The French Pantry

The French Pantry

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Hours
Wed
12:00 - 14:0018:30 - 22:00
Thu
12:00 - 14:0018:30 - 22:00
Fri
12:00 - 14:0018:30 - 22:00
Sat
12:00 - 14:0018:30 - 22:00
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About
Olivier (former chef 2011-2017)and Lynette Bossut took over the French pantry in March 2020. Olivier's cooking is rebust french classics,full of flavour with a touch of refinement.The menu is well balanced with customers favourites which they keep coming back for.
PRICE RANGE
£13 – £42
CUISINES
French
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles228 reviews
Excellent
204
Very good
16
Average
5
Poor
2
Terrible
1
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Buckslounger
Beaconsfield34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Great little family run spot worth seeking out. It is not fine dining, but French bistro style, which they do very well. The chef is quite accomplished as these dishes and the wine list is of a good variety and reasonably priced. Staff and owner very friendly and helpful. Restaurant is not large, but comfortable and felt very cosy of a wintry night. Look forward to returning when next in Ludlow.
Written 15 March 2024
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Gordon R
Leighton Buzzard230 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
The French Pantry is faultless. Fantastic food, relaxed atmosphere and great service plus excellent value for money. All the French classics are on offer, perfectly executed and sometimes with a little twist. For us the stand out dish was the crab gateau with saffron beurre blanc served with the best crusty bread ever. Portions are generous and the wine list is refreshingly short and offers good value. My only regret is that we live a 3 hour drive away because I would like to go through the entire menu. If you are visiting Ludlow ( which you should) then make sure you eat here but make sure you book ahead.
Written 10 March 2024
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henchcook
Rushden96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
We had lunch here on a Friday. Gateau of crab ina saffron beurre blanc, and a Smoked salmon and Brie studdle for starters. The bread (I am guessing home made) dunked in the saffron beurre blanc was a meal on its own. Add in the subtle taste of the light crab mouse and you have a delight. The strudel was equally impressive. Moules marinieres with French fries and of course crusty bread again, and Coq au Vin for mains. Copious and full of tradition and flavour. We nearly struggles to finish what was on the plates! As a result we shared a tarte tatin for pudding. Now I’m not sweet toothed but this took me right back to living in France - so authentic. Only negative was we had a table near the door to the kitchen (upstairs) which when opened frequently let a cold draught through but I think we were so overwhelmed by the food we ignored it. Book and try it if you like proper French food!
Written 4 March 2024
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Kevin M
Craven Arms5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Return visit to this warm and friendly restaurant. The revamped decor creates a real French bistro ambiance and the front of house staff were welcoming and attentive. I chose the special - beef with tarragon -a combination new to me; but trusting in chef Olivier's judgement I was delighted with the hearty flavour combinations and the surprise element of black pudding was a particular success. A venue that always exceeds your expectations and a real gem.
Written 1 March 2024
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Jonathan D
Cwmbran75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Cozy restaurant with great service and a choice of French classics with the odd unexpected delight. Nothing leaves you wanting more as the portions are superb! And the wine is perfectly curated.
Written 24 February 2024
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Mark C
Ludlow17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful meal at the French Pantry we were served great food with no Michelin Star pretensions. Decent portions beautifully done and delivered by their attentive staff. What's not to like.
Written 21 February 2024
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Helen H
Rye18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Amazing food, cooked to a high standard for fine dining experience. Ambience is so.French; like a Montmartre bistro with character. Food is superb and generous in portion. Wine list extensive. Service is superb.
Written 16 February 2024
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Nigel Dman
Conwy40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
We had a family lunch in cosy and comfortable surroundings. The food was well presented, tasteful and substantial. We will return.
Written 16 February 2024
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Kim C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Awesome evening!!!! Don't miss this very special place!!! Treat yourself to amazing food, wonderful owner, staff and chefs...watch out Lichfield Tom Shepherd...Michelin stars for this little gem!! Recommend book it gets busy quickly. Enjoy
Written 3 February 2024
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BnB
Iowa Falls72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
A long time favorite from years ago under the current chef. Returned when it changed hands only the once to much disappointment. It’s back and better than ever. Hands down one of the best/most memorable meals in years. The cod cheek starter was faultless. Mains hearty and filling. We decided next time we may ask for a doggy bag so we can try the dessert as we were full to busting.Service is delightful. If you are in Ludlow do not miss this place. It’s an absolute joy.
Written 27 January 2024
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Goodfoodwanter
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 family
Day tripping in Ludlow we had an excellent lunch at The French Pantry. We had decided to book just in case, which turned out to be wise as they were fully booked by the time we arrived for our lunch. Typical French cuisine full of flavour with quality ingredients. I immensely enjoyed my salmon and Brie starter, as well as my duck / Toulouse sausage cassoulet main bristling with flavour. My daughter enjoyed the escargot starter. Both my wife and daughter found the mussels main to be of excellent flavour and quality. The wine was good. The staff were welcoming and the service perfect. I can thoroughly recommend this charming restaurant.
Written 13 January 2024
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Ridgeback
Ludlow62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
Absolutely fab stuff, another great meal from the French Pantry.. great ambience, great staff and a must if you’re a resident or a visitor to Ludlow.
Written 12 January 2024
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Neilda
Guildford17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
A lucky find when visiting Ludlow for a couple of nights. Authentic French cuisine with some unusual and successful pairings (salmon and brie, for example). Excellent food, short but decent wine list and great service. We had a lovely evening and would highly recommend this superb restaurant.
Written 11 January 2024
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delves
Chester570 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
First time we had been to this lovely restaurant. It’s a great little find, a cosy restaurant serving fantastic French cuisine. For starters we had the bouillabaisse and the snails both were perfect the bouillabaisse was full of flavour and the snails were cooked beautifully and full of garlic and parsley as they should be ! Mother had Duck for main and said it was wonderful and I had the cassoulet which was bursting with flavour. Lovely frangipan for desert washed down with an exquisite bottle of Beaujolais Bon a petit !!
Written 8 January 2024
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Lee D
Walsall53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
Absolutely wonderful as usual. Thank you so much for our wonderful evening meal on 23rd December. Took my son and his Belgian partner. Food was fabulous. Service and atmosphere was perfect. Have already recommended to friends.
Written 28 December 2023
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