Bistrot Pierre - Nottingham
Bistrot Pierre, situated in the city centre, first flung open its doors in 1994 and has been a hotspot for great-value French cooking and accessible, seasonally inspired menus ever since. The culinary line-up showcases French classics like steak frites and boeuf Bourguignon alongside a medley of regional favourites such as confit de canard and tarte flambée.
Housed within a former bank, the restaurant’s interior is brought up-to-date with a trendy mix of brick walls, leather banquettes and ornate mirrors – all enhanced by the natural light.
Ideally located near the theatre, Bistrot Pierre offers a popular two-course prix-fixe evening menu, which is a steal at just £14.95. There are menus for all manner of occasions, so whether you’re swinging by for a laid-back breakfast at the weekend, a casual lunch or a tempting three-course feast, your meal will arrive beautifully presented, freshly prepared and of the highest standard. Make the most of the prix-fixe lunch menu for just £9.95 for one course, £11.95 for two or three courses for £13.95.
Inspired by travels around France, the à la carte menu includes starters of salmon fumé gribiche, and light and crispy fried squid with garlic mayonnaise. For the main event, why not go for pan-fried chicken breast in a classic chasseur sauce of red wine, mushroom and concassé tomato, served with seasonal vegetables? Lighter dishes include warm caramelised onion and Le Saint Mont des Alpes cheese tart. The desserts are the pièce de résistance, so make sure you save room for the likes of gateau au caramel and delice au chocolat with warm pouring chocolate sauce and salted caramel ice cream. Pair with dessert wine, a digestif or Port for the full French experience.
As with any true French establishment, the vast wine list plays an important role, and features over 20 French wines sold by the glass. With gluten-free dishes and a dedicated children’s menu too, a friendly welcome is extended to everyone at Bistrot Pierre.