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  • £10.95 - 2 Course Lunch

    Enjoy a superb 2 course lunch for just £10.95 in the warm atmosphere of Petit Paris, Nottingham. Choose from a set menu of the restaurants most popular mains and starters or desserts. There is also a 3 course option available for £13.95 for those who can't decide! Please note this offer is only available when you are seated between 12pm and 2:15pm Monday-Saturday. This offer is not valid in December. Book online for free text confirmation.

  • £11.95 - 2 Course Pre-Theatre Menu

    Choose from the fabulous Pre-Theatre set menu and enjoy 2 courses for only £11.95! There is also a 3 course option for £14.95 for those who simply can't decide. Please note this offer is available Monday-Thursday from 5.30pm-10pm and Friday-Saturday from 5.30pm-6.30pm (tables must be vacated by 7.30pm). Offer not valid in December. Book online for free text confirmation.

  • £14.95 - 2 Course Party Menu

    Available for parties of 10 or more Monday to Thursday. A 3 course option is also available at just £17.95 per person. Book online for free text confirmation.

Review Summary

9.3 based on 141 reviews
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  • Pauline Davis

    We enjoyed a delightful meal at Petit Paris. A greta selection of freshly prepared and cooked food. The steaks were magnificent and the market fish extremely tasty. Service was quiet and attentive. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

  • Gavin Alden

    Fantastic - this was booked for a corporate meal with a group of 24 people. The food was excellent from a very varied menu and the service great too. All of this was included at very very good value - have to say one of the best team meals we have ever had. Thanks to all at Petit Paris.

  • Robert Cook

    Petit Paris is a great restaurant. The food was superb and the service very quick for a pre-theatre meal. Definitely would recommend and use again.

  • Nina Dawn

    Dined pre theatre, the food was lovely and we were served a two course with plenty of time to eat before our show, super service, dined at 5:30 paid and left by 6:35.

  • Andy Slater

    Had a lovely meal here with my partner, food was exceptional and service was great! Will definitely be back again.

  • Julie Murray

    Excellent food and service again...very relaxing atmosphere.

  • David Wimbledon

    Yet again an excellent dinner at petit paris!!!

  • Patricia Wormald

    This is a very busy restaurant and the reason is that it serves very tasty freshly prepared food in lovely surrounings by efficient staff.

  • Chris Parkes

    Excellent eatery for a pre concert meal with good varied menu served efficiently without feeling rushed.

  • Julie Murray

    Only had a baguette at lunchtime, very tasty. Service did seem rushed ...it was very busy. A little disappointed that our fries were taken as an assumption that we had finished completely.

  • Rachael Holliday

    Fab food and service. Would definitely recommend.

  • Derek Sanderson

    An excellent restaurant. Top food, top service and well worth the money.
    I would recommend this to anyone.

  • David Wimbledon

    Excellent food and service!!

  • Dhiru Tosar

    Yet again an excellent meal. Consistently quality food.

  • Angela Blood

    Always good service and excellent choice of menu for lunchtime.Friendly, efficient staff

  • Julian Humpheson

    Unpretentious food, cooked well, served in good time and without any fuss.

  • Tanya Raybould

    Lovely little restaurant. Friendly attentive staff and nice food. Would go again.

  • Halina Applegate

    I enjoyed my lunch yesterday - my friends also enjoyed the food. Everything was wonderful and the staff are fantastic. We will be back again for your lovely food. Thank you.

  • Malcolm Russell

    Excellent food, excellent service, we were in the overflow room that was a little cold and away from the restaurant buzz but overall as per usual excellent value for money!

  • Diane Denovellis

    Lovely place, food good, service quick, just what we needed as we were going to the theatre.

  • Shirley Kong

    Nice food. Excellent service. Definitely will try again.

  • Martin Berry

    The pre-theatre menu was excellent value for money. The food was excellent and the service very efficient and friendly

  • Patricia Wormald

    Superb food on the two courses for £10.95 deal. This restaurant is always busy as it serves consistently well cooked and presented menus with a daily specials board from which to choose. Excellent value.

  • Michael Bentil

    After weeks and weeks of walking past Petit Paris, I decided to book a table for two with my partner. Bearing in mind I am not a fan of eating out, I was thoroughly impressed. The service- our waitress was attentive to the right level she did not interrupt our conversations, she would merely look over to see if we were ok. She was polite and had a bubbly personality. The Ambiance - I wasn't expecting to feel like I was in France nor was I expecting to feel like i was in a pub. The decor was simply but nice very quaint. Food - one word perfection! Value - 2 mains, 2 starters 3 glasses of wine £51.00 - cheap date. Petit Paris, well done you will see me again.

