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Le Bistrot Pierre to launch in Cardiff

A chain of French restaurants is looking to create 30 jobs with the launch of a venue in Cardiff.

Le Bistrot Pierre is opening a restaurant in the capital’s Old Brewery Quarter in late November.

The firm, which opened a site in Plymouth in Easter, has pledged to use local suppliers wherever possible.

The site of the venue was secured in conjunction with specialist consultant Insight Retail.

According to its most recent accounts filed at Companies House, Le Bistrot Pierre enjoyed a 109% increase in pre-tax profits in 2012 compared to the previous year.

The business did not open any additional sites in 2012 but still recorded a 4% rise in the number of diners across the group together with the amount spent and generated an additional £969,000 of revenue.

The directors report filed in May for the year ending December 31 2012 states: “The directors are pleased with the results for 2012 and are confident that the company will continue to grow.”

Le Bistrot Pierre co-founder Rob Beacham said: “We spend months sourcing the best ingredients we can and prepare food on site, from the sauces through to the deserts, just as you would find in any bistrot across the continent.

“Whilst some of our food, such as the nutty flavoured St. Marcellin cheese from Isere and the traditional escargot from Burgundy, will be imported, we also try and source local suppliers wherever possible.

“It gives us a sense of satisfaction to be expanding during tough economic times, but it is the people at the sharp end, working on the restaurant floor, or in the kitchen, that should take the credit.

“They create the customer experience, that has led to our success.

“We look for people who genuinely care about excellent customer service, who’re friendly, enthusiastic and willing to work hard in a busy and exciting environment.

“Attracting, retaining and nurturing them is incredibly important to us, as a business we’re serious about investing in their future and career development, and I hope we’re going to find a new family here in Cardiff.”

The latest tenant to join the mix at the Old Brewery Quarter in Cardiff will occupy a unit facing onto Caroline Street.

Chris Kearns, centre manager of the Old Brewery Quarter, said: “We are always very excited to have a new brand and new partner coming into the business.

“We believe in a very good mix.

“If the facilities management side is anything to go by the restaurant is going to be a screaming success.”

Le Bistrot Pierre will be going into a unit which is currently vacant and part of the Mandarin Group.

Mr Kearns said: “We were able to split the lease and re-let the ground level to Le Bistrot Pierre.

“It is going to be a big shot in the arm for Caroline Street.”

Le Bistrot Pierre has already had to take on additional staff after the popularity of its restaurant in Plymouth.

A spokesman for the chain confirmed it is planning to refurbish its outlet in Nottingham next year which was the first to be opened by the group around 20 years ago.

Le Bistrot Pierre is also planning further openings in 2014.

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