Different Cultures,  Eating Out,  food

Bistrot Pierre, Nottingham: Something a little fancy

Up until recently, I honestly thought that Bistrot Pierre in Nottingham was a one-off. I visited a few years back, and it has stayed in my mind as probably my favourite Nottingham restaurant since then. I remembered the excellent quality of the food and how the flavour really hit the spot.

But actually (as you probably already know) Bistrot Pierre is a chain, with restaurants in Derby as well as Nottingham. I was excited to get a chance to visit again recently and see if the restaurant is as good as I remembered.

We visited late afternoon on a Sunday and had no problems getting a booking. The restaurant felt cosy and very French (I’m not sure what ‘very French’ actually feels like, but trust me, that’s how it felt). I really like French food, so that’s a winner with me.

What to eat

The Menu Soirée offers 2 or 3 courses and also includes a glass of their signature Cuvée 22 wine for £3.  Following a choice of starters, main courses (Plats Principaux) include Boeuf Bourguignon, Roast Pork Belly, Vegetable Tagine and more. For starters, we had the Calamari and Camembert, whilst main course was Boeuf Bourguignon.

I was impressed with my main course- it was rich, juicy and full of flavour. The starters were good as well. They weren’t too heavy, which is important in a starter. Unfortunately we were too full for a dessert, but maybe another time!

What to drink

Their Cuvée 22 wine is their house wine, so give that a go.

Anything else?

The set menu offered excellent value for money- we had a lot of food and a glass of wine for around £20 each. I also enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant.

Worth checking out if you’re in the area.

Bistrot Pierre, 13 – 17 Milton Street,  Nottingham NG1 3EN.  Tel: 0115 941 2850. E-mail: nottingham@pierre94.co.uk. 


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