An exceptional French Restaurant in East Molesey, near Hampton Court

In December of 1997 Jean-Philippe and Kim Gravier opened the doors to Le Petit Nantais Bistro in the heart of Hampton Court Village.

“Our idea was to bring traditional French cuisine to our customers in a relaxed and chilled environment, where dressing up or down will always be the norm and the food and wine is the main event.”

23 years later that idea continues, with their family now grown and their talented daughter Victoria working alongside Jean-Philippe creating the real tastes of French food.

Le Petit Nantais Menu

Our ethos at Le Petit Nantais has always been to only use the freshest produce,
locally sourced and as seasonal as possible.

Our Produce

Tim the Baker in Thames Ditton supplies us with his beautiful artisan bread daily

Buck is a third generation Cornish fisherman who supplies us direct from his fishing boat in Newquay straight to our door. Amazing freshly caught fish and shellfish from the beautiful Cornish coast

Smithfield still supplies us with some of the best meat produce you could ever find

Covent Garden is our “go to”, fresh, seasonal produce available all year round

Since 1997 we have used the same wine supplier who provides us with the best quality French Champagnes and Chateaux Wines

From France
All our dry goods and French cheeses are delivered twice a week directly from France


Another lockdown can only mean one thing…
LPN at home is back and ready to keep your weekends alive and give you all something to look forward to! We’ve been working hard on a few new special dishes for you as well as our household favourites so pick up the phone and give JP a call Now to get your order in!

Call JP NOW on 07796266006

The LPN @home takeaway menu, which will be available Friday evening, Saturday lunch/evening and Sunday lunch.


Escargots a l’ail – Burgundy Snails pan fried in garlic butter, white wine and creme fraiche £7.50

Duo of Pâtés- Mousse de Canard aux Montbezzilac and Goose Rillette with Cornichons £7.95

French Onion Soup with Croutons covered in melted Emmental Cheese £6.50

Foie Gras Pâté served with toasted Brioche and Wasabi Ice Cream £10.50

Coarse country style pork terrine with garlic and Muscadet wine with a port jelly £8.50

Our Famous Prawns – Mediterranean prawns sautéed in garlic butter, white wine, cream and flambeed in cognac
£9.50 or main course size £17.50

Award winning French Oysters:
Gillardeau £3.50 each
Joséphine £3 each
Ostra regal £3 each


Poivrons Farcies – Onions, garlic, leeks, peppers, tomatoes and pine nuts pan fried with smoked paprika and chilli, stuffed into Peppers and roasted in the oven with melted emmental cheese £11.50

Ultimate Fish Pie with Lobster £21.50

Confit Duck Leg served with honey and ginger sauce £15.50

Monkfish in a French Polynesian style curry with lime, coconut, lemon grass and coriander £19.50

Cabbillaud provencal – Garlic and herb crusted fillet of Cod roasted with tomatoes, garlic butter, onions and Provençal herbs £16.50

Carré d’Agneau – Rack of herb crusted Lamb roasted with a garlic butter and white wine jus £22.50

Beef Wellington – fillet of beef rolled in Mushroom duxelles and puff pastry and baked in the oven. Served with a rich red wine and black truffle sauce £25

Native Cornish Lobsters served with either Garlic Butter, Breadcrumbs and Olive oil
Or Cold with Homemade Mayonnaise £40 per portion (approx 600g)

Lobster Thermidor £43.50 per portion (approx 600g)


You spoke and we delivered! Our famous sauces are now available to order alongside your takeaway or simply to add a bit of “je ne sais quoi” to your homemade cooked meal!

Garlic butter, white wine, cream and cognac (AKA our famous prawn sauce!) £2

Black peppercorn, cream and cognac £2

Rich red wine, butter and shallot £2

Creamy blue cheese £2

Winter truffle, butter, armagnac and creme fraiche £2.50

Foie gras, red wine and port £2.50


Buttery mash £2

Duck fat roast potatoes £3

Salted butter from Beillevaire £1 for 20g

Steamed New Potatoes with butter and rock salt £2

Simple Green Salad £2

Tomato and Shallot Salad £3.50

Seasonal mixed Vegetables with French butter £3

Rice cooked in garlic butter £3

Baguette – £2

Dessert Et Fromage

Mousse au Chocolat – Homemade dark Chocolate mousse made with NO cream and NO butter but with ALL the flavour of your favourite indulgences £4

Les Profiteroles – Choux buns filled with vanilla ice cream and served with warm chocolate sauce £5.50

Eton Mess – Crunchy Meringue, fresh Strawberries, Bourbon Vanilla Madagascan Ice cream and Strawberry Sorbet with Strawberry Pieces, Vanilla Creme Fraiche, and homemade Strawberry Coulis £5.50

