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“Inexpensive and reasonably priced French style” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bistrot Pierre

Bistrot Pierre
Ranked #31 of 433 Restaurants in Harrogate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$19
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Bistrot Pierre's 'raison d'être' is great value French cooking and seasonal menus. We like to combine French bistrot classics such as steak-frites, boeuf bourguignon and tarte au citron with our own take on regional favourites like tarte flambée, Bouillabaisse and paté de campagne. Our relaxed and friendly bistrot is the place to go for any occasion. Sitting in the heart of the town centre, just a two minute walk from Harrogate Theatre and close to the bustling Montpellier shopping district. The décor is decidedly French in style, with the accent on elegant and relaxed. Our bistrot is located on the first floor with lift access and benefits from a stunning heated balcony, which is the perfect place for dining al fresco whatever the weather! Open seven days a week serving lunch and dinner we have something for everyone, from the two-course prix-fixe lunch for £10.95 and a two-course pre-theatre menu for £14.95 to the sumptuous a la carte menu, and for those with little time we now also offer a one-course lunch menu for just £9.50. Wander through our distinctive French wine list too, with over 20 French wines sold by the glass you will discover something exquisite to drink with your meal. For something a little special we also host a range of events at the bistrot. Join us on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month for our Soireé Gastronomique, a six-course set menu with hearty provincial cooking. This is outstanding value priced at £22.95 per person. In addition, we also offer a special Dine with Wine evening where each course comes with a glass of specially chosen wine. This takes place on the first and third Wednesday of every month, so join us for a delicious two or three course set dinner menu for £22.95/£27.95 per person. We want to make sure there is something for everyone on our menus, whatever your dietary requirements. That's why you'll find plenty of delicious gluten-free dishes as well as a child-friendly menu on offer to help make your experience in our restaurant as easy and enjoyable as possible. If you love what we do and are looking for the perfect present, give the gift of French dining and order our gift vouchers online. We also have a bistrot in Ilkley in West Yorkshire, which sits proudly within a stunning arch-shaped building that dates back to 1861. Next door you will also find our sister pub, The Crescent Inn, which boasts 8 real ales, 15 wines by the glass, honest home-cooked food and eleven affordable boutique bedrooms.
Jersey, United Kingdom
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“Inexpensive and reasonably priced French style”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

We went with my family to this lovely French style Bistro. First the service, Nicky our waitress, was friendly and extremely helpful, we shall return if only to see her smiling face. The menu was extremely varied with a very French flair and indeed we were all spoiled for choice.

My starter of lightly curried crab meat was really mouth-watering and the description did not lie, the curry was subtle and the serving absolutely delicious. My main course of Rib-eye was great, simple, cooked medium rare with the accent on rare and was superb. The fries and accompaniments were also great.

I could not manage a desert but others in the party could and they looked very tasty. All in all, with a very nice wine list and coffees and liqueurs a good evening. Try a Thursday this seems to be a great value day. We shall return. It was my birthday and the complimentary Calvados for me was very welcome!

  • Visited August 2014
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2 Thank StephenR744
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LBPHarrogate, General Manager at Bistrot Pierre, responded to this review, 1 September 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for the kind comments on both food and service that you have received in our lovely Bistrot,it means a lot to the whole team when customers appreciate our hard work ,thank you!
Hoping to see you again soon,
Best wishes
Arnold
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“pre theatre meals were great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

We were visiting the Royal Theatre which is very near. We needed quick turnaround the waitress we saw managed to fit us in on a very busy bank holiday Saturday and we had a fantastic meal. My husband had the steak and I had the rabbit along with the scallops all of which did have supplements but definitely worth the price. We enjoyed our visit so much we visited again the following evening and had the beef and mullet. Thanks to everyone for lovely food and excellent service on both evenings

Visited August 2014
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LBPHarrogate, General Manager at Bistrot Pierre, responded to this review, 1 September 2014
Thank you very much for the kind comments, very good to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. I hope we will see you again when you are in Harrogate next time,
Very best wishes
Arnold
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

Me and my husband had a lovely lunch at this restaurant. Food was great and the staff was very friendly and helpful explaining the menu for us since it was our first time. We will definitely come back next time we visit Harrogate!

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2 Thank Marina H
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LBPHarrogate, General Manager at Bistrot Pierre, responded to this review, 1 September 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for the nice comments about the restaurant. Many thanks for the lovely review, I'm looking forward to see you again in the future.

Best wishes

The Harrogate Team
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“Fantastic night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

Booked to surprise my partner and right from the get go very impressed by the service and the menu. our server couldn't do more for us and the food was fantastic. I am already looking forward to our next visit. Top marks all round

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LBPHarrogate, General Manager at Bistrot Pierre, responded to this review, 1 September 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for the nice comments about the restaurant. Many thanks for the lovely review, I'm looking forward to see you again in the future.

Best wishes

The Harrogate Team
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“Excellent scallops and attentive staff!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

We came across this warm and welcoming restaurant while visiting Harrogate and enjoyed a lovely lunch. I had delicious panfried scallops as a starter and for my main I went adventurous and tried rabbit! It was excellent. The staff were very friendly and we would definitely return soon again if we lived a bit closer.

  • Visited August 2014
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LBPHarrogate, General Manager at Bistrot Pierre, responded to this review, 1 September 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your feedback after your recent visit to Le Bistrot Pierre Harrogate.
I am very happy that you have enjoyed your visit and we are looking forward to future visits.

Yours sincerely
Arnold
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