When Alex Leask bought over Pierre’s Restaurant in 2005, he wanted to keep the name and traditions that went with it. As the years have passed, Alex has added his own personal touches to the menu, which now focuses on traditional Scottish cuisine.
Pierre’s had been around in Falkirk since 1979, the same year that Alex was born, so it has been an established restaurant for all of Alex’s life.
When Alex purchased the restaurant, it was known best for French cuisine, and initially it was Alex’s wife, Giovanni, who translated all the menus – luckily she’s half Italian and speaks French as well as English and Italian. The couple came to the Stirlingshire area in 2002 for Giovanna to attend university. It was Alex’s dream to own a restaurant of his own and they began looking for the right establishment across the Central Belt. Alex’s chef mentality is to produce simple, good food that isn’t too complex, or too fancy. He ensures good sized portions with a guarantee that his guests will never leave hungry.