Dear diners, please be aware that the restaurant will contact bookings of 12 people or more, to arrange a pre-ordered menu. Please note, this is required at least two days prior to dining.
Undoubtedly one of the premier eateries in Middlesbrough’s city centre, La Pharmacie keeps things casual while at the same time dishing up some of the most refined European food you’ll find anywhere. Dabbling in French, Italian, Moroccan and even Asian flavours, La Pharmacie offers something unique on Corporation Road and it’s hard to think of a better place for one of those relaxed but classy events. However, even just for a meal – quick or otherwise – it’s well worth nabbing a spot at La Pharmacie.
It’s a little taste of an old Paris right in the heart of Middlesbrough, and that’s only the decor. Once you settle into this seriously cool, relaxed but classy bistro on Corporation Road, taking a look over the extensive menu, you’ll see that this premier city centre eatery takes inspiration not just from the French way of life but also some Italian charm, Moroccan flair and even a dash of far eastern flavour. All up, it’s a bar and bistro without equal in Middlesbrough, and it’s bound to please for an intimate dinner or large group event alike.
La Pharmacie boasts the best selection of European spirits, fine French wines and quality ales in the city centre, so it’s a popular spot for an after-work tipple. However, the food is where La Pharmacie’s calibre really shines through. The express lunch menu suits classy business meals or Middlesbrough’s midday celebrations with elaborate mains like a spinach, roasted red onion and goat's cheese pizza or a proper salad of pulled chicken, chorizo, croutons, red onion jam and baby gem lettuce; as for evening, you’re spoilt for choice on Corporation Road with La Pharmacie’s superb bistro menu swinging between twice-baked Swiss cheese soufflé, confit duck leg and delectable desserts.
When here for mother’s day lunch. Wow! Amazing food and speedy service. Can’t fault the place, one of the nicest restaurants in middlesbrough. Make sure you try the sticky toffee pudding.
Very nice food and happy hour cocktails too. Would reccomend.
Came here before and loved it, back again 4 years later and it’s just a brilliant atmosphere, nice food and good prices.
One of our favourite restaurants in Middlesbrough by far! Never had a bad experience.
La Pharmacie have a variety of different foods to cater to everybody and the quality and taste is divine! The waiter and waitress that we had were impeccable neither me or the rest of the table could fault them. We reserved our table and they were completely looking after us, our table was already set out and everything. The service was completely flawless and all together our table tipped around £5+ because it was so good !!! The value for money was reasonable as well, there was about 8 of us and we still had enough to tip at least £1 and we offered more. We waited at least 25/30 minutes for our food and there was 8 of us!!! It came in no time and was delicious. The restaurant had hardly anybody in, I wouldn't know if that's normal as it was my first time there; it was extremely quiet but the atmosphere was still lovely. I would absolutely recommend this place it was amazing and I would go back any day.
We arrived early for happy hour to have a couple of cocktails, place was quiet when we arrived but quickly filled up, decor and ambience was good and the service very good, this is the second time I've been and with different people on both occasions, we all agree food is very good although in both cases it was limited to the burger, side and pizza part of the menu. Price wise it is good value especially if you take advantage of the happy hour cocktails. Everyone including me from the twice I visited would recommend it and we will be eating there again.
Great food great service but not sure about the way food is presented. Too many little dishes, whatever happened to using just one plate? The guy doing the washing up must be doing overtime. And the online menu has a glaring spelling mistake. Teesside has two s's not one, very shoddy. If you're not sure then remember it with a song to the tune of that pirate song about shrunken sailors and dead men's chests. It goes "T" double "e" double "s" "i" "d" "e". Hope that helps.
The atmosphere in the restaurant was great unfortunately the food wasn't. 3 of the party ordered mushroom stroganoff which when came had no taste and the mushrooms were watery, almost as if they had been frozen. The staff were very good about it but it kind of put a dampener on the evening having to send food back. Dessert of creme brule was also watery and came with digestive biscuits! Also 2 of our party ordered chocolate tart with ice cream, when delivered to our table had cream.
We went early so it wasn't very busy which was good. Between us we had the sharing platter for starters with was really good (not the out the freezer to the fryer type) There was 3 of us but it would have served more. Then we chose the parmo, lamb burger and pulled pork burger all of which were really good. Great choice of side dishes though on this occasion we couldn't manage to try them. Only criticism is that it was a bit cold (the restaurant not the food) but I would imagine when it's busy that wouldn't be an issue.
The table was organised and set up to look festive. I had pre-ordered what our group of 8 were going to eat and everything was served on time. It was well presented and tasty. The only reason I haven't awarded a 6 is because 3 portions of chips were added to the bill, which we hadn't requested, but thought it must have been part of the burger meals. I questioned this & they were taken off the bill. We had a wonderful celebratory lunch in a friendly atmosphere. Thanks.