Harden's survey result
“I just loved everything about it!” – Behind an inconspicuous side-door in Shoreditch, on the panelled first-floor of a converted pub (a pre-gentrification strip club, whose ground floor is nowadays Smoking Goat), chef Tomos Parry (ex-head-chef of Kitty Fishers) “exceeds high expectations” and has a smash hit on his hands, with this “terrific” launch – the survey’s highest rated newcomer. The “open plan kitchen approach works well”, with the focus on the large grill which produces most of the Basque-influenced cuisine here. “So, obviously you’re going to order the turbot” – for which the restaurant is named (look it up) – which is presented whole and “utterly delicious”. But “the food is superb throughout and well priced considering its quality and the chef’s pedigree”. “Very happy staff”, “a lovely atmosphere” and thoughtful wine list complete the picture.
Brat Restaurant Diner Reviews
" Let me start by saying this was a lunch that turned out to be more enjoyable than we first thought. I only say this as there are a lot of small sharing plate menu restaurants in the area. Therefore as this place was recently awarded a Michelin Star we wondered what made it that bit better than the others. Well after our visit you can quite clearly see why as this place offers something different with it's Spanish influences and an open wood fire grilled kitchen your in for a treat. The restaurant itself is set in the trendy Shoreditch area just off the high street. You enter through the door on the street level before making your way upstairs to the first floor. As your walking up the stairs you can already smell the wonderful aromas. We received a very friendly welcome on arrival before being shown to our table. The restaurant is set out with the open kitchen at one end and the tables set out in horizontal rows in front of the kitchen with the bar area along the side as you enter. The bar area is available for walk ins so if you are unexpectedly in the area then do take a chance. Once seated the friendliness from the staff continued as we ordered a cocktail & a glass of red wine while we looked at the menu. The menu is on a sheet of paper and changes regularly. On the front is the food with its selection of the smaller plates at the top followed by the larger plates and sides with cheese & desserts at the bottom. Then on the other side is the wine list and a great choice of wines by the glass something which I personally like to see as it gives you the one to try different wines. There's also a lovely selection of sherries and sweet wines mainly Spanish of course. After a couple of minutes we was asked if we needed any assistance with the menu to which the waitress was very helpful indeed by not only giving us a guide on how many dishes they recommend we should order but when we asked about certain dishes she then explained how they were cooked and prepared. So with her assistance we placed our order and eagerly waited for our food to arrive. We started with some chargrilled sourdough bread and homemade butter which was delicious. This was followed by our first course of Game Sausage , Blood Pudding & Beans simply fantastic We then had a little break which was nice so ordered two more glasses of red wine. Then came our next two dishes from the smaller plates section the Soused Mackerel and the Moorland Beef Tartare. Both of these dishes were beautiful and full of flavour Now it was on to the main courses and these were a real treat. We ordered the Whole Mallard which they brought to your table just after it was cooked and to explain how it will then be prepared before it was then taken back to the kitchen to be carved. We also chose the fabulous Herdwick Mutton and a side of heavenly Smoked Potatoes. After enjoying these amazing dishes we definitely then needed a rest before moving on to desserts. This was not a problem as you are free to spend as long as you want with no pressure of the table being turned. While we were resting we took to opportunity to have a little glance around and have a look at the other dishes on the menu and I have to say they all looked very appetising. So after a rest it was time for dessert which were a Burnt Cheesecake & Rhubarb a Cream Caramel & a choice of ice cream. The three flavours were Almond & Cherry , Olive Oil & Brown Bread. The waitresses face when we said just bring everything was a picture. To accompany these desserts I ordered a delightful Moscatel Sweet Wine We finished with a coffee which brought to an end a truly fantastic lunch and one that I'm looking forward to repeating in the not to distant future. This is a great place with amazing food which is full of stunning flavours. The service was excellent as each member of staff was so friendly and very helpful. The restaurant also has a great buzz to it making here a excellent choice for smaller or larger groups. So yes I would highly recommend a visit"
"Great food but one huge problem - the wine list! It is hard to believe they could get so much right in this restaurant but get the wine list so wrong. Two or three rather eclectic wines at the bottom of the price rankings to start with, then ramping straight up to a ridiculously overpriced list. It looks like it is deliberately designed to force you to part with a minimum of £45 plus per bottle. I will not eat there again until they fix it - you just feel like you're being ripped off. Three friends from my office said the same, unprompted. What a shame."
"Worth going for the anchovy bread alone Amazing whole turbot Beef very solid Loved the attitude wine list a bit eccentric but just about works Tables too close together - if you were on a date you’d struggle to have an intimate conversation "
"Great food all round and a nice relaxed atmosphere. The highlights were the turbot and the clam starter. Amazing high quality food."
"very cool, very good."
First Floor, 4 Redchurch Street, London, E1 6JJ
Tues – Weds 12.00 – 15.00, 18.00 – 22.00 Thurs – Sat 12.00 – 15.00, 18.00 – 23.00 Sun 12.00 – 17.00