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French Living

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27 King Street, Nottingham NG1 2AY, England
+44 115 958 5885
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

In my opinion, the food in this restaurant is one of the best in Nottingham. Real French food style and very good service.

Thank fraguella
Middlewich, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited French Living on a busy Saturday evening for my niece's birthday, and we enjoyed the experience, which was definitely French, as expected! Food and drinks were pleasant and the Creme Brulee was excellent, the best I've ever had. Because it was so busy, the service was a bit variable at times, but there were 15 of us on... More 

Thank Simon H
Island of Malta, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a small but delightful restaurant in the heart of Nottingham. The staff are attentive and chatty. The food is most certainly French and went very well indeed with the champagne by the glass! Steak frites was perfectly cooked. All the family enjoyed their choices. Just try it.

Thank Angela P
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We returned to our favourite restaurant in Nottingham with friends. Yet another delicious meal, with wonderful flavour combinations, served by friendly staff in a relaxed atmosphere. Just lovely.

Thank Rosemary W
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've lived in Nottingham all my life and been told about French Living a couple of times but it always gets trumped for a newer, trendier place - what a mistake! Although not trendy or new, French Living is now our new favourite. What it lacks in kerb appeal, it more than makes up for in every other area. Once... More 

Thank NF80
Louise L, Owner at French Living, responded to this review

I'm thrilled that you have at last found us. I'm also delighted that you have raised the issue of our exterior requiring some overdue attention, because I spent the last two week-ends up a very high ladder, painting and installing window light fittings. This is where Trip Advisor can be really useful, when a common theme emerges, prompting me to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The welcome we received was non existent the guy at the front looked as if he had slept in his clothes. Spent most of his time talking to two clients at the table in the window. Other guests were shown to tables by pointing to them not taking them to sit down. The Onglet steak, my favourite French cut of... More 

Thank Eric C
Louise L, Owner at French Living, responded to this review

I like to acknowledge and respect everybody's feelings. You are entitled to feel unwelcome, badly treated, with your expectations ruined. However, it would have been so much nicer to have read your review joking about my husband's just-back-from-holidays-in-Corsica attire, chatting away to long-standing loyal customers about his trip back home, and taking the time to thank them for their condolences... More 

Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fabulous unique dining experience in a privately owned family run business established over 20 years ago . Greeted at the door with friendly welcome and presented with a glorious menu with two fixed price 3 course options at £22.95 & £27.95 together with lots of choice a la carte. Following an appetiser of the freshest french stick, I chose... More 

Thank Rayburge
Louise L, Owner at French Living, responded to this review

Thank you Ray for your detailed and very kind review. So pleased you came to visit us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here to celebrate a friends birthday .Although I only had a main course , the ribeye steak.The food is quite rich, but very well presented and extremely tasty.There three course menu is really good value for money. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Adele D
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us ate here late on a busy Saturday afternoon (several other places looked packed) and on the lure of a tempting set price menu. All of the food was well presented and very tasty, although not the most imaginative menu you'll ever see. The real winner was the wine - delicious and very reasonably priced. The little shop... More 

Thank A_50s_couple
Louise L, Owner at French Living, responded to this review

So pleased you were tempted to come in and give us a try! Imagination is an interesting concept when it comes to food. At French Living we strive to execute timeless French classics, adapting the menus with the seasons, cooking each dish from fresh. Our plat du jour lunchtime menu (also offered at pre-theatre) is intentionally simple, in order to... More 

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58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

My daughter and I had dinner here before we went to see Chicago. It is a charming little place with a very french feel to it. We both enjoyed our food. We had the venison terrine starter and I had hake with a white wine sauce and my daughter had chicken with a red wine sauce. It was all delicious.... More 

Thank critiquenottingham

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $35
Delicatessen, French, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
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
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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