  • Chris Parkes

    nice pre theatre meal in pleasant surroundings with good service

  • Gill Howdle

    Two courses for £11.95 was excellent value at Petit Paris, the starter I had was a forest mushroom in stilton sauce which was lovely. The main course was mackerel with asian slaw and paprika crisps. I found the mackerel a bit tasteless, the flavourings were all on the skin which I didn't eat and the paprika crisps were in fact large chips. The ambience is very pleasant, service was OK although initially I was shown to a table when the friend I had already booked with was there already but we soon sorted that out.

  • Richard Mccarthy

    Excellent meal, good choice and great service, overall good value for money at Petit Paris.

  • Jacqueline Bradford

    Petit Paris is a lovely restaurant offering fabulous food as always. Excellent value for lunch with a quick but unrushed service.

  • Ruth Brasier

    I have been here before with a large party and the service and food was as good now as it was then, the service is very good, we went pre-theatre our table was for 6pm and we were out for 7 pm, we were not rushed at all this it was our choice to move on quickly but it did not feel like we were rushed, we both chose a fish dish which was very tasty and pudding was very tasty so would recommend to anyone!

  • Gabrielle Hall

    I really Petit Paris - I go for lunch with women friends. The food is excellent and the portion size is just right. A good atmosphere and friendly service makes this a regular favourite.

  • David Smith

    Excellent pre-theatre menu at Petit Paris and the quality of the food was excellent. We can understand now why the restaurant was full at 6 pm!

  • Daiva Bernotaitis

    Great food, good choice, lovely setting, would highly recomend it!

  • Susie O

    A lovely dinner for 6 people at Petit Paris. An extensive menu with some unusual items. Friendly service with courses served reasonably quickly. My only criticism is the acoustics in the place amplify the sound and I struggled to hear conversation.

  • Robert White

    We had a lovely meal after an early evening concert yesterday. The service was very attentive; the food delicious - portion sizes just right - filling without being over-facing, and the 4 of us were tucked away in a little corner where we could converse easily. The restaurant was busy which speaks for itself. We rarely eat out in the city centre in the evenings but were very happy with our choice.

  • Samuel Babbs

    Excellent food as usual at Petit Paris. Fantastic calves livers and selection of fish on this visit. Was a little upset by the clearing of the table whilst we were still eating on one occasion.

  • Julie Murray

    Fantastic food and a very relaxing atmosphere at Petit Paris.

  • Susie Smith

    14 of us went for a team night out. We were seated in a side room rather than in the main resturant which lacked the same buzz as the main dining area. There was no music, atmosphere etc. If you go I'd recommend asking to make sure you're seated in the main area.
    That said we had a great meal. Food was really nice, service staff were attentive. All in all a lovely evening and we would go back.

  • Jennifer Dumbleton

    Excellent set price theatre menu, with a really good selection of dishes. The chef and waiter brothers previously worked at Seasons in Beeston before it closed, so it was lovely to see them again!

  • Valerie Cook

    A lovely Mothers meal, excellent food and service in a charming restaurant.

  • Carole Bailey

    My friend and I had a pre-theatre meal at Petit Paris the other evening. It was obvious how popular this restaurant is because as soon as the doors opened at 5.30 there was a continuing flow of customers. It is essential to reserve a table here particularly for pre-theatre. We wondered if we would have to wait very long for our food with there being so many customers but we were given time to look at the menu and specials board and then our order was taken. From then on, we ate a very relaxing meal. We had the two course meal with wine and coffee. We both opted for the lasagne followed by cheese and biscuits. The food was substantial and well cooked and a decent price for what we ate. Judging by the influx of theatre goers using this restaurant, you can see how popular this restaurant is and when some other establishments are trying to make ends meet the Petit Paris continues to thrive. Certainly a place we will use again.

  • Paula Patterson

    lovely meal! wonderful service. very resonable price

  • Maureen Davis

    Petit Paris never fails to please. Attentive service, interesting menu and delicious well cooked food. Highly recommended.

  • Angela Aston

    Lovely food at Petit Paris.

  • Angela Aston

    Lovely food

  • Samuel Babbs

    Fabulous service as usual with fresh piping hot food. Excellent value for money at Petit Paris.

  • Steve Clayton

    Visited here for a pre-theatre meal. Service was efficient, helpful and friendly. Food was good value without being spectacular and we would book again for a quick and cheap bite to eat.

  • Jo Stafford

    Gorgeous food and fantastic service.

  • Peter Mason

    Excellent place to eat, good menu and tasty food. My problem was because it was a busy Saturday evening the service was very slow.

