Aster Restaurant

4.1
447 reviews
£25 and under
European

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Pre/post Theatre
Casual
In line with government advice, we are operating a COVID-19 secure management system* in our restaurant and details of the controls we have in place can be found on our website.

Indoor gatherings are limited to one household only and outdoors gathering are limited to up to 6 people from multiple households.

Aster is an elegant space, designed by the acclaimed Russell Sage Studio showcasing a European Grand Café menu and with two spaces for private dining.

Aster is part of the Nova Food complex.

Please also be reminded that you are required by law to wear a face covering when in the restaurant, apart from when you are seated to eat and/or drink.

Support Aster Restaurant during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

Festive Brunch: 2/3 courses £20/25 with free-flowing bubbles £19

Dec 18, 2020-Jan 3, 2021·Sun 12:00-15:45, Tue-Sat 12:00-20:45

Join us for our bottomless & boozy sleigh during this festive season!
Festive All Day Brunch: 2/3 courses for £20/25 with free-flowing bubbles £19.

Available from 18th December.

Set Menu: 2/3 courses for £15/£20

Sep 2, 2020-May 5, 2021·Tue-Thu 11:30-21:45

Enjoy our Set Menu: 2/3 courses for £15/£20

Bottomless Brunch: 2/3 courses £20/25 with unlimited bubbles £19

Sep 16, 2020-May 5, 2021·Sun 12:00-15:45, Fri-Sat 12:00-20:45

Join us for our Brunch: 2/3 courses for £20/25 with unlimited bubbles £19.

Friday & Saturday All day
Sunday 12pm – 4pm

What 447 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.0
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice to discover a place where you feel comfortable and looked after. Great cuisine!

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vipMartin
London
22 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice food. A little quiet for a Sat evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated Joe’s birthday & we had a good time. Was fab- great food and service. Thank you x

R
vipReview
London
38 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Nice decor but very short staffed the day I was there. When we did get service it was fine but the waiting was frustrating.

S
vipS1274
London
158 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Pré-théâtre menu looked good but service was very slow which then meant I couldn’t have the 2 courses as we had to rush off.
I would say if you have a pre-theatre menu available you need to make sure you have staff to provide timely service. Our waitress was lovely but she and the kitchen was slow.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This restaurant is no longer Scandinavian fusion and the menu is very ordinary. It was always expensive but it used to represent good value. Unfortunately not any more. The service was very lax compared to previous visits.

SJ
SianJ
Wales
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Loved the ambience and food and so convenient for Hamilton which we were going to see . The only thing that let it down was the service and this was due to the lack of staff. The staff working were rushed off their feet and we were actually late arriving at the show .

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BrianC
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

front door hostess was unfriendly. she was looking at her iPad and not at us. she seemed stressed and distracted. when it was time to show us to our table, she pointed towards the back of the restaurant and said "there". We did not understand and so we sat at a small table by the stairs. after a few minutes, watching people walk up the stairs, we worked out that there was seating upstairs. I asked the hostess if I should go upstairs; she was very short in her reply. "yes" and waived towards the stairs. the service upstairs was much better. food was nice too. shame about the ground floor hostess. I will not go to this restaurant again.

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vipJayel
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for the Sunday Feast and really enjoyed it! Our server was amazing and always so attentive, checking if we've got enough water or need to change the bowl for seafood starters etc. We mainly went for the seafood starters as we're big fans of seafood. The scallops are quite small and sandy, but still has a nice flavour, while the oysters are pretty decent with vinegar and shallots. The charcuterie was also a nice variety along with quite a few different choices of bread. Perhaps a bit tricky if you're gluten intolerant but they do have vegetarian options without gluten.

The mains looked great, we had the lamp and steak, with the most amazing roast potatoes that were super crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, my absolute favourite side dish. Assorted roasted and boiled vegetables were also provided with our mains. The red wine jus was needed for the thin slices of steak as it was too dry for my liking, but still cooked to medium rare thankfully.

The desserts were less impressive, lots of mini pastries and a plate of assorted cheese but all very sweet.

Overall I would definitely come back as it's got an amazing decor and the meal was definitely worth the money!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
160 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very pleasant venue near Victoria with a bright airy space and excellent food.

MA
vipMrsA
London
48 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I would recommend this, but with reservations. I went first of all post=theatre, and must have had a cheaper menu, because when I went back the following week everything on the menu was much more expensive and there were no cheaper options, not even for vegetarian food. The starter (avocado and tuna) was outstanding, though, and the main course (octopus with chick peas), tender and good. Wines were in the usual price band for a restaurant of this kind, but slightly more choice of price band for the main courses would have been ideal.

LG
LieseG
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious meal.

AF
AFRA
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The starter (seafood tartare) and the main (beef bourguignon) were outstanding. The cheesecake for dessert, however, was nothing special and a little too sweet. Service and ambiance were really nice; our waitress from Sardegna was very good at recommending the best dishes and the restaurant was elegant and quiet.
The only negative comment is the vulgar remarks that an Italian waiter by the bar made about my body to another waiter as I was walking to the restroom; unbeknown to him I know Italian but I didn't want to cause a scene. He should refrain commenting about clients when they are nearby.

SO
vipSuzanneO
London
55 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The Ford is lovely but our mains were served between Luke warm and cold. I’m not sure if this was a timing issue with plates left sat on the pass? The service was good, and overall a lovely lunch

HH
vipHelenaH
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. First time here and would recommend

BV
vipBaronVonH
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Lovely waitress / Good food but lacking any real atmosphere.

B
Becky
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

As usual, excellent service! However the food kind of let us down this time.

