The closure of Blancmange is a sign of tough times for restaurants. It had already transformed from a fine dining restaurant to a more casual diner last year. The restaurant’s new owners will be opening as a cafe called the “Pig & Pastry”.
|Blackboard menu and artworks|
|Bread, butter, chicken liver pate and pork cracker|
|Pickled vegetables and labneh|
|Duck, onion, toast|
|Chicken, lobster boudin|
|Stilton tart, pear chutney|
|Potatoes and rosemary salt|
|Chocolate, malt, grape|
|Poached quince and gingerbread|
Highlight: Duck fat overload in the duck rillettes entrée.
Lowlight: Bye Blancmange, I hardly knew ya :(
Overall: Farewell to a great restaurant. Another pleasant meal although the previous visit had the better dishes overall. I am a fan of the casual diner, where you can go in, get decently valued food that is well cooked in a relaxed environment. That is exactly what Blancmange Bouchon was and it will be missed! Will be on the lookout for where the talented Masterchef Professionals Sarah Knights and Nathan Brindle will be next. 7/10 (Great)