French Cuisine

Restaurant magazine hosted the panel debate at The Restaurant Show on Tuesday (8 October)

French cooking: Outdated and overrated?

By Luke Nicholls

A panel debate at The Restaurant Show earlier this week got all the big chefs talking. France may have influenced and defined the terms of virtually all western cooking, but does it continue to impress?

Le Bistrot Pierre's board members toast the finance deal which will enable them to double their estate in the next four years

Le Bistrot Pierre to grow to 20 sites by 2018

By Emma Eversham

Small French restaurant chain Le Bistrot Pierre is to double the number of restaurants in its estate to 20 by 2018 after agreeing a multi-million pound capital financing deal. 

Eric Chavot is glad to be back in London for the opening of Brasserie Chavot

Eric Chavot returns to UK for new London restaurant

By Luke Nicholls

Chef Eric Chavot has returned to the UK from his two-year stint in America to launch his own restaurant – Brasserie Chavot – adjacent to the Westbury Hotel in Mayfair next year.

Le Bistrot Pierre co-founders Robert Beacham and John Whitehead

Business Profile: Le Bistrot Pierre

By William Drew

Two childhood friends opened their first restaurant on a whim. Seventeen years on, Le Bistrot Pierre provides timely lessons in delivering value in the middle market.