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vip800Years
London
97 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place. Can’t fault the food but I’m not sure what it’s identity is. It used to have a Scandinavian influence now not quite sure what. Nothing wrong I suppose but didn’t have the wow factor when as the most upscale restaurant in the Nova complex it really should

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Trish
London
27 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was slow, inattentive and nibbles came in dribs and drabs. Wrong wine.

This is a great location and I like the ambiance but the price was high for a middling experience. My third or fourth meal here but will think hard about whether I come back.

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vipIceman
London
27 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lunch menu is really excellent, has something for everyone. Not my first visit, signalled disability in advance, ignored this time and we were sent to empty upstairs; plenty of tables downstairs. At first only offered a la Carte menu, had to ask three times for Lunch Menu. Staff seemed surprised we knew about it! Once that was sorted out, service was good and very attentive, food very good.

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PattiF
Berkshire
53 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was OK, although the arancini nibbles are best avoided. Cocktails were good.
One of us was served a wrong starter, but it was soon replaced and the original starter was left for us as well.
Warning : Check your bill - we were originally charged for 2 coffees and a hazelnut praline that we didn't order.

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vipIceman
London
27 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I am a disabled regular customer. Their facilities are excellent, staff most helpful. Ambience a bit stiff but food good and reasonable value. Working Lunch menu recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good place to have a get together with a few friends before heading to the Theatre. Great Cocktails.

DM
DerekM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Visited with my Wife for my birthday dinner, on a Friday evening. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and has an upmarket feel. We both ate from the theatre menu, which was good value, though with limited options. Food was enjoyable, though not outstanding in any way. Service was pleasant and professional. Wine choices were good, with some inexpensive options, as well as the usual overpriced restaurant choices. All in all a pleasant evening, though somewhat lacking any wow factor. Thanks.

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vipforestgateborn
London
31 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The setting of the restaurant is beautiful and combined with the location are settings for a brilliant experience. However the service could be improved either by getting more staff or ensuring they are more attentive. As with all d & do restaurants the food was divine.

LC
LeeC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Really enjoyed a business lunch here on my first visit. I asked for a quiet table and was given a corner table upstairs which is a lot quieter than the ground floor which is buzzy if that is what you are after.
Good food on the set menu and a nice bottle of Cote de Provence rose, and a lovely waitress.

Very convenient for Victoria Station and I shall most definitely return.

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dinerextraordinaire
London
13 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I went there for Pre theatre dinner. Buratta to start and Salmon main. They were fully aware that we had to leave at 7.15 or so but despite that the drinks didn’t arrive until after our starter, and then the mains came late meaning it felt a bit rushed. The food was good but not brilliant - and they felt a bit understaffed- everything was Ok but I’ve had better (and worse to be fair) Pre theatre experiences elsewhere.

KR
vipKimR
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

First time to this restaurant. Went there because the Victoria Palace is right across the street. The food was good and the service was very good. We had the two course fixed menu and wine. The biggest draw back is the acoustics. It was significantly loud while we dined there. I think if I were going back to Victoria Palace Theatre I would try another restaurant due to just the noise.

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sallym
London
16 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the Evening Standard lunch menu. Everyone was very happy with the food. Service was excellent.

IB
IanB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited this restaurant before. Previous experience as good as before. Service very friendly. Food was very good but a bit pricey. Will definitely be visiting again. IB

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very well looked after

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cmoo
Cornwall
38 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pre-theatre offer was very good value. Nicely cooked, tasty. But my wife went a la carte and went for the Sole (same price as the 2 course offer), which was the tiniest fish you could imagine. Less than half the size of a sea-bass I had as part of the deal. So the pre-theatre offer was good, the a la carte was poor.

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viplive2eat
London
84 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Pretheatre menu good value, excellent presentation with good flavours.

Service a bit mixed, but it could be that one waiter that was not very attentive /careful. He didn't get back to me about my query regarding using a gift voucher, he cleared 3of 4 plates as he then realised one person was still eating their side dish. He asked if we wanted anything else whilst referring us to the drinks menu, but to be fair to him, he did then provide us with both the pretheatre menu and a la carte dessert when we asked to see the dessert menu. Other staff were a lot more switched on.

The tables were angled in a way to optimise space, but you couldn't help but feel a little cramp, especially when sitting near the stairs and constantly getting bumped into by guests and the occasional staff brushing past.

Still, overall, the food was excellent and service wasn't bad. My guests were very happy with the quality of food. I will probably return and bring other friends /family.

AL
AndrewL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Adequate food but expensive for what you get. Nothing special.

NB
NancyB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed lunch. The cheesecake was delicious and our chicken burgers were very good. It felt a bit odd being upstairs almost on our own but as we had business to discuss it actually worked out all right. We would return.

DM
DavidM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good welcome, excellent food and attentive service- not much to find fault with - would book again

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Yinkzfoodie
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Weekend brunch..Lovely food, cocktails and ambience. Children were welcome too which was a bonus.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
71 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had an esrly dinner here before Hamilton and we all ordered the burgers. Really messy. Full to the brim with all sorts of sauce cheese and gherkins and served on a bread board. Baps were not big enough for the contents. Also the beef waa too rare and inconsistent. Such a shame as i was treating my nieces for their birthdays. they were visiting from Scotland. Bit of disappointment. Despite 5.30pm appointment we were then rushing our mains so we made the show in time. Doubt i will return. Sorry.

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mikew
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Modern space, high quality food and great service. Convenient to Victoria Palace theater

SD
vipSandorD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The service was a little bit slow but the food was delicious and good value for money.

FAQs

Aster Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 447 OpenTable diners.

Aster Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.danddlondon.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.