Aster Restaurant

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£25 and under
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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.

Specials

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: January 4, 2019

Ends: December 31, 2019

Availability: Sat 11:00AM-3:30PM

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: September 15, 2019

Ends: November 30, 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00PM-3:30PM

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: February 11, 2019

Ends: November 30, 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:30AM-4:45PM

What 433 People Are Saying
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HH
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. First time here and would recommend

BV
London
27 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Lovely waitress / Good food but lacking any real atmosphere.

B
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

As usual, excellent service! However the food kind of let us down this time.

Y
London
93 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place. Can’t fault the food but I’m not sure what it’s identity is. It used to have a Scandinavian influence now not quite sure what. Nothing wrong I suppose but didn’t have the wow factor when as the most upscale restaurant in the Nova complex it really should

T
London
28 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was slow, inattentive and nibbles came in dribs and drabs. Wrong wine.

This is a great location and I like the ambiance but the price was high for a middling experience. My third or fourth meal here but will think hard about whether I come back.

I
London
26 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lunch menu is really excellent, has something for everyone. Not my first visit, signalled disability in advance, ignored this time and we were sent to empty upstairs; plenty of tables downstairs. At first only offered a la Carte menu, had to ask three times for Lunch Menu. Staff seemed surprised we knew about it! Once that was sorted out, service was good and very attentive, food very good.

PF
Berkshire
51 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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
26 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

DM
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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 September 11, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

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
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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 September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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 September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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 September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

IB
London
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very well looked after

c
Cornwall
37 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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 August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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 August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

NB
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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 August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Y
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

OT
London
68 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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 August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

SD
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

DG
New England
199 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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 August 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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 August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 August 1, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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 July 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

M
Hertfordshire
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

FA
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary and Hamilton!

IC
London
20 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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 July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
26 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

CF
Melbourne / VIC
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

KN
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

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

C
London
40 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.