Leading French restaurant, Le Bistrot Pierre – due to open in Plymouth’s Royal William Yard this week – has confirmed its intention to source seafood from local suppliers wherever possible.
The Plymouth bistrot will be located in the historic New Cooperage building and will offer authentic provencal style menus full of true flavour and honest ingredients at affordable prices to the South West.
The bistrot will also include a bar serving a range cocktails and local real ales on draught, and offer regular specialist dining evenings (‘Soiree Gastronomique’ on the second and fourth Tuesday each month and Dine with Wine on the first and third Wednesday) as well as the special seafood menu.
John Whitehead, co-founder of the company, said: “Being able to trace what’s on your plate back to its place of origin is currently a burning issue and should be a staple requirement that everyone in the food industry works to. Le Bistrot Pierre specialises in great value, freshly cooked, provincial French dining using carefully sourced, fresh, authentic, and high quality ingredients that change with the seasons.
“While some of our food, such as the nutty flavoured St Marcellin cheese from Isere and the traditional escargot from Burgundy, will be imported, we’re planning to source our seafood from local suppliers wherever possible. Currently our oysters come from the River Yealm close to Plymouth; our mussels from the River Exe and our cock crabs are caught off the outskirts of Berry Head near Brixham.”
The family of restaurants has branches across the Midlands and North West including Derby; Harrogate; Ilkley; Leamington Spa; Leicester; Nottingham; Sheffield; Stockton Heath and Stratford-upon-Avon.