Devon’s coastline boasts not just one but two Bistrot Pierre restaurants, both serving great-value French cuisine to regular locals and holidaymakers alike. The Bistrot Pierre brand is renowned for authentic food and true French style. Each venue houses a dining space and lively bar yet has its own unique features. In Torquay, a stylish modern complex houses the wide restaurant space, from which diners can admire the view across the bay and dine al fresco on the terrace. Plymouth offers a more traditional taste of French culture, situated in the beautiful New Cooperage building overlooking sweeping lawns.
Masters of combining French bistro classics such as steak frites, boeuf Bourguignon and crème brûlée with regional favourites like confit de canard and pâté de Campagne, the restaurants present a compelling culinary line-up.
Make sure you don’t miss the popular three-course prix-fixe lunch for £13.50, or the two-course pre-theatre menu for just £14.95. Inspired by travels around France, the sumptuous à la carte menu offers a selection of appetisers including saucisson and tapenade. Starters come in the form of toasted brioche with fricassee of mushrooms and Alsace bacon, and lightly spiced crispy fried squid with roasted garlic mayonnaise. For the main event, why not go for the confit de canard served with Provençal vegetables? As you’d expect from a French establishment, a scan of the distinctive wine list reveals over 20 French wines sold by the glass. Whatever you order, you’ll find something exquisite to pair with your feast. End on a sweet note with a classic dessert like crème brûlée or the indulgent chocolate tart, or if you’re after something savoury, choose the medley of rustic cheeses served with biscuits, celery and red onion confiture.
The child-friendly, gluten-free and prix-fixe lunch menus mean that everyone is sure to be satisfied, whether you swing by Bistrot Pierre for a quick lunch, dinner à deux or full-blown feast.