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Le Mistral - Nottingham

City Centre · French · ££££
286 Reviews

About Le Mistral - Nottingham

Few dining destinations can be more romantic than a French bistro, and at Le Mistral, you can feel the love in Nottingham city centre. Enjoy a candle-lit dinner hidden in a secluded courtyard down Wheelers Gate, with a menu that takes the best of rural French cuisine, crafted from fresh seasonal and local ingredients, as well as products that brought directly from Rungis Market in Paris. Book a table now for a meal you won’t forget.

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Le Mistral - Nottingham
2-3 Eldon Chambers, Wheeler Gate, City Centre
Nottingham NG1 2NS

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Chef's Choice



Soupe du jour (V)


Friture de poisson

Crispy whitebait with aioli & salad

Maquereau fumé et bacon

Smoked mackerel, crispy bacon, fresh watercress, capers with a horseradish crème fraîche


Tart du jour (V)

Served with buttered new potatoes & fresh salad

Porc à la Dijonnaise

Slow roasted pork & crispy crackling, with dauphinoise potatoes, seasonal vegetables & a cider sauce

Linguine au poulet et chorizo

Strips of marinated chicken breast & spicy chorizo sausage, bound together with pasta, cream, white wine & soft herbs

Le Hubbub Burger

Our home-made beef burger with Bleu d' Auvergne or smoked cheese, crispy bacon, tomatoes, onion confiture & pommes frites


Moules frites

A large bowl of freshly steamed mussels à la marinières with pommes frites & crusty bread. With or without cream

Merlu poêlé

Pan-fried hake, crushed lemon-new potatoes & fresh vegetables, with a baby prawn, roast pearl onion & white wine cream

Loup de mer

Fresh seabass with warm asparagus, new potatoes, watercress, lemon oil, slow roasted tomatoes & toasted pine nuts


Tarte au citron

Glazed lemon tart with crème fraîche

Assiette de fromage

A selection of English & French cheeses with grapes, celery, savory biscuits, red onion confiture, crusty bread & butter

French Apple Tart

Served with Chantilly cream

Menu (General)

Lunch Menu

Every Day - All Day

Evening Menu

Every Day - All Day

Weekly Christmas Menu

Every Day - All Day

Festive Christmas Menu

Every Day - All Day
Having a party?

Organising a party? Want to stay longer? Have a special request?

Further Information

France is known for plenty of things: stripey shirts, the Eiffel Tower, poor military performances...and, of course, food. The bistro is one of the icons of French culture, and at Le Mistral on Wheelers Gate in the city centre of Nottingham is an outpost of this tradition in the UK. Their decor is made from exposed brick and the restaurant is lit by candlelight, so you can be sure of a romantic encounter, and their menu will have you fluent in the language of love.

The food at Le Mistral will recall you of any rural French bistro. When you enter their Wheelers Gate address in Nottingham city centre, you will be transported to the Dordogne or the Loire: their starters include daily changing pates and soups, as well as sharing assiette sharing plates of cheeses, olives, fish and meats. Poisson is also present on the mains menu, as are steaks and the iconic Moule Frites. We can’t promise frog’s legs or escargots – but we can promise everything else you would expect from a top-quality French restaurant. Book a table now.

286 Le Mistral - Nottingham Reviews

Jack H.7 days ago · 1 review

lovely little restaurant with a warm atmosphere, excellent food, a great friendly service and the price was very reasonable - would happily return again for another meal!

Phil H.15 days ago · 1 review

Le Mistral is a hidden gem. This is our third visit & whether you go as a twosome (1st visit), twelvesome (2nd visit) or foursome (today) you are guaranteed tasty food & efficient, friendly service at very reasonable prices.

Wendy G.18 days ago · 1 review

Lovely food, great wine and excellent service. Will definitely be visiting again, would recommend. Relaxed and informal, great for couples and small groups. You need to book to ensure that you get a table as it's very popular.

