We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

French Living

27 King Street, Nottingham NG1 2AY, England
+44 115 958 5885
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“venison” (50 reviews)
“snails” (22 reviews)
“onglet” (13 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Delicatessen, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
27 King Street, Nottingham NG1 2AY, England
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (559)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 557 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been there a lot of times. It is our favourite place when we want to eat good French food. Onglet À L’echalote is a dish that you should definitely taste as well as their crème brûlée as a dessert. The portions are also...More

Thank pennylaw2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined as a couple early on a Saturday evening and arrived in time (5pm - 6.30pm) to enjoy the 2 course pre-theatre menu. All of the dishes are home made with fresh ingredients and we both thought the food was excellent. For starters we choose...More

Thank stonebm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go every few months to the regional night. The different foods served are very varied from a fishy supper with superbly light flavours to complement the fish, to big hearty slow cooked meat on another visit! Always a good bit of cheese too and...More

Thank Stic T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a quick lunch with the Boss , had the inexpensive house menu, great fish soup and a nice piece of Hake as a main, I like fish! and was not disapointed, as usual, great food and service, in a nice atmosphere.

Thank Gary T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a birthday meal for my wife. Restaurant has a real French vibe and is very inviting. Staff friendly but not pushy. The food was Great, we ordered from set menus and al la carte, all were good value and great quality. The...More

Thank Danielsollars
Reviewed 5 August 2017

After a morning on the beach, off to French Living for the best French food this side of La Manche. Great food and charming service as ever. And really good value too.

Thank davidblades
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I ate from the Menu Gastronomique and the quality of the food could not be faulted at all nor could the size of the portions. Everything was cooked to perfection and whilst you can probably eat cheaper in Nottingham, you do get what you pay...More

Thank Russell C
Reviewed 19 July 2017

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 13 July 2017

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 17 July 2017

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 22 June 2017

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

1  Thank RAR19
Louise L, Owner at French Living, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

What a stunning review! Thank you, merci et à bientôt!

Nearby Restaurants
George's Great British Kitchen - Nottingham
1,587 reviews
.08 km away
Petit Paris
790 reviews
.02 km away
Blue Bell
110 reviews
.03 km away
Reds True Barbecue - Nottingham
1,599 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Nottingham trams
645 reviews
.20 km away
Old Market Square
596 reviews
.18 km away
Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall
653 reviews
.18 km away
The Exchange
12 reviews
.20 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from French Living staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing