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Maison Blanc

154 High Street, Winchester SO23 9BA, England
+44 1862 877563
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Ranked #129 of 154 Restaurants in Winchester
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, French, Café, Tea Room
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Located in the town centre we are opposite the Guildhall and within a few minute's walk of the cathedral and bus station. Our bustling cafe serves a seasonal menu, with wine if you wish in addition to a wide range of speciality breads, pastries, handmade patisserie and of course afternoon tea. Baby change facility available. Licensed. Maison Blanc is an artisan bakery renowned for its speciality breads, freshly baked pastries, seasonal menu and of course world famous cakes and patisserie - all handmade to perfection and simply bursting with seasonal flavour.We're passionate about serving innovative, charming and authentically French food that leaves our customers craving for more. Our core value is Tradition et Qualite which remains at the heart of everything we do from sourcing the finest and freshest ingredients, to the creation of our recipes and presentation of our food.Originally created in Oxford in 1980, we were the first authentic patisserie in England. We now serve a little slice of France in 14 locations around London and the South. Our cafes are the perfect place for a rendez-vous with family and friendsWe adopt a joie-de vie attitude and believe that life should be enjoyed one delicate macaroon at a time.
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  • English first
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English first
Winchester, UK
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Dirty cutlery, surly staff, lousy cappuccino, floor and tables dirty, and generally in poor repair. I contacted the City's Environmental Health team after our experience. Such a shame, as it used to be great when Michel Blanc set it up.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

From the outside it looked very inviting. I only stayed for drinks with mixed feelings regarding service. 1 nice waitress, 1 very rude waitress. Would choose somewhere else next time.

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Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Really surprised by how poor our visit was today to this cafe. The tea pot was cracked, the cups were dirty, the cakes arrived well after the tea was served. The decor was was really tired and really quite strange, I don't know what the design concept was for this part of the Blanc empire but it's not a pleasant... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Popped in for afternoon tea. Promptly led to a dirty table in a corner with little space to shuffle past a neighbouring diner. Waiting for the waitress noticed how shabby the interior was , the floor was filthy, had to sweep off the chairs. didn't stay to order. Won't be back.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

With every time I come here the more disappointed I become. In waiting five mins for my friend to arrive I was asked three times if I would order food! Came for brunch, eggs were cold and I actually had to send my almond croissant back! It was dry on top and the creme pat was like rubber. These pastries... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I popped in for a little breakfast treat and had Fabulous scrambled egg with artisan toast on the side. I have to admit to being a scrambled egg connoisseur... It was excellent. The coffee is always good in Maison Blanc. The atmosphere is relaxed and very friendly.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Visited this café on a Saturday morning for breakfast. Scrambled eggs, mushrooms, toast and tea for two persons. Scrambled eggs overdone, mushrooms tasted as though they were from a tin and extremely salty. Toast could have been cut by a laser as the pieces were so thin and tea which was so weak it tasted like water. The food we... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is an excellent example of this higher end chain. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience here and would not hesitate to return. We visited this restaurant on a whim: we had intended to use the establishment next door, but the initial service there was so slack (we were kept waiting and other customers who arrived after us were seated before... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Nipped in on the spur of the moment one damp Saturday morning for a late breakfast with my mum. Big disappointment and won't be returning. I ordered the warm ham and cheese croissant and an orange juice and my mum had the artisan toast and a fruit tea. The drinks were both OK, but the food was poor and over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

I was shown to a table within a minute of arrival by a lovely well kept looking waitress. I asked about the christmas themed drinks they sell. After giving me the wonderful options, i opted for the baileys coffee. It arrived in record time! Tasted delicious, the waitress was obviously very good at her job and delivered it with a... More 

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Additional Information about Maison Blanc

Address: 154 High Street, Winchester SO23 9BA, England
Phone Number: +44 1862 877563
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisine: Bakery, French, Café, Tea Room

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