Restaurant Review: Le Bistrot Pierre
Caroline Street, Cardiff
Finally getting around to writing a restaurant review, after two years worth of cultural reviews. Without the intention to end up as A A Gill, I am very much a lover of food and good dining establishments. If any other restaurants in Cardiff would like me to review them, then please give us a holler. Thanks.
Waiting outside for my friend, Tom (who is NEVER on time), Le Bistrot Pierre is sadly in a naff area of town. As I cringe down Chippy Lane, I then give sighs of relief upon entering the bistro. It feels as if a little sliver of Paris is here in the Welsh capital and, thus, it's better for it. With an interior of thick leather, dim lampshades and a typical French charm and chic, it instilled calm and contentment. The toilets were immensely clean, smart and also unisex (had to be said).
The food itself is impressive and downright scrumptious. Myself and Tom partook of chorizo in a divine honey glaze, to start. My crab cakes were acceptable if a little plain (in need of chilli or just some lemon). Tom's Toulouse sausages made for a starter to certainly have on a second visit.
My main was to end all mains. A huge bowl of halloumi cheese, with heaps of rocket leaves, sun-dried tomatoes, runner beans and a poached egg. I'm a sucker for this Cypriot cheese and had to go for this hearty and downright delicious main. I very much recommend for those not always in the mood for meat. Tom's lamb was succulent if a little on the small size.
Desserts consisted of an extraordinary bread and butter pudding laced with cognac (much food envy for Tom from me) and my dark fruit macaroon, which was sweet yet unfulfilling.
Battling the mighty food coma upon leaving, I could only say good things about this place.
Would I go again? For sure!
Rating: Four stars.
Le Bistrot Pierre have their fortnightly six-course celebration for £22.95 on 10th & 24th March 2015.
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