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Maison Blanc

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136 - 142 High Street, Burford OX18 4QU, England
+44 1993 823457
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: Opened in 2009, we are located half way down Burford High Street. We have...
Opened in 2009, we are located half way down Burford High Street. We have plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and a wonderfully cheerful team who look forward to serving you with a seasonal menu, handmade patisserie and freshly baked pastries in store each day. Baby change facility available. Licensed.
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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
OK but not great

Perhaps because of the Blanc name I expected a superior experience, but it is just an average coffee & cake shop. The staff were very pleasant, but the overall experience was nothing special.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Chris P
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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Farnham Common, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
282 reviews 282 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Perhaps because of the Blanc name I expected a superior experience, but it is just an average coffee & cake shop. The staff were very pleasant, but the overall experience was nothing special.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Burford isn't exactly bursting with decent quality tea shops so MB is frequently quite busy being one of the best. Great pastries and cakes with a good varied breakfast and lunch menu, the young staff there are friendly and welcoming which is why I and a good number of other locals make it a regular stop (given I see many... More 

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Top Contributor
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55 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We had a quick impromptu lunch here this week and it was enjoyable. We've been to the one in Oxford several times but this was the first visit here. We had goats cheese quiche, which was tasty, and accompanied by a nicely dressed salad and a really decent cup of coffee. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The coffee and cake was lovely, but the dust on the shelfs and bottles on them.. And then I went to the loos not clean and the hand dryer was useless, what a pity just a dam good clean. Then you start to think about the kitchen which you can't see.

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AppleandRhubarb, Manager at Maison Blanc, responded to this review

I am the manager of Maison Blanc in Burford and you are entirely right, there was a lot of dust which is unacceptable. I have since dusted my shop before reading this review, so I apologise that this put you off your visit. Please accept my full personal apologies and I hope you will visit us again soon. Tristan Dixon,... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Place needs a refurb..tables chipped and worn, seating battered and the loo was not nice, Tea served in massive coffee cups but pattisserie was OK.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Some friends took us here one wintry Sunday after a look at The White Horse. Superb cakes, really delicious and staff very welcoming. Ladies loo was in a pretty unpleasant state which rather let the side down but it won't stop us going again. To be fair it was very near to closing time but it kind of detracted from... More 

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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

First taste of Burford and it was amazing . Sausage Roll with tomato chutney was sublime and the Hot Chocolate was best I have ever tasted,

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We poped in for coffee on New Years Day whilst holidaying in the area. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the coffee was first rate and my wife had a lovely hot chocolate.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I'm normally a big fan of Maison Blanc so was looking forward to our lunch there but the experience was pretty awful. I ordered the French onion soup which was off the menu, so ordered the leek and potato soup which was also unavailable. I settled on an extremely unappetising fish cake with a side salad drowning in French dressing.... More 

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Sarah M, Manager at Maison Blanc, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this valuable feedback regarding your visit. Our key supplier limited our menu offer over the new year period due to cancelled deliveries and considerable shortfalls in their stock. I am very disappointed that this resulted in two of our seasonal favourites being unavailable - our French Onion and Leek &... More 

UK
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181 reviews 181 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Have always wanted to visit and had the opportunity to do so this week but left feeling very disappointed. First impressions were not good as we sat at a crumb covered table , I expected someone to come and clean it before our order was taken but it was left dirty. We noticed that other tables were cleared but not... More 

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Maison B, Manager at Maison Blanc, responded to this review

Dear Lorelei3, I am disappointed to read that there were crumbs on your table – this is an imperfection which should not have happened. Our Burford café is in the process of an update and our team warmly welcomes you back in the near future to witness changes! Tristan Dixon General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 136 - 142 High Street, Burford OX18 4QU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Burford
  • Phone Number: +44 1993 823457

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 22
  • Cuisine: French, English

Description

Opened in 2009, we are located half way down Burford High Street. We have plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and a wonderfully cheerful team who look forward to serving you with a seasonal menu, handmade patisserie and freshly baked pastries in store each day. Baby change facility available. Licensed.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?