Aster

4.1
393 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£25 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
European
Top tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
Aster is a relaxed yet sophisticated European Grand Cafe in the heart of London's Victoria. The closest restaurant to the hottest show in town, Hamilton, offering popular pre/post theatre menus throughout the week along with weekday lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Aster is part of the Nova Food complex.

Special Offers

Weekend Brunch: 2/3 courses £25/30 with unlimited bubbles £19

Join us for our Weekend Brunch: 2/3 courses for £25/30 with unlimited bubbles £19.

Terms and Conditions: No other menus available on the date. Please note that bubbles for the free-flowing Brunch is available for 2 hours from your booking time. Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 4 January 2019

Ends: 30 September 2019

Availability: Sun 12:30-15:30
Sat 11:00-15:15

Evening Standard: 3 courses for £30 with a glass of Chandon

Evening Standard Menu 3 courses with a glass of Chandon for £30.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 15 July 2019

Ends: 8 September 2019

Availability: Daily 11:30-22:30

Pre/Post Theatre: 2/3 courses for £25/£30

Enjoy our Pre/Post Theatre menu: 2/3 courses for £25/£30

Terms and Conditions: Includes Tax, excludes service. Maximum 6 guests.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 11 February 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 17:00-22:45

What 393 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
CF
Melbourne / VIC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a nice lunch with good service. Menu was modern and the food was excellent.

Report
Helpful
KN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was lovely but the service really needs to be improved.

Report
Helpful
C
London
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, great service at Asters this evening. Lovely atmosphere too. We had the set menu which was very good value. Well worth a visit.

Report
Helpful
NM
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was perfect for a pre-theatre menu. Really tasty, great service and lovely surrounding.

Report
Helpful
CR
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first meal in London did not disappoint! We had tickets to the Hamilton play right next door. Our reservation was 17:30 which was the idea time for us with the several hours of travel from Denver, Colorado. The food was incredible and the server was very pleasant. I experienced by first Gin and tonic there and loved it! A double shot of Expresso and I was on my way to see Hamilton. What an incredible evening.

Report
Helpful
JG
London
15 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food is ok - not sure the Scandinavian part really shows through other than in the decor of the restaurant... portion sizes are very big so be warned... service was good though very attentive staff so that helps

Report
Helpful
P
London
12 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I would recommend Aster. Great food, great service.

Report
Helpful
EB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met friends from the US before going to the theatre. Staff were very attentive and provided excellent service. The food was beautifully presented, came quickly after we ordered and was very tasty.

Report
Helpful
OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Going to Hamilton and ate here before the show. It was delightful!

Report
Helpful
OT
London
77 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good every day business meal venue. Good food and attentive service.

Report
Helpful
S
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A delicious price fixe theatre menu in a pretty restaurant just next door to the Victoria Palace Theater and Hamilton. The gazpacho was sublime, the salmon was perfect, the entrees we selected were the Aster wurst and sea bass, both excellent. No time for dessert, unfortunately. Highly recommended!

Report
Helpful
I
London
23 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

As an amputee dependent on accessibility, Aster is excellent. The disabled toilet is well equipped and very clean. The emergency cord (red) is very clear, hanging by the toilet roll holder. Staff very pleasant and obliging. Food was well presented and up to expectation; not bad value for central London. On a Sunday, the only issue was noise. The jazz singer was needlessly loud, even drowning out very noisy ladies nearby downing amazing numbers of cocktails!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Was very good food

Report
Helpful
OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Went for lunch business set menu meal. Burger was not good for the price. Gaspacho did not taste good. Service was just OK. Overall £62 for 2 for the food is not great value. The setting is very modern though.

Report
Helpful
KB
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Surprisingly nice, we really enjoyed our meal and our time there. Charming waitress and a perfect place to go just before the theatre.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Quick efficient service with good food

Report
Helpful
DD
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and good location.

Report
Helpful
V
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good Pre theatre meal

Report
Helpful
SG
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had no idea what we were in for - booked based on OpenTable reviews and proximity to the Victoria Palace theater (Hamilton - what a show especially for a Yank watching with an audience of mostly Brits). Warmly greeted by the staff and shown to a pleasant spot. We could hear ourselves talk (!). The inventiveness of the menu caught our eye and the kitchen delivered on the pre-theater menu. Presentation was pleasing and matched by the flavors and ingredients - feel in love with samphire used in my wife's sea bass. I had the curry chicken sausage - her simply prepared fish allowed all of the ingredients to stand out on their own but in harmony. Mine was complex layers of flavor - kitchen did each equally well. The price was reasonable by London standards. If I may - Jolly good!

Report
Helpful
K
London
21 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Friendly service and lovely setting.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
77 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place for lunch and delicious food.

Report
Helpful
H
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, friendly staff and good food. Superb location for pre theatre dining if you’re going to see Hamilton. I would thoroughly recommend Aster.

Report
Helpful
OT
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We have eaten here a few times now and as always the venue, food and service did not disappoint. Our only slight disappointment is that the DJ is extremely loud and even though we were upstairs you struggled to sometimes hear what people were saying.

Report
Helpful
g
London
140 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ordered pre theatre menu. Standard food and wasn’t blown away but service was prompt.

Report
Helpful
MB
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful pre theatre dinner Service with a smile was excellent

Report
Helpful
EJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We went there after a show and was very surprise by the quality of the service. Everything from the beginning was in rush as they want us to leave. We have to pour our drink, and when the main course arrive, they have to ask which one is which for our order.
Never in our experience dining in London where they have to personally ask us to leave because they are closed.
Never again to dine here.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre-theatre service with excellent speed and quality of food/drink. Nothing an effort for the staff. Would recommend.

Report
Helpful
M
London
15 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for an informal business lunch. I've been to Aster in different occasions due to its convenient location, good service and great menu. The ambiance of the first floor is my favourite. I tried the Haddock and the minestrone, which were excellent. The banoffee is what I usually order for desert, and one of the best desert I've ever had, actually. I hope they put the lobster back on the menu soon.

Report
Helpful
l
London
10 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Almost perfect! It takes a while for staff to take your order but the food and the atmosphere are excellent. Definitely feels like a treat to be here. And the set menu is very reasonable.

Report
Helpful
M
Cheshire
6 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great all was good

Report
Helpful
O
Sweden
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very convenient spot for a pretheatre dinner and cocktails. good value for money and well portioned dishes. Nice and light menu with nordic twist, would recommend to everyone as it is a good addition to Victoria recent restaurant scene!

Report
Helpful
b
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That's not a first visit to Aster and I have always been a fan of their service and most importantly food. I really like the fish oriented menu, nice vibe downstairs and good cocktails in the bar.

Report
Helpful
OT
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Poor, inattentive and uncoordinated waiting staff. Food was mediocre and seating arrangements are awkward as tables are so on top of each other that one feels as if you are party to the lovers tiff at the table next door.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
20 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent breakfast / brunch option in Victoria. Great service and and would definitely return.

Report
Helpful
S
London
16 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Good food and ambience but slow service for lunch.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only issue is on the weekend last order for lunch is 15:30. Was only told about this on the day. Would be better if this is clearly stated in the booking page

Otherwise food and ambiance amazing. I would come back every weekend!

Report
Helpful
A
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed visit and would go again. The food was decent, the staff excellent. It’s a good location and great building.

Report
Helpful
VU
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

nice ambience, great choice of meals, including vegetarian and vegan option.

Report
Helpful
OT
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner here pre-theatre and it was wonderful. Highly recommend.

Report
Helpful
PL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and lovely decor, though there were some mix up on the food order, but it was quickly corrected. Overall would recommend the place to friends.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
10