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9.5 based on 132 reviews
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    Delicious Sunday lunches. Will be going again soon.

    Lovely night great service and food.

    Perfect meal. We had vegan, vegetarian, fish and meat-eaters and all were very happy with the choice and quality. The vegan chocolate tart is the best ever.

    Enjoyed a lovely evening with friends. The meal was good and the service was excellent! I usually eat at the Nottingham Le Mistral but unfortunately, it closed so I decided to give the Sherwood one a go. Very pleased I did, I will definitely return.

    Always a treat to go to Le Mistral. Lovely food, great service, and a nice atmosphere. It's small but somehow never feels crowded due to the table layout. The staff are lovely. One of my favorite places to eat in Nottingham.

    Simply a local gem! True French dining with superb ingredients and cooking. We've been several times now and never been disappointed. It's also our go-to place when foodie friends visit as it never fails to impress.

    A group of ex-work colleagues who dine out regularly. One of the group had not been to Le Mistral before. All agreed to rebook for our next meal together, as the food and service were excellent and the Sunday lunch deal is excellent value.

    Fantastic food and great service! Our waiter noticed my friend giving me a present. He enquired if it was my birthday (which it was) and proceeded to give me a complimentary glass of fizz....Lovely.

    Stunning meal perfect service absolutely first class

    Always delicious!

    Both our starters were excellent. A little disappointed with my main of Boeuf Bourguignon which was over salted in my opinion but still a current favourite restaurant.

    We were attended to in a prompt and friendly manner on arrival. The lunch menu was varied with a reasonable choice of vegetarian dishes and there were also specials available . We all had starters and Sunday roast dinners. Portion sizes were just right and the food was delicious. Our server was warm and helpful, giving us just the right amount of attention.

    Lovely meal great service

    We had the most amazing time in a relaxed homely environment. The service was attentive and thoughtful. The food was of a high quality and value for money. We will be booking again very soon.

    Lovely meal, relaxing atmosphere.

    We love the food here. We took my mother for this meal who is usually difficult to please but she loved it as well.

    Love it here , never had a bad experience . Keep up the good work.

    Lovely food, good service, great place.

    We went for my birthday on Monday. It was busy, a lovely atmosphere, great food and service!

    This is the first time I have visited Le Mistral , and from walking into the restaurant my Wife and I were made to feel very welcome.
    The head of house was brilliant and when he took us to our table he never rushed us at any point and made us both feel special
    The food was beautiful as was the wine that was recommended
    I would recommend this restaurant to my friends and family in fact to anyone
    The atmosphere created by the owners of this restaurant is also first class
    Thank you for a great night

    perfect food perfect service brilliant !!!

    Lovely sea bass ( but could have done with more)
    Good service from waitress .
    Always enjoy

    This was our first visit to Le Mistral & won’t be our last.
    My husband & I had the 3 course lunch menu for £14.95pp. The food was very tasty & fresh. We loved every course. The restaurant did get busy but the service by one man was always with a smile & he was very attentive.
    We will be coming back for an evening meal next time.

    Spent a lovely afternoon with family and friends for birthday treats for 2 of the party. Very attentive staff although very busy. Most of meals were very good apart from those who chose the fish for a main course. We pre ordered hake and on arrival we were told it was haddock. We were very disappointed with the potion size. Next time would choose pork or chicken

    Lovely meal, nice place and friendly staff.

    Lovely food and ambience. Not been here for a long time
    but will definitely come back again soon and have already recommended. Candles on tables would have been nice.

    Fabulous food and the service is always 5 stars.

    A table for three including my mum our mains was delicious and desserts just so. The service was tip top a much enjoyed Sunday lunch.

    Very lovely night in a lovely restaurant. The food was good and the service was very nice and friendly.

    We went to Le Mistral for our team Christmas meal. It was lovely, everyone enjoyed their meals and the service was great, very efficient staff. We'll be booking again next year and on a personal level, I will be booking again very soon!!

    Even though they were full, everywhere seemed calm with smooth service.
    Staff very pleasant.
    Environment not noisy we could talk easily.

    Great atmosphere, lovely ambiance, very authentic, the staff were very attentive and very friendly. Lovely food and good value.

    Good quality dining.

    My son and I dined at Le Mistral, Mansfield Road, Sherwood for my birthday, it was so lovely from start to finish. I’ve often passed it but thought French hmm it’s going to be posh and expensive, how wrong was I. Such a warm welcome and they gave me a free glass of fizz as it was my birthday There was no rushing to get you out for the next customers, it was a relaxed, friendly atmosphere buy was very busy so booking is a must. Lovely menu choice, the food was delicious, hot and well presented, my desert even came with a candle! I would definitely go there again for lunch or dinner without it being a special occasion as the price was so good. Well done team, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves

    Lovely meal, relaxed atmosphere. I’ll visit again!


