Tomos Parry wants you to close your eyes and imagine you are in San Sebastian. The acclaimed young chef’s first solo venture, London seafood restaurant Brat, aims to recreate the magical flavours of the Mediterranean for the grateful denizens of Shoreditch.
Brat takes its name from the colloquial term for a turbot which Parry regularly calls ‘the best fish in the world’ and the new eatery takes its cue from techniques Parry discovered while travelling through the Basque region. Brat champions open fired, traditional methods of cooking which the young chef describes as a much more ‘instinctual and primal’ way of preparing food.
Parry hopes that his new London seafood restaurant will enable him to translate his passion for open fire cooking into a range of signature dishes and platters.
Menu highlights include Soused Red Mullet, Moorland Beef Tartar, Spider Crab, Cabbage & Fennel and Whole Turbot. The restaurant also has a lovely range of dessert options with Burnt Cheesecake & Rhubarb and the Brown Bread Ice Cream being particularly memorable.
To compliment the food, Parry has selected a range of wines and sherries developed in conjunction with the wine bar Noble Rot.
Parry previously drew rave reviews for his work at Kitty Fisher’s in Shepherd’s Market where, amongst other distinguished guests, he managed to impress former Prime Minister David Cameron with his culinary genius.
The new London seafood restaurant has take up residence on Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, in a building formerly occupied by the infamous White Horse strip club. The venue also recently welcomed the Smoking Goat restaurant.
Brat is now open.
The restaurant allows you to book online or on the phone but space is also reserved for diners who walk in.
For up to date menus, hours of opening and prices, please refer to the website for the restaurant: http://bratrestaurant.com/
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