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Breaking news

June 2020: the main restaurant will initially be closed after July 4, but you can get your Brat fix with a visit to its residency at Climpson's Arch - see website for details - which will be there until at least January 2021.

September 2020: the Redchurch Street site will open for weekend brunch from October 3rd.

survey result

Summary

£61
  £££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Totally living up to the hype!” – Tomos Parry’s “cool ex-pub, first-floor dining room” (above Smoking Goat) was Harden’s top newcomer last year, and “pulls off what so many Shoreditch restaurants aspire to” with “its phenomenal food from the open kitchen; its relaxed-but-highly-competent style; and its lack of expense”. “And the wood-panelled dining room is a welcome change from the usual warehouse-style in the area”. The Basque-influenced cuisine, much of it cooked over an open wood fire, majors in fish – “never overcooked, with a hint of smokiness after a roasting over hot embers” – in particular the “to-die-for”, signature turbot (for which the restaurant is named) which is “positively Mediterranean in its fresh deliciousness”. “The room is small and tables are close together” but no-one seems to care: “the buzz of the place simply tells you that here are a lot of folks really enjoying their dinner”. It helps that “the staff are almost as good as the food: enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and clear in their explanations of the menu”. All this, plus a “brilliant, wide-ranging and value-for-money wine list”.

Summary

£61
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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.

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Reviews of Brat Restaurant in E1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Brat restaurant.
Tim J
I really struggled to enjoy Brat because it...
Reviewed 9 months, 25 days ago

"I really struggled to enjoy Brat because it’s so, so cramped and noisy. While I appreciated the food is good value, I was disappointed with the overall experience in relation to expectations that had been set. The staff were clearly knowledgable and enthusiastic, but it was hard to have a conversation with them. I was also probably unlucky in going on a day over the holiday period when there was no fresh fish, which meant the overall range of flavours was quite narrow. My group had three meat main courses that were, to me, very similar. I was particularly hoping for something a bit more interesting in terms of the Basque influence."

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Paul F
Saw it mentioned in an article on line abou...
Reviewed 11 months, 23 days ago

"Saw it mentioned in an article on line about London’s ten cheapest michelin starred venues, as that is my aim in life, I had to visit! The menu isn’t extensive but has enough variety to suit most tastes. It’s a tiny door on a small street but opens up into a great venue. I sat near the kitchen which was fascinating. Watching the kitchen staff working was great. Starter was a delicious and quite unusual steak tartare with great flavours and a slightly crunchie added texture Main was my all time favourite food,Wood Pigeon with lovely parfait plus an added dish of roasted vegetables. Dessert was a minor let down as it wasn’t as exciting as the two previous courses basically a rice dish with quince, nice but not sensational. Staff engage really well and are friendly and efficient Great experience, worth the trip in from Essex.....oh yes!"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.00 £19.50 £4.50 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
First Floor, 4 Redchurch Street, London, E1 6JJ
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑5 pm

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