• 10% Off Food Bill - Go dine Exclusive!

    Groups of 10 or more can enjoy 10% off their food bill (excluding drinks) when booking with Go dine. Please note this offer is not available December, Valentine’s Day, New Years Day and Eve, Father’s Day and Mother’s Day. Please note, a £5 per person deposit is required. Your table will be only provisional until the deposit has been paid. Also a pre-order needs to be sent back to the restaurant 3 days prior the date of the booking. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 0687.

  • 10% Off - Early Bird Offer

    Order between 5pm and 6.30pm, Fridays & Saturdays, and receive a 10% discount off the total bill! Please note this applies for tables staying up to 2 hours from the time of booking. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 0687.

  • £12.95 - 2 Course Lunch

    Treat yourself to a rustic 2 course lunch for only £12.95 at Le Mistral. There is also a 3 course option available for £13.95 per person. Served until 5pm Monday-Saturday. Please note this offer is not available during December. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 0687.

  • £29 - Wine and Dine for Two!

    Get a taste of France without having to splash major cash! Choose two main courses from the the specially crafted main menu or the blackboard, as well as a bottle of house red, white or rose wine for only £29 for two. Available Sunday-Wednesday from 5pm. Please note this offer is not valid bank holidays or during the festive period. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 0687.

  • £11.95 - 2 Course Sunday Lunch

    Enjoy a 2 course traditional Sunday roast for £12.95, or 3 courses for £14.95. Available from 12pm-5pm. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 0687.

  • £11.95 - Mussels + Beer

    Every Tuesday from 6pm enjoy a large portion of fresh mussels, pomme frites and a bottle of Belgian beer (choose from Hoegaarden, Leffe Blond or Vedett - or a glass of house wine or soft drink) for £11.95 Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 0687.

  • £25.95 - Festive Dinner

    Celebrate the season with the delicious festive menu from Le Mistral! Enjoy two courses for £22.95 or upgrade to three at £25.95. Get 40% off your food bill when you book between 12 and 4pm, Monday - Friday. A £10 per person non-refundable deposit is required to secure your booking. Food must be pre-ordered two weeks in advance. Available December 1st - 30th, excluding Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0115 754 0687.

Review Summary

8.9 based on 134 reviews
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    Mid-week meal on 2 for £29 offer at Le Mistral. Good relaxing place to go after a day in town, good choice, good quality, well worth a visit.

    Very tasty, good value, good service, quick and friendly!

    If you book with a discount such as 10% off for early bird menu (pre theatre) make sure they do take this off the bill. Had to remind them to do this but they were more than obliging once I pointed it out.

    Very nice meal at Le Mistral with good food and service.

    A fantastic little find tucked away from the hustle n bustle of the city centre. Last minute booking...very impressed! Food and atmosphere are amazing...service good albeit a little slow at times...although it was very busy which is testament of a quality restaurant. Thanks for a lovely evening. We will be back!

    It was very nice. Portions on the small size, especially for the price.

    Great welcome and fantastic value for money. Food overall was good. Tarte du jour was a little dry for my taste but all other courses for party of 3 were good. Tarte au citron particularly recommended.

    Although quiet the restaurant had a nice aura at Le Mistral. The majority of the food was very tasty being let down by a poorly cooked crepe. Service was excellent with a reasonable time gap between courses.

    Good service, lovely food and value for money at Le Mistral.

    Really good meal at Le Mistral with good portion sizes, stunning restaurant!

    Nice venue, average food.


    A nice hidden cosy place in Nottingham!

    Excellent service. The feel of the restaurant was welcoming and natural with great service and extremely welcoming staff. The only down side on the food, a little rich for our taste but excellent flavours and very tasty. Will definitely be booking again.

    We went for Christmas dinner at Le Mistral and the food was lovely, one of the best Christmas outings we have had!

    As previously, excellent food and a lovely atmosphere.

    Gorgeous food and real value.

    Service a little slow but food good when received. Nice and friendly.

    A very enjoyable night out. Staff were friendly and helpful. Service very prompt. It really felt like you were eating a good restaurant in the middle of the French countryside.

    Lovely little hideaway restaurant. Lovely food and reasonably priced with some great offers too. You could hear yourself talk even with the authentic music in the background. Would definitely go again.

    Lovely atmosphere, prompt service and great food. Would go again

    Really nice atmosphere and the food was delicious, the best omelette I have had in a while.

    Nice pleasant meal. Steak is good.

    Lovely relaxed evening out with girlfriends. Made to feeling very welcome by attentive staff at Le Mistral. Great food, wine and coffee. Looking forward to another visit soon.

    We had a very good evening at Le Mistral, food was first class as usual - the only criticism was that my wife ordered a side order of vegetables and they didn't come out until halfway through the meal. The service and atmosphere was also very good.

