Review Summary

9.1 based on 78 reviews
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    Easy to book with the perfect amount of confirmation text and emails.
    The meal and service was fabulous as always, thank you for a special evening and fantastic food!

    An hour journey to get there but worth it every time.

    Food great, service could be improved. Too long waiting to order drinks and menu.

    Lovely atmosphere as usual. Delicious pork belly with amazing crackling!

    Incredible menu, especially for a two course fixed price meal.

    Excellent food and service reasonable prices for food, drinks a bit on the expensive side.

    Lovely meal. They were able to offer a selection of vegetarian and vegan meals as well as children's meals. Good service, friendly staff.

    We enjoyed our meal on 1st June and thought it was good value. Service was good and friendly and the decor is very evocative and quirky.

    The only downside was the steak was a little tough and, although we had a reduction of 10% on that meal it was a little disappointing. Apparently the sauce was very flavoursome.

    Food was good, what we expected. The restaurant has a very pleasant, relaxed atmosphere. Will return soon!

    Excellent value for money. Fabulous food and service.

    Food was good. Unfortunately attention to details and customer satisfaction were not great. requests were overlooked and although minor it was disappointing as husbands birthday meal. Request for no salad on plate specifically as he does not like this. Came with all salad and comment of ‘oh dear they always seem to put salad on anyway’ didn’t really help . Also specific special request asked when booking on this site was not passed on according to Le mistral. Luckily I mentioned again but and was told yes no problem. A candle could be put on pudding when brought out. Unfortunately between me asking and being brought out this was overlooked and I was very disappointed as I wanted to surprise my husband. I did mention this but I just got another comment of ‘ oh dear’. Very sad as food was good.

    Very pleasant interior and atmosphere. Service was excellent, all servers were very polite, happy, helpful and professional.
    The menu choice was very good and the food delicious. The prices, especially taking into account the quality are very good.

    Very highly recommend.

    We enjoyed a fabulous evening at Le Mistral, Wirksworth. The service was excellent, attentive staff, advice re: wine etc and I was able to reserve the table in the window.
    The food was delicious especially the whitebait and the chicken. All beautifully cooked and simply presented.
    Good value for money too - £130 for 4 with 2 shared starters, 4 mains, 2 puddings and 2 bottles of wine.
    We weren’t rushed, had time decide what to order and didn’t feel we had to leave as soon as we finished eating.
    Will definitely come here again. We had a great night!

    Great value lunch. Lovely atmosphere and first-rate service. Highly recommend we will definitely go back again.

    Excellent food with good service at a reasonable price. I'll be going again.

    Lovely food in delightful vaulted restaurant, friendly knowledgeable and helpful staff. Good range of menu choices - thoroughly good evening!

    Lovely restaurant with great food. I went with family for a birthday lunch and all of us thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and thought the food was excellent and extremely good value.

    Beautifully presented.

    Good meal and great service, thank you.

    We had a lovely meal as always - prompt service, friendly, efficient staff and very tasty food!

    Food was great! Seating very uncomfortable for some of the party though. Sat in a high stone seat with some padding but quite narrow and uncomfortable.

    We drive for 1 hour to have lunch here and it’s always worth the trip.

    Delicious food & friendly service. The downstairs rooms are attractive, but not very warm (maybe they're warmer with lots of people present?)
    We'll definitely be back.

    A really great restaurant.
    First class service nad value for money food.
    Local to us and we will certainly go again.

    Great food, although small portion of creme brûlée for desert.
    Service was efficient, but could be more welcoming/friendly.

    Delicious flavours, well cooked food, friendly atmosphere & good service.

    Inexpensive quality French food in the British countryside. Friendly service, lovely room with French decor. Would return for sure.

    Excellent meal. The restaurant also coped well with a powe cut that happened just as we sat down! Good value , delicious wine.

    A nice little restaurant with a reasonable menu selection. Premises a bit cramped and car parking a bit hit and miss.

