Bistrot Pierre - Torquay
Devon’s coastline boasts not just one but two Bistrot Pierre restaurants, both serving great-value French cuisine to regular locals and holiday-makers alike. The Bistrot Pierre brand is known for serving authentic food in true French bistrot style. Each venue boasts a dining space and lively bar yet has its own unique features. In Torquay, a stylish complex houses the wide restaurant space, from which diners can admire the view across the bay and dine al fresco on the terrace.
Masters of combining French bistro classics such as steak frites, bouillabaisse maison and crème brûlée with regional favourites like confi t de canard and pâté de Campagne, the restaurants present a compelling culinary line-up.
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. Make sure you don’t miss the popular three-course prix-fixe lunch for £13.95, or the two-course pre-theatre menu for just £15.95. Inspired by travels around France, the sumptuous à la carte menu offers a selection of appetisers including mini chorizos and tapenade. Starters come in the form of deep-fried Brie with rosemary crumb and pear chutney, and lightly spiced crispy fried squid with garlic aioli. For the main event, why not go for the duck leg confit served with Provençal vegetables and red wine jus? As you’d expect from a French establishment, a scan of the distinctive wine list reveals over 20 French wines sold by the glass.
Also, in July 2018, Rooms by Bistrot Pierre opened in Plymouth, just across from the restaurant. Housed in a converted Grade I listed house steeped in history, the 14 boutique bedrooms, many with incredible views, have been carefully restored back to their former glory. Why not book a room after your meal and save the drive home?