Fromages de France – A selection of 5 French cheeses (that you cannot buy in the supermarket!) £12.50

Children’s Menu

Garlic Bread
Mussels steamed with Garlic Butter, White Wine and Cream
Toulose Sausages with Buttery Mash and Rich Red Wine and Shallot Sauce
Fresh Pasta with a Tomato and Garlic Sauce
Build your own Ice Cream Sundae – Bourbon Vanilla Madagascan Ice Cream and Candied Strawberry Ice Cream served alongside all kinds of sprinkles, chocolate bits, caramel pieces and strawberry Coulis

Children’s menu £9.95 per person

All takeaway orders must be pre ordered 24hrs in advance at this time.

All Payments to be made by bank transfer (details of which will be given when you place your order).

We are now offering delivery on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Call JP NOW on 07796266006


Les Grignottes

Freshly Cut Bread of the Day, Baguette and Berre Beillevaire


Garlic Bread on Traditional French Baguette


Bowl of Olives


Saucisson Sec and Cornichons


Les Entrées

Soupe à l’Oignon Gratinée

French Style Onion Soup with a Crust of Croutons and Cheese


Cocktail de Crevettes Sauce Marie-Rose

Traditional Crayfish Cocktail


Mousse de Canard au Monbazillac

Smooth Duck Liver and Dessert Wine Pâté


Escargots à l’Ail

Snails in Garlic Butter with White Wine and Cream

Les 6: £9.50
Les 12: £14.50

Assiette de Charcuterie


Salade du Bistro Nantais

Salad Leaves, Walnuts, Blue Cheese and Traditional Vinaigrette

Entrée: £8.50
Plat: £11.95

Salade de Confit de

Warm Confit of Duck with a Honey, Sesame and Ginger Dressing

Entrée: £9.50
Plat: £13.95

Les Huîtres

Fresh Oysters Fines de Claire Marennes Oléron

Les 3: £7
Les 6: £12
Les 9: £17
Les 12: £22
Les 24: £40

Signature Dishes

Steak Tartare et Frites

Hand cut Fillet of Beef Mixed with Traditional Spices and Egg Yolk accompanied with Frites (Served Raw)


Filet Steak et Frites

Fillet of Beef served with Frites and Mixed Leaves

Sauces: Peppercorn, Rich Red Wine and Shallot, Garlic Butter, Blue Cheese
£2.00 per sauce


Les Plats

Steak et Frites

Pan fried Rib Eye Steak served with Frites and Mixed leaves


Saucisses de Toulouse et la Purée de Pommes de Terre

Handmade Toulouse Sausages Cooked with an Onion and Red Wine Reduction Served with Buttery Mashed Potatoes


Suprême de Poulet au Bleu

Supreme of Chicken in a Rich Blue Cheese Sauce Served with Pureed Potatoes


Confit de Canard

French Duck Leg, Confit in house with a Ginger and Honey Glaze Served with Pureed Potatoes


Fish/Shellfish of the Day

Freshly Caught Fish and Shellfish from Cornwall by our Fisherman Buck

*Ask Kim or JP for Details


Portion of Frites – £3.00

Vegetables – £4.50

Green Salad – £3.25

Mashed Potatoes – £3.25

Mixed Salad – £3.95

Tomato & Shallot Salad – £4.50

Special Events

Whether its a birthday celebration, a christening or a wedding, we bespoke all our special events to your individual and unique choices. From colour schemes, place settings and flowers, we are there to take you through each step of your special day to make it a memorable occasion for you and your guests.

Special Event Enquiries

Contact Le Petit Nantais

Please be aware that although last sitting is 9:00pm,
due to Covid regulations all guests must leave the restaurant by 10pm

Maximum table size is 6 people from the same household

Opening Hours

Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Thursday: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Friday: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm – 2:00pm & 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Contact Us


41 Bridge Road,
Hampton Court,
East Molesey,


Le Petit Nantais Covid19 Procedures

We request that guests wear a face mask when entering the restaurant, going to their table and when visiting toilets and leaving the restaurant.

Le Petit Nantais has increased additional precautionary measures throughout the restaurant and kitchen including:

• As always, our restaurant will maintain the highest possible level of hygiene and is cleaned regularly with sanitisers. Throughout the restaurant we have extra hand sanitiser dispensers so please feel free to make use of this during your time with us.

• All our staff have been briefed with current government requirements and are undertaking extreme levels of health and safety procedures to ensure that guests and other staff members are safe.

• We have rearranged the layout of the restaurant and reduced the number of tables to maximise space around diners.

• Our waiters will stand at further from our guests and minimise close contact where possible. All our staff will be wearing face masks at all time.