If you’re looking for a no-fuss dining experience that promises exceptional food, a lively atmosphere and great value for money, then look no further than a French brasserie.
“Brasserie” actually translates as “brewery”. Originally, many brasseries were attached to brewing houses, or owned by a brewery and therefore specialised in the kind of beer that they crafted.
What is a Brasserie Menu Like?
Brasserie menus tend to be lengthy, with a huge selection of dishes to choose from. Alongside traditional comfort food dishes such as croque madame and croque monsieur, French onion soup, and chocroute garnie (charcuterie, sauerkraut, and sausages), you’ll also find a fantastic array of drinks both soft and alcoholic.
Brasserie Vs Bistrot
A brasserie and a bistrot sound like they could be the same thing, there are a few subtle differences that set them apart. Considering their association with drinking, it should come as no surprise that brasseries have a lively atmosphere with plenty of chat and laughter bouncing off the walls.
For this reason, a brasserie is a great choice for evenings spent with friends and celebrations. On the other hand, a bistrot is a small, family-run, independent restaurant. They offer a more homely, casual, dining experience with a more intimate atmosphere, making them ideal for special occasions and date nights.
Why Visit a Brasserie?
A brasserie offers the perfect balance between value for money, atmosphere and quality of food. A visit to a brasserie guarantees a relaxed dining experience which simply can’t be beaten. Whether it’s a family celebration, or simply a catch up with friends, you can’t go wrong with lunch, or dinner, at a brasserie restaurant.