Brasserie Blanc Southbank

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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.

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££££ - £30 - £49
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About Brasserie Blanc Southbank

If you’re looking for somewhere to eat on the bustling Southbank, well-known chef Raymond Blanc’s chain, Brasserie Blanc, offers a traditional French option in amongst the mix of restaurants along the river.

Brasserie Blanc Southbank benefits from a central location just a stone’s throw from the Thames and while it has a smart facade, there isn’t a view of the water. There is, however, a stylish outdoor seating area which is decorated with large potted trees, fairy lights and seasonal decorations such as faux wisteria.

Inside, the restaurant’s décor is pleasingly modern with a spacious feel. There’s a mix of seating options available including intimate tables for two, bar seating ideal for a drink and a few sofas and booths from more casual dining and lots of options for groups of four-to-six. Décor highlights include deep navy wall panelling, paired with rustic details like wicket baskets and even mounted gardening tools for a countryside, ‘Provence’ feel.

Thanks to this branch’s location in the midst of London’s art and theatre scene, the menu has been extended to reflect local happenings and flow of tourists in the area. For example, from Monday to Saturday 4pm until 6.30pm, diners can enjoy a pre-theatre menu which offers two courses for £16.95 or three courses for £20.95. Starters include dishes such as cucumber gazpacho, lemon crème faiche and dill julienne or chicken Caesar salad.

For mains, you can expect the likes of herb-crusted cod fillet with mousseline potatoes and sautéed leeks, roast tomato and spring vegetable penne pasta and steak frites. While the dessert menu boasts chocolate and orange mousse alongside cherry and apple compote.

Special offers for Brasserie Blanc Southbank

10 points for every £1 spent for returning diners

For all diners to this restaurant, spending over £60, who have dined in the last 60 days

Offer expires 30 Nov 21.

300 Points for new diners

For new diners to this restaurant, spending over £50

Offer expires 30 Nov 21.

200 Points for lunchtime diners

For all diners to this restaurant, spending over £40 on Mondays to Saturdays, lunchtimes only

Offer expires 30 Nov 21.

100 Points

For all diners any day, every time

Offers cannot be combined. You will be awarded the offer that gives you the most reward points.


Does Brasserie Blanc Southbank have a pre-theatre menu?

Yes, Brasserie Blanc Southbank runs a pre-theatre menu from Monday to Saturday, welcoming diners from 4pm until 6.30pm to choose either two courses for £16.95 or three courses for £20.95.

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Location for Brasserie Blanc Southbank

9 Belvedere Road, Southbank, London, London, SE1 8YP

020 7202 8470


Opening Times

Mon-Sat 12N-10pm Sun 12N-9pm

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5 Reviews 


26 July 2019  
Again in a different league but fabulous service and good food for a reasonable price.

Lucy S

28 June 2018  
Again a chain but M. Blanc runs a tight ship and addresses issues quickly. It's reliable and if it's not, tell M. Blanc..

Phil L

27 August 2016  
I had a confirmed reservation at Brasserie Blanc for 6 weeks. Less than 6 hours before the restaurant called to say they had taken a celebrity booking for the whole place and our booking was cancelled. Really shocking. I used to be a regular but no more.
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Patricia M

A totally unexpected disappointment!
08 June 2015  
After watching a great afternoon matinee theatre performance we were looking forward with great hungry anticipation to our meal at Brasserie Blanc. For the first time ever we had not looked at any reviews beforehand, expecting rather foolishly that we could not go wrong with a restaurant with such an esteemed chef owner. How wrong we were. The two mains we chose were quite the most unpleasant we can remember having anywhere ....bland, tasteless and amateurish cooking and presentation. We were also aware of another customer behind us calling the manager and complaining about her meal and leaving in disgust. All we can say Raymond is that you need to keep your finger on the pulse a bit more and not expect people to keep coughing up for such an appalling standard of food.
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Daher E

14 May 2014  
The restaurant is dark and sub-teranean. Service was acceptable though standard of spoken english poor. The food was acceptable, but the wine served warm. We were expecting a better all around fare, certainly not as good as the city outlet, in every respect.
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