Bistrot Pierre – Southport

The Bistrot Pierre restaurant was a short five-minute walk along Lord Street from our Hotel, The Bold. The restaurant is much more than a place to visit for some food and drink! Whilst I was dining, I noticed several groups of people celebrating birthdays and other personal group parties. It made for a wonderful atmosphere in the restaurant.

Our waitress, Angela, was very friendly and knowledgeable. She was very enthusiastic and quite clearly happy in her job. All of the staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and efficient.

For drinks I opted for a brew from the Camden Town Brewery after being given a couple of samples to taste. My wife chose a Raspberry & Rose Soda, Fever – Tree Tonic. We also chose a bottle of Argentinian Malbec, Don David El Esteco to compliment our meal.

For a starter we went for three small plates of Mini Chorizos with Honey, Grilled Spiced Chicken Skewers marinated in a spicy tomato & chilli sauce and Peperonata Arancini with Tomato, Mozzarella & Mixed Pepper with Pesto mayonnaise. We loved the small plates, we thought this was a much better option rather than choosing two starters and we were proven to be correct. The small slice of lemon squeezed over the chicken was a essential touch too as the chicken was exactly as it said in the description! Spicy & Hot!

My wife chose their signature dish of twenty-five years, the Beef Bourguignon. Inspired by the classic French recipe the marinated diced beef is slowly braised in red wine, shallots, mushrooms, and bacon then served with pomme puree and honey roasted carrots. My wife asked if she could swap the puree for Dauphinoise potatoes and it was no problem at all much to her delight.

I chose the Honey Glazed pork medallions with morteau sausage, caramelised apples, Dijon beurre blanc, French beans & of course dauphinoise potatoes, our favourite. Both dishes were fantastic, all the chefs should be complimented on their skills in cooking and presenting such wonderful dishes.

Desserts were once again the perfect way to end the meal. My wife opted for the Eton Mess, strawberry and vanilla ice cream with a mixed berry compote, crushed meringue, pistachios, and crème Chantilly. I went for the Chocolate Brownie, warm chocolate sauce and salted caramel ice cream. Simply delicious. To finish with I enjoyed an Irish Whiskey and my wife a Cappuccino. What a wonderful way to spend an evening.

I felt very comfortable in the restaurant and was very pleased with the high level of table service we had received. All Covid – 19 protocols appeared to be in place. Dining tables spaced apart and staff wearing face coverings or shields.

The quality of the food and wine we enjoyed was top drawer! If you are looking for a first-class restaurant during your stay in Southport, for a small private dining experience or are looking for something a little livelier the Bistrot Pierre is sure to offer it. Check out their website to see what events and food specials are on today! I simply loved it.

Disclosure: My visit to Bistrot Pierre 1994 was courtesy of Visit Southport FIDO PR Consultancy. The views and comments expressed are, as usual my own.