Bistro Pierre, Middlesbrough celebrates first anniversary

The Anglo-French bistro on Albert Road laid on a canape and drinks reception for invited guests; and The Northernist and The Southernist were fortunate enough to be on the guest list. 


As Middlesbrough continues moving forward, a fitting example of the positive transformation of the town could be seen across from Centre Square yesterday, as the restaurant Bistro Pierre celebrated its first full year of opening yesterday.

Saying 'bonjour to Middlesbrough' 12 months ago - Bistro Pierre's first restaurant in the North East - the reported investment of around £1 million has also contributed 50 jobs to the local economy.

And a full year on from opening, the restaurant has quickly become a firm favourite with local diner's, rating as one of 'The 10 Best Restaurants' in Middlesbrough on TripAdvisor.

Founded in 1994 by Robert Beacham and his childhood friend John Whitehead, the bistro offers 'great value provincial French cooking' freshly prepared, using carefully sourced ingredients in relaxed and friendly surroundings.


A toast to the future

As the invited guests enjoyed the plentiful champagne and mocktails being provided by the nights hosts, not to mention the delectable canapes including some dangerously moreish honey glazed roast chorizo, The Southernist and The Northernist had a chance to chat with those who helped make Bistro Pierre, Middlesbrough a great success over the last year.

Talking with General Manager, Salvatore Savino on how the past year had gone, it was clear the local following the restaurant has developed had surpassed even his greatest expectations.

"It's been fantastic, really rewarding. We've developed some great relationships with local business and individuals, it's been great."

And it's clear there are plenty of exciting months to come for the Bistro, with Brand Manager, Rebecca Chapman, revealing that the new autumn menu will arrive on the 3rd October.

Discussing the ethos of the menu, Rebecca explained "it's all about taking seasonal ingredients and turning them into something beautiful" before letting slip that the menu will include "Duck Breast with blackberry jus and dauphinoise potatoes" and an "autumn crumble."

If that wasn't enough, the oncoming party season means their's plenty of reason to come and celebrate with Bistro Pierre in the months ahead;

"We have Beaujolais Day (a traditional french celebration of the end of harvest, taking place annually on the third Thursday in November) and of course Christmas so we'd love people to come and make these occasions a real event with us" Rebecca added.

But perhaps a further secret behind Bistro Pierre's success on top of its great food and luxurious venue could be found in Acting General Manager, Sheridan Robinson's comments, who had joined the Middlesbrough restaurant from opening and was full of praise for her employer;

"I've been here since day one, its been fantastic, I've never worked for a company like it."

We here at The Southernist and The Northernist would like to thank Bistro Pierre for their invitation and hospitality on the evening and wish them Bon Anniversary. On se reverra bientót pour le diner!

Bistro Pierre, Middlesbrough is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and for breakfast on weekends. To find out more or book a table online;
https://bistrotpierre.co.uk/locations/middlesbrough

 Or why not just pop in the next time you're passing? 


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