Rarely do I find myself in a restaurant where I’m more excited about the lamps and furniture than I am the menu – unless the food is particularly bad. In this case, I found myself in a brand new restaurant that I hadn’t heard of before, right opposite Victoria station, with a great menu but frankly even better interiors. I had stumbled upon a little piece of heaven in what seemed a most unlikely place.
Aster restaurant, cafe, deli and bar only opened last month and has already featured in the press with its Nordic inspired cuisine. The deli offers delicacies such as fish roe, pickled herring and wild berries, alongside comforting cinnamon buns and Smörgåsbords such as shredded duck, cornichons, fig chutney and sourdough – and they make food for on the go too. Aster is also becoming known for its Nordic inspired afternoon tea menu, serving open rye sandwiches topped with the likes of Atlantic prawn skagen or cured salmon and pickles.
But the real wow-factor has got to be the stunning interiors. The 10,000 square foot space has been designed by Russell Sage Studios and is set across two floors, with lots of beautiful brass detailing, dark wood herringbone floors, plush fabrics such as velvet and leather, and marble and timber finishes.
I would also say that the interiors have a certain Art Deco vibe. Oh, and there’s even a glass-walled wine room.
These photos really don’t do it much justice. You’ll have to pop in for a visit yourselves!
Here are a few drunken snaps from my iPhone, whilst I obsessed over the ceiling lights…
I mean, those ceiling pendants!!