Designed by Tom Dixon and his Design Research Studio, Bronte is a dream. Picture lofty ceilings offset by pink concrete, teal and emerald-hued banquettes and signature metallic lighting in brassy and rose-gold tones. Strange artefacts offset the smooth, streamlined aesthetic in some areas, whereas in others, you’ll find nothing but soft velvet curves, hints of malachite and bright lights. Bronte is a luxe central-London joint, and it knows it.
What’s on the menu?
The standard fare is pan-Asian with sushi, dim sum and bao buns on offer. There’s a choice of not one but three ‘sushi pizzas’ and for the less adventurous, fish, steak, chicken and burgers. If you’re an early bird, the breakfast menu obviously proffers a generous helping of smashed avocado and sourdough toast, along with pancakes, eggs and hip twists on the full English.
Vegetarian and vegan options?
The V-gang aren’t too poorly served at Bronte. Opt for the quinoa and seaweed salad with chilli-crusted tofu for something light but tasty or jump on the sushi train with edamame and truffle shumai with ponzu , rainbow veg sushi rolls and kimchi tempura. Alternatively, there’s an edamame and truffle bao bun, or you can do what I like to do: order all the sides and a choice of delicious cocktails.
Bronte is the perfect place to head for cocktails and also an ideal spot for for taking photos of your brunch. It’s one of those, but that doesn’t make it any less beautiful. Comprised of five different areas in which to kick back, I love it for a few old fashioneds and a couple of small plates after dark.
Where to find Bronte?
The Grand Building, 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5EJ.
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Words: Emily Beeson | @boogiemargaret