Brasserie Blanc, Winchester 20/25

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Brasserie Blanc, Winchester

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19-20 Jewry Street

Winchester

Hampshire SO23 8RZ

Tel: 01962 810870

Website: brasserieblanc.com

Gluten free: Just ask

Parking: Public car parks

Wheelchairs: OK

Loos: Above average

 

We last reviewed this Restaurant in March 2009 and my new review is going to be almost identical!

We were the same five and again celebrating a birthday. We enjoyed the set menu and FIVE years on it’s almost the same price!  Two courses in 2009 £11.35 in 2014 £11.95.  Three course in 2009 £13.80 in 2014 £14.45.  How do they do it?  A complimentary 175ml glass of wine or soft drink is also still part of the set menu.  Congratulations to Brasserie Blanc for more or less inventing 2/3 course menus to include wine… thank you from all Ladies who Lunch and for keeping up such a high standard!

Starters – Celery soup, parsley & hazelnut dressing, Summer vegetable  & herb salad, poached free range egg, Chickpea, cherry tomato & bell pepper salad, smoked aubergine

Mains – Smoked haddock, leek & cheese fish cake, with summer vegetables, Braised lemon & date stuffed lamb heart and parslied carrots, Jimmy Butler’s free range, pan-fried pork sirloin, runner beans & new potatoes, Summer vegetable risotto, tomato & basil essence.

Puddings- Strawberry fool, Home-made profiteroles, Cointreau crème patissiere, hot chocolate sauce, Creme caramel, cat’s tongue biscuit.

We thoroughly enjoyed all of the above, the only main we didn’t have was the pork and we didnt have the  crème caramel.  Well presented and excellent service. The scoring for Variety of Menu would have been 4/5 for the full menu.

 

Ladies Who Lunch Scoring: Brasserie Blanc, Winchester

silver LWL Silver Award awarded August 2014

Cost £££

4/5 Quality of food

3/5 Variety of menu

4/5 Staff and service

4/5 Ambiance and décor

5/5 Value for money for set menu

20/25 Total yummy factor. Review SM

Ladies Who Lunch: score key

The higher the “Yummy” factor, the better the food and service.

The higher the number of £ signs the more expensive. (Roughly one £ sign = £5 per head).

5/5 Cannot be improved upon

4/5 Very good

3/5 Good

2/5 Satisfactory

1/5 Poor

0/5 Terrible

If you visit, please tell them that Ladies Who Lunch in Hampshire sent you!