Jessica W.22 days ago · 2 reviews

I don't think I have ever been disappointed with anything I've eaten here. Consistently great food and service. Any time somebody stays with me I take them here because it's so reliable!

Colin M.4 months ago · 4 reviews

Have been meaning to try Le Mistral in Nottingham City Centre for ages, and when we finally got there one recent midweek evening we weren't disappointed, it is a very authentic French-style bistro. The four of us had the two "sharing platters" (Baked Herby Camembert and Meats/Fishes) between us as starters, followed by a crispy pork belly, a moules frites and two rabbit casseroles, each of which were delicious and plentiful. Regrettably we had little room left for desserts, but those on neighbouring tables looked great. Service was very well-paced, and attentive without being overly so. Our bill for food, house wine and a round of pre-meal drinks was about £25p.p. Probably the only downside is that the location is in a slightly rundown little courtyard just off the main shopping area, which would maybe discourage a casual drop-in customer from trying it; that would be your loss though!

Darren B.a year ago · 1 review

Le Mistral is set in a quiet location within the city centre. We received a very warm welcome and were impressed with the menu. The food arrived in decent time, was hot, good quality and generous portions. I would recommend this restaurant if you are entertaining business clients and want somewhere to impress, rather than a chain restaurant. Also I would recommend as a romantic location for couples. I would also like to give thanks to the waitress, who was very friendly and smiled. It always adds to the ambience of a place.

Georgia T.6 months ago · 1 review

Been before and decided to take my partner here again for a celebratory meal. This lovely little place never fails to impress. Beautiful restaurant decorated perfectly, the service was fantastic we were looked after all night and never left wanting for anything and the food is second to none. We both had the Moules Frites which is possibly the best meal I've eaten in my entire life followed by a lemon tart for me (best I've ever had) and a tart tatin for my partner (even though he insisted he wouldn't like it it's now a firm favourite). The best part though is how shocked we are when we receive the bill, three courses for two people and a bottle of wine and we were double checking to make sure they hasn't missed anything. You won't find the same quality for a better price anyway. Safe to say we always end up making up the difference with a 12-15% tip (well warranted). Would definitely recommend to anyone and will be going back myself as soon as possible.

Barbara L.a month ago · 3 reviews

Whenever I visit Nottingham (from Lincolnshire) we meet up at Le Mistral (Eldon Chambers) - always at lunchtime (have never been in the evening). The food is lovely as is the atmosphere. The staff are pleasant and welcoming. No hesitation at all in recommending this restaurant. Advise that you book though - on our last visit it wasn't too crowded but on the one occasion when I didn't book beforehand, we couldn't get a table and had to go somewhere else!

Carolyn L.9 months ago · 1 review

We were seated by the window downstairs, which was nice except when customers came in the door and we kept getting a blast of cold air from outside. Also, we were near the bar where the staff were mainly standing around, and felt that that there was quite a lot of activity and footfall around us. Another time, we would request to sit upstairs, or away from the door. However, the staff were extremely attentive and efficient and we never had to wait long to order or have the plates cleared, or to pay. The food was very good and tasted freshly cooked. The portions were not that large, but adequate. The dishes we had were very rich and creamy (Fricassee do Poulet, Linguine au Poulet et Chorizo) so we were glad we ordered extra vegetable portions as side dishes. The desserts were good, but we were surprised to be charged an extra £2 for a scoop of ice cream instead of the crème fraiche with one dessert. Overall we enjoyed the experience and will come again. Good value with the fixed price lunch.

Christopher B.4 months ago · 1 review

What a fantastic night we had we were a little late but we were shown to our table with no fuss.Our waitress was the delightful Molly who was so friendly and really helpful we were given a free glass of bubbly it was the wife's birthday. We eat out slot and in our opinion this is the best restaurant in Nottingham .We weren't rushed to eat our meals the tables aren't on top of each other so you can hear what the people next to you are saying and the service was second to none and price wise very good .We recommend this lovely restaurant

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