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“Steak Frites 'Express' - minuscule steak”
Review of Brasserie Blanc

Brasserie Blanc
Ranked #26 of 473 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$53
Cuisines: European, French
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: We have transformed our Brasserie in the old Ballroom of the Queen's Hotel in Montpelier into a truly beautiful, authentically French dining space. Lounge with a cup of coffee, socialise at the bar, enjoy lunch or dinner with friends, or try our new cheese & charcuterie counter. The patio offers al fresco dining when the sun shines. Our a la carte menu changes with the seasons whilst our monthly set menu means there is always something new to sample at the brasserie. We are open from sunrise to sunset and always with a sunny disposition whether you want to visit us for breakfast, afternoon tea or pre-dinner drinks and everything in between, our legendary team are long-established and here to welcome you to this gem of a restaurant in the heart of Cheltenham.
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Weekday lunch with my wife, welcomed by staff and shown to table where we decided on the set menu. My wife had the pasta dish and enjoyed it. I chose the steak frites and was disappointed with the size of the steak, especially as there was a surcharge of two pounds. The fries were good and a bowl of leaves were acceptable but nothing could make up for the tiny steak. My wife had the lemon sponge pudding and me the cherry and apple compot; both were enjoyed. A pint of Peroni each proved to be refreshing although, I think overpriced.

All in all a pleasant lunch, spoiled somewhat by the mini steak. Next visit I'll try something a little more filling.

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blancchelt, Manager at Brasserie Blanc, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2017

Our prix fix menu is designed to be small so you can have 2 or 3 courses in a short space of time, and also to get it for such a reasonable price. I would advise maybe next time to go for one of our steaks from the ala carte menu as they are much more substantial. Thank you very much, I hope you dine with us again in the future.

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Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

A group of us from out of town were working locally, running a bit late we asked for a recommendation in the area at the B&B (which is by far and away the best way to get good food tips - the hosts generally live local and don't try and make you eat at 'favoured' venues like hotels tend to do).
Brasserie blanc was suggested, so gave them a call and even though they couldn't accommodate us straight away, the contact said "give us half an hour, we'll fit you in".
Expecting to be crammed in between the toilet and a busy bar route on makeshift camping tables, they gave us prime spot by the window.
Food was great, steak cooked spot on, the red wine was tasty, quick service too.
Nice little ambience, as it was packed... And this was a random Wednesday so I'd probably book in advance at weekends.

Thank Marc L
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blancchelt, Manager at Brasserie Blanc, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We hope to see you again if you are ever in the area.

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Reviewed August 15, 2017

Greeted with a smile and welcome we were shown to a corner table overlooking the whole Restaurant. Busy Saturday evening when booking in advance is essential.

Our drinks and table tap water quickly arrived and order taken. Both the first and main courses came to table in a timely fashion. Our desert was a little slower as I had ordered a Pistachio Souffle which was freshly baked and very good.

Popular dishes on the extensive menu included Muscles. Example of prices as at August '17, 250ml Pino £8.50 - Bouillabaisse £18.50 - Souffle £6.90. Our bill for meal for two came to £78 + Tip.

Having eaten here on two other occasions, this was our best evening there and I am sure we will be back again soon.

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blancchelt, Manager at Brasserie Blanc, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2017

So glad you had a great evening with us! We look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Away with friends for the weekend we happened upon Cheltenham and Brasserie Blanc.
We opted for the lunchtime set menu.
The food and wine was delicious, with the staff being friendly and attentive.
A great experience

Thank Andy2237
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blancchelt, Manager at Brasserie Blanc, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2017

Thank you very much for your comments Andy!

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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

I would say that this place has a very well planned out atmosphere for their clients. Food is presented in a very attractive manor and the service is perfect. Don't share your dessert cause you will regret it. Love your family but with the dessert here, just do you and don't be ashamed of your actions.
Delicious fork picking event

Thank Pamella O
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blancchelt, Manager at Brasserie Blanc, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2017

Thank you Pamella, we hope to see you again soon!

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