Brasserie Joël is a sleek and sophisticated take on the traditional French brasserie, located in the striking and futuristic looking Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.
The restaurant has a daily changing menu in a bid to use nothing but the freshest and best ingredients, with dishes ranging from the steak tartar, freshly made fish soup, and hand-dived Scallops. Chek out the restaurant's Plat du Jour (dish of the day) for a great value meal.
Brasserie Joël is headed by Executive Chef Walter Ishizuka, whose father travelled from Japan to Lyon in the 1960’s to learn the art of French cooking. He then went on to work at some of France’s most famous restaurants and was a role model for the young Chef Walter, who still counts him as one of his biggest inspirations till this day.
His dishes are infused with a clear passion and creativity, blending classic French fare with a delicate approach to flavour and texture derived from his Japanese heritage - his dishes feature bold, simple flavours cooked using only the very finest ingredients.
The restaurant is fast gaining a reputation for itself, with Giles Coren, food critic at The Times recently giving it "9/10 for food and service". Indeed, with restaurant manager Gregory Eldin at the helm, you can expect nothing but smooth running, discreet and friendly service.
Foodepedia.co.uk has said: “Brasserie Joël’s new menu is an excellent introduction to the regional cuisines of France, and a worthy destination for those looking to discover new favourites”. It is not surprising then that the restaurant holds an AA rosette for culinary excellence!
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