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 Crème brûlée with our own take on regional favourites like tarte flambée, Confit de canard and pâté de campagne. Our relaxed and friendly bistrots are the place to go for any occasion.

We have something for everyone, from our two course Prix fixe lunch for £11.95 and our two course Pre théâtre menu for £14.95 to our evening À la carte menu. We also offer gluten-free dishes and a children's menu, which comes with our bespoke 14 page activity pack.

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 & Sunday 12pm to 5pm

Dinner :
Monday to Saturday 5–10pm
Sunday 5–9pm

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

Also nearby

  • Derby Theatre

    Located in the heart of the city, hosts a varied programme of produced and toured work is now owned and run by the University of Derby. Click Here

  • Derby Museums

    There’s something for everyone going on, with talks, demonstrations, trails and hands-on arts and crafts. Click Here

  • The Royal Crown Derby

    Manufacturer of the highest quality English Fine Bone China at its factory on a four and a half acre site at Osmaston Road. There is also a popular Visitor Centre, providing factory tours, a museum, and a factory shop. Click Here


General Manager - Natalie

Natalie joined our bistrot family 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 then promoted to General Manager in Derby, in June 2014.

Fantastic meal. Food was of good quality, well presented and excellent value. Staff were attentive, friendly. One of the nicest meals in a long time.

Matthew Cahill via online feedback