    Always great food and a lovely relaxed vibe

    We took some friends who were very impressed with atmosphere and food.
    We are regular customers and always enjoy

    Wow the first visit won’t be our last fantastic friendly service, lovely fresh food atmosphere fab too and only a few doors away from where we work, a true gem of Sherwood. Excellent through and through.

    Delicious food - one of the best restaurants in Nottingham.

    Lovely hearty food with thoughtful service.

    Love it here.

    Always enjoy going to Le Mistral, the staff are great, we were served by a young lady, didn't catch her name but she is always friendly, chatty. The food is great at Le Mistral, we have Sunday lunch maybe 2/3 times a month. We've been to Le Mistral at Wirksworth, Derbyshire and its the same story there. Can't wait to go to Le Mistral again

    Attentive staff and relaxed atmosphere with a wide range of food options . Will definitely go there again.

    Another excellent meal at Le Mistral. Great service - with the waitress going the extra mile to accommodate our boisterous 2 year old. Would highly recommend.

    Fabulous meal enjoyed by all of us.

    Food fantastic staff helpful and friendly restaurant has a lovely atmosphere

    An excellent lunchtime meal with plenty of choice, quality food, service and ambience. It made me wonder why I don't go more often. Worked out quite expensive for 2 people: 1 course a glass of wine and coffees 40 quid.

    We had a lovely graduation celebration meal at le mistral. There was something for everyone and proper food for children! We appreciated the combination of a relaxed atmosphere and quality food and drink.

    We visited Le Mistral Bistro the first time and we really enjoyed, my partner choose the vegetarian menu and I choose the vegan option. Bistro do not serving a lot of vegetarian or vegan food but at least they have one option for vegans. Starters should be improved, the main was really nice, and cake-very very sweet, so maybe less sweet crumble pie with ice cream (vegan) will be better. Good selection of wine, beers. Staff is multi-international, very friendly and chatty. They work very hard to reach customers expectations what in my opinion should be appreciated by the owner. Phone line should be separated from card machine, and on hot days air con is necessary.

    Always enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the Bistro.
    The meal was good and well presented.

    We always enjoy going to this little local restaurant.
    Service is always good and even though it can be a bit busy at times we have never been disappointed.

    A most enjoyable evening. Great food, good wine , warm, pleasant ambiance. Will be visiting again soon.

    Myself and six friends really enjoyed our meal. The food and friendly service was second to none. WE'LL BE BACK.

    As always had a fabulous meal in le mistral Sherwood. Great service and fab ambience

    We had a lovely, leisurely time at Le Mistral. The staff are very welcoming and friendly, which makes a huge difference. We all enjoyed our meals and felt it was excellent value for money.

    Excellent food as usual. Lovely atmosphere and good service.

    Lovely tasty food with excellent sauces and herbs.
    The fish with dill was perfect.
    Excellent house wine.
    Great lunch price.

    Fabulous flavours and excellent service.
    We will be back!

    There were 6 of us and everyone thought their meals were delicious!! Thank you :)

    Excellent service & fabulous food. A lovely evening despite the snow & ice.

    Friendly and attentive waiter; delicious freshly cooked food that exceeded all expectations; fixed price lunch menu really was great value with lots of options. We had a wonderful meal.

    This was our first visit to this restaurant and the food was nice but service of drinks was not good and cancelled our second round as didn't appear and we had finished our meals.

    Excellent as usual.

    Our meals were delicious and generous.

    The service was outstanding.

    Would definitely recommend Le Mistral to anyone.


    An excellent dinner. As usual. £29 for 2 mains and a bottle of wine. Great value. Looking forward to my next visit already!

    Fantastic meal and very friendly and welcoming staff, will definatly book again.

    Love this restaurant, the food is amazing and the service is always wonderful. Would 100% recommend

    Enjoyed the Festive menu. Mussels very flavoursome! Boeuf bourguignion perfect with tasty roasties and the sorbet flavours heavenly. Mmmm. Great relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Our first visit. Definitely be back in the New Year. Thanks, Le Mistral.

    Lovely meal! Worth every penny and great staff.

    Beautiful sea bass and delicious creme caramel!

    Excellent food and very friendly and helpful staff.

    Absolutely amazing food yet again. Lovely environment and the staff are so friendly. Would highly recommend. Great prices too!

    Great meal & service, Will definitely book again .

    Lovely meal with friends...lots of choice including a specials menu!

    It was great to invite friends out for a meal in such a relaxed setting with good quality food, friendly staff and good value for money!

