Aster 22

150 Victoria Street , London, SW1E 5LB

020 7716 7887

SquareMeal Review of Aster

This restaurant and café is the work of D&D London (Coq d’ArgentLaunceston Place et al), spread across two floors at the Nova development. Aster is the domain of Finnish chef Helena Puolakka, who has created a succinct, mid-priced menu of delicate Nordic dishes. The seasonal selection brims with seafood, including a hot-smoked Arctic char scattered with Greenland prawns. The char was as fresh and plump as you would hope, deftly balanced with the earthy tones of aubergine caviar. Elsewhere, soft morsels of milk-fed lamb were served alongside lingonberries and stocky minced meat wrapped in cabbage, making for a tight combination of complementing flavours. All portions were on the light side (perhaps characteristically so for this cuisine), making Aster a restaurant for the delicate of appetite. The restaurant’s look is a disorientating mix of industrial and softer elements, but the ground-floor café feels more cohesive with its earthy tones and marble bar, where the menu covers the same ground more casually and adds salads, smorgasbords and pies. A sumptuous array of wines by the glass (including fine drops via Coravin) and pre-theatre menus make this a good shout if you’re catching a show nearby.


Aster is recommended for

Big And Bold | Fun | Afternoon Eating | Breakfast | Bottomless Brunch

Special offers

Pre theatre: 2/3 course incl. glass of Chandon Brut NV £25/£30

From a set menu.

From: 12 February 2018

To: 30 June 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Weekend Brunch: 2/3 courses £21/26 with unlimited bubbles £17

Weekend Brunch: 2/3 courses £21/26 with unlimited bubbles £17

From: 18 April 2018

To: 30 June 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Taste of Aster Taster Menu: 6 courses £65 optional wine pairing £45

The 6-course ‘Taste of Aster’ menu is now available in partnership with Laurent-Perrier. Created by Finnish Executive Chef Helena Puolakka, the menu transports guests on a journey through some of the worlds greatest kitchens and is inspired by chefs Helena has learnt from including Gordon Ramsay, Pierre Koffman and Olivier Mourellon.

From: 16 February 2018

To: 29 May 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Victoria Tube Station 54m

Victoria Station 258m

Address

Address: 150 Victoria Street , London SW1E 5LB

Area: Buckingham Gate Victoria Station

Opening times

Mon-Sun 7am-10.45pm (Sun -9.40pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Victoria Palace Theatre 42m

Victoria Bus Station 97m

Details

Telephone: 020 7716 7887

Website:

Cuisine: Scandinavian

Private Dining: 8, 16

10.0

Food & Drink: 10.0

Service: 10.0

Atmosphere: 10.0

Value: 10.0

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Johanna E. 22 February 2017

Aster* is welcomed addition to the London restaurant scene. Dishes cooked to perfection served by attentive staff in an elegant and vibrant setting. I enjoyed a wonderful lunch in the Aster Cafe which started with inhaling their amazing bread, served warm. Next I choose a tasty kale and broccoli salad - although I was worried it might be too healthy (= boring), but it was both virtuous and delicious. I then enjoyed some excellent Skrei cod with brown shrimp - we are talking authentic Nordic ingredients right here in London. As we were four ladies we decided to share two desserts and made a great choice by taking the Runeberg cake and the Rhubard Clafoutis - I can't pronounce it, but I can certainly eat it. I am keen to try the Aster Restaurant and the Deli too. Many reasons to return. * = excellent

  • Aster Private Dining Room
  • Aster Private Dining Room
  • Aster Private Dining Room
  • Aster Private Dining Room
The Wine Room
Capacity: 8
The Private Dining Room
Capacity: 16
Special offers

Pre theatre: 2/3 course incl. glass of Chandon Brut NV £25/£30

From: 12 February 2018

To: 30 June 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Weekend Brunch: 2/3 courses £21/26 with unlimited bubbles £17

From: 18 April 2018

To: 30 June 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Taste of Aster Taster Menu: 6 courses £65 optional wine pairing £45

From: 16 February 2018

To: 29 May 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.