    Excellent food, well served in a lovely atmosphere! Thank you.

    All good!

    Not quite French enough for me brought the wrong starter but swopped it, then got pork when fish had been pre-booked, so I gave up and eat it, try else where next time.

    Great setting. Great food. Great hospitality. No fuss at Le Mistral. No hiccups with the booking. All round great experience - just when I needed it - Valentine's Day!

    Fantastic food and great service at Le Mistral.

    We went to Le Mistral on Wednesday 27th and had an excellent meal - £26 for two main courses and a carafe of wine. I went for the hake and my wife had the pork,both very tasty and decent size portions. The waiter was very efficient without being intrusive. A very nice and relaxed meal.

    Good food and good service at Le Mistral. Will come again for sure.

    Excellent food and service. Highly recommended!

    It was good value for money, really tasty & well attended by friendly & helpful staff.

    The food was excellent, served at a comfortable speed and was good value for money. We would certainly come again to Le Mistral.

    Excellent food and service at Le Mistral. We also had a little section to ourselves. Very good value for money, I would recommend.

    I recently had a Christmas lunch at Le Mistral with my work colleagues, the staff were friendly and very organised with our pre-ordered menu choices. The food itself was brilliant and great value for money with the added European atmosphere made it a great experience. I highly recommend eating at this restaurant.

    Good food as always at Le Mistral, although smaller portions due to set meal perhaps.

    Food not that good at Le Mistral could have been warmer, taste a little inspired. Not that welcoming or warm. Value therefore not worth it. Service was ok.

    Went to Le Mistral for lunch and enjoyed generous portions of good food at a good price. Is not hard to see why even at lunchtime, the place was fully booked!

    Tucked away just off Wheeler Gate, Le Mistral is one of Nottingham's little gems. Our food was excellent, fresh and piping hot. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

    What a fantastic place! Nice, warm and relaxed environment. Staff were a pleasure to deal with meaning the service and quality of food were superb at Le Mistral as well as being excellent value for money. We will definitely be returning. Thank you!

    Le Mistral in Nottingham is a great choice for Sunday lunch, varied menu to suit all tastes. Food well cooked and well presented.

    Great service on a quiet Monday evening. Booked for a graduation meal to celebrate with my family and I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of pretentious ambiance. There is a very relaxed vibe here which you don't always find in French restaurants. Food was spot on too!

    Really pleasant evening on our anniversary with food and wine to match. Lovely ambiance and will return in near future.

    Good value for a large portion of pasta, nice little place hidden at the alley. Service needs improvement.

    Nice selection of food. We had vegetarians in our party and they had plenty of choice. Good size portions, tasty food and friendly cosy atmosphere.

    Superb lunch menu. Great value, great service.

    We all had a great meal at Le Mistral Nottingham - service and food was very good.

    Great meal in a lovely restaurant with nice ambience - will definitely return

    Great value, great food - will go again to Le Mistral in Nottingham for sure.

    Very impressed all round. Couldn't fault it. We'll definitely be going back. Well done!

    Food was lovely as always. Had the 2 course lunch - good value for money.

    Superb food, great setting, service and excellent value for money. We will definitely be going back.

    Always have a good time here. Great atmosphere. Thank you.

    Once again lovely meal thank you. Cant fault it.

    Unreasonably slow service hence only two stars. 3/4 hour before starter came and this was a set menu. Waitress not familiar with ice cream choices and never came back to us after checking, when reminded another waiter came to impart information. Our bill was correct but couple on next table were charged for an extra meal. First time I have been so disappointed. Food was acceptable but roast potatoes actually scorched your mouth whereas the vegetables were lukewarm for everyone. Unfortunately, will not be coming back soon which is a pity and it was my dining companion's first time and she was not impressed.

    Nice intimate restaurant. First visit and pleased to have found Le Mistral. Three of us had linguine provincel which was served nice and hot and good very tasty portions. We will definitely return as also handy for shops and theatre.

    I loved everything about this place! Absolutely lovely.

    Good meal at reasonable price.

    A very enjoyable meal, really enjoyed the food, wine and the venue. More of a gap required between servings was the only negative.

    Beautiful meal. Very good service. Value for money.

    Nice little restaurant with good food! The staff were very attentive. Great night!

    The food arrived quickly and tasted amazing. Overall the place is nice and cosy.

    A very good meal with good choice of menu at Le Mistral in Notts.

    As usual we had a lovely meal.

    We had lunch here in this pleasant hidden-away building going for the set price meal. It was ok but I prefer other places on the basis of the cooking which I thought was ordinary.

    Visited here for a work night out, and had a lovely time, although it was a little quiet. Good wine list.

    We went for lunch and were very impressed with both the variety of dished and the portion size of the daytime menu. We all left feeling full and very satisfied.

