Brasserie Bar Co

Premium casual dining in restaurant and pub locations

Overview

Brasserie Bar Co operates two leading concepts in the premium-casual dining sector.

Brasserie Blanc is inspired by French brasseries offering fresh, high-quality produce in prime located restaurants.

White Brasserie Company provides the same standards of dining in familiar pub settings.

FACTS

Founded in 1996

Core led MBO in 2006

Operating in approximately 30 UK locations

Established a White Brasserie concept in pub settings

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Background


A flavour of our history

Core Capital led the MBO of Brasserie Bar Co in 2006, alongside the existing management team from Loch Fyne Restaurants. At the buyout, the Group consisted of 5 sites across the UK.

 


Brasserie Bar Co was founded in 1996 by Raymond Blanc, one of the world’s most respected chefs. Then trading as Le Petit Brasserie, the philosophy of the brand is to bring high quality French dining to the high street.

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Progress


Company progress

Under Core Capital ownership, Brasserie Bar Co has grown into a leading premium-casual dining brand having approximately 30 locations across the UK.

Brasserie Blanc operates 18 restaurants in town and city locations, including 4 sites which were acquired from Chez Gerrard in 2011. The restaurants also underwent a major refurbishment programme in 2014-15 to reposition the brand to attract a broader demographic and maintain a high level of investment across the estate.


The Group also established its White Brasserie brand in 2009, offering the same high standards of Brasserie Blanc in familiar pub settings. This concept now operates 11 sites, with ambitious plans for further expansion.

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2006

Core Capital

leads MBO

2009

Funding round to establish

WBC concept

2010

Opening of first WBC site

2011

Acquired 7

Chez Gerrard sites

2014

Opening of 20th

Group location

2015

Opening of 10th

WBC pub

2016
Sale of Opera Terrace site