    I went to Le Mistral in Sherwood with 2 friends to celebrate my birthday a couple of days ago, and had a really lovely meal. The restaurant has a typically French laid-back feel about it, and the quality of both the food and the service was excellent.

    Very quick and pleasant service. Food very good - the duck especially was second to none. A little on the pricey side but worth it for the great evening we had.

    We all had different meals and everyone enjoyed their choice.
    Good service .

    We love this restaurant.
    We had a delicious meal & the young lady who served us was extremely pleasant & very helpful.
    It was a special meal for our friend & disabled son who had recently lost their husband/father
    The service was brilliant without being intrusive.
    Thank you to all the staff.

    Delicious food served in a timely manner, second time eating there was just as good as the first. Would highly recommend!

    Really great lunch at Le Mistral on 6th May for 12 guests. We pre- ordered our food and the timing of each course was perfect as was the cuisine! All our party had a wonderful time and we were not rushed spending some 3 hours over lunch drinks and coffee. We would definitely return!

    Excellent as always.
    Truly one of the best lunch deals in town.

    We'd never considered Le Mistral for Sunday lunch, but I'm so glad we did! The food was beautiful, the service was excellent - we'll definitely be back.

    Been before and had been very impressed. Not this time.. Given 3 stars as my parents meal was superb. Starter and main. My starter however was a chip shop fish cake which cost nearly 7 pounds. My main linguine fruits de mere was just mussels and sqiud, rings not a king prawn in sight nor tentacles. In fact I got one very tiny shrimp. I think the insult was that the meal had strips of processed fish stick. Sorry guys won't be coming back unless you improve.

    As ever, a wonderful experience at Le Mistral. The atmosphere is always perfect, service great and the food (including the specials) was delicious. Would recommend to anyone.

    Excellent food in a friendly atmosphere, also good value for money.

    A beautiful meal served by attentive staff, will definitely go there again

    We really enjoyed our meal, and will definitely be coming back soon. Thanks for a great evening

    Back to Le Mistral again for the second time in a week, with a different friend, and found all to be delightful. Lovely atmosphere. Entertaining, amusing and kind staff. Couldn't be better.

    Think this is now my favourite restaurant. Had booked for 4 of us, and waited half and hour for two to arrive. The staff did not hassle us in any way. A gentleman arrived without his glasses, and the waitress quite happily read out the menu to him. As the other two had forgotten our lunch date, we went ahead. Every dish was delicious. The waitress was friendly and delightful. My friend's asked that we book again for our next get together.

    Greeted and seated promptly by friendly member waiting staff, who was happy to check for answers to our questions and give us plenty of time to decide what to eat. She was attentive without being at all overbearing, and showed genuine interest in our comfort and enjoyment. All the food was delicious at Le Mistral, as was the house wine, and the fixed price lunch menu is excellent value, with a good range of choices!

    We could not fault anything, food, service, originality,
    ALL PERFECT, will be going here more & more!

    Lovely meal and very attentive staff at Le Mistral. Would definitely recommend and will be visiting again to try other dishes! :-))

    This applies to the city centre branch too but the Mansfield Road branch is currently my very favouritist restaurant in Nottingham! The decor is attractive, comfortable and intimate and more importantly this isn't one of those "shouty" restaurants. It has a warm, friendly atmosphere but certainly isn't dead. It's possible to hold a conversation! The staff are friendly, alert, helpful and professional. The food is faultless. Beautifully cooked from prime ingredients, full of flavour and sizeable portions but not overwhelmingly huge. And all at prices comparable to good quality pub food. Wine is excellent value and for beer lovers they have REAL Budvar! What are you waiting for? Treat yourselves!

    An excellent meal at Le Mistral, great value and lovely atmosphere. Chatty and warm, but not too 'loud'.

    Not good for those of us who have to be Gluten Free. There wasn't a single starter for us. For my main course I have no confidence the waitress knew whether or no the sauce was GF.

    A wonderful meal, we will go back again and again!!

    Lots of empty shells with mussels at the bottom of the dish, not the plumpist lve ever had but cooked nicely however slightly dissatisfied

    Fantastic food. Always busy. Speaks for itself. Absolutely GORGEOUS. Excellent service, great little gem in the middle of Sherwood! Highly recommended.

    A good chilled out Sunday lunch good food and service.

    Great place!

    Le Mistral is lovely for birthday treats with friendly and accommodating staff!

    As ever, an excellent evening! Good food and good service at Le Mistral!

    I love this place - so cosy and welcoming. The food is wonderful, too. What more could you ask for on a dreary Sunday afternoon than hunkering down for a comforting Sunday lunch followed by delicious warm apple tart. Yum!

    Fantastic food with great service. Will go back again to Le Mistral.

