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About Aster Restaurant

ASTER, THE NEW STAR OF SW1! A LIVELY & ATMOSPHERIC GROUND FLOOR CAFÉ & WINE BAR AS WELL AS A CHIC AND REFINED RESTAURANT, COCKTAIL BAR & TWO PRIVATE DINING SPACES UP ON THE FIRST FLOOR.

150 Victoria Street
London, SW1E 5LB
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
European, Contemporary French, Scandinavian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday – 12noon-2.30pm
Brunch: Saturday 11am-4pm
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-10.30pm

Cross Street:
Nova, Victoria

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 3875 5555

Website:
http://www.aster-restaurant.com/

Public Transport:
Nearest station is Victoria

Executive Chef:
Helena Puolakka

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Exclusive hire available - please contact us for more info

Aster Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (52)
Creative Cuisine (47)
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Business Meals (39)
Good for a Date (37)
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Good for Birthdays (30)
Pre/post Theatre (29)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Fun (22)
Romance (21)
Group Bookings (19)
Brunch (19)
Casual (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Healthy (16)
Authentic (14)
Neighbourhood Gem (14)
Seasonal (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Cosy (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Scenic View (7)
Live Music (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Comfort Food (4)
People Watching (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
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food5
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value3

 
 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

Lovely food, venue & service. Smart atmosphere but more casual feel makes this an excellent choice!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined 3 days ago

Great cocktails serve by happy friendly staff. Then we ate upstairs in the restaurant. Nice food..waiter recommended a gorgeous Slovenian wine. We all loved it. We had the 3 course set menu. Good value. Great bread also.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 5 January 2018

Pre-theatre dinner menu was very interesting and offer a good choice. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant for a dinner with or without the theatre. Service was friendly and efficient.
No complaints

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (London)·Dined on 3 January 2018

Delicious food with a twist. Great service and ambience. Good value pre-theatre menu - with champagne!

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 3 January 2018

Very enjoyable experience in modern airy surroundings. Food is experience in itself. Very different to your average restaurant. Dishes needed some explaining which the maitre d readily provided. Not hurried very liaise faire. Only quibble, bit pricey for what we had.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 31 December 2017

We were at Aster for new year eve. The special meal they prepared was good. We chose a meal with wine accordance. I am an amateur of wine and I found the wine waitress outstanding. She took time to know which kind of wine we like and she perfectly selected the wines in this regard. This girl (from Spain) knows her job !

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 23 December 2017

Service was warm but efficient. Interesting, great value theatre menu all served quickly. Really tasty, exciting menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on 21 December 2017

It’s so nice to discover a delicious and grown-up place to eat near Victoria station. The Nordic-inspired cuisine is delicious and the sommelier in particular was excellent. She suggested some great choices for each course.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 16 December 2017

We came to Aster for our daughters birthday- its was lovely- great food, wonderful cocktails & staff first class- nothing was too much trouble- would highly recommend!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (London)·Dined on 15 December 2017

We had dinner here before a show next door at the Victoria Palace. Friendly and professional service, great food and good atmosphere. Didn’t have time for desserts this time but definitely will be back soon. Highlights were the truffled potatoes and the salmon starter.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 6 December 2017

The pre-theatre menu was outstanding. Wood pigeon, sea bream and lots of lovely touches - amazing bread and seaweed butter, amuse bouche and a glass of Moet with petit fours. Will definitely go back.

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 (London)·Dined on 5 December 2017

Attentive staff, fantastic fixed price menu. Would return in the future!

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·Dined on 1 December 2017

The service was excellent. The food was delicious. They were very accommodating for my vegan diet. I would definitely recommend Aster for special occasions.

Tags: Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 29 November 2017

We chose this restaurant because it had great reviews and was close to Victoria Station and we weren't disappointed. It's beautifully decked out and the staff and attentive and friendly. We enjoyed the food, some of which was unusual as it had a Scandanavian influence, but it was all delicious. We had the Pre-Theatre option which came with a glass of Champagne and a choice of two or three courses. We tried all the options on this menu between us and everyone was happy with the food. There was what looked like a business get-together nearus with people mingling and having drinks and canapes and they all looked like they were enjoying themselves too! A lovely big space so plenty of room for all. Would definitely eat here again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 25 November 2017

Lovely attentive staff and delicious reasonably priced food on pre theatre menu. Would recommend.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 20 November 2017

Great service, great food and great atmosphere. Will be dining here again.

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·Dined on 16 November 2017

Taste of the food was unbelievably authentic and inspiring!
We'll done, Finnish chef Helena, and the whole team.
Every portion looked amazing , like a piece of art, and the tastes worked so well together.
Service was excellent, all the details were taken on board.
We were very well looked after the whole evening, and we'll definitely come back soon!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (London)·Dined on 7 November 2017

Great and distinctive varied food and plenary of food choices. Outstanding service from delightful staff

Tags: Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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·Dined on 21 October 2017

Great place for bottomless brunch and great value for money. The food was amazing!

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

We had a fantastic bottomless brunch and enjoyed it so much we remained there for the rest of the day. The staff were absolutely incredible I couldn't fault the service. Venue is so pretty. Food was delicious.
I'll definitely be returning

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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·Dined on 30 September 2017

Amazing bottomless brunch three course menu. Top ups on the bubbles were free flowing so such good value for money. Staff all lovely.

