Get ready for an all-new dining experience as iconic French restaurant group Brassier Blanc brings a slice of rural France to Hale Barns. Acclaimed chef Raymond Blanc has opened the doors to Brasserie Blanc’s newest destination restaurant and terrace, within the newly refurbished Manchester Airport Marriott Hotel.
Open seven days a week serving full buffet breakfast through to dinner, just a stone’s throw from the airport terminal, Brasserie Blanc welcomes early morning espresso seekers, business lunchers and evening drinkers.
From starting a holiday the right way with a relaxed breakfast, to a catch-up dinner and drinks with friends, the contemporary bar and dining room makes the ideal meeting place. The impressive space is dominated by a huge glass and wrought iron atrium roof that floods the venue with natural light. Shelves bursting with greenery surround the light and airy space and hanging foliage alongside delicate, floating Moooi Heracleum light overhead creates a living space that transports diners to a Kew Gardens greenhouse.
The botanical theme continues throughout with palm print fabrics, Marrakech Dandelion tiles, and plush banquettes upholstered in a soft, dusty orchid pink leather. Tucked away nooks embrace darker tones of sage and antique leather with velvety cushions and a mural of Van Gough’s Almond Tree in Blossom. The bar boasts a rich yet contemporary look featuring wooden herringbone parquet flooring, brass and glass furnishings and Lee Brom cut crystal pendant lights add some classic sophistication to enjoy with a cocktail.
The comfort of the indoors is taken onto the showstopper terrace that captures the feeling of the French Riviera with built-in banquette seating, beautiful French wrought iron garden furniture, shade for the summer, heaters for the winter and handy USB ports and sockets meaning you don’t have to sacrifice the sunshine for your working lunch.
The gorgeous brasserie serves delicious home-cooked French food with a contemporary international flavour all inspired by Raymond’s travels. A la carte breakfast choices are available from 6.30am and include classic eggs Benedict, Florentine or Royal, fresh orange juice, coffees and Champagne or Buck’s Fizz if you’re looking to start the day in style. Lunch and dinner offer light contemporary options such as fresh vegetable summer rolls stuffed with avocado, carrots, mint, cucumber, coriander pesto and a soy dipping sauce; Mediterranean fish soup or moules marinieres. More traditional, hearty dishes include the BB cheese soufflé; escargots with garlic herb butter, classic boeuf bourguinon or steak frites. Delectable desserts feature an indulgent chocolate mousse cup or zesty lemon tart.
Henri Le Worm’s children’s menu offers delicious dishes that don’t compromise on quality or taste for £6.95 for a main, side and dessert. Sunday lunch, served all day, is en famille with a range of fabulous roasts from sirloin of beef to a rack of free range cherry orchard pork.
The stunning bar will be open all day every day for drinks, nibbles and everything in-between. Pull up a stool for a crisp, chilled glass of wine whilst grazing on a charcuterie board or head for the terrace for summer sipping al fresco. Whilst global wines are featured, exceptional French bins take centre stage on a list that features Brasserie Blanc’s own Blanc de Blancs sparkling. The cocktail list show French flair and features concoctions bursting with seasonal flavours – must-try summer sips include a Cointreau Fizz with Fever-Tree lemon tonic, an Elderflower Collins and the Paloma with Ocho Reposado tequila, pink grapefruit juice, agave syrup and soda. Or round off your evening with a classic Espresso Martini. A selection of draft and bottled beers, ciders and mocktails complete the offer.
Whether you’re popping in for a coffee, dining on the terrace or simply fancy savouring some true savoir-faire, Brasserie Blanc is here from breakfast ‘til late in the heart of Manchester. À bientôt!