    Lovely ladies serving. The food came quickly (mussels and entrecôte steak) they were of VERY generous proportions. Sadly I didn’t have room for the Tarte au Citron!!!

    We found the restaurant pleasant and inviting. The waitress was friendly. My whitebait starter was delicious, however we found the main courses a little disappointing. The ratatouille and brie tart was a bit of a big soggy pie. Tasty enough, but more like a pub lasagne than a French style tart. Dumped on the plate with a huge portion of chips, it was a little over facing. My sister's salad was also huge & not presented in an appetizing way. When we declined desert as we were so full from the enormous mains, nobody came back at all to offer coffees or further drinks, so we just left.
    The restaurant isn't bad, food is edible, good value, pleasant enough, but could really improve on presentation and service.

    Small restaurant with friendly staff and good service!

    Our friends enjoyed the quirky restaurant, the food was very tastey, with the steaks being appreciated the most. Tarte au citron was lovely as ever!

    Fantastic lunch again. Well worth the hours drive it takes us to get there. We ate in the cellar restaurant this time and it had a lovely warm ambiance on a chilly day. The staff were fabulous as usual, then one of the ladies sat at the bar told us of a lovely walk to the top of the town. Well done see you again soon.

    The Sunday roast was lovely and the gravy was gorgeous. The lemon tart was lovely. Ambience very nice.

    Lovely french lunch on a snowy day - The snow was keeping customers away, so we had the retaurant to ourselves. Can't fault the food at the price.

    We only discovered this place recently, but this was our fourth visit, and we have taken other friends there. The food and service are not only excellent but consistent. We will definitely be back.

    Fantastic food and atmosphere, staff were wonderful and very accommodating will definitely return again

    Fantastic food and atmosphere, staff were wonderful and very accommodating will definately return again.

    Enjoyed lovely meal with my sister's in a very friendly relaxing atmosphere. Staff were very lovely and helpful. Booking through godine was quick and easy it was my first time using the site and will use again in future.

    We had a lovely family Sunday lunch. Food very good and nice friendly service.

    Very nice all round - food, service and surroundings.

    Everything was fabulous as it always is.

    Absolutely brilliant as normal

    Perfect portion sizing, quick service, tasty food, helpful staff and a comfortable setting. Perfect.

    An all round good experience!

    A real gem. So glad I found this restaurant. Will definitely recommend Le Mistral and return.

    What an excellent meal, lovely atmosphere, excellent service a really lovely evening out with family and friends, would highly recommend.

    Enjoyed our meal at this restaurant and found the food very tasty. Service could have been a bit more attentive as although we requested water for the table none arrived.

    We praise the venue, food and service but didn't appreciate the music - ditch it!

    This wasn't the first visit to Le Mistral (Wirksworth) and out definitely won't be our last ... We travelled a little way just for the mussels! Additionally knowing that the ambience and friendly professional service is guaranteed the journey time/distance is even less of an issue.

    Can't fault this lovely French Bistro. Would definitely recommend it!

    A lovely place to go, food and service is lovely. I first went to Le Mistral last year on my Birthday. Loved the food so much that I went back again for my 40th.

    Had the Sunday lunch at Le Mistral, very good portions especially the meat. Would suggest they warm the plates a bit more as the food went cold quickly.

    We visited Le Mistral on a Sunday and had an absolutely fab meal; whitebait, boeuf bourguignon and tarte tatin, which were all delicious and good value! Lovely quirky restaurant, gorgeous, romantic, downstairs restaurant and helpful staff ... if we lived closer, we'd be regulars!

    First time at Le Mistral - excellent food and good value. We will return


    Food, service and surroundings very good.

    Le Mistral (Wirksworth) is a lovely little bistro with super service and excellent food. We went there for my birthday and will definitely book again!

    We went for the set lunch menu which was tasty. Just felt a larger portion of sweet would of been more appropriate.

    Delicious French food and excellent wines. The set lunch menu is excellent value and I thoroughly recommend it. I have been several times and the standard is consistently good, especially the friendly service. The ambience is rustic in the upstairs section, which I prefer to the room downstairs.

