Brasserie Blanc Southbank Review

Bonjour lecteurs! You know it by now, Baba is a real French foodie! Brasserie Blanc recently changed its children’s menu so that it features a better variety of healthy options. We have already visited its Southbank branch before it had a little makeover, so I was really curieuse to check it out! Here is for you our Brasserie Blanc Southbank Review. Enjoy and book a table now if you fancy a bit of French food after reading this!

Brasserie Blanc

Brasserie Blanc wants its restaurants to be welcoming with its comfy spaces. The chain offers a lovely choice of French food but not only!

Indeed, new dishes inspired by Raymond Blanc’s travels in North Africa, Asia and even the Americas is now available.

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As soon as you arrive, it looks really nice!

So that you can enjoy a large choice of tastes and textures with some good wines and a very French style.

Brasserie Blanc Southbank – The Atmosphere

The Southbank restaurant has recently had a little makeover and it looks so gorgeous!

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We sat down and did some colouring

It features a very cute pergola terrace where you can sit back and enjoy some food or simply a drink. It is very French to have food on the terrace! What a  lovely touch!

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The décor is simple but very chic

The inside is equally charming! Decorated with style with its French touches, it has a cosy atmosphere that is very charming!

Of course, we loved the wines selection but the setting is also good.

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Selecting our wine! Baba was in charge to help me!

It feels very spacious and our table was really comfy! Très chic! 

A La Carte Menu

We were quick to order our food. First, some Merlot bien sûr! Even Grumpy Boyfriend enjoyed a bit when he usually has a beer. Top mark for offering a French one!

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We selected a Merlot

The A La Carte Menu has so much yummy food! And it is not only full of French clichés! So that you can enjoy some classics but you can also be more adventurous!

Starters

I went for the cheese soufflé for starter and Baba had half of it! It is such a delicious classic dish I could not resist!

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Cheese for me…

With its Wyke Farm Cheddar sauce, it was quite fun for Baba to dip in pieces of it! And according to him, it was ‘délicieux!’ I had to agree!

Grumpy Boyfriend tried the Potted Cornish Crab & Avocado with its sourdough toast! What a treat and a lovely portion too!

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And another yummy started for Grumpy Boyfriend

That is what I call a good lunch!

Mains

For the main, I decided to go for a healthier option than a burger. And I am so happy I went for the Moroccan Mezze Platter! It was lovely presented and really full too!

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My main was so good too! Those flavours!

Brasserie Blanc offers indeed a very good selection of veggie options!

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It was really nice and the aubergines were well cooked

My partner ordered one dish from the ‘Around the World’ section and the Malabar Fish Curry with some coconut was another succés!

Once more, great portions and it was not too spicy so that you could fully enjoy it! I am not a huge fan of food you can barely taste if it is too hot.

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The main was spicy but not too much! Great!

Brasserie Blanc offers the right balance! Our mains were very satisfying with excellent portions!

Desserts

To finish en beauté, I was a bit naughty with the Chocolate Feuillantine. It is basically a chocolate sponge and mousse with some hazelnut cream and some black cherries!

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Who would say no to such a dessert?

WOW!!!! But don’t worry, my assistant Baba was happy to help too with my dessert! A child with some chocolate all over his face is always a good moment, non?

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Baba had to try it…

Grumpy Boyfriend tasted another French classique, the Cherry Amandine. Amande means almond in French. So it is basically a pastry filled with some frangipane. It is quite sweet but with the cherries and the cream, it was absolutely delightful!

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An Amandine is a lovely gourmandise (savoury sweet)

‘Amandine’ is also a girls’ name in France!

Children’s Menu

Brasserie Blanc recently changed its Children’s Menu to include a wider choice and some healthy options.

I must start by saying that I was very impressed with the selection. Unlike many restaurants that usually offer a fish and chips, some burgers and other boring dishes, Brasserie Blanc is quite different here again!

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We looked for the 10 differences

Your children can go for a Falafel Wrap or even a Cottage Pie! Baba wanted chips so we ordered him a plate of Chicken Goujons.

And we were not disappointed with it! We had a proper piece of chicken and not some sort of nuggets! Nice! And the chips were cooked as I love it! French Fries and not chunky ones s’il-vous-plaît! A winning main!

