The latest restaurant will be the second to open following the company's capital finance deal agreed last month and its second in Devon. In all it plans to open up to 20 sites with Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle among the cities on its radar.
Le Bistrot Pierre co-founder Rob Beacham, said: "Abbey Sands is going to be a very striking addition to the Torquay seafront. It willl be a landmark building for Torbay and we are delighted to be part of such a prestigious scheme.”
Le Bistrot Pierre Torquay will offer the same seafood range as its sister restaurant in Plymouth, which sources oysters from the River Yealm, mussels from the River Exe and crabs from Brixham. Other ingredients, such as St Marcellin cheese and Toulouse sausage, will be imported as in other branches.
John Havard, director of development company Havard Estates, said "We are delighted that Le Bistrot Pierre sees the potential offered by Torquay and has agreed to form part of this exciting development.”