London, Brasserie Blanc Southbank

Brasserie Blanc Southbank

Back in January, I spent a day in Oxford with some friends.  We walked around, took some photos, chatted and drank a few glasses of wine. Our last stop was Brasserie Blanc in Oxford, before heading back to London. I wasn’t expecting much but in fact, it was a real treat.

Fast forward, I was jubilant to be invited to review the new refurbished Southwark branch in London. Last week I headed over there for a very pleasant dinner. I arrived a bit earlier than my companion, so I ordered a cocktail at their bar. I love the decor, the muted heritage colours on the walls and the natural materials of wooden furniture that gives an aged, worn look. It feels very comfortable and welcoming ambience. The perfect place to relax after a stroll around the area or after a show on the Southbank.

Brasserie Blanc is a chain, but it doesn’t feel like one. In case, you wondered it is headed by Raymond Blanc. It has a strip down and casual feel to it.  In both venues, the service was exceptional.  The food, well, the clean plates spoke for themselves.  The menu is seasonal and offers simple, hearty French cooking.

The dinner at Brasserie Blanc Southbank

Brasserie Blanc

Brasserie Blanc Southbank

We started with the anchovy appetiser, which comes two bowls of anchovies in oil, anchovy butter and three half slices of sourdough bread to share.  I love the anchovy butter; we couldn’t get enough of it. I wish there were more sourdough served with this starter.

anchovy appetiser
Brasserie Blanc wine

wine at Brasserie Blanc

Next, came the house speciality the cheese souffle with mature Cheddar sauce, it was light and tasty, I can see why is so popular!  The chilli and ginger squid was delicious with the right amount of kick. The squid was perfectly grilled.

Cheese souffle at Brasserie Blanc
cheese souffle with mature Cheddar sauce


chilli and ginger squid

For mains, we had, Boeuf  Bourguignon, a delicious stew prepared with beef braised in red Burgundy,  beef broth, lardons, garlic, and a bouquet garni, with pearl onions and mushrooms added towards the end of cooking it was served with a very smooth mash. It hit the right spot!

Cheese souffle at Brasserie Blanc
Boeuf  Bourguignon,


lamb cutlets with Morrocan vegetables

The juicy lamb cutlets with Morrocan vegetables, yellow split peas, toasted almond & apricot couscous was another winner dish.
The portions are very generous at Brasserie Blanc.

Dessert was a show stopper!  We decided to share a Baked Alaska
flambéed with Cointreau and more Cointreau to pour over the individual plates.  Perfect almost ending to our meal. This dessert encompass everything sweet I love:  meringue, ice cream and alcohol!

Baked Alaska
Baked Alaska

Finally, we finished with fresh mint tea!

Tip: don’t eat before you go to Brasserie Blanc.  The portions are plentiful and delectable; it’s sacrilege not to finish eating all courses.

They offer a small menu that can be made dairy and/or  gluten-free

Brasserie Blanc is an all-day eatery, so pop down any time for coffee, wine, cocktails, nibbles or a three-course dinner –  Highly recommended.

Brasserie Blanc
9 Belvedere Road
London SE1 8YP
t: 020 7202 8470
opening times:
9am Monday – Sunday for tea & coffee
Brasserie & Bar
12noon – 11pm Monday – Saturday
12pm – 9.30pm Sunday

Disclosure: I was a guest of Brasserie Blanc

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  1. MsPretty LThings
    May 15, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    Oh wow, the food looks amazing. I love everything that you ordered and the bread and anchovies look amazing. I want to recreate at home.

  2. Rhian Westbury
    May 15, 2016 / 4:51 pm

    Oh wow the cheese souffle looks absolutely amazing. Looks like you had a great meal x

  3. May 15, 2016 / 5:04 pm

    I have been to a few Brasserie restaurants and I have always enjoyed the food and the atmosphere and this one is no exception. Loving the look of the place and the food is not too bad either.

  4. Jessica McDonnell
    May 15, 2016 / 7:24 pm

    It looks like such a lovely restaurant and that cheese souffle sounds delicious. I'll keep this in mind for when I'm next in London.

  5. Klauss Kinkle
    May 15, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    Сhilli and ginger squid looks like art work 🙂 Good place!

  6. Corinne
    May 15, 2016 / 9:18 pm

    I love south bank! It's one of my favourite places in London.

    All that food looks so nice.

    Corinne x

  7. Gingey Bites
    May 16, 2016 / 7:45 am

    Hi haven't heard of this chain but it does look nice. The cheese souffle in that little pan and the chilli squid look delicious.

  8. May 16, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    I haven't heard of this chain but it looks lovely. The food looks delicious too. Lovely photos. Kaz x

  9. cecilia keinapel
    May 16, 2016 / 4:03 pm

    This place looks lovely, I can never say no to french food. I might have to visit this restaurant one day x

  10. Melanie Ed
    May 16, 2016 / 5:57 pm

    Now I've read this I sooooo want to go the food look amazing especially the squid and also the anchovy butter.

  11. Nayna Kanabar
    May 16, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    What a lovely restaurant, the souffle looks delicious.

  12. May 17, 2016 / 6:12 pm

    The food at this restaurant looks lovely. Especially like the look of the lamb which is my favourite meat

  13. Pasta Bites
    May 19, 2016 / 8:58 am

    I have only been to Brasserie Blanc once, and not the one on the South bank which is my local! looks great so will definitely consider when at the BFI