Brasserie Blanc, the 17-strong French restaurant group led by acclaimed chef Raymond Blanc and CEO Mark Derry, has closed its flagship restaurant and bar on London’s Southbank to undertake a major refurbishment.
The project will kick off this week and take place over the next four weeks. The chain said it expects the site to re-open in early March.
The move comes in the wake of similar revamps at the Trinity Street and Threadneedle Street restaurants and forms a key part of a wider re-branding strategy across the group.
The 2,700 square foot space will see a 35-cover cocktail bar located towards the front of the site and the 136-cover main dining room will include a feature communal kitchen table as a centrepiece, encouraging a casual dining experience and atmosphere.
The existing private dining space with dedicated bar will be extended to create space for 70 seated or 100 guests standing, with the opportunity to split the area to create two private dining rooms, one small (22-seated) and one medium-sized (40-seated).
The covered outdoor terrace (16 covers) will also receive a complete renovation to provide an alfresco dining space in the heart of the Southbank.
Derry said: “Being in such a prominent, high footfall location, Brasserie Blanc Southbank is our flagship London restaurant and its huge capacity means we can cater for a vast range of group sizes. The refurbishment will transform it into a more inviting and versatile space for local office workers and tourists to enjoy.”