‘There are four of us for lunch, four very different people, different ages, different tastes. At the end, each of us pushes away our empty plates with a sigh, saying “That was perfect.” There really is no higher praise.’ Marina O’Loughlin, The Sunday Times
littlefrench is a fully independent, family-owned restaurant located in the neighbourhood village of WestburyPark, Bristol. Chef Freddy Bird’s newly opened restaurant is designed to a be a classic local fixture, open 7 days a week offering lunch and dinner Monday to Sunday and breakfast and brunch too at the weekends.
littlefrench offers unpretentious French food, engaging wines at sensible prices, and most of all a relaxed friend- ly vibe. Their daily changing menu cooked by renowned chef Freddy Bird, showcases produce-led dishes using ingredients sourced from the best local suppliers. Here are classic French dishes cooked in Freddy’s unique style.
At the weekends they offer breakfast and brunch with classic dishes such as eggs benedict, home-made granola, fresh fruit, and freshly baked pastries. Coffee is a priority using local producer Extract.
The informal approach continues into the evening when guests can sit at the bar with a glass of wine and some simple bar snacks such as lamb chops with rosemary salt or oysters with shallot vinegar. Dinner is a menu of regional French classics from queen scallops with sauternes and butter chives; and radishes with cod’s roe; to whole wood grilled turbot with tartare hollandaise; and whole charcoal grilled guinea fowl with wild oregano, olives, fries and aioli.
They have curated an extensive and exceptional, yet affordable, wine list. littlefrench offers a diverse selection bythe glass, as well as an impressive range of cellar wines.
The restaurant design and interiors have all been created by Freddy’s wife Nessa who also works front of house.She has managed to create a relaxed space that combines the style of a classic French bistro with contemporary bohemian Bristol. She has also designed all the crockery and ceramics that have been hand thrown in Freddy’s Mum’s studio.