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Bronte

4.1
4.1
512 Reviews
£26 to £40
Pan-Asian
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Taking its place at 1-3 the Strand, overlooking the bustling Trafalgar Square, Bronte is a welcome new addition to London’s vibrant restaurant scene. Chef Andrew Lassetter is at the helm of the kitchen creating a menu inspired by the Pacific. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as weekend brunch.
Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio has given the space a bright look.
Floor to ceiling windows bathe the front pantry area in natural light, with a subtle and stylish palette traveling through to the main Dining Room.
Extraordinary materials have been used generously and boldly. The bright and airy rooms are accented with color from a pink concrete bar and green granite feature kitchen, to custom design furniture with green leather and black timber booths, and plenty of foliage to bring the outdoors in.

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  • 4.2Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. DU

    DominicUK

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The restaurant closed earlier this year. Why was I able to book via open table in the first place?

  2. i

    imogenv

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    the actual restaurant has closed yet no email from opentable to say so, tried to make reservations somewhere else but wasnt able to because “i already had one on the app” and couldnt cancel the reservation because of the website. Ruined my 21st birthday

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 August 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    This place no longer exists!!! It’s now a Lebanese restaurant. Why was I able to book this place if it’s closed?!?!?

  4. PH

    PippaH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Even though opentable had confirmed my booking the day before we were due to have dinner, it appeared Bronte had been closed for a while and taken over by another restaurant! Shocking

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    It wasn’t even open! I didn’t hear anything from the restaurant, turned up with my mum to celebrate her 65th birthday and it was closed. Absolutely disgusted

  6. JP

    JayneP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The restaurant had closed down. There was no information about this on Bronte's website or on open table. A very poor show!

  7. S

    Soondra

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2018

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Having been frequently to Bronte for some time, we were told that it had changed hands. And as a consequence, there would be no alcohol available. We subsequently found out there was no bread available. And lastly the milk for our tea was off. The food was mediocre, the service was terrible. But the price was premium. Do not go.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Much more casual than expected, food very average for that price, staff friendly, but extremely comfortable with customers. Convenient location, great drinks.

  9. NM

    NatalieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had the crab burger, it was delicious The staff were friendly, the atmosphere was great

  10. A

    Arabica

    London

    32 reviews

    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Service somewhat smirky, but would go back for the imaginative and tasty food. The decor is lovely and the prices are very reasonable for such a good location.

  11. PB

    PaulB

    London

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2018

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Great food, cocktails and service ... however it was insufferably hot and airless in the restaurant at the back.

  12. S

    Stephanie

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great time beautiful decor and great service. Easy access with indoor and outdoor seating area. I am vegan and found exciting things to eat.

  13. MC

    MCLH

    London

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2018

    overall2food3service3ambience1

    The restaurant plays incredibly loud house music which I understand is part of the 'vibe' but at 6pm, seemed completely unnecessary. Sadly, it made the restaurant seem quite tacky and cheap which took away from the interiors and food. Our waitress was lovely and reseated us in a quieter area, however later in the evening she disappeared and we struggled to find someone's attention to pay. The food is average, some dishes better than others. Feels more like an instagrammers haven than dining destination.

  14. L

    Layali

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Honestly just a pretty dire experience, I regret coming here for a birthday dinner. Service was nonexistent and we were hardly acknowledged by the staff. Food was salty and so-so.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The service provided is awesome!! i will prefer the outdoor dining

  16. r

    rennagade

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We decided to meet here for a catch up as it's a great location in terms of the view (Trafagar Sq) and steps from Charing Cross Station. Unfortunately Brontes did not meet our expectation - at all. We sat outside and there appeared to be plenty of staff hovering around however when orders were taken only 2 of the 4 drinks ordered arrived - twice we had to remind them and took even longer second time around. We also asked for lime cordial (again several times) which proved exhausting as not all staff members could understand the request and instead of finding out appeared to ignore us! We did get some eventually. We planned to eat here but left due to the poor experience (only gave one star for food but unable to validate as we did not eat & no n/a option given). On leaving the waiter did ask if all was OK to which I said no and explained why - he did say "sorry" followed by giving us a shot of something which really didn't make up for the lack of service provided. Oh the other excuse/reason was it's Friday and we get very busy - always my favourite excuse :-) I'm sure if you go there and get a fish bowl of cocktail or a bottle of wine there'll be no issues - good luck! (£90 spent for 2 drinks each - including £10 on service which made me smile)

