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Summary

£60
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“I’ve been going for 25 years and it’s always reliable” – Raymond Blanc’s original branch of his spin-off chain still inspires loyalty from long-time fans who claim this Jericho brasserie is “sadly underrated”. It certainly elicits few complaints and can be depended on for a solid meal and – it might not happen often, but every now and then ‘le patron mange ici’ – when he’s on a break from his nearby flagship, Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons.

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£59
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Raymond Blanc’s “reliable” local brasserie has shown good longevity and, according to fans, “manages to hold off much of the competition In busy Jericho, thanks to its varied menu”, “excellent Sunday lunch” and “good wine list”. Sceptics, though, are disappointed by “food that’s OK but below what I had expected” for a location that sparked the national brand, and which was, back in the day, the warm-up act for what’s now Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons.

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£57
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Raymond Blanc’s 25-year-old brasserie has been spun out into a national chain, and provides “a pleasant dining experience in the villagey vibe of Jericho”… so long as you don’t expect anything approaching the elevated cuisine found at his nearby Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.

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£53
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The brasserie that Raymond Blanc originally used as the template for his national roll-out sits in the attractive Jericho site where Blanc made his name before scaling up to the magnificent Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons. The food is generally rated as “reliable”, but there are enough concerns (“bit of a ‘chain’ feel”, “trying too hard”, “slightly glum”) to preclude an enthusiastic recommendation.

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Highchair,Menu
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No dress code
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Brasserie Blanc Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Brasserie Blanc Restaurant in OX2, Oxford by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Brasserie Blanc restaurant.
Martine E
Very busy Saturday lunch time, great atmos...
Reviewed 1 months, 2 days ago

"Very busy Saturday lunch time, great atmosphere, although we were forgotten for a while with no food and the cheese soufflé starter when it arrived was drier than usual and the mains followed the starters very quickly. Good selection of wine. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£8.40 £22.40 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £23.95
Filter Coffee £2.95
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑9:15 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑9:15 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑9:15 pm
Thursday12 pm‑9:15 pm
Friday12 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑9 pm

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