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Petit Paris

192 Reviews

About Petit Paris

The French recipe for dining out is very simple: great food, great wine and great company. It’s all one can ask for, really, and it’s exactly what’s demonstrated perfectly here at Petit Paris. This is a charming and elegant French restaurant in Nottingham that sources, prepares and then presents it’s food beautifully. The staff are faultless in their service and the wine list, of course, is long. You’ll find Petit Paris on King’s Walk towards Hockley, just east of Nottingham city centre and a must if you’re a veteran of or a newcomer to the world of French cooking.

Opening Times

Closed now
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:15 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:15 pm - 9:30 pm


Petit Paris
2 King's Walk, Hockley
Nottingham NG1 2AE

Menu Highlights



Grilled Camembert

Grilled Camembert fondue with cognac apples & toasted ciabatta

Snails in red wine sauce

Snails in red wine sauce with mushrooms, bacon & shallots in puff pastry

Moules Mariniere

Moules Mariniere garlic, shallots, white wine and cream


Roast Derbyshire Beef


Free-range Chicken Breast (Caq au Vin style)


Wild Mushroom, Squash and Cranberry Wellington



Confit of duck leg

Confit of duck leg, orange sauce, cream potato and sugar snap peas

Venison meat balls,

Venison meat balls, juniper, tomato and red wine sauce with pappardelle & Buffalo mozzarella

Slow braised blade of bee

Slow braised blade of beef in red wine, honey roast vegetables and red wine jus
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Main Menu

A la Carte


Lunch, Pre-Theatre and Evening Menu


Drinks Menu


Sunday Lunch


More about Petit Paris, Nottingham

Please be aware that tables booked between 5:15-6:30pm are available until 7:30pm only. To enquire about a lengthier booking, please contact the restaurant directly.

Petit Paris has a number of different dining rooms inside its King’s Walk restaurant, each of which is decorated and furnished differently to its neighbour, but all of which give off a definite, rustic, almost vintage sense of France. This Nottingham restaurant really does get things right in terms of providing the perfect, relaxing yet stimulating environment to ensure the right amount focus is placed on the food coming out of the kitchen. Petit Paris is casual yet certainly sophisticated enough to be an option for whatever the occasion might be, and it’s all of this that make it an extremely popular Hockley spot.

French food is sometimes overlooked in Nottingham and indeed all over the UK, but with menus as good as those at Petit Paris, frankly, we can’t understand why. Quality over quantity is the Petit Paris approach, so from the a la carte consider starting with soft goats cheese crostini with chicory and clementine, or chargrilled wood pigeon breast, served pink with a blood orange and pomegranate salad. For your main, we’d recommend the confit duck leg with a spring onion and potato croquette and plum sauce, as well as the slow-roasted pork ribeye with gratin dauphinoise, spring cabbage a blue cheese sauce. Lastly, there’s a variety of homemade desserts to round off what we’re sure will be a very enjoyable meal at Hockley’s Petit Paris.

192 Petit Paris Reviews

192 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
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Lyn B.3 days ago · 1 review

Lovely meal as always - excellent service and friendly staff! Just the place for a pre-theatre dinner as always served promply with a smile. Great atmosphere too.

David M.4 days ago · 1 review

This is a genuine French restaurant with good quality food at reasonable prices, and nice wine. The menu is not extensive, but there is plenty of choice and at £17 for three courses we thought it very good value. Woudl certainly return.

Lesley H.6 days ago · 1 review

Fully enjoyed our meal. First visit to this restaurant, certainly not out last. Excellent food, wine and service. Menu had many choices. Would highly recommend.

Jennifer G.6 days ago · 2 reviews

If you want a great meal in the city then you can't go wrong with Petit Paris. I have been going here for years and it never disappoints. Today was no exception and already looking forward to the next time. Highly recommended

Allie D.2 months ago · 1 review

Petit Paris is a quaint restaurant that offers a fantastic pre theatre dinner with cuisineis of a very high standard at affordable prices. There are set prices for 1,2 & 3 courses with optional extras. The drinks are sensibly priced and the ambience is warm and staff obliging. They seem to get hit the balance between between delivering the food speedily but leaving you to savour your time there if you are not in a hurry to leave. We always book first as the pre -theatre period tends to be very heavily booked and the proximity to the theatre Royal/Concert Hall helps. It is always quieter after 7pm but then offers a lovely a la carte menu. Highly recommended by myself and my friends and we visit 2 - 3 times per year.

Paula H.2 months ago · 1 review

we visited here on a Thursday night, it was fairly busy. The food itself was lovely, However aspects of the service let it down. I had Mussels to start with but was given no bowl or plate to put my shells on so i had to use my tiny bread plate which then meant i had no where put my bread, at no point while we eating our starters did anyone do a table check to ensure everything was ok with our food. For mains i had a dish that had mussels in and yes you've guessed it no plate or bowl given to put my shells in so i took one of a neighbouring table. We had a lovely bottle of wine and no one asked if we would like any more to drink when it was obvious we had finished the wine, we would off had another so they missed out on another £23. again no one asked if everything was ok with our main course until they came to clear the plates. We ordered desserts and the waitress asked if we would like more water to which we said yes, this never arrived, my partner ordered the cheese board but was never asked if he would like a glass of port although it is mentioned n the menu. so again more money in your till missed. Overall the food was lovely but the service just needs to be stepped up a level as i feel you are missing out on extra sales as no one was upselling or checking on meals when they are being eaten,its pointless asking after as if there is any issues they then cant be rectified

fiona b.2 months ago · 1 review

Used to dine at Petit Paris regularly for many years but re-visited on Good Friday and was not disappointed! The food was delicious Moules and Sea Bass - the service efficient as always. However slight complaint was a waiter serving a neighbouring table, clearly serving friends and our conversation was halted by overly loud laughter and voices! Hopefully this may have been a one off and Petit Paris will still remain a pre-theatre favourite!

Sue B.6 months ago · 1 review

We have used this restaurant for many years and know some of the staff from a previous restaurant decades ago. The food is varied, always of an excellent standard. Service is pleasant and efficient. There is a genuine specials board than has plenty of variety, not like some places I know where the specials are always the same. Highly recommend the Petit Paris.

Philip M.2 months ago · 1 review

Wonderful food. Very reasonable bar prices and very convivial atmosphere. Packed out. Friendly, efficient and professional service. This is the third time I have visited the Petit Paris. I wish I'd booked for the other two occasions during the week I shall be attending performances of Opera North. But I gather it is closing temporarily for refurbishment.

Neil H.3 months ago · 1 review

Usual excellent service and food. The lady who took our order coped very well with an adjacent table trying to "jump the queue". Fish was lovely (it always is, between us we had the sea bass and the hake). Only, minor, issue was the young lad (on some sort of work experience I think) being a little unsure as to which of the coffees were real and which decaffeinated. This was sorted very quickly, by a colleague, so no "biggie".

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