As you head towards Market square down the side street known as King’s Walkway you will come to Petit Paris, a French bistro in the heart of Nottingham. Close to the Royal Concert Hall and the Cornerhouse complex it is a popular pre-theatre venue that has been serving classic country cuisine for nearly two decades. An intimate restaurant, perfect for couples and smaller groups, it has three dining areas, all on the first floor and affords a view of the street below.
A friendly and welcoming bistro in the heart of Nottingham
The friendly and welcoming bistro has earned itself an army of loyal followers with its efficient service and excellent fresh food. The three areas each have their own merits and are tied together by a warm and friendly feel with more than a dash of art nouveau styling. Dark wood furniture and upholstered chairs stand beneath leaded windows and a cosy vintage feel defines the atmosphere. Elsewhere the windows are large floor to ceiling affairs; artfully accentuated by Roman blinds they let the light come streaming in and allow you to watch the world hurrying by below. Curling and sensuous art nouveau designs echo in the carpets and the many vintage lamp fittings; bringing Petit Paris a distinct character of tales untold.
There are some interesting selections on the bistro style menu such as, for starter, pheasant and chestnut terrine served with apple, raisin and brandy chutney or a fricassee of seafood with coconut milk and fresh coriander. Highlights of the main course menu include confit of duck leg served on a spiced plum sauce, steamed pak choi and sticky rice or braised lamb shank in red wine sauce served on parsnip mash. For dessert you could enjoy orange pannacotta with cardamom crème anglaise or a palate freshening trio of sorbet with fruit.
A popular pre-theatre venue
The pre-theatre menu has many of the a la carte dishes and some simpler options such as chicken and bacon salad with shallots, mushrooms and red wine vinaigrette. Venison burger with smoked paprika mash is comfort food at its best with its big and warming flavours. Petit Paris also offers a menu of sandwiches at lunchtime; served in baguette with fillings such as chargrilled chicken breast with tarragon mayonnaise.
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Open for lunch and dinner six days a week and closed on Sundays, Petis Paris is just one of the many options available to you when looking for a great place to eat in Nottingham. The popular pre-theatre menu is just £11.95 for 2 courses but we do recommend booking as it gets very busy. Service is quick and efficient but not rushed, ensuring that you continue your evening relaxed and on time. You can book your table on line with us at Go dine and all of our services are completely free of charge.