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“Pastures new!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bistrot Pierre

Bistrot Pierre
Ranked #3 of 93 Restaurants in Ilkley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $31
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Leeds, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Pastures new!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

Seven of us ventured out into the snow last night to celebrate two of the group's birthdays. It was a challenge but well worth it. Th Early Bird menu offered plenty of choice for both starters and mains. "Nibbles" were available at extra cost but we were happy we had declined as with the bread which was brought to the table we were well sated at the end of the meal. We had a varied choice of starters and main courses all of which were very interesting, well cooked well presented and really enjoyable. The Bistrot is attractively furnished with pleasant lighting creating a pleasant atmosphere , also extremely good staff. There is a good choice of beers, some of which have appropriate "Yorkshire" names.Whilst the cost was a little higher than most "early bird" menus it was well worth it and we shall certainly be returning.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank JARUSKA
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Lisa B, Public Relations Manager at Bistrot Pierre, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you for your review and for venturing out in the snow; it's greatly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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UK
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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Tasty Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

I was impressed with the confidence of the cooking here: tasty, fresh and elegantly presented food. Service was friendly and speedy. The restaurant is large and generally busy, the many diners creating a pleasant atmosphere. I went for lunch with a friend and my young baby. Despite the place being really busy the manager made a special effort to seat us at a table that would give us plenty of room - a gesture which was much appreciated. I'll be going back.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dismal
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Lisa B, Public Relations Manager at Bistrot Pierre, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We do like to hear from our customers and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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leeds
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Birthday Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

The staff at Le Bistort Pierre are very attentive. They gave us a warm welcome and asked us if we would like drinks. They gave us time to peruse the menu and answered our questions about the food with confidence and knowledge. When the food came the staff knew exactly who had ordered what without asking and placed it accordingly on the table. The menu is varied and suits most diets.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank golferLeeds
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Lisa B, Public Relations Manager at Bistrot Pierre, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our restaurant and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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London
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Not French cuisine at all”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

We celebrated New Year's Eve there and were very disappointed with the food. The service is excellent and the decor is quite nice but the food is mediocre. The lamb was boiled, which we would never do in France, and tasteless. The vegetables were all right. The first course was salmon, it was well presented but not very tasty either.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank cham0is
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Lisa B, Public Relations Manager at Bistrot Pierre, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you for your feedback and sorry to read how disappointed you were with your food; please accept my sincere apologies. Our General Manager will be in touch with you shortly so that we can get to the bottom of your visit and make sure we can make the necessary changes so that this doesn't become a regular event. Best wishes
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Leeds
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Xmas Day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

We decided to eat out for lunch this year and chose Bistrot Pierre in Ilkley.
The menu was reasonably priced at £40 per head (I think) for the food, with a pre-order menu that provided about 5 choices per course. This is thought was great and a very fair price for Christmas day.
On the whole, the meal was really enjoyable and the service was good – they were attentive enough but also left us alone a bit more so our Christmas lunch didn't feel like we were being interrupted.
Personally I enjoyed all of my food – I had the prawn cocktail, steak and chips (on Christmas day!) and the cheese board. All of it was tasty and the steak was good quality and perfectly cooked.
The only comment that was made was that the Christmas pudding was not good. I don't like it anyway but those who ate it said it was more of a warmed up sponge pudding and lacked any resemblance to the real thing. They said it was nice but not what it should have been. They also commented that it almost totally lacked fruit / nuts etc.
However, don't want to let that ruin a good review as the rest of our meal was good and helped us enjoy our Christmas. I could see us being there again next year!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank TheGraduate2689
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Lisa B, Public Relations Manager at Bistrot Pierre, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thank you for writing a review and for choosing to celebrate Christmas lunch with us. We appreciated your feedback about the Christmas pud.
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