Brasserie Blanc – Covent Garden

I don’t feel lazy letting the pictures do the talking on this one…

The story starts with an appetite, in good company, on a hot and stuffy Saturday evening in the middle of Summer.

Aperitifs in the bar – refreshing cold prosecco

Once our table’s ready, we’re shown out to the roof terrace and into the warm evening air.

Roof terrace dining – by the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden piazza

We order from the a la carte Summer Menu. Our group’s hors d’oeuvres include:

Deep fried goat’s cheese starter – with tomato chutney, frisee + bean salad @ £7.80

Cucumber gaspacho soup – with lemon crème fraîche, cucumber + dill @ £5.90

Pork rillettes starter – with cornichons + sourdough @ £7.50

Plats cuisines follow

Seabream – a special dish of the day in a very lemony butter sauce (gorgeous!)

Roast Atlantic salt cod fillet – salt cod brandade with red pepper + tomato sauce @ £17.40

Spicy squid, chorizo + espelette pepper cassoulet – with new potatoes + saffron @ £15.60

Viognier – dry, aromatic white wine (classic characteristics of the Viognier grape are peaches, dried apricots + floral aromas)

Some of us share desserts:

Selection of seasonal artisan cheeses @ £9.10

Crepes Suzette alight – for two @ £14.00

Crepes Suzette halved + plated – with orange + cointreau sauce + vanilla ice-cream

The verdict: Splendid. My camera never lies.


More of the menu

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Roast hake fillet with saffron and seafood @ £16.90

Restaurant info:
~ Lardbutty rating: 4 / 5
~ Type: French, International
~ Address: 35 Clare Market, Covent Garden, London
~ Postcode: WC2E 8RF
~ Nearest station: Covent Garden, Charing Cross
~ Website + menus: Brasserie Blanc Cov Gdn website
~ Photos on flickr: images of Brasserie Blanc food
~ Location: Brasserie Blanc Cov Gdn map

More nearby dining:
~ Bangalore Express
~ Canteen
~ Maxwells
~ Zen China

Brasserie Blanc on Urbanspoon


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