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A Second Serving reviews Brasserie Blanc, Bath...

While on a girlie weekend away in Bath to celebrate my sisters birthday I was excited to check out Brasserie Blanc in the city centre. It's an upscale restaurant serving a classically French menu devised by celebrity chef Raymond Blanc, so I knew it was going to be good! We kicked off our leisurely lunch by bagging a window seat, the perfect spot for people watching from the corner of pretty Queen’s Square where the restaurant is situated.

Alllll the beef

Why go?

From the very beginning of our lunch the service was top notch – the staff were polite and courteous and nothing was too much trouble. To start I opted for the Mediterranean fish soup with the garlic and saffron rouille, croutons and grated cheese. It was a large, rich portion and set the standard for the rest of the meal. For my main I had boeuf bourguignon. The meat was possibly the most tender I’ve ever tasted. It was accompanied by a deliciously smooth mash and red wine sauce. To finish I chose the caramel souffle with rum and raison ice cream. The dish took 15 minutes to prepare but was more than worth the wait!
The soufflé was to die for


None! The portions were generous, prices were reasonable and the service was excellent.

Value for money?

Hell yes. This is authentic French food at its best. Go now!


6-12 Queen Square, Bath, BA1

What happened next?

After all that food, my sisters and I had a look around the nearby Roman Baths, one of the finest historic sites in northern Europe. It was incredibly atmospheric and we got a real feel for the history of the place as we listened to the audio guide. The weather was pretty awful but that meant the steam was even higher than usual as the heat of the water mingled with the freezing cold air.

 Of course, we also took the obligatory selfie(s) beside the water...

Say cheese!
If you're in Bath, definitely put the Roman Bath's on your 'to do' list. You can plan your visit, here:

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