Bistrot Pierre has closed its Altrincham restaurant after six years in the town centre.
The French restaurant chain opened in a prominent two-storey unit on the corner of George Street and Cross Street in November 2016.
But after a difficult Christmas period, the decision has been made to permanently close the restaurant.
Bistrot Pierre has removed the Altrincham page from the locations section of its website, and Google searchers for the restaurant are met with a ‘Permanently closed’ message.
Bistrot Pierre was originally founded in Nottingham in 1994 by school friends Robert Beacham and John Whitehead.
The 170-cover Altrincham restaurant was billed as offering “great value authentic French food and drink” when it opened.
But like many restaurants in the casual dining sector, Bistrot Pierre was hit hard by the Covid lockdowns and appointed administrators in 2020.
The company was then bought in a pre-pack deal by a new company, Bistrot Pierre 1994, backed by its chairman John Derkach, CEO Nick White, private equity firm Livingbridge and NatWest.
The move saved over 100 jobs and although six sites were forced to close, Altrincham remained open.
However, the decision has now been taken to close the Altrincham restaurant too. There’s no word yet on how many jobs will be affected.
Although the closure is a blow for Altrincham’s dining scene, the prime unit is likely to be in demand by other restaurant operators.