Find this bistro-style restaurant, similar in style to many found in French principal towns, in an airy basement under the food shop and café of the same name.
They offer light fixed price menu for both lunch and during the early evening but those with a larger appetite will find dishes such as 'Escargots de Bourgogne'; 'Moules Mariniere'; 'Fresh Fish Terrine'; 'Assiette Sud-Ouest a platter of delicacies on a duck theme' and 'Oven-baked Goats' Cheese with Smoked Lardons, Chopped Walnuts & Salad Leaves' listed among the starters.
Dishes such as 'Fillet of Salmon with Chicory & Walnut Sauce with Saffron Rice & Vegetables'; 'Cassoulet Toulousain' (with duck confit & Toulouse sausage); 'Fillet of Venison with a Red Wine & Blueberry Sauce, Gratin Dauphinoise & Vegetables'; 'Rump of Lamb with Fresh Thyme & Rosemary-flavoured Jus' and 'Ribeye Steak with a Morel & Chanterelle Sauce' might follow among the main courses.
A few desserts continue the French theme with perhaps 'lemon Verbena Mousse on a Dacquoise Biscuit, with Passion Fruit & Apricot Coulis'; 'Granny Smith Quiche with Calvados Crème Anglaise' and 'Rum & Raisin Ice Cream with Red Fruit Coulis' on offer.
A good time seems to be had by all.
- Food Style: Bistro
- Lunch: Tues-Fri 12.00-14.00, Sat 12.00-14.30; set L from £8.95 (1 course), £10.95 (2 courses), £13.95 (3 courses); Menu Gastronomique £25.90 (3 courses); mains about £13 to £18
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 18.00-22.00, set D before 19.00 £8.95 (1 course), £10.95 (2 courses), £13.95 (3 courses); Menu Gastronomique £25.90 (3 courses); mains about £13 to £18
- Seats: 40
- Wine: a well thought out list has modest mark-ups; there are also French beers & Normandy Cider
- Children's portions: Children's Menu
- Wheelchair access: Restaurant in basement
- Nearest station: Nottingham Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Street parking & multi stories
- Closed: all Sun & Mon; most Bank Holidays
- Air conditioned