Review on Brasserie Blanc
The popular tourist town of Bath in Somerset is home to another branch of Brassiere Blanc, an expanding chain of flexible Gallic restaurants by acclaimed chef Raymond Blanc. This one is situated within the Francis Hotel, an historic Regency style townhouse opposite the lovely Queen Square, which holds several attractions throughout the year including a French market, Italian market and Boules competitions. The restaurant is a stylish venue, tables are laid with crisp linen, sparkling chandeliers hang from the elegant sculptured ceiling and artwork from renowned artist, Jenny Muncaster adorns the walls.
Like its siblings, it offers flexible modern French and European food, good-value set menus and a genuinely warm welcome for children. Raymond Blanc describes his brasseries as the place for relaxed enjoyment, where simple, high quality food comes as close as possible to the meals his mother cooked for him in Besançon and at prices that encourage you to visit regularly. Seasonal menus embrace a charcuterie platter consisting of Bayonne ham, Rosette de Lyon salami, pork rillettes, Coppa, herbed Savoyard sausage, pickles and sourdough before main courses of spiced bread of Barbary duck, Dauphinoise potatoes and seasonal plum compote or roast Atlantic cod fillet, salt cod brandade, red pepper and tomato sauce. To finish there are desserts in the shape of chocolate and coffee marquise, praline sauce and spiced hazelnuts or lemon parfait, black cherry and kirsch coulis with almond tuile.
The wine list favours forward-looking French producers and reflects M. Blanc's interest in the current winemaking renaissance.
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 7.00 - 10.30am (11.00am Sat, Sun & B.H's)
Lunch: 12.00 - 5.00pm
Dinner: 5.00 - 10.30pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card