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Pierre Victoire

Pierre Victoire

Enjoy our authentically cooked, traditional dishes in an informal environment at reasonable prices, the way the French do… Choose from a variety of fixed price menus, which we change with the seasons, focusing on local, fresh produce! We offer a 3 course lunch or Pre Theatre supper for £11.50 and an evening 3 course Prix Fixe for £23.50! We love parties whether it’s Christenings, Birthdays, Graduations or even Retirements, and offer an incredible £21.00 party menu. We can cater for groups of up to 60. Rustic and friendly, with lots of candles, providing great food, value and service!

  • Address 9 Little Clarendon St, Oxford OX1 2HP
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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2 reviews of “Pierre Victoire”

    Lucy Parr

    21st August 2017

    Escaping the rainy streets of Oxford into the cosy interior of Pierre Victoire, my dining partner and I were suddenly transported into a quaint Parisian bistro – assisted by the lyrical French accents from the staff. Warmly welcomed by Alicja, we were shown to our candlelit table where we soaked up the intimate atmosphere and rustic furnishings. Despite it being relatively early on a Monday evening the place was buzzing – a great indicator that we were in the right spot for dinner.

    We were swiftly furnished with menus and some sliced baguette with butter. My dining partner and I were determined to do the menu justice, so passed up the fantastically affordable fixed price dinner option (3 courses for £25) and instead perused the a la carte offering. A great selection with beautiful ingredients made for a tough decision! But we couldn’t pass up on PV’s signature dishes, Moules Marinières à la Crème (£6.90) and Escargots (£7.90) – an intrepid French first for both of us! Our caution was unwarranted however as this delicacy was delicious, generously dressed in garlic, parsley and Pernod butter. The mussels were quite simply the best I’ve ever eaten. So velvety rich and a really generous portion – we both enjoyed mopping up the remaining sauce with our leftover bread.

    For mains my partner went for the superb Filet de Boeuf (£23 .90) cooked to a pink perfection, served with parmentier potatoes char-grilled tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms and Béarnaise sauce. I chose the Queue de Lotte au Risotto de Crabe (£15.50) lovely, meaty yet delicate monkfish tail baked in salty jambon de Bayonne and served on a creamy crab risotto. Our waiter Gabi encouraged us to try a side dish too so we went for the Wild Rocket, Watercress & Parmesan salad which had a delicious balsamic dressing (£2.95) and enjoyed a bottle of the house red between us (£15.50.)

    Despite feeling fully satisfied we deduced it would be improper not to finish our perfect meal without a dessert – so we chose two favourites, a Vanilla Crème Brûlée and easily the star of the show, the Tarte Tatin (both £5.75.) Satiated and fit to burst, we left with huge smiles on our faces and promises to return.

    5 Things We Liked:

    ✓ The quality of the cooking
    ✓ The Mussels!
    ✓ The menu selection – everything sounded delicious!
    ✓ The friendliness of the staff
    ✓ The atmosphere

    Rowan Ellett

    31st March 2017

    Pierre Victoire bistrot, located on Little Clarendon Street in the heart of Oxford’s Jericho district, has been delighting customers since 1996. If you’re looking for traditional French food which is presented well and doesn’t cost a fortune, then get yourself over to Pierre Victoire.

    As we walk into the Bistrot on a busy Saturday Lunchtime, French classical music is playing and someone is waiting to show us to our table. French prints are seen hanging on the walls as we sit down, the atmosphere is very friendly and the staff are eager to please with their quick service and happy manner. There is a selection of both a la carte and set menus. Lunch is from £8.50 and you can enjoy a three course prix fixe dinner for £24.50

    I loved the food and my friends were very complimentary about what they had too. For my starter I chose the smoked Salmon paté with dill crème fraiche and warm brioche. The portion size was just right. I very much enjoyed the contrast between the sweet brioche and the creamy salmon. My friend selected the Salade Canard Fumé – which she found very tasty, saying the walnuts in the mayo were a brilliant touch!

    While we were waiting for our main courses to arrive, we admired the low lighting and the single rose which adorned all the tables in the room. When the food arrived, it all looked very pleasing and we couldn’t wait to start eating. My friend had a child’s portion of moules. The cream was flavoured with thyme and garlic which I thought made the dish more delightful. My other friend had the Roasted Cauliflower and Parmesan Risotto. She thought that it was lovely, with a hint of cumin on the toasted almonds which added a slight Asian flavour to the main. Finally, I chose the Confit Duck which was plentiful and the Seville orange sauce which surrounded the potato and onion rösti like a moat was delicious and it definitely added a new taste to the already ‘full of flavour dish’. I also really enjoyed the creamy spinach accompanying the work of art I had to eat. Clean plates all around.

    Now to dessert, a truly wonderful ending to a very high standard meal. I had the Crème Caramel, as I am a lover of the golden sauce which floods the plate. There was Sticky Toffee Pudding. The light sponge combined with the delicious toffee sauce and double cream made for a scrumptious delight. My friend went for the Chocolate Crepe and she discovered that heaven on a plate was sitting right in front of her. Her pancake was well cooked and the presentation topped the dessert off. Each of our three desserts came with a garnish of mint which added colour and maturity to the dishes.

    So if a reasonably priced delicious lunch or dinner in a rustic, authentic French restaurant is what you’re after then look no further than Pierre Victoire.

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