Part bar, part French bistro, The Blue Pig is an interesting addition to the run of the mill bare brick walls & polished wood found in much of the Northern Quarter.
Located on High Street round the corner from its older sibling Odd, The Blue Pig is faced with competition on all sides, so to combat this the team have had to bring something new to this corner of the NQ. When walking through the door nestled in the corner of the room you are transported across the channel into a trendy Parisian bistro complete with open kitchen. The dark interior is furnished well with pieces that would not look out of place on French boulevards overlooking the Seine.
As is common in France, food plays a big part of The Blue Pig‘s offering, the current menu takes inspiration from around the globe, with the sub-continent & Mexico appearing to be the current favourites of the chefs. The food is backed up with ample drinks choices, including a number of rotating ales and an impressive back bar, well stocked with your standard brands but also a raft of more interesting selections for those with more discerning liquor tastes. As you would expect, this enables the bar staff to knock up a range of cocktails to order with an extensive menu on hand for those who don’t know what they want.
In all The Blue Pig adds a bit of European flair to an area that at times is in danger of little differentiation between the ever increasing count of bars. A perfect spot for a quiet weekday date night, or a rainy Saturday afternoon.
The Blue Pig
Drinks: Cocktails/craft beer/lager & spirits
Related City Centre establishments: Odd
Bongo rating: 7/10