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“Good, but could have been great”
Review of Brasserie Blanc

Brasserie Blanc
Ranked #57 of 482 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $56
Cuisines: European, French
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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 February 18, 2014

We had an enjoyable sunday night visit to the Brasserie but a couple of aspects let the meal down and stopped this from being an excellent visit. Service was good throughout and it's a lovely venue, spotlessly clean and well looked after. Decent pint of 1664 too, which is rare as it's usually pretty poor. The starters we ordered were the charcuterie board which was good, if a little unimaginative and the Alsace bacon, poached egg and potato salad. This was excellent. A really good starter and the bacon was incredibly flavoursome. I wish i'd had it a bit bigger for a main course. The mains were the award winning burger and the duck with dauphinoise spuds. The burger was actually very good and the meat was seasoned well and very tasty. The burger is served pink though so be aware as they didn't warn us of this, although it isn't a big problem for me, i do think you should be asked how you like it cooked. Similarly with the duck which was basically overcooked and my wife wasn't asked how she would like it cooked so it was a little disappointing, as were the spuds which just felt a bit lack lustre. Desserts were nice although the meringue on the Mont Blanc was rock hard and had to be smashed to bits with a spoon! Not very elegant. Overall, despite a few quibbles, everything did taste good and we ha da good night. With a few tweaks here and there this could be another excellent restaurant in Cheltenham, rather than just 'good'.

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Reviewed February 15, 2014

This restaurant is very good and the staf are always so helpful and friendly. We loved this place and it a shame that we have to travel to get there but it is well worth it. Always good and great value and variety and sunday lunch is very good too. You must visit

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Thank Elizabeth C
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

Stayed the weekend in Cheltenham for a family get together before being relocated overseas so our meal at Brasserie Blanc was part celebration, part farewell.

The food was superb - one of the things I will truly miss about the UK. Really friendly bar and great cockjtails

Cheltenham itself was a joy to re-visit after a rather disappointing visit a few years back....thanks in part to B Blanc and also our choice of self catering house in Montpellier rather than a hotel.

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Reviewed February 10, 2014

I know there are plenty of great eateries in Cheltenham, but for service, food and the nearest thing you'll get to French Bistro style dinning, you simply can't beat Brasserie Blanc. We went for a birthday lunch and were clearly out to party! So lunch lasted a gentle 3+ hours. Service was attentive and we weren't hustled for our table.
We returned home full, and decidedly merry - having re-booked to go back in two weeks time with family members. As well as a great location and bistro style dinning - the food and wine are fair value. The set menu has sufficient choice for pretty well everyone without being overly expensive. The same can be said for the wine list.
We've been before, will happily go again and again and again!

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Thank Nick P
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

We had a lovely evening at Brasserie Blanc last night. The atmosphere was great - busy and upbeat. The decor is really god. Its a nice place to be. The food was excellent as was the wine. I would have given it 5 stars except the service was very slow. It wasn't that they were busy - as we would have made allowances - but our waiter was talking to one of the waitresses and we had to chase him each time we ordered wine as it took ages to arrive. Other than that I thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank primada
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