French-style restaurant group Bistrot Pierre is to open its 15th site, in Birmingham, in spring 2016.
The new venue is in the heart of the city's canals district, and will be in a Grade II-listed building on Gas Street. The site has been empty for years, and will now undergo a substantial refurbishment, with a view to maintaining the original features and keeping the building's heritage intact.
Rob Beacham, co-owner of Bistrot Pierre, commented: "Having acquired the premises in a prime location on Birmingham's canals about three years ago, we always knew we wanted to open in the city. This opening is particularly exciting as it's been a long process to secure planning approval and it's such a unique premises to be developing. We have been working closely with our architects to make best use of the stunning building."
Beacham set up the business with friend John Whitehead 21 years ago, and the brand now operates 14 sites across the UK including in Bath, Cardiff, Derby, Harrogate, Ilkley, Leicester, Leamington Spa, Newport, Nottingham, Sheffield, Stockton Heath, Stratford, Plymouth and Torquay.
It uses many products and ingredients sourced from France to offer what it calls an authentic bistrot experience.
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