We were invited along to review the kids’ menu which was created by Raymond Blanc’s son Olivier and includes favourites like mac n’ cheese, mini burger, veggie samosas and big fish finger. The meals come with sides including, fries, mash, veg or salad. The two-course menu, including a pudding of ice cream, sorbet, chocolate mousse or banana sundae is £6.95 but kids eat free this half term, 16th-24th February. This offer applies when dining from the Henri Le Worm menu when a grown-up orders a main course from the à la carte menu.
The main à la carte menu is a combination of French classics with the introduction of new ‘fusion’ dishes inspired by Raymond Blanc’s travels across the world. My companion, the more knowledgeable ‘foodie’ blogger Roseann aka Honeybourneline had the Malabar fish curry with toasted coconut: roast hake with aromatic spices & coconut milk, grilled king prawn, shallot crisps & coconut rice, £16.50. Her 18-month-old daughter PJ had the big fish finger, fries and green beans which went down very well.
I had the marinated free-range chicken with sweet potato wedges: half a roast chicken with lime, paprika & soy glaze, sweet potatoes & lime zest mayonnaise £16.95. Ed had the mac n’ cheese with fries and salad. All the meals were delicious, fresh and beautifully presented. I was impressed at the range of choice on the menu and I imagine we’ll return. I’m keen to go along on a Sunday as their roasts look great!
One thing I know many parents fear when they eat out is whether they will feel welcome with kids. Cheltenham’s Brasserie Blanc is definitely prepared for little ones as they have colouring books, pencils and felt tips and the staff are extremely welcoming. We were mainly served by Alex who was exceptional at making us feel welcome and at ease.
Older children can order half portions of specially selected dishes from the seasonal menu whilst the smallest guests are catered for with freshly cooked carrot puree. Selected dishes from an allergy menu are also available in half portions.
Along with the menu, Henri Le Worm is an educational brand aimed at encouraging children to engage with food and nature. Henri and his friend are the creation of Olivier Blanc and Charlotte Salt and it is available as an app on the Apple and Google Play store.
We received our meal free of cost in exchange for a blog review and social media coverage.