Monday, 9 October 2017

Review | Bistrot Pierre, Middlesbrough.

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to a taster evening at Middlesbrough's newest restaurant, Bistrot Pierre and it's safe to say this little gem has earned itself a place in my top eateries list after just one visit! So much so that I've already booked to go again for my Mam's birthday this weekend. Bring on allll the food. And wine. Of course, the wine. 

Bistrot Pierre is a French restaurant offering all the benefits of fine dining without any of the usual  downsides such as the price or the portion size. You can eat a delicious three course meal, beautifully presented in a luxurious setting without the bank breaking price tag and tiny portions that are normally associated with fine dining. 

Myself and some other lovely North East Bloggers were invited along for a three course meal. We were greeted with a glass of bubbly at the bar and then shown through the restaurant to our tables. Bistrot Pierre is huge inside but still manages to be cosy. The decor has a traditional French feel with dark blue painted walls and lots of arty posters in ornate gold frames. I'm a sucker for good interiors and this place really did inspire me. I'm already thinking of painting our spare room dark blue... 

We were offered a three course meal from the A La Carte menu and the decision was a struggle. There were so many mouth watering choices on the menu that it took quite some time for us all to decide what we wanted, plus we were pretty distracting catching up and taking the obligatory blogger photo's. I eventually opted for the goats cheese for starter, steak and chips for main and the creme brûlée for dessert. 

Each course was beautifully presented especially the goats cheese which arrived sat on a bed of salad leaves, beetroot and walnut. I would never have put that combination together but it worked a treat. Next up was my steak which I'd opted to have with garlic butter but you could also opt for a peppercorn sauce. The garlic butter melted on top of the steak giving it a little kick and then finally, despite being so full we could have all had a quick Nanna nap before the next course, we ordered dessert. Having a sweet tooth, dessert is always my favourite option. Again, there were too many amazing choices. Instead of having my go to chocolate brownie, I opted for the creme brûlée to really get into the French spirit. This was the biggest creme brûlée I had seen and even though I was stuffed from my other courses, I still managed to put away every last mouthful. Waste not, want not ey? 

Bistrot Pierre's menu offers something for everyone with their Anglo-French dishes and their food really is value for money. I had a blast last week especially in the company of some really lovely ladies - Danni, Sami, Eleanor, Beth and Luce.  If you haven't already, I would definitely recommend heading down to Bistrot Pierre located on Albert Road, Middlesbrough. You will not be disappointed. 

Kirsty xo.

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