full of flavour. A couple of very nice glasses of wine too. If you like good service, good food and a great ambience you'll love this great Nottingham institution.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This brasserie seems to serve simple, classic, hearty French food. It is located in the heart of Nottingham and it has simple, homely atmosphere. I was pleasantly surprised that their 'Escargots' were excellent. My main dish, the duck, was outstanding. However my husband thought that the mussels were too creamy and his beef steak was very tough. Also we were... More 

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FrenchLivingUK, Owner at French Living, responded to this review

So pleased that you recognise what makes French Living unique. We not only seem to serve simple, classic, hearty French food - this is exactly what we do. I also love it when diners recognise and highlight our simplicity. This is a quality we are proud of, and that many people appreciate in a world of complication, sophistication and industrialisation.... More 

South Yorkshire uk
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Looking for somewhere for lunch we came across French Living on King Street, it looked reasonable from the outside but we weren’t expecting too much. What a surprise, it was really French. If you don’t like French this may not be for you, but for us this was a real find. The wine list was amazing for a small restaurant... More 

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Additional Information about French Living

Address: 27 King Street, Nottingham NG1 2AY, England
Phone Number: +44 115 958 5885
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Nottingham
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 42
Cuisine: Delicatessen, French, Bistro

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 42
  • Cuisine: Delicatessen, French, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm

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