    The only slight negative was that by the end of our meal the restaurant seemed to be down to one waiter. We were therefore waiting quite a while to be able to pay before rushing somewhat to get back to work.

    We had an enjoyable meal. Service was good. Nice choice of food!

    Lovely restaurant, small, personal, very nice interior, set out of the way in city centre. Was a little disappointed with the duck being dry, over cooked near the skin. Staff waiting to close made it a little obvious. Nice choice on menu. Will have something different next time.

    Very pleased, the service was quick & the staff very polite & helpful. The price was very reasonable & we will be returning!

    We have discovered a little gem in the centre, we will be returning. Good food, good wine, good service, good location.

    Tasty if unremarkable food in nice surroundings with good service and a very reasonable price.

    The food was delicious and just the right sized portions. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere was relaxing. Will definitely return to Loch Fyne in Nottingham soon.

    Lovely restaurant. Excellent value for money, great service and ambience at Le Mistral in Nottingham. We visited during the day and would like to try the restaurant in the evening.

    Always a delight, I love this place. The wine is great, the food is amazing, the staff are excellent. Essential evening and lunch time eating if in Notts.

    This meal was not up to the Le Mistral's usual standards, we felt rushed with the first 2 courses. The sword fish steak was raw & the chips on the other meal were just blanched & not crisp. We were seated upstairs, where there was only one other couple, so know atmosphere. We have been here many times so know what sort of standard to expect, this was sadly lacking.

    a really excellent meal

    Great food, service and value. Something for everyone and very good value. Also will put a candle in your pudding if it's your birthday!

    An excellent meal, great staff/service/atmosphere well worth a visit.

    Food was fantastic. Had to send to meals back as they were cold but this was rectified straight away.

    Service was poor. I was asked to pay a deposit and pre-order food as the party was over 10. I have never been asked for this before and it was an inconvenience to me to have to contact everyone to arrange. Two in the party didn't pre-order and when I arrived, rather than be greeted and a drinks order taken the waitress was waiting for the remaining food order. When I asked her to take a drinks order she advised that she would process the food orders and then take drinks orders so for the second visit in a row we were seated and it took just over 30 minutes for everyone to recieve a drink.

    In hindsight, I can't see the point of the pre-ordering as we still waited almost 50 minutes for any food to arrive.

    All of my party had a complaint about the waitress. They felt that everything was an effort for her. What upset me most was the bill that she gave me. It said that service charge was NOT included but when my husband questioned a £38 item, she advised "I knew you would question that, it's a service charge." This was removed when asked and a tip left for the chef instead.

    My husband and I come in regulary and always go with a big party each year for my birthday but after the last two visits we've decided not to go again. It's a shame because I love the place and the food is wonderful.

    Always have a lovely time when we go here. Last night the food was amazing as usual however it was cold (sitting upstairs) and the service was slow to start. 20 mins before a drinks order was taken but once the drinks were in and the food ordered the service was fine. I know they were busy though.

    As usual a great dining experience, good food, good atmosphere. Although we felt that the main course came to quickly after the starters.

    Fantastic place, great atmosphere and fantastic food. A little bit intimate and more on the expensive side but worth every penny.

    A really good night was had by all of our party with excellent food and really good service.

    An excellent meal, great service & really good atmosphere well worth a visit.

    Le Mistral never fails to please.

    Another excellent night at le Mistral, food was superb, service good.

    As ususal Le Mistral lived up to expectations, we had an excellent meal, long with the service & the staff made it a really lovely evening. We would not hesitate to recomend Le Mistral.

    Excellent value food and really great service. We were a large group (and even added 1 extra at late notice, which they took in their stride), but the food came quickly, drinks were refreshed and the service was second to none. Can't recommend enough.

    Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Food was fresh, hot and plenteful. Service was efficient and friendly, very welcoming. Will recommend to friends and definitely return. Thankyou Le Mistral

    Fab place tucked away in the centre of town.

    Yet again, this restaurant did not disappoint. A great value place for a nice lunch with friends. Food beautifully cooked and presented.

    Had a really enjoyable time.

    Having been to Le Mistral several times, we were a bit disapointed with the service received, however the manageress took our complaints seriously and the overall result was good. Main course was excellent.

    Good food!

    Good food :)

    Food is always lovely, always good value and staff always attentive.

    Always enjoyable.

    The atmosphere was good, food was very nice, home-cooked and delicious. The cheeseboard was a little too small for my liking and with no fruit but all-in-all, it was a nice meal. We went on the £26 wine and dine offer, so the wine that we got was the house red wine which is not fantastic but was good value for money. We will definitely go back.

    Excellent - recommend!

    The restaurant was very busy for a lunchtime and we could see why. The £8.90 two course menu was superb value for money - very well presented, tasty and fresh. The waitress service was friendly and efficient and there was a nice relaxed vibe in the restaurant. Will definitely return.

