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26/03/2014

Le Bistrot Pierre review and giveaway

French restaurant


John and I were lucky enough to be asked to come and do an honest review of the newly opened french eatery - Le Bistrot Pierre, in the Brewery Quarter in the centre of Cardiff. It's been a while since we have had authentic French Food and it's something I love, especially after having spent some time living in the South of France. We really didn't know what to expect and our initial impression was very good. On arrival we were promptly seen too and taken over to our table. The Restaurant was buzzing with people chatting and enjoying there meals over a glass of wine. The interior feel real and inspiring with beautiful lighting, lovely wooden tables, well designed menus - and I know this may sound random but amazing toilets which has an authentic vintage feel to them.


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The menu really had something for everyone and I was spoilt for choice when it came to vegetarian options. We decided to try some nibbles and starters I went with the plump olives and some french bread and John went for the crispy squid, but were delicious and the perfect way to start the evening.


olives and squid



When it came to mains John opted for the special of the day which was Lapin (rabbit) stew after initially wanting to go with the Scottish Steak although to do the French justice went for a more traditional option. As with most French food it was rich and creamy but not too over the top and came with some lovely steamed vegetables, for someone who has never had Rabbit before he was very pleasantly surprised. I chose the Crepes filled with Quinoa and Asparagus which were simply beautiful and offered something a little different to the normal veggie options and I am presented with. It also came with a lovely side salad which had a light and sweet dressing which I could eat everyday of the week.


french food


Our meal was complemented with the St Jean Vin Blanc a lovely light wine from Le Bistrots own Co-opperative in the South if France. To finish the night off we decided to share the Cafe Gourmand which was a plate of miniature desserts with espresso coffee and we both agreed we made the right choice as it was just the right amount of sweet without being overpowering and allowed us to try a few different things.

street style
Thought I'd go for a sort of French look for the night

Overall - we really enjoyed the evening and here is why - Great Atmosphere, knowledge and friendly staff, our food was served promptly and the menu felt authentic. With regards to the food there was real depth with both our mains and I really loved the subtle sweetness of salad dressing, also having a choice of mini desserts was a great option when you want a treat but nothing too heavy. It's a lovely place to go for special events such as Mothers Day, Graduation or simply a romantic date night or cosmopolitan lunch, as well as french patisserie inspired breakfast.

Good news is I am giving away a lunch for two people with a glass of St Jean wine each at the new Cardiff location, it's super easy to enter


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29 comments:

  1. I really want to try this place, a few colleagues have been raving about it. Sounds like a great place to have a relaxed evening x

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  2. I love Fettucini Alfredo. :) That is my all time favorite meal. :) My email is perezashley60@hotmail.com. I would love to win. :)

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  3. Lovely post. Whenever I've travelled in France I've always been offered fish as a vegetarian option, so would never have chosen a French Restaurant in the UK. This has changed my mind. I love bread and olives and the crepes look lovely. I already knoe I love French wine! Fab giveaway xxx

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  4. Chicken with creamy mushrooms and asparagus x

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  5. I went here recently for my birthday and thought the food was lovely and the veggie options great! One of my favourite meals is a goat's cheese and caramelised onion tartlet, hopefully with chips! xx

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  6. Looks fantastic! My favourite meals are usually pasta based, with some kind of creamy sauce mmm x

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  7. I once had a Clapassade (lamb ragout with olives, honey and licorice) which I really loved and have not had again. I love lamb based dishes (that's the Welsh influence). At home I love a sort of bouillabaise I make since I get lot of fish and shellfish that hubby catches if he goes out in his boat. He can get me a lot of premium ingredients!

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  8. I'd love to try this restaurant it looks amazing.

    I think you can't beat a good roast dinner with the crispiest roast potatoes, and a beautiful lamb joint.

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  9. What is your favourite all time meal
    Christmas dinner with all the trimmings ooohhh yes

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  10. I graduate from Cardiff University this summer as a Nurse (eek). This would be a fab way to celebrate with my partner. Love anything cheesy :)

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  11. Being Chinese I love Chinese food, duck, fish, chicken, seafood I'll pretty much eat anything :)

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  12. I have never been to a French restaurant. I'm quite boring :) www.mummy2monkeys.co.uk

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  13. Corned Beef Hash with a crispy cheese baggette

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  14. Awesome post, thanks for sharing this post..

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  15. I like your post very much...

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful post, It is awesome.

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  16. I went to a Cuban restaurant in New York once and the food was incredible :)

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  17. my fave all time meal is bbq pizza! love it <3 xx

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  18. I love curry as hot as possible xx

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  19. My fave meal would have to be steak, it's always a winner! :)

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  20. I love risotto with wild mushrooms

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  21. I really want to try this place, I've heard nothing but good things and your food looks amazing.
    I don't have a particular favourite meal, I like all food! I love garlic, buttery things and cheese, oh and meat - everything! xx

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

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  22. Christmas dinner - turkey with all the trimmings and the family all around to share it!

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  23. I love Mussels in garlic sauce ... mmmm yummy! :-)

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  24. Probably a fillet steak with peppercorn sauce and some steamed veg.

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  25. Warm goats' cheese salad followed by Lobster Thermidor followed by peach Pavlova followed by a quiet lie-down. Yum!!!

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