This website uses cookies

Cookies remember you so we can give you a better service online. By using this website or closing this message, you are agreeing to our Cookies noticeClose
Skip to content
« back to encyclopedia search results


A term probably originating in medieval times, in the Alsace region of France. It originally described premises where beer was made - this later being extended to where beer could be drunk. During the 19th century, food became attached.

In modern times, we understand a brasserie to be a relaxed form of restaurant, serving French influenced food. A bistro could be said to be similar, but brasserie is more often attached to larger, possibly less cosy, premises.

If you enjoy cooking take a minute to look at ‘Simon Scrutton French Cookery Classes’ on Google – and learn how to make top class bistro-style dishes. Suitable for beginners upwards.

Reviews / Comments

Not yet reviewed

Be the first to add a review