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What a fab portion of chicken for Baba!

And I can’t even tell you about his dessert! Baba (and me too!) enjoyed some Vanilla Madeleine with its chocolate sauce! What a treat!

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Who is enjoying a good madeleine? Him of course!

It came up warm and it was simply so lovely! I could not stop but think of Marcel Proust… The famous French writer evokes a memory of eating a madeleine when he was a kid and I always remember studying this book!

Brasserie Blanc Southbank Review – Le verdict

Brasserie Blanc Southbank did not disappoint us! The service was quick and the waiters were very friendly!

Everyone came and checked that we were alright. Plus, they were lovely with Baba! Such an efficient service!

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A friendly atmosphere, some good food & some fab service! What else?The menu is diverse and I was happy to see some classic French meals mixed with some more adventurous choices. And the food was delicious from start to finish with some good portions!

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The food was absolutely delicious

Brasserie Blanc Children’s Menu Review

The Children’s Menu gets the top mark for sure! It is so good to see the way Raymond Blanc incorporated some classic French food such as a madeleine for kids! Baba loved having a dessert for grown-ups!

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Top mark for the children’s menu! It was a hit with Baba!

Plus children can truly have a taste of French Cuisine and a visit to the restaurant can become a cultural experience too!

No need to add that I was pleased with the great selection of wines and a lovely atmosphere too!

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And we enjoyed looking at the very French décor!

We will definitely come back if we are in town!

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A lovely family lunch while in London!

Expect more than some Brasserie food at Brasserie Blanc! It excelled all my memories! Well done to all the staff!

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The restaurant is quite spacious

Have a look at my Instagram now to see some videos (go to our highlight ‘food’) too if you want a more accurate feeling of our experience!

 

Disclosure: We were kindly invited to visit Brasserie Blanc Southbank and share our opinion of its new Children’s Menu.

49 Comments

  1. Lynn Neal
    October 1, 2019 / 7:35 pm

    The cheese souffle looks amazing!

  2. Julia Kerr
    October 1, 2019 / 7:49 pm

    Wow, this looks like a place I’d definitely like to try

  3. Tina Edwards
    October 1, 2019 / 9:45 pm

    This looks amazing

  4. Darren Bourne
    October 1, 2019 / 10:42 pm

    The food all looks delicious.

  5. Twirlywhirly
    October 2, 2019 / 7:35 am

    Nice to be able to take children along looks amazing.
    The menu & meals look yummy & nice children’s menu selection

  6. Sean Eccles
    October 2, 2019 / 8:12 am

    Looks delicious your so lucky to go to such places

  7. MARIA ROGERS
    October 2, 2019 / 9:06 am

    Oh dear! I am so very hungry now after reading all this, and seeing those tasty photos!

  8. October 2, 2019 / 9:22 am

    This looks like a fab place to go . The food looks delicious

  9. paula cheadle
    October 2, 2019 / 10:28 am

    The food looks amazing

  10. Jeanette Leighton
    October 2, 2019 / 10:29 am

    Looks very nice , I have never tried a souffle before

  11. Jeanette Leighton
    October 2, 2019 / 10:38 am

    I love the way you refer to other half as grumpy boyfriend haha

  12. Denise walton
    October 2, 2019 / 10:43 am

    Looks great there

  13. charlotte isobelle
    October 2, 2019 / 11:33 am

    The food looks lovely!

  14. Priscilla Stubbs
    October 2, 2019 / 12:41 pm

    This looks very exciting, such a lovely variety of yummy food

  15. Ruth Wollerton
    October 2, 2019 / 12:46 pm

    Wow love to try here with my boys, looks scrummy yummy

  16. Margaret Gallagher
    October 2, 2019 / 1:08 pm

    Oòoo la la – now that is a beauty is love love too

  17. Andrea Fletcher
    October 2, 2019 / 4:43 pm

    The food looks delicious.

  18. Ellie Rose
    October 2, 2019 / 5:53 pm

    ooh this is making me hungry

  19. Susan B
    October 3, 2019 / 4:57 am

    Always looking for somewhere good to eat when visiting London. This looks perfect for us. Thank you for the review.