    We had a lovely pre Valentine's day meal here, the staff were very attentive and the meal was delightful

    An excellent meal, catering for a large group with ease and skill. Excellent service from the waitresses who were both attentive and efficient. Also catered for dietary issue well. One criticism there was little choice for our vegetarian diner. It's very French, I know, but this isn't France and a large number of diners wish to eat a vegetarian meal. Great value otherwise.

    Fantastic food and friendly, excellent staff. I've been here before and will certainly come again. I fully recommend Le Mistral to anyone who likes quality food.

    A very enjoyable meal at Le Mistral in Wirksworth. A quaint place with a real French feel.

    Wonderful meal last night great food and service will come again soon.

    Very good, nice & relaxed.

    Food cooked to a good standard for the reasonable cost. Surroundings fair. Some problems with service at the end of the meal, but that was towards closing time.

    Had a lovely meal, nice evening overall, will definately go back.

    Very nice meal the only complaint is that when we arrived, they only confirmed a booking for Freddy not my full name Freddy Spegelaere.
    My wife had booked the special offer 2 mains & a bottle of house wine which had been confirmed on her mobile phone for £26. They told us this offer was now finished, but how could it be it was still advertised on the internet (thankfully she honoured it).

    Girls night out, fabulous food, cosy restaurant, very attentive staff! We were last to leave I think, had such a good time, didn't want the evening to end!

    Really nice meal and friendly staff.

    Outstanding food, outstanding value, generous portions - a delightful way to take Sunday lunch and we shall return! Chairs could be more comfortable, toilets are a little cramped - otherwise this is the benchmark by which other establishments will be judged.

    My wife and I sat in the downstairs area which seemed a little dark at first but when the candles were lit the place came alive. Such a great ambience, so relaxing and we chatted away whilst sampling some of the meats from a charcuterie board. Followed by beef bourginon the meal was great but the surroundings and pace of the experience both put a smile on our face. £50 including a generous tip for a full meal and a bottle of house wine was good value.

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11am-10:30pm (last orders 9.30pm)
  • Ranked #64 of 226
  • Avg. main course: £13
  • 0.12 miles from Wirksworth
  • French

We say…

Winner of ‘Best International Restaurant 2009’, Le Mistral is a stunning French restaurant housed within a period building in the centre of Wirksworth, Derbyshire. Situated just off the A6, Le Mistral is easily reachable and perfect for a special dinner or indulgent lunch.

From the moment you step inside the Parisian bistro-style venue you feel welcome and relaxed. The entire restaurant has a beautifully cosy, rustic feel about it that is ideal for families and couples alike. With two dining options to choose from guests are able to sit at a table on the light and airy ground floor that is perfect for a luxurious lunch, or take a few steps downstairs in to the intimate cellar dining room. The cellar is a truly romantic affair complete with exposed brickwork, lashings of French memorabilia adorning the walls, soft furnishing in vintage patterns, fresh flowers and beautiful twinkling fairy lights. All the staff at Le Mistral are incredibly proud to be working for the restaurant and the pictures running down the side of the bar show that the staff are more than just employees, they are like family.

The menu on offer at Le Mistral Wirksworth is classically French and you will feel spoilt for choice. Starters include the indulgent moules marinière and deliciously creamy brie parcels or, if you’re looking to share, the platters include the delicious assiette de charcuterie and baked camembert for two. The mains are equally as mouth-watering with beautiful beef bourguignon, salmon fillet with a pesto crust, and hearty sausage of the day and mash grabbing diners’ attention. 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!

Le Mistral Wirksworth is extremely popular with locals and visitors which is reflected in their string of awards. It’s the perfect venue for your party, family gathering, intimate meal or catch-up with friends and the friendly staff, delicious food and spectacular venue will ensure that you feel like a VIP at every visit.

last updated: 04 Oct 2018

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last updated: 16 Aug 2018
23 Market Place, Wirksworth, DE4 4ET
01629 824 840