Guest Post: Date Night at Brasserie Blanc, Hale Barns | Manchester

October 29, 2018

Already a fan of Brasserie Blanc, I was excited to hear they were opening a new restaurant near Manchester. So I sent Ms M along to go check out one of my favourite eateries. Let’s find out if she’s now a fan as well…

Disclosure – Ms M was invited down to Brasserie Blanc at Hale Barns to check out the new restaurant and provide honest feedback about her experience.

The other evening, I headed down with Mr C to the new Brasserie Blanc at the newly refurbished Manchester Airport Marriott Hotel. We were there for a 3 course meal, making a lovely mid-week date night. To start and accompany our meal, we had a beautiful bottle of Sauvignon Blanc (Son Excellence). It was so delicious, it’s definitely one I will be trying to hunt down myself. Now we were there to try out dishes from the Seasonal Menu, and that they were. Keep reading to see what autumnal dishes we picked.






For starters, Mr C opted for something different, the Spiced Thai Samosas. Whereas I had the classic Steak Tartare ‘Maison’. When they arrived we knew we were off to a very good start! The samosas are an absolutely scrummy, delicately spiced vegan treat. I know, vegan options in a French restaurant – but Brasserie Blanc cater to dietary requirements very well. The steak tartare, well, it was beautiful! Honestly, I could have had a whole meal of the samosas though – they were more-ish!




Then onto our mains. I opted for the Slow-Roast Pheasant Breast with Dauphinoise. Mr C had went for the ‘Le Grand’ Steak Frites. My pheasant was really beautifully presented and tasted even better than it looked! Mr C’s steak was perfectly done, a very well done French classic. Both meals were hearty and absolutely delicious. Perfect for this autumnal weather.




Absolutely stuffed, but who could say no, it was time for dessert! Mr C went for the Pistachio Souffle and I had the Chocolate Delice. Both were on the recommendation from our wonderful waiter for the evening (sadly I didn’t catch his name). But he promised not to let us down, and he was true to his word. Both fantastic desserts and I would highly recommend them both.

Overall it was a delicious evening, the food was perfectly cooked and the service was exactly what you’d hope for. So have you been to Brasserie Blanc? What do you like the look of? Let me know in the comments,


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P.S. Brasserie Blanc at Hale Barn is located at Hale Rd, Hale Barns, Altrincham WA15 8XW. Find your nearest Brasserie Blanc.

P.P.S. MissPond wrote about her (paid for) visit to Cheltenham’s Brasserie Blanc.


  • Reply Mellissa Williams October 30, 2018 at 8:40 am

    There is a lovely Brasserie Blanc in Bristol. The pheasant breast looks delicious and the presentation is excellent.

  • Reply Sarah October 30, 2018 at 7:30 am

    That postachio souffle has my name all over it! Looks absolutly mouthwatering!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

  • Reply WhatLauraLoves October 30, 2018 at 2:06 am

    Oh wow what a deliciously decadent meal. I don’t blame you for still squeezing in dessert! xxx

  • Reply Jenny October 29, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    These dishes look amazing! Love the sound of a mid-week date night 🙂

  • Reply Bec Jones October 29, 2018 at 11:52 am

    I’ve never been to a Brasserie Blanc – but I think my husband would love this place as Hale Barns isn’t too far from us.

  • Reply Pina (One Two Culinary Stew) October 29, 2018 at 9:27 am

    I’ve had that pistachio soufflé and it’s divine!

  • Reply Lauren Hewitt October 29, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Wow! The presentation looks gorgeous, I definitely need to pay them a visit next time I’m near ❤️

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