Southport-born general manager Karen Rimmer said: “It’s an ideal location to bring our great value, authentic French bistrot dishes and I’m confident we will grow a loyal customer base in the area.
“There has been a real buzz around the town in the build up to the restaurant’s opening and really I’m excited for people to try our menus in a relaxed bistrot setting.”
The restaurant opens from 9 am daily for breakfast while the lunchtime prix-fixe menu – which changes monthly – is also be available seven-days-a-week with prices from £9.95, £11.95 and £13.95 for one, two or three courses.
The early evening prix-fixe menu is served until 6.45 pm, offering two courses for £14.95. The evening a la carte menu is also available and changes with the seasons.
Rob Beacham, who founded Bistrot Pierre with school friend John Whitehead more than 20 years ago, added: “Southport is a charming town and we are looking forward to being a part of the flourishing food and drink scene here.
“We’re really pleased to be investing in the town’s future, reviving this historic building and creating up to 50 new jobs. As part of the renovation works, we will be bringing the building’s iconic canopy back to its former glory before it is fixed back onto the external wall.
“This is just one example of how we maintain and complement our sites’ original features while bringing our own style to the restaurant.”