The restaurant opening of Aster Victoria got me, and I can imagine, quite a few fellow Finnish Londoners particularly excited. The makeover of London’s Victoria’s dining scene with the new Nova Food development is well underway and there have been enormous changes in the area in the recent years. Part of the luxury restaurant group D&D London, Aster Victoria is the most recent addition to the neighbourhood.
The reason Aster Victoria gets us Finns intrigued is that this culinary helm is led by the Finnish executive chef Helena Puolakka who’s menu is cleverly fusing Nordic delicacies with classic French cuisine. We booked a table for the bubble-fuelled Nordic brunch at the Aster Victoria, where brunch dishes such as Eggs Victoria with lobster and Potato Blinis are complemented by a light and fruity bottomless prosecco.
With top-notch execution and knockout brunch menu that offers two courses for £21 or three courses for £26 – plus the option of bottomless bubbles for an additional £10 per person – it’s hard not to get excited.
And it gets better; the interiors are second to none. The downstairs cafe welcomes you with marble countertops, copper fixtures and sense of space.
The upstairs dining room has a bustling brasserie atmosphere with comfortable leather booths and attentive service will make you feel very relaxed. Live music, neutral and soft colour hues, stylish rose gold fittings, stunning lighting, fresh flowers and full-length windows that let lots of natural light in, add to the experience.
Request a table by the window and watch the world pass by while you enjoy your exceptional Nordic meal.
The chic interiors are followed by innovative and beautifully presented dishes.
A starter of Egg Victoria succulent lobster on crispy rye bread smothered with truffle hollandaise.
Refreshing Greenland prawns and citrusy fennel salad with a touch of chilli.
Crusty sourdough and Miso butter.
Buttery and delicious Baltic fish pie.
Venison sausages with caramelised onions and sour lingonberries.
For dessert, an almond cake Runeberg that is both, sweet and refreshing with citrusy meringue and a little taste of home.
If you have any space left, we recommend tucking into a basket of the exquisite cinnamon buns from the downstairs deli to share afterwards.
150 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5LB | +44 20 3875 5555 | website