Quite possibly, yes
Eating out in the capital can be hard. So many choices, so much newness… it’s easy to fall into the trap of getting overwhelmed and instead, opting for an old favourite.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with sticking to what you know, but seeing as you’re dining in one of the world’s most culinary-adept cities, it would be churlish not to seek out something a bit different. Step forward Bronte. Situated right on the Strand, this Tom Dixon–designed restaurant is definitely worth a an evening visit…
For more information about Bronte and for booking info, visit the site here.
Located directly off Trafalgar Square, the restaurant is literally an Instagrammers dream (that’ll be thanks to interiors maestro Tom Dixon and his Design Research Studio). Soft pink accents, (think signature Tom Dixon fan chairs plus a standout pink concrete breakfast bar) merge with deep green leather booths, brass trimmings and a huge pewter bar which gives it a sort of Orient Express meets Millennial Pink vibe – the sort of design you’d try to copy at home, but would fail, spectacularly.
Don’t let the achingly cool aesthetic fool you, for this is not a style over substance kind of place. Incredibly friendly and efficient staff, coupled with a pleasingly laid back vibe means this is the kind of place you could go for a coffee catch-up, ‘just one’ cocktail, or a full on three-course supper and still be made to feel at home
What to eat
The challenge with Bronte is that it’s hard to decide what not to eat on the menu. We made the mistake of over-ordering, a problem that occurs when you have pre-food FOMO and don’t want to miss out on anything. The menu, combining Classic British fare with pan Asian influences will see you right; the satay chicken skewers and tempura prawn and Wagyu beef maki were standout starters, the crispy duck bao bun (a Taiwanese take on the classic English sandwich) also deserves a special mention, whilst the ‘funky fish and chips’ main featuring haddock, prawn, scallop and softshell crab was supremely tasty. And judging by the amount that were coming out of the kitchen, appeared a popular diners’ favourite.
The cocktails. Quite simply put, the mixologists at Bronte are true alchemists, so whether you opt for a classic espresso martini, or something more exotic on the fruity front – you are in for a treat. Or just let your barman choose for you, trust us, you’re in safe hands.