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27 King Street, Nottingham NG1 2AY, England
+44 (0)115 958 5885
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Ranked #148 of 1,156 Restaurants in Nottingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $31
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: French Living is in the heart of Nottingham City, between Market Square and Theatre Royal. Part of the grade II listed Elite Building, it has a restaurant on the ground floor at street level, as well as a second space in the basement. Accessed via a spiral staircase, the basement restaurant has a surprisingly high ceiling and red-bricked wall. Both floors have the same menu, and this environment will appeal to couples wanting a romantic dinner, professionals on a lunch break, or birthday parties of up to 45 diners.
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English first
Oxford England
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Proper French cuisine . Not poncy or pretentious. Good honest rural french food. . Always a delight to visit

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

A really good french restaurant we go to Normandy lots of times a year and the food here is has good the best floating island outside of Normandy.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

after Christmas January falls flat and felt lets get out for a meal , so I booked a table at French living for myself wife daughter and son in-law who dose not like French food and this is his second visit , we arrived to find the place buzzing it seems that others had the same idea ,as requested our... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Whilst shopping in Nottingham Saturday 17 January with wife and mother in law, we decided to have an early lunch as we all fancied savoury galettes, having been to French Living a couple of times on recent visits we were not disappointed, the service was excellent drinks were prompt and when my galette breakfast arrived I was in heaven (... More 

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Derby, England
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94 reviews 94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A late lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary, we chose French Living on the recommendation of a Corsican teacher of French in Derby. We had a wonderfully relaxed time, with no rush and a fascinating menu. On the back of that experience we met some Nottinghamshire friends for an early evening meal at French Living. On both occasions we enjoyed... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Have been visiting French Living for as long as it has been open in Nottingham. It is, in my opinion, the closest you will get to actually eating a meal in France. The food and service are always good, as is the atmosphere. Always great value for money. I was back on the 27th (party of 8) for an annual... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

Visited French living for a staff Christmas meal last night. Seated in the cellar which was fine and very atmospheric (although it helped that the room was packed out, mostly by our team) although my friend did accidentally lean against the wall next to our table at one point and ended up covered in the damp 'fluff' coming from the... More 

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FrenchLivingUK, Owner at French Living, responded to this review

Now this is a first! Your review has left me somewhat speechless....goat's cheese blended with honey and fruit is a classic Provencal combination, but as we describe all the ingredients of this dish on the menu it should have come as no surprise that it would be more sweet than savoury. Cod with sweet potato puree - a combination that... More 

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Booked table for 8 & pleased to be seated upstairs as the atmosphere is charming and very inviting. Downstairs feels very subterranean! Overall the experience was mixed owing to a long wait between starter and mains... Food came out erratically & unfortunately 5 dishes were luke warm - these had to be sent back to be reheated... Not great with... More 

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FrenchLivingUK, Owner at French Living, responded to this review

Christmas parties!! A chaotic time of year. Inevitable to receive a review like yours after the busiest period. So sorry it had to be your party that suffered a hiccup in the kitchen. We have received lovely thank-you's from very happy parties this year - posted on facebook and sent to us directly - rarely posted on tripadvisor! I wonder... More 

Derby, England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch yesterday with my wife. She had coley and I had venison burger both were plats du jour and were perfectly cooked with God veg too! We both followed with chocolate gateaux and lavender custard which was delish. Very good coffee and tea to finish. Service was good with genuine French staff. An enjoyable experience! We will return.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We went for lunch in december without making a booking, we were shown a table downstairs which was fine, the staff (especially tom) were very helpful and talked us through the menu and specials, we both had starters and mains and a carafe of wine, could not fault any of the food, it was all delicious and the mussels were... More 

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Additional Information about French Living

Address: 27 King Street, Nottingham NG1 2AY, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)115 958 5885
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Nottingham
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 11 - 31
Cuisine: French, Bistro

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