Brasserie Blanc - Charlotte Street

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Brasserie Blanc - Charlotte Street

One branch of this French brasserie's chain, which offers a stylish and comfortable space for any time of the day. Pop in for a pastry and coffee on the terrace for lunch, visit The Clubhouse on the first floor for breakfast or a drink after work, or sit down to a three-course dinner.

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Venue name: Brasserie Blanc - Charlotte Street
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Address: 8 Charlotte St
London
W1T 2LS
Transport: Tube: Goodge St
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3.7 / 5

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tastemaker

If you want a little self indulgence in the form of afternoon tea, head to Brasserie Blanc. You will be welcomed with a glass of prosecco and, of course, it would be rude to say no. The finger sandwiches have a twist with the butter conventionally between the bread but the fillings are on top. Egg and onion, crunchy cucumber and tomato slices, delicious smoked salmon and a potato salad (as we asked for no meat). Being wider than the average finger sandwich, there is plenty to sink your teeth into. You can choose your hot drink at any time and I decided to forgo the rhubarb tea and requested a cappuccino to accompany the fresher-than-fresh scones. There were berries to dunk in a wonderful chocolate sauce, madeleines and a fruit compôte topped with fresh cream as the final part of the experience. At that point we marvelled at how we had managed to eat our way through everything, when we were offered some warmed lemon drizzle cake. After standing for a moment to allow gravity to create a bit more space, we successfully cleared our plates. No dinner for me!

Tastemaker

Simple food and good service, if you're looking for a French fix, look no further. Very standard French inspired menu, some dishes done well, particularly their very tasty fish soup. Their steak is a bit irregular in quality, but their homemade pasta (mushroom) was really tasty and full of flavour, if only there were more ravioli pieces. overall, good value for money in the city centre, and a place that's easy to return to time and time again. 

tastemaker

Very nice place with friendly people. 

My brother came to visit and we were just wondering around, looking for a place to have an afternoon champagne in the sun and there it was! On a nice quiet street, just few steps away from Soho, we found a one empty table on the porch. They were only four tables and two of them very close to each other, so we are pretty lucky. We didn't have any food, but it looked and smelled delicious and the prices were reasonable.


Tastemaker

This place is more a 7/10 or 3.5 but not a 4*!

The service was friendly and efficient. We had booked table after being given a champagne afternoon tea virgin experience for 2. We arrived at 3pm on Sunday and were seated straight away. We were offered our fizz straight away and asked when we would like our tea. Our food came after 10 minutes which allowed us to settle and sip our champers. The sandwiches were OK - above par compared with other places and presented nicely however the fillings were the normal cucumber & cream cheese, smoked salmon and ham. The scones were lovely - big, warm and fluffy and came with tonnes of clotted cream. The jam however was jarred tiptree - bit disappointing. The famous lemon drizzle was a bit dry and burnt but not baaad. The chocolate mousse on biscuit base was sooo indulgent and delicious and finally the homemade compote with cream on top was refreshing and fruity. They forgot to offer us our tea so we didn't get it until after I had finished my scones (couldn't help but scoff them down) which was a shame however the tea choices were nothing special; a few Tea Pig flavours - another thing I think they could improve on. Overall as a gift it was nice but if I had paid I would have been a little disappointed.
The decor is modern and light and the main menu looked and smelled great so I would be keen to go back for dinner with a group of friends.
Tastemaker

The bar here is one of the nicest places to be in Covent Garden situated as it is in a glass conservatory perched atop the main central building of the square. The drinks are well priced and while both the balcony and inside are packed in summer, in winter its a great escape and there's usually space to to crash and relax with friends.

Tastemaker

Used to go here all the time when I worked around the corner and returned recently for their lunchtime menu. Really great food for a special, great price and you didn’t feel herded through it as often happens when you’re off a la carte. It has been a bit touch and go over the years with service and friendliness but couldn’t fault it on this visit. Not sure if under new(ish) management but would like to visit again to see if there’s any consistency. Nice little place for work lunches, clients and small/cosy enough to cover the romantic element, should you be inclined.


Tip: check the website for their glorious special menus as it can be expensive without.

Tastemaker

Went in the evening to this branch to celebrate my daughter's birthday. We ordered the anchovies in oil, anchovy butter and sourdough bread to share. There were four, very thin slices of bread to accompany healthy servings of the anchovies and butter. We had to order more bread (which we were charged for) and I feel the original serving was paltry. My daughter ordered the Onglet and fries. My daughter said it was delicious. My husband ordered the Beef Bourguignon, which he really enjoyed. I ordered the 8oz sirloin steak, frites and bernaise sauce. Absolutely gorgeous. My husband and daughter both had soft drinks. The bottles for the soft drinks were minuscule-hardly enough to fill half a small glass. I had a glass of the house red. It was very drinkable, but for the price it lacked any depth or body. Dessert of tarte tatin and mango sorbet were both very good. The service was excellent-attentive throughout.