Bistrot Pierre to open in one of Birmingham's oldest buildings

31 May 2016 by
Bistrot Pierre to open in one of Birmingham's oldest buildings

French restaurant group Bistrot Pierre is to open a site on Birmingham's Gas Street in one of the city's oldest buildings.

The former headquarters of the Birmingham Canal Company is being refurbished for the 120-cover restaurant, which will open in July.

It will be the third Bistrot Pierre site to open in the past year, taking the group total to 15. Founders Rob Beacham and John Whitehead have plans for further openings in Weston-Super-Mare, Swansea and Altrincham later in the year.

Beacham said: "This stunning building has such a fantastic story to tell; we're proud to restore it and keep the city's rich heritage alive.

"Formally a hub for the city's transport industry, the building played a major role in the industrial development and was considered the life-blood of Victorian Birmingham."

The archway, through which boats passed, is to be restored with a glass front so that passers-by can see the bistrot's wine cellar located in the vaults.

Many of the building's original features including the wrought iron staircase and brass door handle will remain. Meanwhile, the courtyard will be refurbished for outdoor seating and a two-storey glazed extension will create additional seating with canal views.

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