  20. Justine Meyer
    October 3, 2019 / 9:52 am

    This looks really nice

  21. Anthea Holloway
    October 3, 2019 / 1:22 pm

    What a super place! I love your pictures too. They are making me feel really hungry!

  22. paula cheadle
    October 4, 2019 / 6:42 am

    Loving the menu

    • Rachel Craig
      October 8, 2019 / 10:44 pm

      Nice to be able to eat out as a family, and enjoy the treat.

  23. Jeanette Leighton
    October 4, 2019 / 8:54 am

    The children’s menu sounds good my boy is quite a fussy eater

  24. Sian Buckingham
    October 4, 2019 / 9:59 am

    That looks like a lovely place to go for a meal! The food looks so delicious!

  25. Fiona jk42
    October 4, 2019 / 9:35 pm

    It’s great that they have a children’s menu that is not the usual fish fingers, hot dog, etc.

  26. Sarah Roberts
    October 4, 2019 / 11:29 pm

    The food looks absolutely amazing! So nice to have a special meal altogether

  27. Susan B
    October 5, 2019 / 6:33 am

    The pic of the yummy souffle has reminded me that we haven’t had one for a while. Will be whipping one up in our house soon but I don’t imagine it will be anywhere as good as Brasserie Blanc’s offering.

  28. paula cheadle
    October 5, 2019 / 1:03 pm

    Love the look of this restaurant

  29. Karina Goodwin
    October 5, 2019 / 6:13 pm

    Oh my! I wish I lived more local!
    This looks so heckin delicious. 🙂
    Glad you all had a great time.

  30. Tracey Hallmark
    October 5, 2019 / 8:02 pm

    Nice to see children are catered for well and adults can enjoy top class food it sounds and looks delicious

  31. Darren Bourne
    October 5, 2019 / 9:47 pm

    This looks delicious.

  32. Chloe Finnie
    October 5, 2019 / 11:29 pm

    Looks Fab!

  33. geoff cheadle
    October 6, 2019 / 10:47 am

    A wonderful place

  34. Jeanette Leighton
    October 6, 2019 / 11:23 am

    Looks great food looks yummy definitely worth a visit by the looks

  35. Tracy Nixon
    October 6, 2019 / 5:02 pm

    My stomach is rumbling!

  36. A.E. ADKINS
    October 6, 2019 / 8:36 pm

    Looks fab & refreshing to see childrens menus, not restricted to sausage, fish finger & nuggets

  37. Catherine S
    October 7, 2019 / 5:26 am

    Looks like a super place to visit with yummy food too

  38. Sally Collingwood
    October 7, 2019 / 1:38 pm

    Wow, this looks fabulous

  39. Gemma Hendry
    October 7, 2019 / 6:55 pm

    ive heard of this restaraunt but never been, looks beautiful, your platter was huge

  40. Tamara ellis
    October 7, 2019 / 8:27 pm

    This looks amazing ?

  41. October 14, 2019 / 11:17 am

    It looks like an amazing place, thank you for sharing and it’s great to see that we are not the only ones who love great french food and have some fun in the same time. And the french madeleine, yummy!! my girls would love it too I am sure.

  42. Carol Thomas
    October 15, 2019 / 12:52 am

    The food looks delicious and you look like your enjoying which is what it’s all about

  43. Sarah Holder
    October 16, 2019 / 11:05 am

    Puddings looks scrummy!

  44. Shelley Jessup
    October 17, 2019 / 7:15 pm

    The food looks delicious. Unfortunately you have teased me on this post as I’m unable to go out for meals or eat meals due to my crohn’s disease so I have just been sat licking my lips all the way through!

  45. Nadine Holland
    October 18, 2019 / 6:48 am

    Think we might try this, food looks lovely and the kids menu too.

  46. Katrina Adams
    October 21, 2019 / 10:22 am

    We’re always looking for new places to eat and I’ve never been here. It seems like a really lovely place and the food looks yummy. Adding to my list of places to go!

  47. Pam Smith
    October 26, 2019 / 7:16 am

    The menu sounds amazing

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