  17. KW

    KWNW

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2018

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Great waiter (from Madrid). He seemed to be the only person serving and was both patient and courteous. Food was very good. I read in another review that the portions were small but I thought they were a decent size. I don't normally eat Tofu but I had the breadcrumb coated tofu (something like that) and it was delicious. Bao buns were very tasty too. In fact, all of our food was well prepared and presented. The service on the drinks was quite slow, perhaps it's better in the actual bar area.

  18. LD

    LucyD

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2018

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Lovely decor,amazing drinks. Some of the food was really good, some a bit bland but nicely presented. Menu slightly limited.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a great spot!!! So cute and yummy.

  20. NH

    NatalieH

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2018

    overall3food5service2ambience1

    I have been to this restaurant a couple of times previously and absolutely loved the food, setting and thought the service was great too. However, upon my last visit I felt very differently. I am aware that the business is up for sale and their about to lose their liquor license. This clearly is having an impact as the staff were far less attentive, the place was practically empty for a Friday night and this meant for a bad ambience and ultimately bad night out. It’s suvh a shame because the food is great, if not a little pricey, location excellent and conveniently near my office and I love the interior of the restaurant but I won’t be returning. I actually had a booking there for this Monday and was planning on cancelling it after my last experience but didn’t have to because I was given 3 days notice that my booking had been cancelled due to ‘unforeseen circumstance’ - again not great customer service.

  21. SP

    SharonP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and attentive service. Restaurant is beautifully styled

  22. CG

    CarlG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Me and my partner came before a show and the whole experience was amazing. Firstly the service was attentive and relaxed at the same time, by that I mean If you needed something from them they would be with you straight away but they didn’t make me and my partner feel rushed at any time. Secondly the drink choice - the choosing of our drinks took longer then the food. There was so many things to choose from including cocktails. Being a lover of gin the choice of gins was outstanding. Finally the food - the menu isn’t huge but still offers a decent choice for different pallets. Me and my partner had a mix of the Asian light bites including sushi and boa buns which were out of this world. All food was fresh and truly amazing in flavour. If visiting London and a love of oriental food I would say this place is a must!

  23. RF

    RebeccaF

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2018

    overall2food5service1ambience2

    The horrendous service let down the wonderful food. It was practically empty when we arrived at 3.30pm and as soon as we were sat down we ordered cocktails, but then waited over 20 mins for our cocktails to come, we should have known the service would be awful, in fact we had received our starters and still no cocktails! The water wasn’t topped up, we had to keep asking for more, we seemed to have a different server every course and for drinks, which didn’t help. Then bizarrely despite ignoring us, or making us wait, at other times they would interrupt conversations to ask silly questions, or to try to take our plates and drinks when we were not quite finished, and then as soon as they’d put the bill down they were straight over hovering with a card machine, saying “oh are you working out the split on your phone?”, almost as if we were dragging our heels. It was so bizarrely too in your face or nothing and terrible it completely ruined the meal, which is such a shame as the food is absolutely brilliant! I wouldn’t recommend it, or if I did (for the four and styke of decor) I’d be sure to make people aware that the service is horrendous.

  24. TC

    TomC

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Great location, excellent food, slightly slow on the service front - took three of us more than two and a half hours to have lunch and, in a near-empty restaurant, 15 minutes just to grab someone's attention to clear our table and ask for the bill. Big fan of the restaurant though and would recommend, just weren't fully on their game front of house on this occasion.

  25. JB

    JeffB

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A fantastic find for us during our visit to London. We will be back again.

