If you live in Carmarthenshire, or east Pembrokeshire, you’re probably no stranger to Swansea and Mumbles. The city is great for shopping and eating out and Mumbles is like Narberth or Llandeilo by the sea. Let’s face it, we all like a little frontline dining. There’s no better way to enjoy lunch than overlooking the beach. Et voila! Bistrot Pierre.
This cool bistro sits in a pretty enviable position overlooking Swansea Bay. It’s onl;y when you’re sat in one of its huge windows that you realise just how big the bay is. It seems to curve away for miles!
Being the apporoach to the festive season, we thought Bistrot Pierre would make a great location to enjoy a catch up family lunch so a table was booked. Fortunately we were able to get a window position. Having said that, it wouldn’t have mattered – the restaurant is very spacious and you can see the sea from virtually any position. The interior is very stylish – very London! No bad thing.
The other reason we wanted to support Bistrot Pierre this season is because of their good charity works. You can read about their partnership with Action For Elders here on Gower Life.
Everything about Bistrot Pierre is quality. From the stylish interior to the food and service. We ordered a brace of Calimari and Chicken Liver Parfait to start. Both were excellent.
I was very tempted by the roast turkey with all the trimmings – seemed very reasonable at £16.95. Pork and chestnut stuffing, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, honey-glazed carrots and parsnips, French beans and red wine jus. Jennifer and I opted for a couple of rare sirloins in the end with peppercorn sauce (and some chunky chips, a favourite of ours). Having said that, we did sort of regret our choice as a lady on the next table opted for the roast turkey and she confirmed that it was delicious. It certainly looked it. Jack went for his usual cheeseburger and it didn’t disappoint.
For dessert, I went festive with a Christmas Pudding – the brandy crème anglaise was superb. Jack chose one of his go-to’s: the French classic, vanilla crème brûlée – it really is a classic at Bistrot Pierre and it’s made on site by the chefs. It’s very, very good as I can certainly testify – I’ve enjoyed it myself several times. Jennifer’s Fromage Du Jour rounded off her meal; a selection of French cheese of the day, served with grapes, rustic sourdough and red onion confiture I believe the word “delish” was heard. No surprise.
If you are looking for a great eatery to enjoy a pre or post festive meal, Bistrot Pierre would be a very safe bet indeed. The ambience is excellent and the service is convivial and welcoming. We’re pretty confident you won’t be disappointed.
3 Oyster Wharf
Swansea SA3 4DN
Easy to book online
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