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“Best food and atmosphere in Oxford”
Review of Brasserie Blanc

Brasserie Blanc
Ranked #9 of 680 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $55
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: This was our first Brasserie Blanc which opened over 21 years ago when Raymond Blanc was just a boy! Now with a truly beautiful new look, we are open every day from breakfast right through to dinner, and everything in between. We love it here in the heart of the Jericho area of Oxford where we serve real French food in our relaxed and welcoming, light filled space. The restaurant is always buzzing with our many regulars, new faces and the many tourists visiting this charming part of the city. Ask about our private dining room if you have a special occasion in mind or if you want a meeting space with great French coffee on tap.
Reviewed April 15, 2013

The food is invariably delicious and served in style. The set menu makes it possible to dine in style on a limited budget. The service is prompt, patient and contributes to the sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere.

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Thank RW154
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BrasserieBlancOxford, General Manager at Brasserie Blanc, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2013

Thank you ever so much for this fantastic review, we are very grateful that you have given us such great feedback and please accept this as a little invitation for a glass of bubbly on your next visit. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best wishes, Claudia Reiter

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Delicious food, very friendly and good service, nice atmosphere. I like their special deals for lunch and dinner. Close to where I live, which makes it a favourite of mine.

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Thank Linda M
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BrasserieBlancOxford, General Manager at Brasserie Blanc, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2013

How lovely to read your review and that we have gained another 'Blanc Regular'. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your visits to us and look forward to welcoming you back to us soon. Best Wishes, Claudia Reiter

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

We live in Oxford and go to Brasserie Blanc by preference. It is consistently high quality and a very nice venue. The staff strive to be very polite and professional, even though sometimes a little undertrained.
This is a general and specific review.
Generally there is always a good choice on the menu, it is seasonal and there are often special deals. We find the food is more authentic that what is offered in a lot of the eating places nearby and compares favourably with Branca, Lcok Fynne and Quod. The wine list is good.
Specifically we had one very surprising experience last time we went. We were guests of the managing director of a publisher (female) it was clear that she was the host. There were five of us She asked for the bill and the inexperienced young waiter tried to give it to a man at the table - and even looked surprised, but totally unapologetic when he was told to give it to the woman. This is unforgivable and very basic, old-fashioned sexism that came as a great surprise. The staff need training to avoid this sort of crass faux pas.
One other small negative - the restaurant tends to be very cramped and packs people in a bit tight. But it does have a nice atmosphere.

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Thank StarrOxford
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BrasserieBlancOxford, General Manager at Brasserie Blanc, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2013

Thank you very much for the constructive feedback which is much appreciated. I will ceratinly ensure that my team is made aware about your comments regarding the presentation of the bill. I am sure this was a simple and innocent mistake but nevertheless has to be adressed. We are of course delighted that you frequently choose to dine in our Brasserie and hope to welcome you back to us again very soon. Best wishes, Claudia Reiter

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

The proliferation of Brasseries Blanc (19 branches at the time of writing) might suggest that we are seeing the rise of yet another anonymous chain, with standard offerings and standard service. On the evidence of this visit, this is far from the case. We particularly appreciated the attentive service. In many restaurants our requests for departures from the standard formula (such as no butter, no seasoning, no dressing) are greeted with incredulity. Not here. Our waitress took it all in her stride, proactively checking points we hadn't mentioned. Whilst the food took a little longer to arrive as a result, we were very happy not just with what was on the plate, but especially with how it was delivered. This felt like a real local restaurant, making a genuine attempt to meet customers' individual needs. I don't really need the new frequent diner card to make sure I will return.

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Thank oxfordgary
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BrasserieBlancOxford, General Manager at Brasserie Blanc, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2013

Dear OxfordGary,

Thank you so much for your constructive feedback which is so appreciated by us. We are grateful that you have taken the time to review us and that you believe in the Brasserie.
We certainly don't want to be identified as just another 'chain'. As you said, we are a very personal group of Brasseries who truly care about our guests.
I know you are not really a fan of the loyalty card but maybe I can tempt you to a glass of bubbly on your next visit, there is always a reason to have a glass of bubbly, surely!
We will welcome you again sopon, I'm sure.
With Best Wishes, Claudia Reiter

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

This is a restaurant that never disappoints, whether it's a celebratory lunch or dinner with friends, the food is memorable, the service friendly, efficient but not overwhelming.

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BrasserieBlancOxford, General Manager at Brasserie Blanc, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2013

Thank you very much for the review. I am truly delighted that we have become a regular place for you to visit. Since you are already a regular, please do pick up a loyalty card on your next visit and start collecting points if you haven't done so already. I look forward to welcoming you back to us again soon, Best wishes, Claudia Reiter

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