Located in the residential neighbourhood of Sherwood, north of Nottingham city centre, Le Mistral is a local French-style bistro offering delightful Gallic charm, a range of menus and blackboard specials. Full of character, with quintessentially French decor and relaxed atmosphere, delectable cuisine and fine wines, Le Mistral attracts a regular crowd of diners to its location on Mansfield Road for lunch and dinner, seven days a week. To guarantee a table, booking in advance is advised.
Easily spotted along Mansfield Road by its bright red facade, you could easily mistake Le Mistral in Nottingham’s quiet neighbourhood of Sherwood for a quaint restaurant in rural France, and the dishes on offer here are as equally as rustic as the atmosphere. At lunchtime you’ll find classics of casual French dining on the menu such as omelette and boeuf bourguignon. Come evening time, begin your meal by sharing le camembert (camembert served with garlic, herbs and a white wine sauce served with stacks of crusty baguette and crudites), before moving on to another French favourite.
We recommend the canard boulangere (confit duck leg with boulangere potatoes, fresh vegetables and puy lentils topped with a balsamic and red wine reduction) or the moules frites (freshly steamed mussels with pommes frites and crusty bread, served with or without cream). For an elegant French experience in Nottingham, book a table at Le Mistral on Mansfield Road, close to the corner with Daybrook Street.
Great little restaurant. Nearby parking, lovely atmosphere, food is always good quality and friendly staff. No need to go into the city centre for a great evening.
Love this little restaurant! Never disappoints for whatever occasion - great food, great staff, great evening! Fully recommend and will continue to make this a regular eating place.
best advise is go and try it you will not be disapointed the staff the food and the atmosphere is good best to book your table penny/dave
Great food in a relaxed atmosphere with friendly service. We went on a Tuesday which is moules night - great value-added moules, fries, bread and a beer for £11.95
Four diners, three courses. Two ever tasty pâtés were accompanied by fullsome rustic bread, a combo of smooth yet tangy bruschetta and a delicious, juicy beef salad that I couldn't stop commenting on. Three roast dinners followed : one succulent roast beef; a packed mascarpone, courgette, asparagus and cheddar topped tart was more glorious, giant vol au vent than your bog standard veggie tart considered an acceptable meat free alternative in far too many eateries; and finally, a crack(l)ing wedge of tender belly pork. The trimmings were huge Yorkshires, a cushion of creamed potato, green beans and ratatouille stylie mixed veg, including fennel or celery to give a nutty flavour. Our other main was the tasty vegetarian linguine. We managed to squeeze in a refreshing tart au citron and light yet buttery cheesecakes. There's always a lovely selection of wines at excellent value, today Beaujolais complimented our assorted choices perfectly. There are few restaurants that can deliver this quality for such value. From starter to finish, every element was spot on. We enjoyed friendly and efficient service, the ever warm atmosphere and, of course, the food. As a group, we can be quite particular, but never here, for Le Mistral never fails.
Comfortable, well run bistro type restaurant. cosy ambience, good choice of wine, ( didn't try the house wine, but would recommend the Languedoc Red. Food, as ever, lovely The Beef Bourgignon is the speciality, and the Hake is delicious. Chocolate fudge cake----Oh yes! My wife had the cheesecake, had a bite, and wow.The cheesecake, not the wife!. Been to Le Mistral several times, prefer the one in Sherwood, due to locality.Atreat for a night out.
Serves a good variety of food from snacks to 3 course meals. There is a special offer of most of the menu Monday-Friday which is two courses for about £12 and 3 for about £13. The restaurant is very authentic french and the Hake is one of my favourites. Large portions (but not too large) great deserts and a good selection of wines, beers and spirits. There is also a breakfast offer of free coffee, the breakfast menu is small but nice.
Been to this restaurant before, and usually on special occassions. Why? because it IS special. The ambience and service alone does them credit, but the star id the food. Good wine list too. Been to France, and it is probably better than the restaurants and bistros we have visited, Even in Paris.Oh, and just one more thing, healthy portions!
We three enjoyed our time at Le Mistral the atmosphere was lively and the restaurant was quite busy for a Monday evening. Food was tasty although nothing 'out of the ordinary' and price very good. Your waiters were helpful and friendly and the one who took our order was very patient as my friend took ages to decide what she wanted to eat. We will certainly go again. Thank You.
We went for Mussels night! It was a lovely place, very cute with character and there were no free tables even on a Tuesday night. Make sure you reserve a table! The mussels were lovely, they came with fries and a Belgian beer of your choice. The mussels were quite small though so it would've been nice to have bigger/fresher ones. Overall a good experience and I'll be back!