  26. YO

    YvonneO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Delicious food, we ordered 10 of the smaller dishes and generally went down well except for the satay and the sauce that came with the duck spring rolls. The hit of the night was the tempura prawn and wagyu beef sushi. Great cocktails, attentive server who kept on top of our water and had good foresight, as well as attempting to calm us down on the ordering (it didn't work)! Will be coming back to sample more.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2018

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Really tasty food. Service was alright but the waiter didn't pick up on the fact that one in the group was a veggie and got her chicken. Had to pay for tap water. 3£ a bottle.

  28. AA

    AAJJ

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2018

    overall3food1service2ambience5

    Great atomosphere. Brunch menu was sparse and pancakes were disappointing to say the least.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Got to be one of the best Tuesdays from a long while. Alessandro amazing in the bar as usual. Whole team was upbeat and made the atmosphere. Incredible venue and great great food

  30. SE

    SEW1

    London

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2018

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    It was such a shame, the ambience is lovely, looks fantastic, great location. Unfortunately the service was terrible. Waited over 45 mins for one bottle of wine, then the waitress took our food order without writing anything down said she would remember it all. Guess what, we didn't receive any of our main courses!! When our food did arrive there was a fire alarm (not their fault). We did complain to the head waiter and he did apologised for the poor service. We took the service charge off the bill and it would have been nice to have been offered a discount. We will not be returning to the Bronte.

  31. Y

    Yannos

    London

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Average, overpriced food. Service not great; waiters inattentive.

  32. AD

    AmaliDSM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was friendly and accommodated the group's diverse needs. The menu was interesting and the food super ! We really enjoyed our night there ..

  33. SS

    SukiS

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Nice place. Starters were great but I wouldn’t recommend the funky fish with sweet potatoe fries. See what I got in the picture. The fries were more like a stale garnish. We informed the waiter but all he said was it’s good feedback but didn’t offer to replace them with real fries. The picture you see of the normal fries was an accompliment to my husbands lobster burger. Very disappointed! Wouldn’t go there again.

  34. s

    scotsbird

    London

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Disappointing! Looks a fantastic place to meet...but definitely delivered style over substance. Food was average at least our choices were ...and the funky fish and chips was a complete rip off! Extortionate battered fish! To add insult to injury...while they have a sizeable wine list...you have to drink red in a small white glass...a pet hate! But Bronte only have one size glass...basic pub standards in my opinion. Shame as it looks the part. Unlikely to return albeit suspect it will benefit from it’s very handy proximity to Charing Cross Station.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Batman Alessandro made some amazing recommendations for drinks. Service was very attentive. Will visit again

  36. CP

    ClaudiaP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Food was good and the staff kind. Service a bit slow, but atmosphere great!

  37. NM

    NM35

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We were seeing show at the Trafalgar studios and Bronte was a perfect 3 min walk from the theatre. Lovely outside seating area and even though the restaurant is on a busy thoroughfare (The entrance to The Strand) t was shielded from his by some well placed greenery. We dined inside and made our way through to the back of the restaurant, which has its own bar. Place in a lovely corner booth, away from the main walkway. Service was excellent and a spilt glass of water was magically dealt with. Menu is limited, but I sometimes think this is better, as the chef has a chance to hone his craft and not water down the offering. We decided to go for small bites from the starters on the menu and the portion sizes were great. The wait staff had a good knowledge of the menu (probably due to the fact the menu was compact) and made suggestions for us. Food came quickly and a slight problem with some undercooked satay, was dealt with and knocked off the final bill. Would I go back...definitely.

  38. SE

    SEW1

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Lovely central place to meet friends. Food was great, cocktails nice but on the expensive side. Staff friendly and helpful. Going back again.

  39. G

    Ging

    Oxford

    49 reviews

    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Overall the meal was good and service largely very good. The staff were very friendly and service for drinks and during the meal good, although we did wait for about 20 mins for someone to come anywhere near us when we wanted the bill. The food was good, not amazing. The funky fish and chips is covered in quick thick batter (not my taste) and the fish overdone. I'd return as it is in a very convenient location however I think the food would need to improve. it is expensive for the standard.

  40. RA

    RuthA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2018

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    The burger I ordered was raw and cold. I sent it back and you took it off the bill and also the coffees. The tart was soggy and the coffee cold. Will not be going back

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