Sunday 18 February 2018

Dinner at Bistrot Pierre Stockton Heath...

I love all sorts of food, from fine dining to street food but sometimes all I want is rustic and hearty food which leaves you feeling happily full. One place I always rely on for this is Bistrot Pierre, a French style bistro which serves dishes which feed the soul. I recently went to dine at their Stockton Heath restaurant in Cheshire, which has been newly refurbished. The French bistro aesthetic is hard to get just right, but Bistrot Pierre has a warm ambience replete with French charm. Think retro framed prints and black and white photographs, wood panelling and pendant lights which conjure up the appeal of renowned Parisian bistros like Café de Flore without trying too hard.
We perused the menu as we sipped a light and fruity Cuvée 94 rosé, the perfect summery wine to banish the wintry night outside. Nibbles of bread and mini chorizos au miel started off dinner in style and the honey roasted chorizo was both sweet and smoky.

My starter of ravioli aux truffes was delicious and the light and buttery cream sauce was hard to resist with the ricotta and truffle filled ravioli.

My dining companion enjoyed a starter of crottin de chèvre – the baked goats’ cheese worked well with the accompaniments of toasted walnuts and earthy marinated beetroot while chicory, watercress and peppery grain mustard dressing rounded off this elegant dish.

On to mains and tarte à l’oignon is one of my favourites when done well and the sweet caramelised onions paired with creamy Le Saint Mont des Alpes cheese in rich shortcrust pastry was a treat, while garlic aioli and leafy salad provided the finishing touches. The portions are at Bistrot Pierre are generous and the starters are equivalent in size to what some restaurants would happily serve as a main, while the mains are similarly hearty – no bad thing when the food is this tasty.

My dining companion savoured his main course of poulet fermier de Normandie and the half roasted Normandy chicken was well seasoned with roasted garlic and parsley butter and served with dressed leaves and crispy fries - this was just the meal for a chilly evening. We also shared a portion of Dauphinoise potatoes to round off the bistro experience.

On to dessert and for me the apple and rhubarb crumble was the ideal way to complete the meal, not too sweet with a satisfyingly tangy rhubarb flavour and a good texture to the crumble topping.

As it was Pancake Day, my dining companion decided on the French style crêpes with mixed berry compote and vanilla ice cream.

The bustling atmosphere and efficient, friendly service are further plus points to Bistrot Pierre and there is a wide range of choice on the menu including steak, seafood and French inspired dishes. There are locations nationwide.

Bistrot Pierre 
85 London Road 
Victoria Square 
Stockton Heath

What do you all think, do you like the sound of this classic French style bistro and which of these dishes would you like to try? As always I cannot wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post.

Until next time,




  1. everything looks amazing. Sounds like an amazing restaurant.

  2. What a gorgeous place and the food looks simply delicious. Totally worthed! I also like to go to a french cafe/bistro that we have here in Copenhagen, such a great atmosphere and the food is amazing.

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  4. The food seems really delicious!! :)
    Agnese & Elisa