Prescot Bistro Is Subject of Channel 4 Documentary

By on Thursday, September 19, 2019

The ‘rebel chef’ owner of Pinion Prescot is the star of a TV show airing this evening (10pm, Thursday 19 September, Channel 4).

Gary Usher opened Pinion on Eccleston Street last September, after raising the last few thousand pounds he needed for the restaurant in a high-profile crowdfunding campaign.

Despite appealing for only £50,000, he received over £86k in less than 24 hours to make his mission ‘to bring exceptional food to the masses’ through a French-style bistro a reality.

Tonight’s hour-long doc follows Gary’s efforts to convince Prescotians that a fine dining restaurant serving steak tartare, slow-braised octopus and deep-fried pig’s head croquettes can work in their town – and that a sweary, tattooed, occasionally controversial chef can deliver it.

Liverpool actor Ricky Tomlinson (BrooksideThe Royle FamilyMike Bassett: England Manager) narrates the hour-long doc, The Rebel Chef: My Restaurant Revolution.

In related news, Usher announced last week that all six of his restaurants in the ‘Elite Bistro’ group, including Pinion Prescot, have made the pages of Waitrose & Partners’ 2020 Good Food Guide.


  1. Violet Walker

    Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 11:32 am

    If Gary is looking to open other bistronwhy not look at Rainhill. It is the new Liverpool 1, is alive every weekend and bank holidays with pubs open till 1am. Much greater foot-fall than Prescot.
    I have a great large property for sale right in the middle of the village. Why not visit Rainhill at a weekend Gary or send one of your team and if you would be interested I would love to hear from you.

  2. Annette winstanley

    Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    I watched this programme it was amazing …we all need to get behind this town and put it on the world map

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