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“Very sweet little place”
Review of The French Pantry

The French Pantry
Ranked #4 of 91 Restaurants in Ludlow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$39
Cuisines: French, Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Very sweet little place”
Reviewed 9 June 2011

A newly refurbished extension from what was there previously. Lovely quaint little window seats (shame that you had to view the tat shop opposite), nice decor and posters that are available for sale. Only negative so far is that there was no music on in the background. Some french cafe music would have really set the place off. House wine was average but actually tasted alot better once the food arrived. Staff were very very lovely. I ate the cheese platter with wild hare pate and scrummy home baked bread. I think it was only about £8.00 for the whole lot which I think was very cheap considering the portion sizes and the quality, plus it came with pickles and olives. I think it only needs a few little tweeks and it will really be a little gem of a place to eat day and night, but hey it's only been re-opened a few weeks and once the place has settled in i'll be back a whole lot more.

  • Visited May 2011
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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“Reasonably priced and full of flavour and style”
Reviewed 5 June 2011

We used to go to The French Pantry for coffee and cake before they moved to new premises. We very glad the manager did what he has been threatening to do and opened a Bistro! We noticed that there was no fish on the menu when we phoned to book a table so we waited until the following week as we were assured that there would be then. A great Moules a la Provencal was followed by Sea Bream en Papilotte and then a wonderful tarte au citron, all from their set menu (3 courses was about £19). The portions were very well judged and left us room to share a "French Cheese Experience" (posh for cheeseboard!). We found the atmosphere, or should i say 'ambience', very warm and welcoming, there was french style music playing and the style was certainly that of a Parisien bistro. The highlight of the evening though was the staggering array of wines that are available, this should be expected however as attached to the Bistro is their wine shop, in fact we were invited into their "walk-in wine cellar" and chose a bottle straight from the shelf. The service was friendly although you could tell that restaurant had only been open a few months, I expect this to improve as they find their feet and I shall certainly be going back to 'check'! We paid a little over £50 for 3 courses each with the cheeseboard and a bottle of white wine, last time we ate out in our local pub we paid more than this, we felt very reasonable considering the quality of the food.

  • Visited May 2011
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