Aster Restaurant

4.2
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427 reviews
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£25 and under
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Pre/post Theatre
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.

Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival: Weekend Bottomless Brunch for two £88

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sat 11:00-15:00

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

Join us for our Saturday 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: 31 December 2019

Availability: Sat 11:00-15:30

Sunday Aster Feast: £35 with unlimited Bloody Marys for £15

Join us every Sunday from midday for Aster Feast with unlimited Bloody Marys

Terms and Conditions: No other menus available on the date. Please note that the unlimited Bloody Mary offer is available for 2 hours from your booking time. All prices per person. Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 15 September 2019

Ends: 27 October 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:30

Working Lunch 2/3 courses for £25/£30

Set Menu - Working Lunch 2/3 courses for £25/£30

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 11 February 2019

Ends: 30 November 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:30-16:45

What 427 People Are Saying
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PF
Berkshire
52 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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.

I
London
25 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

DM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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.

f
London
28 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

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
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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.

d
London
11 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

s
London
16 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

IB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Felt very well looked after

c
Cornwall
37 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

l
London
81 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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

NB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Y
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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

OT
London
67 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

SD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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

DG
New England
199 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great lunch deal with lovely options and well-cooked food, though not fully seasoned. The pea soup was delightful, as was the sea bass. Generous portions and excellent service.

D
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Aster looks the business from the outside and the look inside is fantastic. Staff were very attentive, and I would expect so considering there is a 12.5 percent service charge added to the bill. Food quality however was not quite matching the price , nor was the quantity.

C
London
21 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been a fan of Aster since it opened and can say it gets better and better. We had the best pea soup ever (and I’m a bit of a connoisseur) and a truly delicious lamb curry, which was such a generous portion that I couldn’t do it justice. The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful and always remember us. I cannot recommend Aster highly enough on all aspects: food, service, ambience, staff and location. Please don’t change a thing!

L
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great choice for a pre-theater dinner. The decor has clean, sleek lines, the food is tasty (loved the burrata appetizer), and the service is prompt. And it is right next door to Hamilton, so incredibly handy. It does get noisy, so that could be an issue for some, but not so noisy that you can't hear your table companions.

e
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Convenient location but expensive for small portions although the food was delicious. The service was good and attentive. Bit crowded to begin with as near theatres so recommend go after the 6.30 slot, much calmer then.

PC
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening. Amazing service with great food and a relaxing atmosphere.

M
Hertfordshire
12 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Really nice food, but very slow serving bubbles in their bottomless breakfast

FA
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary and Hamilton!

IC
London
19 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I met a former colleague I haven't seen in years for a Monday dinner, and this was a perfect venue for it. A somewhat upscale ambiance with tall ceilings and unusual open space layout elevated the occasion without being too pretentious. It was very important for us to hear each other so a table further back was just right, with a nice diffused background hum. The food was good quality, as one should reasonably expect from a brasserie / grand cafe-type place, with lots of variety on the menu and good value for money. We were pleased overall. Add a very convenient location and you are onto a winner - I will be back.

JJ
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We booked 515pm for a pre theatre meal and that gave us enough time to have a relaxed meal. We had the theatre menu, reasonably limited choice but food was excellent and service very good. Atmosphere was just right, lively but we could have a quiet conversation without feeling the need to shout. Would definitely return.

I
London
25 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Disabled facilities very good and staff very attentive and considerate. Food good.

CF
Melbourne / VIC
11 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

KN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

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

C
London
40 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
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.

SZ
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Went because we thought there was a view, but they have a ground floor bar area. Nice food. Meh service. It was o.k.

NM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

f
London
26 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great.

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.

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

P
London
14 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I would recommend Aster. Great food, great service.

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