Little French is a quaint, family-run independent restaurant in the heart of Westbury Park village. The French restaurant is a local gem with a daily changing menu, curated by chef Freddy Bird.
The charming French restaurant interior manages to seamlessly merge its bricks and mortar location with its cuisine, to create a classy yet contemporary feel. The crockery and ceramics, which are all handmade by chef Bird’s wife Nessa, are featured throughout the restaurant. While the blue banquette seating and exposed brick channel some French bistro vibes. The atmosphere is friendly and buzzy, thanks to the hands-on approach from the family.
The restaurant takes an informal, casual approach to dining and really lets the food do the talking. The restaurant does brunch on the weekends in addition to the regular all day dining throughout the week. While you can’t expect the menu to be the same every time, the menu offers regional Gallic classics such as moules mariniere with frites and ox cheek bourguignon.
Little French is suitable for individual eating or for sharing, as they also do larger plates of wholesome dishes such as guinea fowl or gilt head bream. You’ll want to stick around for desserts such as prune and Armagnac tart and mousse au chocolat, too. The food at Little French is regularly extolled by regular patrons for its great service and exciting take on dishes – offering authenticity with a modern refresh. There is certainly an atmosphere of passion for good food.
The brunch offering takes a slightly French lean, although you can expect a handful of eggs dishes such as benedict, homemade granola, and a daily baked sourdough with jams sourced from France. The restaurant has also been featured on several shows, and as Bird’s first solo restaurant it gets very busy, so it’s best to book in advance to get a slice of Little French’s Gallic offering.