It's very easy to get stuck in a food rut, eating at the same
places time and time again. Brasa, west London's luxury grill
restaurant is a hop, skip and jump from Fulham Broadway tube
station (District Line). I headed there with a friend a few nights
ago - here's what we thought.
It's a really nice space - upstairs with great big windows
looking out onto a busy street, with plenty of space between
tables. The staff are lovely - friendly and helpful, and after a
drink at the bar we sat down with high hopes of the food.
We tried a starter of smoked eel with grilled apple and
horseradish, which was beautiful - light, tangy and fresh,
well-presented and delicately-flavoured. A great start.
A main dish of red mullet came with a shot of pale green tomato
juice, a lovely touch, but the thin slice of bruschetta under the
fish seemed unnecessary. The accompanying aubergine caviar didn't
quite live up to its title but went well with the rest of the dish.
A side order of fennel was nice and tender, and subtly flavoured-
My friend's steak arrived sliced, presented in a serving dish
and rather too salty for her taste. I must admit she did finish it,
despite that minor complaint.
We sampled two desserts. The white chocolate mousse was served
at a good temperature (ie. not too cold) and was nice and light.
The strawberries and cream were good, but the presentation was
confusing - served on a wooden board with a small mound of sugar
and a little jug of cream, it wasn't clear how it was intended to
be eaten. I managed by dipping the strawberries in the jug, but it
wasn't particularly elegant. In retrospect I should have asked for
All in all it was a very nice evening out; most memorable was
the eel starter, and the venue itself, the upper floors of which
which are currently undergoing renovation. The prices are very
reasonable and if I were to give it a star rating, I'd go for a
474-476 Fulham Road
London SW6 1BY
Phone: 020 7610 3137
Tuesday - Thursday: 6pm - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm-3pm / 6pm - 10pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 6pm