  • Angela Blood

    A welcoming reception, service at right pace and lovely food at Petit Paris.

  • Jennifer Dumbleton

    Excellent value set-menu.

  • Malcolm Russell

    Nice menu and surroundings.

  • Malcolm Russell

    Excellent food and service.

  • D G

    Food was fantastic, service very friendly and good value for money.

  • Tanya Raybould

    Really lovely, well presented food. Possibly due to time of year the restaurant was very busy and lacked a little ambiance. Would go again for the food though.

  • Barry Jones

    Just came back from eating here and damn I am impressed! There's a reason this is #2 on the list for Notts. Food was excellent, was a bit busy in such a small location but was very nice overall. Definitely would recommend this restaurant to my mates though. :)

  • Denier Dennis

    Another faultless meal at Petit Paris. Excellent!

  • Lucy Corcoran

    Booked table for 3 for set lunch for my niece and her boyfriend over from Canada. Never having been to this restaurant before I didn't know what to expect and we were thrilled with the quality, choice and portion sizes for a set meal menu. Definitely will be returning to Petit Paris.

  • Kathryn Hewitt

    Back again! Friendly welcome. Change in selection of starters and mine was delicious (baked mushroom with cheese). My friends both had the Petit Paris salad, and one found the dressing a little heavy on the balsamic vinegar for her taste, as did the chap on the table next to us, but all complimentary comments otherwise. Original ideas for delicious desserts too. All-in-all another excellent experience.

  • Gwyneth Poole

    My nephew ans I visited your resturant last night and we both had an excellent meal, service and a thoroughly enjoyable evening. My nephew came down from Sheffield for the evening and he was so impressed with Petit Paris - he is going back to his home town and is going to recommend your restaurant to all his friends and family. Thank you for such a memorable time. GP

  • Kathryn Hewitt

    Still my favourite restaurant in Nottingham. Always excellent service, no matter how busy (and it always is). The pre-theatre menu is such good value. My friend pronounced her risotto to be the best she'd ever had. Will definitely be going again... and again.

  • Amy Mclocklin

    Always have a good meal with great service.

  • Beth Rodger

    We had the pre theatre menu and thought the food very good. Service was efficient but not too rushed. We will definitely dine here again.

  • Bob Shrubb

    Very pleasant meal, had not been for a few years but will be going again soon.

  • Ian Sandey

    The food, service and staff were 1st class, which made for a very enjoyable night.

  • Daniel Robinson

    Good choice for a pre-theatre meal. Busy with atmosphere. Food was decent and quick service. Would recommend.

  • Denier Dennis

    Another superb meal. One dirty glass which was soon changed but should not have been at the table anyway.

  • Jane Hutchins

    Lovely restuarant! Excellent service, fine quality varied menu.
    Can always be relied on as a dining experience

  • Brian Watson

    Good dining experience as usual.

  • Brian Watson

    Up to the usual good food.

  • Brian Watson

    Superb everytime.

  • Brian Watson

    Excellent service and food.

  • Denier Dennis

    1sr class experience as usual.

  • Denier Dennis

  • Mary Gazzard

    Excellent meal, as usual. Petit Paris never disappoints.

  • Elisabeth Baines

  • Lorraine Power

    Excellent Service by friendly staff. Very good food.

  • Stuart Mayfield

    There is no question about the quality of the food here. Every delicious fork full is cooked to perfection. The well balanced a la carte menu offers you a real taste of Paris ans the ambiance is superb. A very pleasurable visit!

  • Roderick Roe

  • Samuel Babbs

    Service was very quick, there was very little time between courses. All food was lovely especially the crab linquini and the pork pate. Excellent value, good time had by us both.

  • Paul Wheeler

  • Paul Rowbotham

    This was my first visit to Petit Paris and I enjoyed it. After going up the stairs and into the dining area I was surprised at the size of the restaurant. It was a Saturday night and all tables were taken so there was a good atmosphere. The food was very tasty and well presented and in ample portions. Remember to order your vegetables and side dishes separately. The waiting staff were on the go all night and were very friendly and efficient. The only small complaint I have was that we weren't given enough time between starter and main course. As soon as we had finished the starter the main course arrived so we felt a little rushed. All in all, a nice experience and I would have no hesitation in returning.

  • Jade Nurse

    Has been better. Shame, it appeared to be rushed.

  • Russ Schofield

    Over all a lovely restaurant with delicious food. Would recommend.

  • Terri Chong

    Good food and service.

  • Amy Mclocklin

    The staff at Petit Paris are always pleasant, the food was amazing and the value for money satisfactory. I would recommend the roast gressingham duck as it was cooked to perfection.

