I was recently invited to try out French restaurant Le Bistrot Pierre, situated on Caroline Street. We visited on a Saturday evening and t...


April 09, 2014 Lauren Mahoney 0 Comments

I was recently invited to try out French restaurant Le Bistrot Pierre, situated on Caroline Street. We visited on a Saturday evening and the place was already bustling with hungry diners.

We kicked off our evening with a red and white glasses of the house wine, St. Jean. This was accompanied with some bread and an appetiser of mini chorizos au miel (£3.50). The honey complimented the white wine really well, and with that, we were ready to order.

The evening menu offers a large selection of dishes, which meant we spent more than enough time choosing what to eat. There was even a small selection of vegetarian dishes which, for a French restaurant, was nice to see. For starters we opted for the fritots de calamors (£5.75) and the moules roquefort (£6.95). The fried squid came with a roasted garlic dip and side salad, which was crispy and the garlic dip really gave the squid an extra kick of flavour. The moules had a rich, creamy texture which was offset with the smokey bacon.

For the main course we had the polet aux truffles (£13.50) which was pan-fried chicken served in a truffle oil and a fricassee of wild mushrooms. It also came with seasonal vegetables and a portion of dauphinoise potatoes - this was a mega serving of food that more than filled me up. The chicken was perfectly pan-friend, slightly crispy on the outside and perfectly soft inside. We also had the boeuf bourguignon maison (£13.95) which was a beautifully melt-in-the-mouth cut of braised beef. A dish worth a repeat visit.

For dessert we went with the choice of our server, who recommended the gateau au miel (£4.95) which was a sticky honey pudding with a double ginger ice cream. This dish was lovely and comforting and the ginger ice cream was perfection. We also chose the tarte au citron (£5.25) which packed a huge citrus punch. It might have been a bit too bitter for me, but the tarte itself was good.

Overall I would visit Le Bistrot Pierre again just to have the boeuf bourguignon maison. The restaurant was busy and lively with a really great vibe. A fantastic place to spend a Saturday evening.

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