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Bistrot Pierre

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French bistrot chain

Established as a single franchise restaurant in Nottingham in 1994 by school friends Robert Beacham and John Whitehead, Bistrot Pierre provides customers with great value, authentic French cooking in a relaxing, lively atmosphere.  

 

Saying bonjour to new restaurants

The restaurants are based in a variety of locations from large city centres such as Cardiff and coastal bistrots in Torquay, to shopping centres in Newport and market towns like Leamington Spa. The investment from Livingbridge will accelerate restaurant roll out plans and optimise Bistrot Pierre's existing estate. The chain has grown from 14 bistrots to 17 at December 2016, and there are new restaurant openings in the pipeline.

Benoit Broch from Livingbridge said, “Bistrot Pierre is precisely the sort of business that we love working with – they have a fantastic management team, a proven business model and a really differentiated offering and we are really excited about our future partnership with them having had the pleasure of getting to know Robert, John and the team over the past year. “

 

“We are excited by Livingbridge’s endorsement of our business and, with their investment, look forward to expanding our estate and opening more successful bistrots. The whole process leading up to the deal has been smooth and we are now relishing this new phase of growth with our partners “

John Whitehead, Joint Managing Director 

Timeline 

1994

First restaurant opens

2015

Livingbridge invests to accelerate expansion of the French bistrots

2016

A chairman, previously CEO at Costa Coffee and the Tragus Group, is appointed to augment the executive team
Birmingham, Weston-super-Mare and Altrincham bistrots open