The Brasserie Bleue
PUBLISHED: 16:52 31 August 2017 | UPDATED: 13:00 01 September 2017
Located in the historic coastal town of Aldeburgh, just steps from the Moot Hall Museum and directly overlooking the beach, the Brasserie Bleue can be found in the heart of the White Lion Hotel. It’s a delightfully relaxed space with a contemporary décor and stunning sea views.
The team at the helm have worked hard to earn a well-deserved reputation for offering great value, beautifully cooked, classic dishes with an exciting French twist, served in relaxed and informal family-friendly surroundings.
Head Chef, James Barber, has created tempting, but great value prix fixe and a la carte menus with traditional food created from the best of the region’s natural larder from land and sea. There’s also an extensive wine list with both easy-drinking and fine vintages from the world’s best wine producing countries selected by the hotel group’s head sommelier, François Belin.
With the belief that eating out should be a fun experience, shared with family and friends - children can choose from anything from the specially prepared kids menu or ask for a smaller portion from the main menu.
Available for lunch from Monday to Saturday and early bird dinner from 5.30pm – 7pm from Monday to Thursday, the Prix Fixe menu offers two courses at just £12.50 or three for £16.50. It features simple dishes and comfort food such as whole grilled Aldeburgh sole; boeuf bourguignon or a classic homemade rump of beef burger.
The much larger a la carte menu also includes some traditional dishes plus a wider selection of the chef’s plats such as grilled fillet of sea bass and a 10oz sirloin steak with béarnaise sauce. There is also be a good choice of vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options.
You can also enjoy a scrumptious roast on the coast every Sunday; tuck into a full Suffolk breakfast daily from 7am weekdays or 8am on the weekend; plus indulge in a homemade cake and fresh coffee for £5.50 every day from 10am – 5pm.
THEMED AFTERNOON TEAS
The Brasserie also offers magnificent themed afternoon teas with a menu that changes monthly in keeping with each theme.
Menus feature a selection of delicate finger sandwiches; a homemade scone with jam and cream; and of course delicious desserts ranging from mini cakes and cheesecakes; to tarts and eclairs.
Afternoon Tea is available daily from 3pm – 5pm for £15 per person; or £21.50 with a glass of prosecco and must be pre-booked.
MONTHLY AFTERNOON TEA THEMES
SEPTEMBER – Traditional English Afternoon Tea
OCTOBER – the return of Confessions of a Chocoholic Afternoon Tea
NOVEMBER – Best of Suffolk Afternoon Tea
DECEMBER – Festivi-tea
The White Lion is also well-known for hosting fabulous themed nights and events so if you fancy having a laugh or enjoying some entertainment along with a delicious three course meal and a few drinks with friends, make sure you keep an eye out for dates and details.
Coming White Up is their Fawlty Towers Night – a dinner show with a difference – on 13th October; plus, prepare to sample international dishes from their World Food Day menu on 16th October – and don’t forget Thanksgiving Dinner on 23rd November.
There’s also plenty of festive fun in December including a Festivi-tea; Ladies Lunch; Lunch with Santa; Christmas Party Nights; Festive Lunches and much more
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The White Lion, Market Cross Place, Aldeburgh IP15 5BJ