Brasserie Blanc

Brasserie Blanc has become a bit of a Beaconsfield institution.

It opened earlier this year and has been fully booked until recently; becoming the latest hotspot for ladies that lunch and anyone who likes a good steak.

Trying to find a way to distract ourselves from pre-A level results day nerves, my friend Savannah and I made our way down to try the lunch menu.

The restaurant itself is lovely. It's well decorated and has a huge capacity without placing customers shoulder-to-shoulder with strangers.
If the weather's nice, try and get a table outside.

The lunch menu is three courses for under £15, with three choices per course and a free glass of house wine.

The so-called menu 'Maman Blanc' changes each month, so if you go more than once you're likely to have something different every time, which I think is a great idea as it gives you the opportunity to try new things.

My wonderful lunch date. According to the front of house, we look exactly like one another. 

To start I chose the cod brandade croquette with lentils. 
Not something I'd normally go for, but it was really delicious. 

Savannah chose to order the fig, blue cheese and onion tart from the main menu. 
They presented it beautifully and according to reliable sources, was pretty damn tasty too.

I opted for the slightly less pretty but no less tasty beef Lyonnaise with horseradish mash. So good, but so rich that I could only eat half!

Although, there was room in the pudding quarter of my stomach for warm, buttery madelines drizzled with bitter chocolate sauce. Mmmmm.
I've never really bothered with madelines before as they always seemed a bit plain but these were so soft and sugary that I have been converted.

I can't deny that I had serious dessert envy, though. 
Savannah chose the chocolate and coffee marquise with praline sauce and spiced hazelnuts. 
If I go again, I'll be having this. 

Brasserie Blanc is a chain but definitely does not feel like one. The food was incredible quality- I can't believe that my croquette, beef, madelines and wine only came in at £14.45!

I also appreciated that we weren't rushed out. We got there at 1:30 and didn't leave until 4, which is so rare these days where 2-hour eating slots are the norm.

If you're looking for a leisurely lunch, try Brasserie Blanc. The staff were attentive and friendly. I have been in the evening where they were a bit slow, but the food was so good that I hardly noticed.

I'll definitely be back in September to see what's on offer!