Chef Freddy Bird will open his first solo venture littlefrench in his own neighbourhood village of Westbury Park (Bristol) on 5th July. The family owned, neighbourhood restaurant will offer classic, unpretentious and regional French food with a relaxed friendly vibe. Dishes will be inspired by the chef’s travels with his wife Nessa and her French family.
The 50-cover restaurant will be open 7 days a week, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner – except for Sunday which will offer brunch as well as a littlefrench version of the traditional Sunday roast. Pastries and bread will be baked on site every day and Freddy Bird’s infamous ice-creams will also be made daily and sold by tricycle to Westbury and Clifton locals.
Freddy Bird trained at Ballymaloe before starting his career in London; first working at 2 Michelin star restaurant The Square with Philip Howard and then at Moro with Sam & Sam Clark. In 2008, he became Executive Chef of the restaurant at the Lido Bristol and then as its newer sister site the Thames Lido in Reading, which opened in 2018. Freddy developed his unique take on Moorish and Mediterranean cooking, in particular cooking over fire in the kitchens at Bristol Lido which won him acclaim in the 2017 Observer Food Monthly Awards.
Littlefrench opens to the public this July.