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Review of Petit Paris Restaurant in Nottingham

It doesn't take diners long to fall in love with Petit Paris Restaurant in Nottingham. This centrally located Parisian-style bistro has been wowing customers since 1995, with delicious, beautifully prepared food in relaxed, elegant surroundings. Proprietors Sergio and Jean-Louis pride themselves in having delivered a sleek, continental oasis in Nottingham's bustling city center. There is a choice of 3 dining areas with each one catering to romantic, intimate dinners or small gatherings with family or friends. Those interested in hosting a larger event need not worry, as there is also a larger room available for private hire.

Guests have a choice of dining options including a la carte, pre-theater and a set party menu for tables of 8 or more. While the main influence is classic French, there are also hints of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine throughout, ensuring loads of flavor with every bite. Many of the a la carte appetizers are the perfect way to begin a special meal. The melon and winter fruit salad is light and refreshing while the smoked haddock, spinach and gnocchi gratin is rich and creamy. Try the pheasant and chestnut terrine with apple, raisin and brandy chutney and toast for an incredible taste sensation! It wouldn't seem right for French restaurants in Nottingham to ignore the wealth of fresh, seafood available and Petit Paris certainly makes the most of it. The indulgent seafood fricassee with mussels, king prawns, scallops and salmon cooked in a mild curry sauce with coconut milk comes highly recommended, while traditional mussels served with chips are also a stunning choice.

Pasta can be ordered as a starter or main and is served with garlic bread. Choose from homemade lasagna al forno or tagliatelle Jean-Louis with onions, bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms, cream, fresh basil and topped with gooey, mozzarella cheese. The latter pasta dish can also be served as a vegetarian option while there is also a tempting wild mushroom risotto topped with a free-range poached egg and shaved Parmesan cheese. Meaty mains include a succulent slow roast pork belly served with braised Savoy cabbage and it's own cooking juice, and venison steak cooked to your preference with celeriac gratin and blackcurrant sauce. As you would expect from restaurants in Nottingham there are also a great selection of steaks to choose from. Rump, sirloin or fillet served with either a pepper or melted Stilton and port sauce or decadent café de Paris butter are sure to please beef lovers.

Of course what meal would be complete without a completely outrageous dessert! Petit Paris offers guests a long list of tantalizing sweet treats such as orange panna cotta with cardamom crème anglaise, a chocolate and mixed nut pudding with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream or the rich and boozy Bailey parfait with Sambuca cream. Diners wishing to end their meal with a cheese plate are invited to share in a glass of vintage port, and for those with a sweet tooth a dessert wine is the perfect accompaniment to a delightful dessert. With such an amazing array of classic French dishes and top-notch service to boot, it isn't difficult to see why Petit Paris Restaurant is one of the top restaurants in Nottingham.

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