Aster restaurant London opened in the heart of Victoria and is situated in the ultra-modern, glass-encased Victoria’s vibrant new nova quarter. It has subsequently modified its menus to a more current European layout.
Located on two floors overlooking Victoria, this exquisite restaurant was designed by Russell Sage Studio. It blends classic European ambience with a modernistic design to create a fresh take on the traditional European Grand Brasserie.
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The Aster Bar
The bar on the ground floor has a central station-style clock, along with retro-styled chandeliers, art deco fittings, mirrors, and olive-green banquettes.
Aster restaurant has a premium, pocketed seat layout which feels exclusive as other hungry diners catch up over busy working weeks.
You’ll enjoy fine french food with accompanying wine chosen with the dishes in mind every step of the way. In my opinion, this is certainly one of the best french restaurants in London.
On our visit, it was hopping with people enjoying a wonderful supper and a drink. We sat at the bar before supper to test their creative ‘Asterology’ cocktail menu.
The Aster restaurant experience provided a wide range of wines and beverages. We picked for an Italian Montepulciano Feudo Antico 2018. After a nice first taste, it went well with the main meal as indicated.
We also had the 2016 Château Grand Gamelle from Bordeaux on the table. It was the perfect wine to combine with our salmon main dish, with a mild Bordeaux flavour.
Dinner was delicious. We had a great view of the open restaurant and bar from our raised dining seat.
Aster Restaurant Interior
Aster has a range of dining options, including two private rooms with wine bottles. The main room is light and airy, with a parquet floor.
Orange-grey plastered walls provide diners with a dramatic sculptural ceiling of beauty.
An orange high-rise bar area and lounge-style sitting booths are also available. It features a mix of tables, chairs, and honeycomb banquettes.
The Menu – Aster Restaurant London
We very much enjoyed the Charcuterie board on this menu, with a fine selection of cured meats. A little surprise ingredient sprung into the experience. A small side of grape mustard made this sharing dish truly memorable.
The remainder of the dish included Bayonne ham, duck rillette, red grape mustard, céleri rémoulade, and toasted bread which made for the perfect appetiser.
The restaurant offers a delicious range of dishes on its menu. We enjoyed Burratta, cooked with warm vegetables and provencal sun-dried tomato dressing, known for its crispy flavour. We’re sure you’ll enjoy this dish too.
We absolutely loved the salmon. It was perfectly cooked, flaky, soft, and garnished in a delicious sauce.
We also enjoyed the Fillet de boeuf au poivre, prepared with green beans, and sauce au poivre. We ordered it medium-rare which was incredibly succulent, and melted in your mouth like butter.
There are a lot of rich meals on its menu. The restaurant’s beef bourguignon is also delicious and is served with carrots, mushrooms, and creamy potatoes. As well as salty bits of bacon for good measure.
Cocktails at Aster Restaurant
Aster serves delicious French cuisine in the center of the city. Pair it with Chardonnay, La Crema, mixed with apple, banana, and citrus.
Maybe you’re craving Icelandic cod. Aster also provides delicious Icelandic cod. Served with a silky potato purée and a beurre blanc fennel salad.
This dish goes well with any of the restaurants’ wines. The Gavi La Fornace, Italy, with melon and citrus flavors, will serve well.
Looking for your next restaurant choice in London, and in the mood for French cuisine? Aster is a sophisticated, chic, and stylish hotspot, perfect for a good time. Aster is also one of the best restaurants in London Bridge.
It may be a quick lunch, a romantic supper, or a small snack before a night out. It gets out vote.
ASTER, 150 VICTORIA STREET, LONDON, SW1E 5LB