Distinctive dining with Bistrot Pierre

Altrincham’s chic new restaurant, Bistrot Pierre, has opened it’s doors to the Stamford Quarter community. The clean-cut and elegant accent has been designed distinctly to draw in a fresh wave of customers, despite being number 17 for the rapidly growing independent French restaurant.  


Located on the corner of George Street & Cross Street, the venue has been developed within a 1960s-built shop unit which contains a Victorian build element to the rear. Internally, both floors benefit from high ceilings. Architects and interior designers for the development were Gillespie Yunnie, with Wiljon Sheffield Ltd as the main contractors. 


Nicola Donnery, architectural assistant at Gillespie Yunnie said: “The design of each Bistrot Pierre is tailored to the local setting, giving each restaurant within the brand a distinct character and atmosphere.”


Externally, the predominately brick-faced façade of the building’s 1960s element has been transformed. The original first floor window sills have been lowered, opening the first-floor dining area to the streetscape, and large sliding windows have also been installed at both levels.


Nicola Donnery said: “This element of the design is geared to visually enhance the presence of the corner building, bring in natural light, create a welcoming, active and vibrant frontage and break down the perceived boundary between inside and out.”


A swash of blue, tan and green fill the ground floor, and a large feature wall. Whilst the upstairs décor features a classic combination of rich red and tan leathers. Externally, the predominately brick-faced façade of the building’s 1960s element has been transformed. The original first floor window sills have been lowered, opening up the first floor dining area to the streetscape, and large sliding windows have also been installed at both levels. The furniture is a mix of Chesterfield style banquettes with button-backs, bistro-style chairs, iron framed chairs with leather seats and reclaimed timber table tops. Lighting includes a combination of vintage blown glass pendants, ribbed glass globe wall lights, black metal pendants, spotlights on galvanised steel trunking, holophane globe lights and feature cluster chandeliers.


Nicola Donnery said: “This element of the design is geared to visually enhance the presence of the corner building, bring in natural light, create a welcoming, active and vibrant frontage and break down the perceived boundary between inside and out.”


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