Gorgeous outdoor 'dining bubbles' have returned to Mumbles promenade - and they're perfect for autumnal evenings with loved ones.

Bistrot Pierre Mumbles first unveiled its two striking outdoor eating pods, located outside its restaurant in Oyster Wharf, last December. Just days later First Minister Mark Drakeford announced new restrictions in Wales, banning the sale of alcohol in pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes and forcing them to shut their doors by 6pm.

The strict Covid-19 rules meant few people were actually able to enjoy the bubbles.

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But now, the stylish French restaurant overlooking Swansea Bay has confirmed the two "Bistrot Bubbles" are set to make a triumphant return from next week. You can read more stories about Mumbles here.

Diners can reserve a bubble for between four and six people and have their meals and drinks served to them in their own private dining globe - while enjoying the incredible sea views without being exposed to the elements.

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General manager at Bistrot Pierre Mumbles, Scott Williams, said: "We are excited to have the Bistrot Bubbles return to Mumbles Seafront! These take full advantage of the stunning panoramic sea views across Swansea Bay where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner in a warm and cosy interior.

"They sit from four persons up to six persons, and will be available from Friday, October 8. They are a great addition to Mumbles, and we cannot wait to welcome guests over the coming weeks and months."

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The dining bubbles at Bistrot Pierre can be hired for up to two and a half hours for groups having breakfast, lunch or dinner, and for two hours for guests having afternoon tea.

Time slots for breakfast, lunch or dinner are: 9.45am, 10am, 12pm, 12.15pm, 2.45pm, 3pm, 5pm, 5.15pm, 8pm and 8.15pm.

Afternoon tea is available at either 2.45pm or 3pm.

Staff at Bistrot Pierre Mumbles would like to remind guests that they follow a "strict cleaning regime before and after each of the Bubbles is used," with the internal areas fully sanitised with a "disinfection atomiser using antiviral disinfectant".

Dogs are not allowed in the bubbles.

Diners can hire the bubbles for up to two and a half hours from October 8, 2021
Diners can hire the bubbles for up to two and a half hours from October 8, 2021

How much does it cost to hire a dining bubble?

Hiring a dining bubble costs £10 per person, added to your bill, if eating from the 'All-Day Menu'.

It's £5 per person, added to your bill, if eating from the Breakfast Menu.

A £10 deposit is required to secure a reservation.

How do I book a 'Bistrot Bubble?'

To enquire about making a booking, email the restaurant directly: [email protected] or phone them: 01792 824 117

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