If you’re looking for somewhere by the river to dine on French cuisine in London, Brasserie Blanc’s Fulham Reach venue has a large menu inspired by celebrity chef Raymond Blanc’s childhood. Diners can enjoy classics such as cheese soufflé to start or slow-roasted boeuf bourguignon for mains, alongside dishes inspired by Blanc’s global travels. For example, the Moroccan mezze platter or Malabar fish curry both exude an international flair.
If you still have room for pudding, options on the dessert menu include cherry amandine, rhubarb crumble and golden chocolate feuilletine. These are complemented with a range of after-dinner drinks such as coffees and cocktails like a Woodford Reserve old fashioned or an espresso martini. Although it has to be said, the bubbles menu features many of France’s most prominent champagne houses, so you might want to try that too.
As previously mentioned, this London branch benefits from views of the Thames, making it one of the most desirable of the 14-strong chain. Unlike the other restaurants across the country which have a rustic, farmhouse aesthetic, Brasserie Blanc Fulham Reach’s décor is a mix of colour, pattern and glamorous furnishings.
The blue, ombre bar has an Art Deco twist and blush pink stools, making it a design highlight and sophisticated place to enjoy a cocktail or glass of champagne. While the sage green, velvet banquette seating looks stylish and contemporary, paired with on-trend parquet flooring and mustard chairs. The ceiling lighting is also worth mentioning; a modern take on the chandelier.