    Great service and the the food was fresh produce and so tasty... Great evening out and fantastic value.

    Absolutely excellent time at Le Mistral. Quality food, well served with a very friendly atmosphere.

    Very good and friendly service at Le Mistral and the meal was fantastic!

    23 Members of U3A Mansfield enjoyed a wonderful evening at Le Mistral. Our waiter was extremely attentive and went out of his way to give excellent service and with a smile! The food was first class, along with a carafe of wine, everyone without fail enjoyed their meal! This was my third visit and I definitely will be visiting again!

    Excellent food and first class service at Le Mistral. Will definitely be going again!

    Fabulous food and lovely venu as always, even received a large glass of vino free for my birthday. Service amazing. Cosy venue for a dark October evening with friends. Loved it!!!

    Slowish service at Le Mistral but its always busy, and it has a small kitchen. Can forgive them all of that as food is worth the wait.

    Once again one of the top lunch deals in town and a great wine list.
    Slowish service but worth the wait. Good rotating specials board.

    Le Mistral was reliable as always. A bit slow in terms of service considering how quiet it was, but the food is all cooked fresh.

    This is one of the best lunch deals in town.

    Greeted with a warm welcome, food was delicious as always, lovely atmosphere in the restaurant.

    A wonderful ambiance, great service and superb food. Will definitely return again soon.

    A lovely evening to celebrate a special birthday. Staff very attentive without being intrusive

    Perfect little bistro, never sorry to eat here!

    Delightful staff, working hard to ensure we had a most lovely evening. Food was the best yet! Many thanks!

    Absolute Gem and almost on our doorstep. Can't believe I haven't been before but I will definitely be returning! Steak and Frites - perfect!

    Prompt efficient service, delightful staff and seated as soon as arrived. Food was lovely and polished off by all :-)

    Yes, 10/10. Brilliant food and the restaurant feels just right. Highly recommended.

    Le Mistral is a tranquil oasis within a grim Sherwood area. The service was quietly professional and overall good value for money was given. While the wine list was extensive, it was also a little expensive, however our Argentinian Chenin Blanc proved a very good choice. I will certainly visit Le Mistral again and would recommend others to give it a try.

    A lovely meal - will come here again. Quick service - almost to quick - but we didn't feel hurried to leave.

    Nice realxed vibe, great service and the Tuesday night deal is really good value!

    Great food, plenty of choice & lovely atmosphere. Possibly a little over-priced for Sherwood, but that never stops it being busy!

    Excellent - enjoyed the evening

    Great food, really enjoyed it.

    Not quite what I expected from a french restaurant. Amazing food but none of the french classics I anticipated? A relaxed atmosphere.

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  • Ranked #94 of 505
  • Avg. main course: £13
  • 0.33 miles from Sherwood
  • French

We say…

Le Mistral restaurant in Sherwood, Nottingham, is a cosy, Parisian-style café venue that offers a relaxed dining experience and delicious, freshly prepared French cuisine. Located on Mansfield Road, it's just a couple of miles from Nottingham city centre and there are excellent transport links available.

The staff and atmosphere at Le Mistral is inviting and emits a rustic charm that you would typically expect to find whilst dining in France. The dining style is unhurried and diners are, refreshingly, encouraged to take time to really savour their meal and spend time with their family, friends or partner. With a vintage café theme running throughout the restaurant, diners will fall in love with the distressed blue wooden panels, mismatched chairs and French memorabilia that adorns the walls.

The menu is filled with classically French dishes that range from creamy brie parcels to charcuterie platters for two to share. Diners can expect to find contemporary twists on French classics such as moules marinière and confit duck leg. You will find the mains as equally mouth-watering with dishes such as beef bourguignon, fresh salmon fishcakes, and chicken supreme with wild mushrooms. There is a limited menu for vegetarians that, whilst small, is delicious. Alongside the menu you will find wine recommendations for each dish which allow you to expertly match you fine French wines perfectly to your meal. Bon Appetite!

Many of the ingredients used to create the dishes on Le Mistral’s delicious menu are sourced directly from the Rungis Market in Paris and many of the wines (58 different labels last counted) are straight from the cellars of French vineyards. There is also a selection of affordable and interesting champagnes on offer, as well as an extensive range of bottled lagers from France.

Without an air of pretension, the restaurant is a haven for anyone who wants to enjoy a fresh, simple lunch or dinner with a nice glass of wine (or two!) without being hassled by anyone. This atmosphere and approach appears to have carried across from France with great care. Le Mistral Sherwood is perfect if you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre for an hour or two.

last updated: 02 Dec 2019
575 Mansfield Road, Sherwood, Nottingham, NG5 2JN
0115 911 6116