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Summary

“For a pre-Hamilton meal”, this D&D London operation has proved “a welcome addition to Victoria eating choices”: “perfect for a better-than-quick, better-than-casual, meal”. It’s not an area over-blessed with options, though, and there is an element of ‘in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king’. The cuisine – no longer with Nordic influences since Helena Puolakka left in early-2019, but now, under Bjoern Wassmuth, in the ‘Grand European Café’ mould – is “variable, if nothing to complain about”. And the modern setting – to fans “the most characterful option in the new Nova development canyons” – can feel “like eating in an airport”.

£68
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Neither D&D London nor the Nova development are known for their unswerving commitment to interesting cuisine, which makes Helena Puolakka’s “unusual”, “Scandi-French fusion” venture – “arguably the best new eatery in all these concrete Victoria canyons” – all the more unexpected; and “while it’s a bit of a Curate’s Egg, it’s got a lot going for it” too. On the downside, the design is “a bit soulless”, “service can be slow” and “prices are just a bit higher than they should be”. But on the bright side, the “roomy” space is “light and airy”, and “there’s always something interesting on the menu to try”.

£58
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“A genuinely Nordic addition to Victoria’s new concrete canyons!” – D&D London have ‘gone for it’, with Helena Puolakka’s “French/Scandinavian hybrid cuisine” at this Nova-development newcomer, comprising a ground floor café, and more “comfortable” (and business friendly) upstairs space (“with views of the surrounding glass and steel buildings”). On the downside, despite “lovely” design the very urban milieu can seem “sterile” and – given some “bland” dishes – the overall effect can seem “just a bit meh”. Most reports though are of “interesting” cooking, and undoubtedly this is “a great plus in what has hitherto been a bit of a desert”.

£58
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Reviews of Aster Restaurant Restaurant in SW1E, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Aster Restaurant restaurant.
Lauren K
Not sure if this was part of a hotel but it...
Reviewed 3 months, 28 days ago

"Not sure if this was part of a hotel but it sure seemed like it! Staff were lovely. Food a bit strange and cocktails just average. But a calm place to eat if you find yourself stuck in the neighbourhood of Victoria Station"

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Franco M
Neat, sharp place in new Victoria developme...
Reviewed 6 months, 17 days ago

"Neat, sharp place in new Victoria development. Average food but great for business meetings. "

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Matthew C
A bit hit and miss although nothing to comp...
Reviewed 9 months, 15 days ago

"A bit hit and miss although nothing to complain about really. The kids menu was amazing."

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Step H
A lovely atmosphere in this restaurant but ...
Reviewed 10 months, 17 days ago

"A lovely atmosphere in this restaurant but the portions were a little on the mean side. A great pre-theatre venue."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £23.00 £26.00
Pretheatre £23.00  
SundayLunch £32.00 £37.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£12.00 £18.50 £4.50 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Bread £3.50
Service 12.50%
150 Victoria St, London, SW1E 5LB
Opening hours
Monday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Tuesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Thursday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Friday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
Saturday11 am-3 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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