Located in the ever-popular Strand and overlooking Trafalgar Square, Bronte takes its name from its closest neighbour: Lord Nelson, also known as the first Duke of Bronte.
The restaurant’s chic and glamorous interiors have been designed by Tom Dixon, who previously worked at the Sea Containers, and brings his recognisable style and flair to this new venue. The rooms are accented with colours, from the pale pink bar to the green granite of the kitchen and the emerald green leather booths. The restaurant is also furnished with a collection of whimsical items, as if collected in a bygone age during the Lord’s naval travels, which lends a distinctive personality to each rooms.
The menu, created by executive chef Andrew Lassetter and delivered by head chef Jonathan Villar, incorporates Antipodean and Pacific influences. Some of the highlights include a rare breed beef burger with chilli miso relish, quinoa onion rings and baby gem served in a brioche bun, or diners can indulge in a Hanger steak with weeping tiger dressing, pickled daikon and kaffir leaf. Meanwhile the salad menu sees dishes such as Pomelo grapefruit, dragon fruit, tear drop radish and smoked bulgur wheat dressed with tabbouleh and tahini yoghurt, or a roast rare beef with paw paw, cucumber, mint, coriander, bean sprouts, green chilli, peanuts and ground wild rice.
Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5EJ
August 10th 2016