    Excellent food, excellent service and very relaxed. Just the right place for our Christmas party.

    Excellent food and helpful staff. The atmosphere was cosy and welcoming. We would all go again.

    Food and service was second to none. Staff were prompt and efficient and also friendly. Excellent venue.

    This restaurant has a very relaxed ambience. The food is delicious and although we usually stick to the same kind of wine we decided to go with the waiter's recommendation and it was wonderful. Will certainly return.

    It has a lovely intimate setting and the food was great. The only problem is that they tend to run out of particular dishes. Both times I have visited this restaurant, I have had to go for my second choice of main.

    Food was lovely - Le Mistral is a quiet little restaurant right in the heart of town.

    A large party of 10 of us ate here we all had a great night. The food was lovely and service brilliant. We all thought it was excellent value for money and will definately be returning soon.

    Excellent time. The service was great, very friendly. Food superb. Will be going back. Highly recommend!!!

    great place great staff. will be back

    Overall very good, was impressed and would go again.

    Enjoyed a very pleasant meal with staff who provided excellent service and added to a most enjoyable evening. I have eaten in this restaurant before and I will most definately be back again in the future.

    Super ambiance and the service was excellent. A little disappointed with the Pork Belly gnocchi...still looking for the Pork Belly!! However the mackerel pate and risotto were great. Will definitely give Le Mistral Nottingham another go very soon.

    Had a lovely meal with my Dad. He'd not been before and he loved it. Great food and service. Lovely ambience. As always, I'll be back.

    Wow! I visited this restaurant for the first time and had heard mixed reviews. I will definately be visiting again and recommending it. The food was beautiful, the surroundings whilst not being the biggest establishment was quaint and intimate. The waiter was polite and very helpful and left just the right amount of time to not feel rushed but not oo long so that we felt neglected. All specials and offers were presented well. 11 out of 10 for me. I couldn't have had a better evening and can't wait to sample some more of their delicacies!!

    The service was 150% with a wonderfully personable waiter.
    The food was exceptional. Everyone in our part enjoyed their meals. 4 of our party had never been here before and all said they would go back! Was really please my request for the back table was granted... thank you for a lovely evening!

    Been may times before but last time was the best!! Everything was perfect!

    I would certainly recommend this venue - not only for a place to go for Christmas lunch but it is also a good place to meet if you enjoy meeting friends for a long girlie lunch.

    The food was delicious and well presented. It is very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. really enjoyed our meal here.

    We chose Le Mistral for a birthday meal after reading several good reviews - we were not disappointed. The food was delicious and the waiting staff were both very knowledgable about each dish on offer.We were served quickly after ordering although this may seem too quickly if you like to linger over a good meal! All in all we had a lovely evening at a very reasonably priced restaurant.

    Fantastic location on a summer's evening with the windows open onto the courtyard. Good food, good wine and a pleasant atmosphere.

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  • Ranked #15 of 310
  • Avg. main course: £13
  • 0.37 miles from Nottingham
  • French

We say…

Le Mistral in Nottingham city centre is a French-style café, wine bar and bistro that offers locals and visitors alike relaxed dining all day long. Set in a prime location in Eldon Chambers - just down the road from Market Square - Le Mistral is perfect for every occasion. Whether it's a lunch time break from shopping, a pre-theatre bite to eat or an intimate table for two, Le Mistral will create the perfect dining experience to accompany your party and needs. 

Following their success with the Sherwood and Wirksworth Mistrals, the Nottingham city centre branch shares the same cosmopolitan yet friendly atmosphere as its predecessors. Le Mistral's atmosphere is undeniably Parisian: the restaurant features exposed brickwork, vintage fabrics, French memorabilia and quirky mismatched tables and chairs. The lighting is low and the ambience is intimate, cosy and welcoming.

The approach to food at Le Mistral is slow food in a fast world': quality food prepared and cooked from fresh using only the very best ingredients, many of which are sourced directly from the Rungis Market in Paris. Diners can expect to find contemporary twists on French classics such as moules marinière and confit duck leg. Dishes such as beef bourguignon, fresh salmon fishcakes, and chicken supreme with wild mushrooms also stand out as favourites. There is a limited menu for vegetarians that, whilst small, is delicious: featuring a vegetable tagine and the tart du jour. Alongside the menu you will find wine recommendations for each dish, allowing you to expertly match fine French wines perfectly to your meal. Bon Appetite!

Le Mistral in Nottingham city centre is the place to be for food that satisfies. The friendly staff, authentic setting and delicious food make every visit to Le Mistral a special one. 

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2-3 Eldon Chambers, Wheeler Gate, Nottingham, NG1 2NS
0115 754 0687