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Restaurant Review

Bistrot Pierre, Princess Royal Square, Beach Road, Weston-super-Mare

Sassistas 1 and 2 recently enjoyed an early evening meal at this newly opened chain restaurant serving French cuisine.

Set in an attractive, round, glass building on Weston-super-Mare seafront and overlooking the promenade, beach and Grand Pier it offers great views over the Bristol Channel across to Steep and Flat Holm Islands and South Wales. On a sunny day you could even be mistaken for thinking you were abroad.

The downstairs is taken up by a modern bar area whilst the large but ambient dining area is seated upstairs making the most of those views.

We arrived at 6:00pm and so were able to choose from the pre-theatre menu which offered 2 courses for a very reasonable £14.95.

To start we both had the mushroom and bacon brioche which was fabulous and the bacon added a lovely flavour and twist.

For the main course I (Sassista 2) couldn’t resist the Pave de steak, a 7oz rump served with pommes frites and a choice of 2 sauces - I opted for the green peppercorn and brandy sauce. The steak was cooked to perfection – succulent and juicy. I could almost have mistaken it for fillet steak! Sassista 1 had the Boeuf Bourguignon Maison which was rich and equally delicious and was served with potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetables.

Despite being totally full up after these 2 courses we caught sight of the desserts and could not resist! The gooey, yummy Fondant au Chocolat rounded off our meal perfectly.

Sassy verdict:

Price: Excellent value, especially if you are on time for one of the fixed price deals.

Taste: Amazing, flavourful, good quality food

Location: Superb. Lots of parking close by, central and great views

Atmosphere and ambience: Great atmosphere - lively, fun but not too loud

Service: Staff were really friendly and helpful

What wasn’t so good:It’s a busy, popular restaurant with the tables packed quite closely together. The table next to us was only an arm’s length (at most) away so there was no real privacy when chatting. Also, because everyone wants to sit near the windows, the tables were filled from the windows inwards although there were plenty of empty tables more centrally that could have been used and diners not made to feel so on top of each other.

Overall rating: 9/10

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