Open Wednesday to Saturday 09:00-15:00 and 18:30-23:30
Bookings for parties of 8 or more please call 01384 390940 and book via our friendly staff.
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
- Gluten Free Available
- Business Lunch
About French Connection Bistro
Welcome to the French Connection Bistro.
Established in 1986, The French Connection is a traditional, French café bistro. We serve individually prepared, fresh, French-style dishes, using high quality ingredients. This intimate, classic café bistro offers vibrant breakfast, lunch dining and transforms into a romantic, boutique, restaurant for full à la carte evening dining. Our menus change regularly to reflect the seasonal availability of produce and for a special experience we offer occasional themed evenings, focussing on regional dishes from all corners of France. Our head chef has over 24 years’ experience here in our own kitchen and will cook each dish with attention to detail in accordance with the highest traditions of French Cuisine.
Unlike most traditional French restaurants, we offer an excellent selection in vegetarian dishes and can cater for all dietary requirements. In complete harmony with our French counterparts we offer a great flexibility in child portions, to enable families to eat together.
Great food in a nice atmosphere
Fantastic meal plenty to eat lovely friendly welcoming staff service excellent
We had a great evening
Well I haven’t had customer service like it in a long time! It’s like walking into a hug! What an incredible delight. So authentic. Kara and Cath were knowledgable, professional,accomodating and so very lovely. We were late, and actually arrived 10 mins after kitchen closes. But chef honoured our reservation and prepared some delicious dishes Portions were very generous from the rouge menu. Food was very good. Had a really lovely evening. My daughter left wanting to work there! Thankyou I will be back very soon
Faultless food and service.
Great experience as always - about my 5th visit. Food was great. A clear cut above any chain or other local restaurant quality wise. A must visit if you're local to the area.
Really lovely food,very relaxed atmosphere and great value for money, definatly go again
We had a fantastic meal. The food was excellent and the service was very good. We look forward to joining you again soon! Thank you.
A really splendid mid week meal with an old friend. Food wonderful, presentation excellent. Staff friendly and helpful. Wine very good and did not involve having to remortgage house. Recommended for good food and a chance to hear oneself speak.
Fabulous evening really lovely waiting staff efficient and friendly
First class food, service and fabulously authentic French atmosphere. Highly recommended.
Had a fabulous evening, great food and great service Will be booking again very soon
We enjoyed a lovely, relaxing evening, talking and laughing. The meal, the atmosphere and the service were excellent. Highly recommended!
Had a very enjoyable evening staff attentive but not in your face. Waiting time from courses stop on
Excellent breakfast as ever. Dinner this Friday!
Delicious food as always.
We had the Good Friday lunch which was very good. Slight criticism would be that my wife's lamb was overcooked, albeit still very tasty Also the imtroduction of a children's menu resulted in noisy children attending which spoilt the normally mature ambience. Its not a place for uncontrollable children
Love the new menu and specials board. The food was well presented and tasted delicious. I was happy with the smaller details such as the ribboned salad vegetables and well seasoned and dressed leaves. I will def return as it easy to book online and receive an instant confirmation.
Fantastic food and excellent service
Enjoyed our evening very much. Thank you
Unfortunately it was very quiet the evening we visited so the atmosphere was a bit flat. However the food was very good and the wine recommendation excellent. We will return.
Attentive staff,great tasting food, at a fair price . A lovely evening out with friends.
We had a great meal in Pleasant surroundings it was one of the nicest meals I’ve had for a long time
Enjoyable evening in a pleasant vintage interior. Brings back good memories from way back.
Lovely food and atmosphere. Will definitely come back.