Located in Friargate, the restaurant quarter of Derby, within a building that dates back to the 1600s, our Derby bistrot is well worth a visit no matter whether you’re near or far.

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Our ‘raison d’être’ is great value French cooking and seasonal menus. We like to combine French bistrot classics such as steak-frites, boeuf bourguignon and tarte au citron with our own take on regional favourites like tarte flambée, Bouillabaisse and paté de campagne. Our relaxed and friendly bistrots are the place to go for any occasion.

A firm favourite with our customers, our Derby bistrot provides a truly authentic experience, that you would find in any French town. There is a second floor and we can cater for larger groups and parties.

Visit Us

18 Friargate

01332 370 470

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Opening hours

Lunch :
Monday - Friday 12pm to 3pm
Saturday 12pm to 3pm
Sunday 12pm to 4pm

Dinner :
Monday - Thursday, 5.30pm to 10pm
Friday & Saturday 5.30pm to 11pm
Sunday 6pm to 10pm

Bank Holiday Monday opening hours are the same as Sunday opening hours.


General Manager - Natalie

Having joined us in 2005 as a waitress in our Nottingham bistrot, Natalie’s talents were recognised and she has progressed through front of house roles to Assistant Manager in Leamington and Derby. She was promoted to General Manager in Derby in June 2014.

Head Chef - Dishon

Before coming to Le Bistrot Pierre Dishon worked in large corporate hotels and also on cruise ships. He joined the company in 2006 as he particularly liked the idea of cooking fresh food. Dishon started as a Commis Chef in Leamington Spa and when the new bistrot in Stratford upon Avon opened, he moved there as a Senior Sous Chef. In 2013 he moved again to Plymouth as Head Chef.