SOUTHPORT’S much anticipated French restaurant Bistrot Pierre has opened its doors today (17 November) following the renovation of one of the town’s most iconic buildings.

The bistrot, which brings a new lease of life to Lord Street, serves seasonal menus including confit de canard, the bestselling boeuf bourguignon maison and steak frites seven-days-a-week.

Karen Rimmer, general manager at Bistrot Pierre said: “As a Southport native I’m over the moon to be the new manager at the town’s most exciting new restaurant.

“It’s an ideal location to bring our great value, authentic French bistrot dishes and I’m confident we will grow a loyal customer base in the area. There has been a real buzz around the town in the build up to the restaurant’s opening and really I’m excited for people to try our menus in a relaxed bistrot setting.”

Rob Beacham, who founded Bistrot Pierre with school friend John Whitehead more than 20 years ago, said: “Southport is a charming town and we are looking forward to being a part of the flourishing food and drink scene here. I’m thrilled that Bistrot Pierre is able to support this thriving local economy.

“We’re really pleased to be investing in the town’s future, reviving this historic building and creating up to 50 new jobs. As part of the renovation works, we will be bringing the building’s iconic canopy back to its former glory before it is fixed back onto the external wall. This is just one example of how we maintain and complement our sites’ original features while bringing our own style to the restaurant.”

Bistrot Pierre also offers an excellent value festive menu running throughout December as well as a dedicated Christmas Day lunch menu featuring five courses for £59.95.

“Our bistrot will be the place to celebrate with friends, family and colleagues this festive season, already proving popular with many bookings being made for December,” added Rob.

The bistrot opens from 9am daily, offering breakfast – or petit déjeuner – to Southport’s diners.

The popular lunchtime prix-fixe menu, which changes monthly, will also be available seven-days-a-week with prices from £9.95, £11.95 and £13.95 for one, two or three courses. The early evening prix-fixe menu will be served until6.45pm, offering two courses for £14.95. The evening À la carte menu is also available and changes with the seasons.

Bistrot Pierre has also launched a unique loyalty app – Mon Pierre Rewards –whereby customers earn points for every pound spent within the restaurants.

Karen said: “Customers earn 1,000 points just for downloading the app – a great reason to visit our bistrot if you didn’t have one already.”

The bistrot is now taking bookings, please call: 01704 517380 for reservations.

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