  • Helen Cooper

    Enjoyed a great meal, we had to be out for 7pm but didnt feel rushed. I was very good no complaints.

  • Pauline Lumley

    the food at petit paris was delicious, with relaxed friendly service.

  • Peter Chalmers

    Excellent service and fine food.

  • Ruth Brasier

    We went on our works lunch it was lovely the service was very good and the food excellent.

  • Kim Beale

  • Deb Campion

    Fabulous food and service as always.

  • Malcolm Russell

    Great atmosphere and service , food overall was very good however my wifes pork was alittle dry

  • Jodie Burnett-horne

  • Heidi Ward

    fab as always

  • Karen Langton

    I only booked this restaurant last minute the night before and part of me thought it may be a bad sign that we were able to get in. Boy was I wrong. When we got there the restaurant was full, we were shown to our table straight away and the staff were very attentive. We were given the menus straight away and had our drinks brought to us within minutes of ordering them. The service was swift and efficient and the food was excellent. We completed our meal in plenty of time to get to the Theatre. I would definately recomend the Petit Paris and will rebook here the next time we visit the Theatre.

  • Kathryn Hewitt

    I really cannot fault Petit Paris. I eat here fairly regularly and took two friends who'd never been before on this occasion. We had three delicious courses each and a bottle of excellent wine. All the food was cooked perfectly, the service was excellent with just the right amount of attention paid to our party, despite the restaurant being full. Definitely one of the best restaurants in Nottingham, probably the best at its price.

  • Chris Price

    Lots of choice. Lovely food and good service.

  • Christine Quinn

  • Maureen Davis

    I booked a pre-theatre dinner and this was the best meal I have had for a very long time.
    Food came quickly and was very hot and surpassed my expectations.Staff are very keen to serve and the eagerness meant the waitress forget to bring our wine with the meal - a small slip however.

    A bustling atmosphere yet very welcoming.

    I am very impressed and will definitely recommend to friends and family.

  • Linda Abbott

    Excellent value pre-theatre special at Petit Paris - as ever food delicious and service efficient and friendly.

  • Simon Stockdale

  • Rachel Rose

    We had the pre-theatre dinner which was excellent, could not fault the choice, the food or the service - we thoroughly enjoyed it, would highly recommend it and will definitely be returning.

  • Elaine Wong

    Always my favourite restaurant in Nottingham!

  • Elena Merlo

    The food was really nice, with different options for veggies (not the usual goat's cheese and onion tartlet). The service was excellent, and the waitresses really nice and chattier than normal. Really unusual and "continental" feel to the restaurant. Also great choice in terms of "plats du jour", which were changed as soon as something was finished; a good change from other places, where "when it's gone, it's gone". And great value for money with the pre-theatre menu.

  • Amy Mclocklin

    I went to petit paris with my boyfriend. He had the steak and I had the duck which was cooked to perfection. The staff were friendly and helpful. The prices were reasonable, I would recommend going.

  • Catherine Cowlishaw

    Visited Petit Paris for the pre-theatre menu. The restaurant is wonderful, right from the warm welcome on arrival to the cosy, informal feel of the place. The food was very good - on reading the menu it didn't seem that exciting but presentation and taste were superb. It was also very reasonably priced, with plenty of options to add to the courses, but without having to pay for items that may not necessarily have been required.
    Perhaps the only slight criticism might be of the service through the course of the meal. It was fine until we had ordered but then seemed to fizzle out somewhat in favour of newer customers arriving, and proved difficult on a couple of occasions to get service from the staff. However, once got, the waiting staff were attentive and efficient.
    A lovely couple of hours spent at Petit Paris, and I would recommend it heartily to anyone.

  • Lisa Martin

    Lovely food great atmosphere.

  • Lisa Martin

    Excellent food as usual.

  • Lisa Martin

    Excellent food.

  • Lucy Swingler

    9 on ambience as slightly tight for space but overall an excellent restaurant experience before going to the theatre.

  • Kerry Sheehan

    Had an very nice meal which was incredible value. 2 courses for £9.95. Service was very efficient which is exactly how you want it when dining pre-theatre.

  • Bernadene Crossen

    Great value along with lovely food and excellent service

  • Bernadene Crossen

    Good food and lovely service as always.

  • Paul Gillespie

    good food great staff good value

  • Derek Sanderson

    As always, an excellent evening.

  • Cath Mclaughlin

    Superb food-especially for the pre-theatre price. Lovely atmosphere and fairly quick service.

  • Barry Watson

    Glad we had booked as it was very full when we arrived. Nice greeting and quickly shown to our table. Varied menu with a good specials board and wine list. Food was very good quality and big portion sizes for a pre-theatre meal. Would go again.

