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Cosy little first floor bistro tucked into the labyrinthine lanes of the Cavern Quarter, Bistro Pierre offers French Onion Soup, Goat’s cheese and leek risotto, Fresh steamed mussels with chervil and chives in a creme fraÓche, Filet de Boeuf with a Stilton rarebit and Rustic creamy ham hock and root vegetable pie with a puff pastry lid.

Expect lots of Gallic charm, bentwood bistro chairs, classic French prints on the wall, and gluggable French table wines. Bistro Pierre is a good-value apres-shopping choice.