As I’m sure you know, I absolutely LOVE going out for meals – so when Bistrot Pierre in Sheffield invited me to try out their brand new Spring/Summer a la carte menu, I couldn’t resist! So, on a sunny Bank Holiday Monday, my husband and I watched the snooker with a gin outside The Crucible before making our way to dinner.
Bistrot Pierre is a French bistrot restaurant offering great value and seasonal menus. If you’re not sure what that means, think French bistrot classics such as steak-frites, boeuf bourguignon and crème brûlée with their own take on regional favourites like tarte flambée, confit de canard and pâté de campagne.
The Sheffield branch (there are other restaurants throughout the UK) is on the lovely Ecclesall Road – the vibe is relaxed yet classy, with vintage Parisian prints brightening the walls. The staff were incredibly polite and clearly interested in the food they served; our waiter was happy to discuss his favourite dishes and was very quick to take our order.
We opted for a 3-course meal, though they have plenty of offers available for 2-courses, so it’s worth taking a look at their many special rates before booking – I even spotted that the restaurant offers one-off deals with seasonal dishes and drinks pairings, which sound fab!
For our starters, we went for the Fritôt de Brie (fried brie) and one of the specials, which was a fresh, beef tartare-type salad. Both dishes tasted incredible and were presented beautifully. The beef in particular was excellent, and very light – ideal for a hot afternoon.
For mains, we opted for the Médaillons de porc ( Slow-cooked marinated medallions of pork with honey and grain mustard glaze, Morteau sausage, caramelised apples and Dijon beurre blanc) and the Epaule d’agneau (Moroccan spiced slow-cooked shoulder of lamb with pearl couscous, harissa, toasted pine nuts, dried apricots and mint yogurt dressing – YUM). All classic dishes come with a generous portion of fresh vegetables and potatoes and I have to admit that everything was divine, I’m struggling to come up with anything negative! The lamb wasn’t quite to my taste but that’s down to personal preferences more than anything, it was a bit heavier than I’d hoped on a sunny day and if I go again I’d love to try one of their salads. If you aren’t really into ‘French classics’ then Bistrot Pierre also cater for serious meat lovers with their wide range of steaks and burgers.
Of course, when you’re reviewing a restaurant you have to try the desserts, it’s not a true review otherwise (this is what we told ourselves as we tucked into this incredibly naughty Délice au chocolat – Chocolate brownie with warm pouring chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream).
I think the brownie was the best part of the entire visit – so gooey and rich!
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