“ French cuisine bourgeoise with a modern vision incorporating Asian and Mediterranean influences. „
I Love it. Great and very authentic French food at great prices. You're getting access to the whole Raymond Blanc food ethos without having to pay a huge price tag. It's not easy to find good french food that consistently serves good quality ingredients with great flair, but this place does it. On entering the restaurant you are welcomed into a small bar area while you wait for a table. The ambience is relaxed and the interior design is modern bistro. Staff are young and friendly in casual attire. We have been going here for at least 10 years and always enjoy the food and service. I have had the Serloin steak with Bernaise sauce and it is very well made. Of course as you would expect the Cheese board is amazing and came with walnut bread. I love the atmosphere and the French ethos of children being readily welcomed into eat - a breath of fresh air.
Wow! - I knew I was in for a treat, visiting Raymond Blanc signature brasserie in the heart of Oxford - with it's Terance Conran designed interior and french fusion cusine, but it really was something special. This was the first of Raymonds attempts to bring food to the masses at an affordable price, and I think he succeeded. We were in Oxford just last week and it happened to be an anniversary weekend for us, so I thought I'd do something nice. I found this place online and having not heard of it before, but obviously having heard of Raymond Blanc. I was more than happy. We arrived and were greeted with a lovely smiling waiter who gave just the right amount of time before asking us to choose wine. It was a good french/south african selection and resonablly priced too - We chose the South African red to accompany a meat course and it went down rather well! THe starters were simple yet interesting. The main courses were filling and the pork belly I had was delightful. suffice to say that starters, main and a dessert later (plus liquer coffee) and we were both very happy people. They never rushed us and attended to our every need as you hope is the case when going out to dine, however one is often dissappointed more by service than the food. The bill (£100 inc tip) was actually very well priced and I felt that we have received exactly what we'd paid for, so whilst on a visit to Oxford, or if you have anything special to celebrate then I suggest you get yourself along to le petit blanc and let Raoymond entertain you in style.