  • Derek Sanderson

    Excellent service and value in city centre position.

  • Alexandre Zagoskin

  • Rachel Rose

    Great food, service was excellent. We all had a really good night.

  • Chris Fensom

    Fantastic as usual.

  • Mike Cooke

  • Steven Swift

  • Tim Gratton

    Pre-theatre menu is good value, though drinks are inevitably pricey. No music to drown out the table of 10 that came in towards the end of the meal, who clearly hadn't seen each other in 70 years and needed to discuss everything that had happened, as loudly as possible.

    Service was efficient and fairly friendly.

  • Jo Stafford

    Fantastic food and great service

  • Jo Stafford

    Food was fantastic and service too. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

  • Caroline Sales

    The service was exceedingly slow and although we had left one and a half hours for the meal, we had to hurry them up to bring our sweet (we only had 2 courses!) and had to run to the theatre with minutes to spare. The food however was lovely and the waitress delightful.

  • Marjorie Pablo

    Lovely restaurant and a perfect dining for two if you want something special. Absolutely mouth-watering dishes!

  • Maura Francis

    Excellent food and menu selection. 2 course menu offers good value.

  • Maura Francis

    Great food, excellent value for lunchtime 2 course offer.

  • Simon Stockdale

  • Rachel Rose

    Friendly staff, lovely atmosphere and beautiful food - would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely go back.

  • Simon Stockdale

  • Lynne Barnett

    Good ambience for early evening. Prompt service, but omitted to add ice cream to pudding order, and came over to table to dish out a dollop of ice cream! Reasonable food, good choice of dishes. Fair price.

  • AR

    The food is really well priced and the atmosphere is lovely.

  • Mandy Watson

    This was probably the best meal we have had in Nottingham and all 8 diners agree, only down side was that menu was different to website and we had our tastebuds set on some selections no longer there.

  • Shelley Bowyer

    Had a fab lunch as usual. One starter from the set menu (chicken and bacon) was well received, and mine from the specials was deep fried brie with onion marmalade and was very yummy. Two courses from the set menu came quickly after - my friend the chicken, and I the minute steak - which I have to say was the best I've had from there - beautifully cooked (rare) and full of flavour with delicate french fries and a generous dollop of Dijon mustard. Sadly, we were too full to enjoy a pudding - but at £8.95 still, you can't go wrong. We will be back.

  • Kay Hornbuckle

  • Kate Harrison

    Good service and good value for money on the pre theatre menu that we opted for.

  • Jeanette Bain

    lovely food. thank you for fitting us in at short notice. nice that you could allow one of our party to just have a sandwich rather than a whole meal. tasty all.

  • Lisa Haynes

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  • Ranked #42 of 264
  • Avg. main course: £12
  • 0.36 miles from Nottingham
  • French

We say…

If you take a walk down Kings Walkway, just one of the many small side streets running from the Cornerhouse complex towards Market Square, you will find a little sign above a small doorway signalling that Petit Paris resides inside. It is a popular destination for pre-theatre diners with the Royal Concert Hall and the Cornerhouse complex being just minutes away.

Upon climbing the stairs and entering the restaurant, you will find that you leave Nottingham far behind you as Owners Sergio and Jean-Louis have created their own little slice of France in this first-floor restaurant. Petit Paris has been a popular restaurant for lovers of French cuisine since it first opened in  1995. The restaurant itself is a good size and is favoured by couples and smaller groups though there is a room available for private hire for larger parties. With three distinctive dining areas, there is something to suit every dining request and every area benefits from the elevation of being on the first floor as it is flooded with light in the day times whilst being softly lit and peaceful in the evenings. The fresh food and friendly, welcoming, bistro atmosphere have ensured that Petit Paris have gained a strong loyal customer base.

Offering a predominantly French menu interspersed with a few Mediterranean and Italian dishes, Petit Paris offers clean flavours and beautiful presentation. With a selection of fantastic value for money set menus available at lunch time and early evening there is something to suit every budget. Signature dishes include the mussels marinière with white wine, garlic, cream and parsley; beef bouguignon in a red wine sauce with lardons, baby onions and button mushrooms served with creamy mash; and duck leg confit served on butter beans and tomato ragout with fondant potatoes.

Petit Paris in Nottingham is perfect for an intimate a la carte dinner or simply a relaxed pre, or post, theatre meal or casual lunch. Whatever the occasion, the staff always offer a warm welcome, good glass of wine and delicious food; you can’t go wrong. Due to the popularity of this venue, booking is highly recommended, particularly for pre-theatre and weekend diners.

2 Kings Walk, Nottingham, NG1 2AE
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