Bistrot Pierre will be opening its 16th site in the town, creating more than 40 jobs for the local area – renovating an existing beach-side restaurant to bring a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ to the town’s thriving restaurant scene.
Robert Beacham, co-owner of the group, said: “The new restaurant will seat approximately 180 diners with plans for a large bar area downstairs, extensive outside terraced areas and a balcony for customers to enjoy the stunning views and beautiful evenings by the sea.
“The panoramic views across the bay, beach and Grand Pier are incredible and we intend to make best use of this by installing new large, floor-to-ceiling windows – flooding the restaurant with light and allowing for a truly memorable dining experience.”
In December, the group received an early Christmas present in the form of a £9.8 million investment from private equity firm, Livingbridge, allowing for Robert – and business partner, John Whitehead – to continue with their expansion plans across the UK.
“We’ve had our sights set on Weston-super-Mare for some time now so we’re glad to be opening in the town and supporting the strong local economy,” continued Robert.
The group, founded in Nottingham in 1994, provides customers with great value authentic French food and drink anytime of the day.
“Steaks-frites, boeuf bourguignon and crème brûlée are all very popular on our menus – we’re looking forward to bringing these French favourites, along with many others, to Weston-super-Mare. We take regular trips to France to seasonally update our menus, bringing French authentic ingredients and new dishes into our bistrots. Each bistrot is slightly different and the group prides itself on creating a unique dining experience for customers at every location.
“Our most recent opening, in Newport in November of last year, was our busiest opening to date – with more than 400 people visiting the bistrot. We look forward to opening our 16th location in late summer 2016 in Weston-super-Mare and welcome new diners to taste the incredible food Bistrot Pierre prides itself on,” added Robert