SquareMeal Review of
Brasserie Blanc Southbank
Situated between Waterloo Bridge and the Royal Festival Hall, this branch of Raymond Blanc’s user-friendly brasserie chain is tailor-made for commuters, families and culture vultures en route to
exhibitions or live performances. Start with a drink in the bar, before moving into the main dining room for reasonably priced helpings of French bourgeois food. To start, try a bowl of sweetcorn
velouté or share a ‘plateau varié’ (deli board), before sampling steak-frites, grilled Loch Fyne salmon fillet with sauce choron or wild mushroom risotto with a parmesan crisp. For afters, share a
flamed baked Alaska or go for an Anglo-French alliance of treacle sponge with Cointreau sauce. Two-course set menus (from £10.95 lunch, £14 dinner), various kids’ deals and Gallic regional wines
direct from the producer are further reasons to be impressed. There are also alfresco tables on the terrace.