We are a fully independent, family-owned restaurant located in our neighbourhood village of Westbury Park. littlefrench is designed to be a local fixture, open 7 days a week offering lunch and dinner Monday to Sunday, with a daily changing menu cooked by chef Freddy Bird.
At the weekends we offer brunch dishes such as eggs benedict, home-made granola and fresh fruit, freshly squeezed juice, daily baked sourdough bread or pastry and French jam and a locally roasted coffee.
The informal approach continues into the evening when you can sit at the bar with a glass of wine and some simple bar snacks such as lamb chops with rosemary salt; oysters with shallot vinegar; or milk fed lamb kidneys with Dijon mustard.
For lunch and dinner, we serve unpretentious French food, engaging wines at sensible prices, and most of all a relaxed friendly vibe. Our produce-led dishes use ingredients sourced from the very best suppliers form across Europe.
We have curated an extensive and exceptional, yet affordable, wine list. littlefrench offers a diverse selection by the 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 created 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.
about freddy bird
“For a chef, cooking is about generosity and excitement – a desire to share ingredients that most others can’t get hold of – I’ve never been one for trying to show off skills, I’d rather host the best party.”
Freddy Bird was born and raised in Bristol. He trained at Ballymaloe before starting his career in London; first working at 2 Michelin star restaurant The Square with Philip Howard and then staying 4 years at Moro with Sam & Sam Clark.
Freddy returned to the West Country to launch a restaurant at Lido Bristol which opened in 2008 to critical acclaim, being named finalist in the 2016 Observer Food Monthly Awards. He then successfully launched Thames Lido restaurant in Reading in 2018.
In 2017, Freddy appeared with Michel Roux Jr on the television show Hidden Restaurants, as a co-presenter. Freddy has also made multiple appearances on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen, Ch4’s Sunday Brunch and the Hairy Bikers Comfort Food series.