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Restaurant Review: Brassiere Joel in Westminster Bridge, London

Superb French cuisine South of the river

Chef Joel Antunes

Situated on the first floor of the Park Plaza south of Westminster Bridge, Brasserie Joel is nothing short of a contemporary French food lover’s paradise.

Set to a background of sleek but still welcoming décor and exquisite service, every plate that emanates from Brassiere Joel’s kitchen comes masterfully presented, and is even more delightful to the taste.

Chef Joel Antunes’ menu is mouth-wateringly enticing from top to bottom, and on arrival the food exceeds its culinary promise. The fois gras terrine with red wine and apple chutney and the tuna tartare with a Japanese dressing are both sensational and cannot be more highly recommended, as are the roast monkfish with chorizo and the roast suckling pork shoulder.

Brasserie Joel
Chef Joel Antunes’ menu is mouth-wateringly enticing from top to bottom

For those with a sweet tooth a fabulous array of desserts are available, with apple tart tatin being the star of the impressive show.

And after finishing your evening at the excellent restaurant head across to Primo bar, also located on the Plaza’s first floor, for a fantastic evening of live music and an exciting drinks menu. Elegance and sophistication are the styles of choice for Primo regulars, and the whole venue is ideal for couple in search of a cool and vibrant evening out.

A live salsa band provides the tunes on a Friday night and, with lessons running from 8pm until 10pm before a free dance session that lasts well into the night, is the perfect exclamation point to a fantastic night at Brasserie Joel.

Address: Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge, SE1, UK