Bistrot Pierre - Leamington Spa
What sets the well-established Bistrot Pierre establishments apart is the winning combination of great-value French cooking, seasonally inspired, versatile menus and friendly service. Each of the cheery bistrots are suitable for all manner of occasions and luckily, diners in the region have five tip-top venues to choose from. Inside, warm and cosy French-inspired interiors echo the brand’s roots and create a truly relaxing space in which to sit back and enjoy delicious cuisine.
Birmingham’s Bistrot is set in a Grade II listed building along the city’s bustling canalside, while Stratford-upon-Avon’s can be found on the banks of River Avon, where guests can enjoy picturesque views from the outdoor terrace. The Kidderminster location also boasts riverside views of River Stour. Commanding a prime spot surrounded by shops and boutiques, the Leamington bistrot presents elegant dining with large windows, perfect for people-watching. Mere Green’s stylish bistrot has a bar area and outside seating, too.
The menus have been expertly crafted to ensure all bases are covered, and there’s something for all tastes and budgets. Whether you’re calling in for a lazy breakfast, a laid-back lunch or tempting three-course feast, your food will arrive beautifully presented, freshly prepared and of the highest standard. The experienced chefs use an assortment of artisan produce and carefully sourced ingredients when preparing the dishes. The culinary line-up showcases French bistrot classics like steak frites and boeuf Bourguignon alongside a host of regional favourites such as confit de canard and tarte flambée.
Inspired by travels around France, the à la carte menu includes starters of salmon fumé gribiche, and homemade rabbit, chicken and pork terrine served with cornichons and sourdough toast. For the main event, why not go for slow-cooked marinated pork medallions paired with Morteau sausage, caramelised apples and Dijon mustard beurre blanc, served with Provençal vegetables? Lighter dishes include whole sea bass with sauce vierge of capers, tomatoes, lemon and mixed herbs. Desserts are the pièce de résistance and include a zesty tarte au citron with sweet raspberry sorbet, traditional crêpes drizzled with mixed berry compote, and classic vanilla crème brûlée. Don’t miss the eminently popular prix-fixe lunch menu, which offers two courses for £11.95 and three courses for just £13.95. If you’re an early-bird, start the day on the right foot with fluffy homemade pancakes, Croque Monsieur or marinated Portobello mushrooms and a fried egg in a toasted brioche bun.
As you’d expect from a French eatery, the wine list is just as important as the food. A glance at the distinctive wine list reveals over 20 French wines sold by the glass. Liqueurs, dessert wine, Port and digestifs are also on offer to wash everything down. Whatever you opt for, you’re bound to find something delicious to pair with your dish.
You’ll find plenty of gluten-free dishes as well as a dedicated child-friendly menu that enables all to frequent Bistrot Pierre.