A flavour of France arrived in Middlesbrough when Bistrot Pierre opened last week (Friday 22 September).

The restaurant, located in the important Albert Road area near the Town Hall Centre Square area, has the proud distinction of being the first bistrot in the North East.

It promises to offer something for everyone, from a two-course Prix fixe lunch and a two course Pre théâtre menu to the evening À la carte menu. There are also gluten-free dishes and a children’s menu, which comes with an activity pack.

Seating more than 140 diners, the bistrot will be open seven days a week serving lunch and dinner, and breakfast at weekends.

The bistrot is creating 50 new jobs in the town, across all areas of the restaurant.

Middlesbrough Council – along with a number of other support agencies – has supported Bistrot Pierre with its recruitment plans.

The council helped co-ordinate the relevant agencies to ensure the appropriate support was on hand to put recruitment plans quickly in place and ensure local residents received every opportunity to take up the new positions.