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#792 of 17,347 Restaurants in London
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European, British, Grill, Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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0.5 km from Brick Lane
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Flames from the stove and grill are the first thing you notice when you walk into this restaurant on the first floor of a pub – and your tastebuds will...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had one of my best dinners ever in London at Brat! Everything was incredible, from the starters (even the bread with anchovies is amazing) to the mains and the burnt cheesecake. Good wines selection too - highly recommend the Portuguese vinho verde and the Austrian...red. We had the lemon sole which was super fresh and tasty and the duck, which was also amazing. Price is also a steal for a Michelin starred restaurantMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had an absolutely divine meal at BRAT. Varied and interesting dishes. The crab soup was amazing. The rabbit rice was fantastic. Great service and a cool vibe . Definitely need to go back and try a few more dishes

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great service and atmosphere. Very friendly staff. The food was excellent. Highly recommend the ribs ! We were 4 adults and we had 4 appetizers and 3 mains plus dessert. The servers were friendly and gave great advice. Would love to eat here again!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food and great hospitality! The closest to a st Sebastián restaurant you can get, great place to catch up with friends over a good meal!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Surprise visit expecting something else, hearing of a recently acquired Michelin accolade tends to bring out the fussy critic and hyper vigilance of a quasi-professional critic in many, myself included. But this was a really exceptional meal. The informality of both the dining room and...service was appreciated and it was good to see staff treated well and eating in proximity to diners. Shared a meal that could easily have fed more people and enjoyed it. Most enjoyable was sharing a table (at a comfortable distance) with a pair of diners enjoying their experience in equal measure but for different reasons.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 20 September 2021 via mobile

Went to Brat at Climpsons Arch with our family (children all in 20’s). So much of restaurant enjoyment is about expectations, and this is not a neat, delicate classic fine dining restaurant. It has dirt floors, is loud, buzzy and busy. We loved it. The...food was delicious. Interesting flavours, creative and cooked traditionally. It is all about flavour. Wonderful evening. Strong wine list too of really interesting wines at less crazy prices than most Michelin starred restaurants.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 19 September 2021 via mobile

I've seen a number of trash reviews for here recently and they just don't seem fair to me. We had a faultless experience start to finish. Outstanding explanation and recommendations from our server, David. A really friendly and relaxed approach and he seemed genuinely interested...to talk to us about our experience and offer additional info on things like the provenance of produce. Our plates were delivered in an order I'm guessing the chef decided on and paced to perfection so as each dish was cleared another came to replace it seamlessly and without feeling rushed. The food, while I agree with a number of reviews that it was quite heavily seasoned, the seasoning was visible sea salt, so just don't eat it. A number of the plates we had were sublime. Highlights were the crab toast, the lamb chop and cod roe. All excellent and a great variety of flavour profiles, I was slightly nervous everything would be smoky or charred but great acidity and balance through every dish. Anyone who is complaining about portions, they either fixed this or you are crazy. We ordered 6 small plates and one main between 2 hoping to have dessert and ended up leaving so full we nearly fell asleep on the tube home. I would be disappointed about missing dessert as it looked amazing but I guess it just means I have to come again soon. What a shame. Great food, lovely service, good atmosphere, very good value. Thanks to the team for a fantastic lunch.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 13 September 2021

The food is average. Definite lack of service and food quality compared to recent experience of eating out at high end restaurants inc a Michelin star in Wales. The spacing of tables is zero. A table of ten basically was 5 separate couples. No screens...btw. Some waiters had masks under chins. No privacy re conversation - our neighbours less than 50 cm away. Table gap of 5 cm. Food indifferently servec - and really no better than our local gasrropub. Long wait between service. Veg sides turning up before main course. Really poor....... Expected more, not tablecloths or anything fancy. Just great food and service. Worst thing is feeling just like revenue. Local pub atmosphere, not restaurant, let alone a Michelin star.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 7 September 2021

The food is disappointing as it was very salty. There were two pieces in the lemon sole dish of which one was full of bone. It is not even half a fish for a main course for £31. The wine I wanted was not available,...has it just run out on that day. Come on it's a michelin star restaurant which is deemed a fine dinning establishment for a total culinary experience. We were put on what is like a long table for 10 people as the space between each table is non existent. The toilet was dirty and no loo paper! Obviously, no staff ever check or clean. Oh what restaurant don't have a telephone - BratMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 September 2021

I was excited for my visit to one of the best restaurants in London. Unfortunately I was extremely underwhelmed by the level of mediocrity of food served on every dish, especially considering the exorbitant prices! Each dish was under seasoned and poorly executed. The plates...came out dirty and unwiped. The mussels were oily, salad under seasoned, £4.50 addition for 1 microplane of grated bottarga??, the gazpacho was gritty… Pretty setting and good service, but all in all, very disappointing. £187 for two people, for that quality? Im sorry but I really expected better.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
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