4 Redchurch St
London, UK E1 6JL
Dining date: 11/15/21
While in London I was excited to try Brat, a seafood-focused concept with Basque influence. The restaurant has been a hit ever since opening in 2018, and even gained a Michelin star. The restaurant reminds me a lot of Ibai in San Sebastian, where I had a fantastic meal, so it was near the top of my list of places to try while in London.
Wood Roasted Greens
The meal at Brat was very strong – the food seems super simple and it’s executed beautifully. I was pretty disappointed to miss out on the turbot, but the lemon sole was excellent making me wonder how it compares. The fish was so delicate and flaky, yet with a rich, sweet flavor that contrasted well with the wood roasted greens. The pigeon was another highlight, cooked perfectly, yielding juicy and subtly smoky morsels.
The small plates were tiny, but nonetheless equally enjoyable. Hake three ways provided a myriad of textures and flavors while the scarlet prawns (which I’d been craving since having them in Portugal) were sweet and springy.
I would return to Brat especially to try the turbot next time.