Somwhere for the weekend

We recently pointed out 5 reasons to think of moving to Farnham, well here’s another one. Following a hugely successful 2012 which saw the total number of Brasserie Blanc restaurants increase to 18, Raymond Blanc‘s collection of authentic French brasseries celebrates 2013 with another new opening, this time in Farnham.


Brasserie Blanc is located in a three-storey listed building on Castle Street in the heart of the town.

This warm and welcoming 100-seater restaurant provides great value and accessible French food. It also has a separate bar area and an al fresco terrace with room for 40 covers.

All dishes at Brasserie Blanc Farnham have been created by Raymond Blanc, with many inspired by his mother, Maman Blanc. As with every one of the restaurants, Clive Fretwell, the group’s executive chef and former head chef at the iconic Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, will oversee the menu.

Dishes change according to the seasons, but the menu will include such delicacies as Burgundian snails in garlic herb butter; slow cooked belly pork, roast green apple sauce & spring cabbage; pan-fried Atlantic cod fillet, Grenobloise sauce & prawn potatoes; free range Cornish steaks and Brasserie Blanc’s legendary flaming Baked Alaska.

In addition to the à la carte menu, Brasserie Blanc Farnham also offers The Raymond Blanc Lunch. Made using fresh, seasonal ingredients, and changing every month, this will be priced at just £11.50 for two courses or £13.95 for three. It is also available in the evenings, priced at £14 for two courses.

Said Raymond Blanc, “I am delighted that we will be opening our first restaurant of 2013 in Farnham. This pretty and historic market town is the perfect match for Brasserie Blanc, and I am looking forward to a very successful partnership!”

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