Tags: Live Music, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 30 September 2017

Myself and 2 friends thought we'd try here for a quick Saturday lunch. We were sat upstairs. I think it was a little quieter up here as there was a live dj downstairs. We were rather envious of everyone around us as they were all drinking bubbles! (There was a very civilized group of groom and groomsmen on the next table!) We had a lovely lunch with tea and coffee. Would definitely return.

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 (London)·Dined on 27 September 2017

Beautiful restaurant with great cross section of food. I had sea bream with a mushroom sauce. Shouldn't work but was totally delicious. they were very helpful in catering for a vegan friend. Stunning puddings (choc /salted caramel). Super convenient for victoria station as well. Staff were v friendly and helpful.

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·Dined on 22 September 2017

The food was exquisite and the service was perfect. We had a wonderful evening. We will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 22 September 2017

Food and Service were amazing, really knowledgable, friendly staff - Food really well presented and tasted amazing. Definitely recommend.

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 (London)·Dined on 15 September 2017

Excellent food and service as ever. Just a shame that they don't have the quantity of customers to give the restaurant a better atmosphere. But the food is fantastic

Tags: Great for Brunch, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 7 September 2017

Aster is one of the few restaurants that I've been back to more than once. The food is great, their set menus are excellent value and I love the fit out

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Live Music
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 (London)·Dined on 7 September 2017

We had the Evening Standard summer menu which was excellent - great value for money (3 courses & a glass of Champagne for £30) and a really lovely choice of dishes. The food was very good and the staff were friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Business Meals
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 (Brighton)·Dined on 5 September 2017

Had a great meal with my daughter who is vegetarian. I have salmon followed by sea bream which was excellent. Madeleine had gazpacho and gnocchi veggie options not great but ok. Dessert was superb a chocolate come salted caramel pudding. Quite expensive in all cost for 2 with a bottle of Malbec was £100.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 31 August 2017

I saw this being used on Masterchef, and thought it looked wonderful. I wasn't disappointed. The restaurant is much larger than I anticipated, and is custom-built, which means that Elena has been able to create something quite unique. It is very beautiful. Everything about it goes beyond expectations, and I am returning this weekend, with my daughter. Well done - an excellent addition to great dining in central London. Alexis

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on 26 August 2017

Great - our third visit. This is the place we take our foreign visitors to impress them. Previously it was our food loving French friends, yesterday our fish loving Swedish friend - both have commented favourably. However one unexpected "feature" of yesterdays Brunch was a DJ bashing out pop music. Thankfully they were kind enough to turn it down when requested.

The food as always was excellent. There were three different egg based starters (Benedict, Florentine & Victoria) so we tried them all, and all were applauded. Both the ladies went for the grilled sea bream which they loved, whilst I had the steak tartare which when it is done well, as here, is amazing.

Now looking for an excuse to go again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 25 August 2017

The food was beautifully cooked, using excellent quality ingredients and presented stylishly, matching the surroundings. We took advantage of an Evening Standard offer, which included a glass of bubbly. It was definitely good value, though had it not been for the delicious and plentiful bread, we may not have felt fully filled. The staff were extremely friendly, efficient and professional. I would certainly highly recommend eating here.

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·Dined on 24 August 2017

We saw this restaurant on celebrity mastership and thought that the food looked good and the chef patron came across as very friendly and fun. We had the Evening Standard Set Lunch which was excellent and very good value for money. Helena the boss is very "hands on" in the restaurant and that is probably why it is so good. She also came and spoke to us and was delightful and welcoming.
I can't recommend this restaurant highly enough. An absolute gem in London

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 23 August 2017

Our first, but certainly not the last, time in this newish gem of a restaurant. Food delicious and imaginative without silly gimmicks. Excellent service and airy, modern ambiance. We were well pleased.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 22 August 2017

Delicious meal and excellent service

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 (London)·Dined on 19 August 2017

Wonderful food beautifully presented. Excellent service

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 3 August 2017

Such a great place. Not sure why we didn't end up there sooner. Thursday night wasn't too packed, excellent service and the food was delicious - really recommend Aster

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 29 July 2017

Had a great brunch here with friends, great service and food. Loved the vibes with the dj playing during the day.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 24 July 2017

We went for a special lunch for a colleague. Despite our accessibility and dietary needs the service was
impeccable and flawless and matched the beautiful atnosphere and menu. We will definately be returning!

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·Dined on 22 July 2017

After going to taste of London this year, I had to visit this place and I can happily say I want to go here again
The food was amazing, I had the foie gras with smoked eel and apple, all 3 went so well together I could of had seconds, for my main I had the Arctic char, the flavours was like as if you was by the sea. For our sides we picked the truffle potatoes and salad with truffle dressing, I could eat the potatoes all on their own
For pudding, I had the chocolate planet with salted caramel, if you're a chocolate lover like me this was amazing

Apart from amazing food the staff were ever so friendly and helpful about the menu they were just so nice

I can't wait to come back :)

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Healthy
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