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Le Bistrot Pierre, Stratford upon Avon – two stars

“Food OK but overall disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Inside Le Bistrot Pierre

We booked a pre-theatre table before going to the RSC. Service was a bit slow to begin with and we had to ask whether they’d forgotten the beers we ordered. Then it became very brisk with few niceties. The food was OK but not up to the standard of the Opposition Bistro we went to the night before. The goats’ cheese with honey-roast beetroot had none of the opposition of flavours, with the tang of the cheese offsetting the rich sweetness of the beetroot, that we expected – it was bland and sweet. The calamari was v hot and crisp but was more batter than calamari. The chicken with truffle had no truffle aroma and a flavour of mushroom but no intense truffle flavour – very disappointing. The steak was tender but lacked flavour. The high spot was the Languedoc Cabernet Sauvignon, which was excellent. Something annoying was that in the RSC programme for Wolf Hall for that day the ad for le Bistrot said present your tickets to the staff and get a reduction, They refused to give the reduction and said it didn’t apply.Time they changed their ad, then, Overall, disappointing. Would not go again.