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#864 of 15,046 Restaurants in London
Travellers' Choice2023
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CUISINES
European, British, Grill, Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Shoreditch
0.5 km from Brick Lane

MICHELIN Guide's Point of View

The cooking techniques of the Basque country are the inspiration behind this restaurant on the first floor of a pub. Cooking over fire is the focal poi...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here for our anniversary, and were given two complimentary glasses of champagne, which was a lovely touch. Following that, the attention to detail significantly declined and the Michelin star prices were becoming difficult to justify; the food was good, but distinctly lacking anything...special. With two mains coming to £100 alone and service being a bit of a mess, this was so disappointing. Firstly we confirmed a nut allergy with our waitress, only to be served a salad covered in hazelnuts about five minutes later, and the waitress seemed annoyed (?) and curt when we immediately pointed this out. This would have ended our night after the starter had my boyfriend eaten it and it was bizarre to feel as though she thought we were just being difficult. Allergy awareness should surely be a requirement. We ordered sardine toast to start, which was great. We also ordered the citrus salad, and for mains we ordered John Dory (£46) and the mutton (£50) with wood fired greens and potatoes. It was ultimately just fine; we both agreed we’d had better dishes at a gastropub for half the price. For dessert we ordered the olive oil ice cream and cheesecake with rhubarb. Both were unmemorable. The cheesecake was dry, not the Spanish creaminess we were expecting, with a careless handful of salt on the ice cream. Overall, the experience was a real let down having come in with such high hopes.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brat is a wonderful restaurant. Upscale meal. The food was splendid and delicious. The wines and cocktails were excellent too.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It’s a unique experience, not the usual Michelin star restaurant. The service is perfect, nothing is too much. Staff are engaging and dis robe the food very well. The open kitchen is like a show . The bread with anchovies is exceptionally good . I...enjoyed my duck and rice , the wine selection is interesting. We had a very good Sancerre and some champagne to start with. It was a treat , not our usual diner. Worth every penny !!!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Brat has just earned its Star. The food was good but I felt like the quality of the beef was not great with allot of fat. The beef did have a good smokey flavor. Dover sole was on the dry side fro cooking on the...grill. Excellent wine list and decent cocktails. Service was excellent!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 12 March 2024 via mobile

Good, but perhaps didn’t quote live up to the hype. Service was friendly, sommelier in particular was knowledgable and we never felt there was any intentional ‘upsell’. Great wine list, interesting and reasonably priced. We started with oysters and both had multiple large shards of...shell in which made for unpleasant eating. Shame, as the flavour was great. Steak tartare was up there with the best I’ve had, I’m glad we ordered toasted bread to go with as bitter leaves didn’t have the heft to support it. The signature pillowy bread (we went for the cheese and leek version) is indeed a showstopper and a must-have if you’re here. Scallop had great flavour but was a little overcooked and, at £14 for one, pretty expensive. Mussels were a little gritty but we loved the addition of citrus to the beautiful sauce. Turbot was delicious - potatoes and peppers ordered for sides were tasty but very very oily. Overall a nice night, glad we went, but we probably would not return. Prices reflect the Michelin star rating but not, in our opinion, the cooking or experience.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

This place is a must visit, dishes here are incredible and unique. Definitely an experience not just a meal. Huge thanks to chef here whom works very hard using seasonal foods. The service was so good, a friendly relaxed feel, and nothing is too much...if you need anything. Duck rice and cheesecake were really lovely, bread and onion butter was really nice too. Thank you Brat we will be back xMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 8 March 2024

Everything was exceptional. The food was delicious, the drinks were made well and the service was top notch. The restaurant is amazing.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 7 March 2024

Lived up to the hype. Friendly, attentive staff. Food was incredible - bread with burnt butter, delicious wines. Courses arrived in no particular order but were absolutely wonderful - each dish a revelation. Steak, Squid and duck rice were stand outs. Some tables are close...together but it has a sharing vibe and ambiance that it doesn't really matter.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024 via mobile

Cramped table with seating so close to the next table. For starters, Oyster was too sweet. Anchovy on flat bread was excellent Bread with sardine was good as was Squid with beans. Mussels was good - could have had more Mussel that was open as...a number were shut and small portion for the price. The Pigeon skewer was good - small amount of meat- breast and hardly any on the leg. Beef rib - over done unfortunately with excessive amount of fat. Wood fire green was good. Service was good. Negroni was average as was martini. More thought need to be given to order of dishes as serving pigeon and then squid as not great for sequence of taste on the palate.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024

Amazing dinner at a Michelin star restaurant. The turbot, dover sole, beef sirloin, aged mutton and beef rib are really great. One of the best meals.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 February 2024

Awful service, pretentious and genuinely rude. It felt like a complete waste of time and money, with no reason to pay heavy bills for simple food and for non-exciting service. What is all this hype about?!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024

Simply amazing. Would highly recommend the sardines on toast and squash with cheese. Service was 5 star from all staff and our waiter, who we didn’t catch the name of, but was lovely and beyond attentive. The restaurant oozed sophistication and style, and the desserts...were delicious also.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

We thoroughly enjoyed a late dinner here last week. The service was good, atmosphere comfortable and the food was well prepared. I do think that it is a tad overpriced to be honest but that didn't spoil our fun.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

What a brilliant restaurant. My second visit and this time to take a colleague and his wife for his retirement lunch. Both are foodies and had heard great things about Brat and you delivered. Really interesting menu, high quality food and excellent wine list. The...sharing concept is also excellent and makes for a very social experience. Staff both engaging and knowledgeable. Atmosphere excellent and really relaxed. We will certainly visit again.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 23 December 2023 via mobile

The food is largely delicious, although it does tend to verge on the salty side - and this is coming from someone who enjoys a fair lashing of salt on his plate usually! There is also a certain level of frantic energy to the place...- some may find it buzzing and exciting, but it does at times feel like a stressful environment in which to dine. There are more relaxing places with similar food and price points all across town. That being said, you can’t take away how great some of the food is. They should jar the leeks and sell them in the street!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4