Monday, 30 April 2018

Dining at Bistro Pierre - and special offer for TBM readers

I really do love finding new places to eat and dining out is one of my favourite things to do. I like to take a break from cooking and enjoy a nice atmosphere and tasty food. And I think I have found my new favourite... Bistro Pierre.



It's an independent chain of 21 French bistros, promising 'great value provincial French cooking', and our local one can be found canal side in a beautiful setting, partway between Birmingham's Mailbox and Broad Street destinations. 




Spread over a couple of floors and with different rooms offering a different setting for your dining experience, last Sunday we were sat by the window enjoying the canal view and were ready to try the new spring menu.



I was pleasantly surprised by the choice of food and with the prices too. The setting is rather lovely and I think French food in particular can come with the association of being more expensive, but Bistro Pierre offers a tempting combination of delicious food at very reasonable prices. Throw in a friendly team and very Instagram-worthy decor, and you have the recipe for a really lovely afternoon or evening.



Ethan was well taken care of too, with a full booklet of colouring and games to enjoy, including Where's Pierre? The selection for kids is great and Ethan enjoyed a cheeseburger, bistro style, along with French fries and salad, which he actually started with first. When his chocolate ice cream arrived later, his eyes almost popped from his head!



As for us, we were tasting from the Spring prix fixe evening menu, where you can enjoy two courses for just £14.95. Ste opted for Medaillons de porc, with a honey mustard glaze, and I chose the Boeuf a la Violette de Brive, which was a very generous portion of braised beef with red wine and leeks. All mains come with a side of seasonal veg. 



We were really impressed with the presentation and quality of the food. The flavours were rich and the meal filling - the roast potatoes were also pretty fantastic!



We had to find room for dessert, so hubs tried the Gateau au miel, a dense honey cake with vanilla ice cream, whilst I dived into Mousse au chocolat, which was a pretty divine combination of chocolate and hazelnut praline mousse. It didn't last long at all.




The restaurant has a relaxed but special feel to it and we thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The complimentary fresh bread basket was a nice touch and we took time to enjoy the experience, commenting several times how we would love to visit again and what a romantic place it would be for a dinner for two.

We will have to find an excuse again soon, because Bistro Pierre is a real find.



Find out if you have one near you.

* We were invited to the restaurant in return for an honest review, all opinions are our own.

SPECIAL OFFER: Anyone who books to dine at Bistro Pierre before 20th July can receive a free drink thanks to TBM! Just use this code - LBPHCRHW - to claim.


Here's what you need to know about this special offer from me to you (read full T's and C's here):
  1. This code entitles you to a complimentary 175ml glass of house wine, bottle of beer or soft drink.
  2. The most expensive drink (of those listed above) will be discounted.
  3. Only one voucher can be redeemed per visit when a main course is purchased.
  4. To redeem this offer print off the voucher code beginning LBP and hand it to your server when you dine quoting that it’s the ‘blogger free drink voucher’.
  5. This offer is valid until 20th July 2018.
  6. The recipient must be over 18 years of age if they are redeeming an alcoholic drink. Proof of age may be required.
  7. Manager's discretion applies.

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